Mrs. Merlyn Schofield – Burton Elementary School

Jun 10, 2008, 10:30 AM | Updated: Jan 15, 2021, 6:17 am

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to tell you about the most amazing teacher. Her name is Merlyn Schofield and she is a 4th grade teacher at Burton Elementary in Kaysville.

My oldest daughter loves learning and education. She would always create extra work for herself in order to challenge herself. When she got to Mrs. Schofield’s class, she didn’t have to worry about not being challenged anymore! The first thing we noticed was that Mrs. Schofield had a folder that she gave you at the beginning of the year that contained all the dates of events and major assignments. She is so organized, and you know exactly what is expected.

Another thing that I was impressed with as a mom is the fact that she set aside time to tutor the students in math each week AFTER school! She even gave the kids her home phone number so they could call her with questions! She also took time to get a special “permit” so she can take the class on what she calls “journeys.” Once a month, she takes the class out in nature for a day, and they study and keep journals and hike, etc. She really fostered a love of the outdoors in my daughter!

One day, my daughter came home, started checking the food labels of what she was eating, and told me that we need to eat less sugar! I have been preaching this for years, but when Mrs. Schofield says it, it becomes gospel!

She even had the class create a mini society where they learned real world skills by writing the laws for the society, applying for jobs, and electing officials.

I could go on and on about all the different things Mrs. Schofield taught my daughter to love, because of her great enthusiasm and love for learning, but there is too much to mention! I am grateful that my daughter had to chance to be in her class. Mrs. Schofield deserves to be honored on the teacher feature program!

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Sarah Davis

Today’s Top Stories

Photo of Riverton Police, the ones who sent out the amber alert, vehicle...
Mark Jones

8-year-old boy struck by car in Riverton, suffers head injury

Riverton police an 8-year-old boy suffered a head injury Friday night after a collision with a vehicle. The boy was transported to Primary Children's Hospital.
1 day ago
Utah deadliest days UHP investigates double fatal accident....
Mark Jones

One person dead in three-vehicle crash in southern Utah

The Utah Highway Patrol reports that one person died Friday following a three-vehicle crash in southern Utah. One other person was transported to the hospital with injuries.
1 day ago
Herbert Cox statement Reyes election lawsuit...
Mark Jones

State of Utah files lawsuit against pharmaceutical retailers

Three pharmaceutical retailers are facing a lawsuit from the State of Utah. The lawsuit was filed the week of July 1.
1 day ago
A heart attack occurs every 40 seconds in America, and heart disease is the number one killer of me...
Curt Gresseth

Be Ready Utah: CPR training (for when someone stops breathing)

A heart attack happens every 40 seconds in the US. KSL 5 TV's Shara Park explains the importance of her CPR training and why everyone should be trained.
1 day ago
Two people have been gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park in less than a week. An expert at ...
Mark Jones

Expert says to give bison their space and distance

An expert at Antelope Island State Park says bison need to be given their space and distance. This message comes after two people were gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park
1 day ago
A female bison and calf are seen near the Yellowstone River in Wyoming's Hayden Valley, on Wednesda...
Mark Jones

2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone National Park bison

In less than a week, two visitors to Yellowstone National Park have been gored by bison. Park officials say to stay at least 25 yards away from a bison.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Mrs. Merlyn Schofield – Burton Elementary School