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Diane Rockwood - Freedom Elementary

6/26/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Diane Rockwood who is now the Principle of Freedom Elementary. She taught for 26 years prior to the nomination. The mother of one of her students nominated Principle Rockwood because her son who has mild autism, was able to come out of his skin and participate in Principle Rockwood's classes prior to her becoming principle. A huge step for the student. Principal Rockwood receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at...

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Marc Allen - Woods Cross High School

6/12/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Marc Allen from Woods Cross High School. Mr Allen tries to listen to each student individually. When faced with a student who ran into problems with drugs and alcohol, Mr. Allen pushed the student into finishing high school. And she now is looking at going to college for teaching to inspire future students like she was. receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn, dinner for two at the Roof...

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Andy Bolen - Wallace Stegner Academy

6/5/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Andy Bolen an 8th grade teacher at Wallace Stegner Academy. After receiving the award in front of the whole school and being apprehensive to accept it, he said he doesn't teach to get awards. His wife who also works at the school was mentioned as well. They make up a great team at the school. Mr. Bolen and his wife are willing to go above and beyond for the sake of their students. Mr. Bolan receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an...

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Michelle Smith - Box Elder High School

5/29/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Michelle Smith a financial literacy teacher from Box Elder High School. It was a big decision to leave a higher paying job to be a teacher. A decision that is not all that common. Mrs Smith just believes that the money isn't what it's all about. Principal Gary Allen says that "Mrs. Smith has brought a standard of excellence and she expects a lot from her kids and they love her." Michelle Smith receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank,...

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Lay Kou - Southland Elementary

5/22/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Ley Kou a teacher at Southland Elementary in Riverton. Nominated by a parent who's had multiple students in Ms. Kou's classes over the years. Ms. Kou goes above and beyond, even bringing food to the family home of the students when she found out a couple of the students were sick. She says the recognition from the parents is the best reward she could possibly get. Ms. Kou receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at...

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Shaynie Wayman - Oquirrah Elementary

5/15/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Shaynie Wayman a special ed teacher from Oquirrah Elementary. She worked tirelessly to catch one of the students up to speed. When the students' parents became homeless, they had to move the student to a new school. Mrs. Wayman helped personally with the transition of the student to a new school and a new teacher. She also kept in touch long after the student had been out of the previous school. Mrs. Wayman receives a special recognition award...

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Glen Carpenter - Stansbury High

5/8/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Glen Carpenter a drama teacher at Stansbury High. He gave up an accounting career to teach, and many students feel like they have a safe haven in Mr. Carpenter's classroom. He says that drama helps kids be better students, it helps them get higher test scores, and it helps them use every ounce of their brain. He has been commended by the principal for being able to pull the best out of the students. And he coaches drama students to state...

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Stephen Warner - Settlement Canyon Elementary

5/1/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Stephen a 5th grade teacher at Settlement Canyon Elementary in Tooele. It's been a rough year for Mr. Warner after being diagnosed with cancer. Despite taking time off for his treatments, he still showed up to the school every day to see his students. He says that if you find a job doing what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. He never feels like he is working. He has a drive despite the adversity and you'd never know he was even...

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Terry Hunter - Oak Canyon Junior High

4/24/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Terry Hunter a career and technology teacher at Oak Canyon Junior High. He was nominated by a parent because of his great teaching skills as well as his dedication to the Technology Student Association. He gives so many hours to the program because they are building real skills for the workplace students will later be in. Plus he loves getting up every day to come to work and watch the progress the students make. Mr. Hunter receives a special...

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Keriann Moore - Doxey Elementary

4/17/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Keriann Moore of Doxey Elementary in Sunset. She is actually not a teacher, she is one of the schools' secretaries. She was nominated because she regularly helps a student test his diabetes on a daily basis. She went out of her way to learn how to give insulin shots, and the shots and the needles scared her to death at first. And especially because the student is just a first grader. But she says that it's life and death, and she just loves the...

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JoAnn Bahr- Harvigsen Elementary School

4/10/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to JoAnn Bahr at Harvigsen Elementary School. JoAnn has been working 28 years in the Granite School District where she was more recently asked to help special needs students who are unable to communicate correctly. She's immersed herself in speech and "comes up with great ideas, and runs with all the initiative she needs to make sure those ideas are incorporated into the classroom with her kids." JoAnn receives a special recognition award from Zions...

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Lori Crockett- Shelley Elementary

4/3/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Lori Crockett a kindergarten teacher at Shelley Elementary in American Fork. She was nominated by a parent who's son's little brother recently passed. Mrs Crockitt took the student under her wings and was everything the student needed to get through, while still being successful in school. Mrs Crockett receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn, dinner for two at the Roof Restaurant downtown, and...

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Tracy Findlay- Longview Elementary

3/27/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Tracy Findlay a third-grade teacher at Longview Elementary. She had never taught an autistic student in 21 years of teaching. Ms. Findlay began to learn new things, new techniques, to be able to teach the student better. This blew the student's parents away since no one had ever done that for them before. Ms. Findlay receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn, dinner for two at the Roof...

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Sandra Curtis - Nibley Elementary

3/20/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Sandy Curtis a 3rd grade teacher at Nibley Elementary. With the sudden death of her son and her husband's cancer, she is still able to make every day special for her students. She wants to make sure that by the time her students leave 3rd grade, they are pretty special, and that they can soar to the next level of education. The nomination by a parent took her completely by surprise and thinks every teacher at Nibly Elementary should share the award...

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Denise Abbott - Timpview High School

3/13/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Denise Abbott of Timpview High School. Mrs. Abbott is the State Advisor of Hosa in Utah (Health Occupations Students of America). Denise is in charge of over 5000 students learning science, teaches 6 classes a day with 36 students in each class. Beverly Watkins nominated Mrs. Abbott and says that "she expects a great deal from each student, and gets the results back she asks for". Mrs. Abbott receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank,...

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Cathy Bruner - Oak Hollow Elementary

3/6/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Cathy Bruner from Oak Hollow Elementary. Principal Julie Mootz nominated the second-grade teacher because she makes the students and new teachers feel like family including French students that are in a dual language learning program. She once considered a career in business, but 20 years later and she is still teaching. Mrs. Bruner receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn, dinner for two at...

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Lisa Garland- Northwest Middle School

2/27/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Lisa Garland of Northwest Middle School. When her husband became disabled, she took on the family's financial burden while giving as much energy as possible to her students. Her daughter nominated her for her positive attitude that is addictive. The students trust her and she is able to build relationships with her students. Logan Garland says in the nomination letter that "her love for her students and enthusiasm for their success makes her...

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Rocky Lambourne - Bonneville Jr. High

2/20/2018
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Rocky Lambourne the Principle at Bonneville Jr High, was nominated by a former student when he was a teacher at Skyline High School over 20 years ago. The anonymous former student claimed he was not a very good student and felt like he "needed to break him in". "Within five minutes of being in his class, I had disrupted, annoyed, and then finally threw (and hit him) with a wadded up piece of paper. I knew he was going to unleash the dogs on me, and he did." He goes on to say that the next...

Duration:00:00:59

Tammy Lawrence - Syracuse Arts Academy

2/13/2018
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Tammy Lawrence, a 5th grade teacher at Syracuse Arts Academy, can always make her students smile, she even make math fun. Quite the challenge indeed. Mrs Lawrence "has treated every student fairly by including everyone into everything. Whenever we did class activities, she would always look around the room and check to see if everyone was included. If you weren’t included in school activities, she would talk to you after the school day was over and she would take time out of her day to...

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Bobby Eddy – Morgan Middle School

2/6/2018
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This week's teacher feature award goes to Bobby Eddy a 6th grade english teacher at Morgan Middle School in Morgan Utah. She was nominated by a thankful parent who was so appreciative of how well Mrs. Eddy teaches her child while also keeping the parent at the forefront of learning. In a letter the parent writes "She is a great teacher with my student and does a wonderful job communicating to me, as a parent. Communication is so important to me especially since my student is the oldest and...

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