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Teacher Tribute Wall

KSL NewsRadio and Burt Brothers are honoring Utah Teachers! Now more than ever, we recognize the incredible ways that educators go above and beyond every day.

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  • April 15, 2021

    Kim Nielsen, Rose Springs Elementary, Stansbury Park

    “Kim has taught 6th grade for 20+ years. I have watched her try to teach not only required subjects, but how to be kind, accepting, and a good person. She has special units that she teaches each year, One being the History of the Jews and WW ll. She has had soldiers, wind-talkers and a […]

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  • April 15, 2021

    Jodie Horgan, Youth Services School, YESS Program

    “Jodie Horgan is an unsung hero and natural born teacher. She teaches 7th-12th graders in a one room classroom at Salt Lake County Youth Services classroom for Granite School District which a lot of people don’t even know this school exists. She has a gift for working with troubled youth who have gone through severe […]

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  • April 14, 2021

    Shalice Benedum, Liberty Elementary

    “I just want to give a shout out to Shalice Benedum. She is fantastic! She teaches in person 6th grade all day and took on the extra task to teach the kids who decided to do online only school during the pandemic, which happened to be one of my kids. She has been amazing with […]

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  • April 14, 2021

    Alexa Lou Olson, Bountiful High School

    “She is an amazing teacher. Not only does she go above and beyond for her students, she also is the high school swim coach. This past swim season she won the Coach of the year. Because of covid this year many of the swim meets were canceled and many of the seniors thought that their […]

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  • April 14, 2021

    Sara Rutter, Mapleton Jr. High School

    “Mrs. Rutter goes above and beyond to make sure her students feel safe while being educated at the highest level. Her level of preparation, having no exposure to the subject she teaches, is very meticulous and personalized for her students. She genuinely cares about each individual student and spends time to listen and provide extra […]

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  • April 11, 2021

    Lynette Kern, Geneva Elementary in Orem

    “I have known Lynette Kern since my son who is now 22 was in kindergarten. She was his special education teacher. I also work at Geneva Elementary and have become friends with her and I see the work she does every day. In a normal year she has a ton to do, but with covid […]

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  • April 9, 2021

    Tasha Utley, Monroe Elementary

    “I am in absolute awe of Mrs. Utley and the way she went out of her way to serve all of her students this year. Mrs. Utley teaches in a district that returned to in person instruction this fall, so she already had a full time job to worry about. But in order to serve […]

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  • April 9, 2021

    Rachael Tanner, Monroe Elementary

    “Mrs. Tanner is an astounding teacher who goes above and beyond to teach and support her students. At the beginning of this year I was one of the few parents in my district who chose to continue at home learning instead of in person instruction. Mrs. Tanner was %100 supportive. Not only did she teach […]

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  • April 7, 2021

    Ms. Diane Ballard, John Hancock Charter School

    “My daughter is currently in Ms. Ballard’s class this school year. My daughter tends to be slower than other students to learn new math concepts, so Ms. Ballard has been helping her one on one via zoom or in person after school. Because of the help my daughter gets from her, my daughter started building […]

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  • April 7, 2021

    Rabecca Cisneros, Itineris Early College High School

    “Ms. Cisneros is famous for the stories and life experience she brings to her classroom. She engages students with real-life information that she ties to her curriculum. She is passionate about education and has earned two Master’s degrees. She holds the students to high standards, but they are so engaged in the class that they […]

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  • April 6, 2021

    Brooke Peckham, Cyprus High

    “Brooke goes above and beyond with her students. She is a tireless resource math teacher, and phenomenal co-teacher. She always brings a smile to the room and her positive attitude is downright contagious. She works incredibly well with the rest of the teachers in both the math department and is an invaluable part of the […]

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  • April 5, 2021

    Melissa Smith, Cyprus High School

    “She is always willing to help her students understand the course work, and is always there to have a ear open for listening when we need it.” Submitted by: Kjerstin Tupou Submit your teaching hero! Click here to submit your teacher

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Once each month, a lucky featured teacher will be picked at random to receive a $500 Visa gift card from Cyprus Credit Union, a $200 gift card from Macey’s, and a pair of season tickets to Hale Centre Theatre!

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