Tamara Slade – Rose Springs Elementary

May 20, 2015, 5:10 PM | Updated: Jan 15, 2021, 6:11 am
...

I nominate Tamara Slade at Rose Springs Elementary for the Teacher Feature award. Mrs. Slade is my son’s current third grade teacher. I have never met a teacher more passionate about reading and skilled at getting kids to read and enjoy it. While I feel Mrs. Slade shines in helping her class achieve academic success, her real “magic” is helping those who are struggling. At the end of 2nd grade my son refused to write in school or at home. One time it literally took us 2.5 hours to write three lines for a homework project. When I got his journal at the end of the year, he had tried to write for the first month, then he moved to drawing pictures. After Christmas break the journal was empty. My son is moderately dyslexic and severely dysgraphic. Writing and written expression are really hard for him. I was ready to move to typing completely, then we met Mrs. Slade. She somehow made it ok for his spelling to be wrong and his writing to be praise worthy. I had tried to help Michael feel that way, but she succeeded. He learned cursive and is loving it! Michael is now writing poems at home for fun. I cannot believe the difference between the confident, happy, enthusiastic child who loves school that he is today and the child he was at the end of last year who begged not to go to school and was sick every morning the last three months of school. While Mrs. Slade is devoted for us, attending a training about dyslexia, accommodating Michael and working so hard to help him achieve, she is “that teacher” for every child. I hear this same story over and over again when I talk to friends about Mrs. Slade. In her almost 20 years of teaching it is the child who was held back the year before she had them, the child with hearing problems and hearing aids, and the child whose behavior was out of control the year before who are accepted, loved and taught to succeed in the walls of her classroom. I count Mrs. Slade as one of my greatest blessing this year. She is truly devoted to all those who need a champion.

–Karee Atkinson

Today’s Top Stories

The scene of the shooting at 900 S. 200 West (Photo courtesy of Adam Sotelo)...
Chandler Holt

Shooting on TRAX platform leaves one dead, one injured

Police responded to reports of shots fired on a TRAX platform near 900 South and 200 West at around 10 p.m. on Saturday night.
12 hours ago
Man dies at flight show during his performance in shockwave jet truck....
Waverly Golden

Man dies during performance at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show

Battle Creek Police Department, Federal Aviation Administration Officials, and the fire department are still investigating the accident. 
1 day ago
SUV Crashes into Famous Footwear in Sugar House....
Waverly Golden

Update: Vehicle crashes into Famous Footwear, leaving four injured

A crash at a Famous Footwear in Sugar House leaves four injured.
1 day ago
Map of Layton City firework restrictions...
Waverly Golden

Layton City is under extreme firework restrictions

A Facebook post by Layton City said a firework ban is in place east of Highway 89 and hazard zones. Citations will be issued for violations.
1 day ago
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.
2 days 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.
2 days 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.
Tamara Slade – Rose Springs Elementary