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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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  • May 28, 2019

    Janie Lauritzen, Welby Elementary

    The following was submitted by Jon P. Lauritzen. “Janie Lauritzen has taught kindergarten at South Jordan’s Welby Elementary for 19 years. She’s that special teacher that has parents jockeying with the school administration to make sure their children get into her classes. Over the years, she has taught children with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and […]

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  • May 21, 2019

    Jen Lightfoot, Viewmont Elementary

    The following was submitted by Emily Chandler. “This year my child was diagnosed with Rheumatic fever in early September. Rheumatic fever is a rare disorder and a noncontagious acute fever marked by inflammation and pain in the joints. It chiefly affects young people and is caused by a streptococcal infection. Rheumatic fever will go after […]

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  • May 14, 2019

    Shanalee Sadler, Alta High School

    The following was submitted by Shana Davis. Shanalee Sadler is a special education teacher at Alta High School. She has been my son’s teacher for the past 3 and a half years. My son has autism and is a senior at Alta High School. Mrs. Sadler has gone to great lengths to teach my son […]

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  • May 7, 2019

    Alice Erickson, Willow Canyon Elementary

    The following was submitted by Amourette Bradley. “Have you ever had a teacher that stood above the rest? What if thirty years later, your child shared that same teacher? And what if he or she proved not only as extraordinary as you remembered, but even more so? Alice Erickson is that most extraordinary teacher. Many […]

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  • April 30, 2019

    Alex Barlow, North Sampete High School

    The following was submitted by Jamie Navarrete. “North Sanpete High School incorporates 9th to 12th grade students from all the towns in the northern half of Sanpete County. This is a widespread community of mostly low income working class families. The school doesn’t have much money so many of the teachers have several roles. Alex […]

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  • April 23, 2019

    Timothy McNeil, Corner Canyon High School

    The following was submitted by Kristin Carter. “I want to send this application in for a teacher at Corner Canyon High School . Mr McNeil is an art, wood working teacher at Corner Canyon High School. Mr McNeil is a teacher that goes beyond helping his students. He fosters hard work, creativity, independence, confidence, and […]

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  • April 16, 2019

    Heather White, Hawthorn Academy

    The following was submitted by Kelli Vorwaller. “I have a son that was born with mild cerebral palsy. Although he has some physical limitations, His challenges are mostly academic. McKay is a very sweet boy and tries very hard to please everyone. He is in 4th grade and has become aware of his short comings […]

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  • April 9, 2019

    Erin Teuscher, Herriman high school

    The following was submitted by Alexia Arredondo. “Walking into my senior year I decided to challenge myself with a concurrent enrollment English class. I have struggled as a writer over my years as a student and this was a challenge that I feared. Meeting my new teacher made me feel comfortable in the class and gave me […]

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  • April 2, 2019

    Marie Miller, Wooddruff Elementary

    The following was submitted by Nicole Izatt. “Teachers can make or break a child’s love for learning. They are so much more than someone teaching math or English, they become part of our “village”. As parents we hope and pray our kids are doing well and are accepted at school. We hope that the teacher […]

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  • March 26, 2019

    Hailey Oswald, Brookhaven Elementary

    The following was submitted by Kira Weight. “Last year, after nearly five years of paperwork and waiting, our family finalized the adoption of our little girl, Lucy. Lucy is adopted from Liberia, West Africa. She came to the US at ten years old, with a limited formal education. Lucy knew about 30 sight words and no phonetics, […]

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  • March 19, 2019

    Matt Mullen, Mount Ogden Junior High

    The following was submitted by Jessica Baxter. “Mr. Mullen is an exemplary teacher. Mr. Mullen is our engineering and Project Lead the Way teacher. This is an extremely hard position to fill, and we were so lucky when Mr. Mullen took a job here at Mt. Ogden. He has turned a struggling program around. Students […]

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  • March 12, 2019

    Doug Jolley, Westfield Elementary

    The following was submitted by Dan Peay. “School year 2017-2018 Mr. Jolley changed a rowdy class of diverse 6th graders into “Learning Team.” My daughter Tova, came home from the first day of 6th grade. She was anxious; I was anxious about her teacher. Tova said, “He says as of today, we are all employee’s […]

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