Aaron Vogel

Position: Band Teacher/Director

School: Westwood High School

School District: Mesa Public Schools

City, State: Mesa, Arizona

About the Nominee: Aaron Vogel was nominated by a colleague, Kari Ramirez. Mr. Vogel has single-handedly turned his school band around! He has helped students grow and learn in a positive, inspiring setting. He is enthusiastic about what his students do and accomplish, and he devotes many hours outside of school to help students achieve their goals.

Mr. Vogel has helped expand the band program, and he led the band to the ABODA State Championship, where they earned the Division II Silver Medal. This is the highest achievement the Westwood Band has ever accomplished. They also took home top honors in the Visual competition. Mr. Vogel has made a positive impact in his students' lives, and he continues to dedicate himself to his students and school.