Mrs. Paula Ashcraft – East Midvale Elementary

Nov 11, 2008, 12:30 PM | Updated: Jan 15, 2021, 6:17 am

We would like to nominate Paula Ashcraft from East Midvale Elementary for the KSL Teacher Feature. On the wall of her office she has a sign that reads: “To the world you may only be one person, but to one person you may be the world”. This is how Paula lives. Everyone that comes into her office feels like they are important and matter very much. She treats us all with respect and dignity.

Paula is and extraordinary School Psychologist with many talents and abilities that add so much to our school. She goes far beyond what is expected of her and she sincerely cares about every child and teacher. Parents, teachers, children, and principal all come to Paula for guidance and an understanding ear. She’s so available and willing to help. Paula treats her responsibilities seriously and is careful about each moment she spends; very aware and how and where it is needed most.

One parent shares how she has helped their student: “What a world of difference that wonder woman has made for my student… I am most grateful for her dedication to the student body at East Midvale Elementary and all of the wonderful work she has done with my student there. It has been three school years now and I owe Mrs. Ashcraft a big hug and a huge THANK YOU PAULA!!!”

Another parent writes, “Mrs. Ashcraft has been working with my son, most of this year on some confidence and personal health/issues….I have noticed a huge difference in his attitude, since she has started working with him. I am grateful for the time Mrs. Ashcraft takes each day to work with my son as though he is the only one who needs her. I know that she works with so many children who need and demand her attention, but she still manages to make him feel just as important if not more important then the others. I know that she makes each of the children that she works with feel this same way. I can see it in their eyes and the way each of them talk about her. She is loved by all the children she works with.”

One more parent shares: “As the parent of a child who had anxieties about school this year, I am so grateful to our school counselor, Mrs. Ashcraft. She helps children with a variety of issues and she does it with gentle firmness and compassion.”

Our Principal Sally Sansom also applauds Paula by stating: “Paula has co-authored and implemented a school-wide Bully Blocker program that is being used in our school as well as a variety of schools across the state. She takes the time to make a weekly announcement reminding the students and teachers about the Bully-Blocker skill that the school is focusing on each week. She makes sure each teacher has the lesson plan and all materials necessary to teach the assigned lesson. Paula goes above and beyond in her counseling roll. She has created a variety of “groups” for the diverse needs of our students.

When we asked some of her students what they like about Mrs. “A”, one older student said, “When I’m in group, I feel self-confident”, and a kindergartener said, “I get hugs!”.

We hope you can see that Paula Ashcraft is very deserving of “Teacher Feature” award. We love Paula and hope you can see why.

Sincerely,
Linda Aune (Kindergarten Teacher) and Julie Daye (Paula’s aid)

Today’s Top Stories

Joseph Petito, father of Gabby Petito, speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, September 28, 20...
Jennifer Henderson, CNN

Florida judge allows lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito’s parents against Brian Laundrie’s parents to proceed

A lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito's parents will move forward, a Florida judge ruled Thursday. The lawsuit is against the parents of Brian Laundrie.
1 day ago
Vehicles enter Zion National Park   on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. With Independence Day set for Mond...
Mark Jones

Busy weekend expected at Zion National Park

With it being Independence Day on Monday, Zion National Park officials are expecting a busy weekend at the park and say visitors should expect long lines.
1 day ago
draper shooting police...
Mark Jones

Party ban becomes permanent for Airbnb

Airbnb announced this week that it is placing permanent ban on disruptive parties. In April, two people died in a shooting at an Airbnb in Draper.
1 day ago
The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival will make its in-person comeback from July 28 to Aug. 7. Courte...
Devin Oldroyd

The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival is coming back to Salt Lake City

The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival will make its in-person comeback from July 28 to Aug. 7.
1 day ago
Utah's Hogle Zoo welcomes a new red panda, Priya, to its Asian Highlands exhibit. Photo credit: Uta...
Devin Oldroyd

Hogle Zoo welcomes new Red Panda in effort to conserve the species

Utah's Hogle Zoo welcomes a new red panda, Priya, to its Asian Highlands exhibit. It hopes to breed her with Mow Mow, a red panda currently living there.
1 day ago
A sign at Bluffdale City Hall in Bluffdale on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, encourages people to vote. Pho...
Waverly Golden

Husband of Bluffdale mayor faces charges threatening city councilman

The husband of the Bluffdale mayor is facing charges in connection to threatening and stalking a political opponent.
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. Paula Ashcraft – East Midvale Elementary