EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Davis School District announces its Teacher of the Year award

May 19, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: May 20, 2022, 7:03 am

FILE- Davis County School District headquarters. Photo: KSLTV...

FILE- Davis County School District headquarters. Photo: KSLTV

FARMINGTON, Utah — Davis School District has named Andrew Bird as its Teacher of the Year for the 2021-22 school year.

Bird teaches medical anatomy and other health science topics at Woods Cross High School. The announcement was made Thursday morning at the school during a pep assembly.

Bird has been a teacher for seven years before starting out a career in health science. He juggles both careers as he works at a hospital on the weekends. Additionally, Bird also serves as the school’s swim and dive coach.

The 30 Best of Davis Award winners are used by the district to determine its Teacher of the Year. 

Bird was nominated by a member of the swim and dive team. 

“Despite his doubtlessly insane personal life, he never talks about his own problems and rarely lets a bad day ruin his demeanor or how he treats other people,” said Abel Chomjak in a press release. “Everyone that interacts with Bird comes away, not only happier, but a better person as they see his example and wisdom.”  

As a result of the award, Bird will represent Davis School District at the state level. Additionally, he has been awarded a one-year lease, maintenance and insurance coverage on a new Kia Sportage by Young Automotive Group and Goldenwest Credit Union.

“He has absolute, complete, and total commitment to his students,” said Dr. Logan Toone, assistant superintendent for Davis School District. “He loves them, he gives time to them. He spends nights and weekends working for him.”

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Davis School District announces its Teacher of the Year award