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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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  • July 15, 2021

    Karin Petty, Hawthorn Academy West Jordan

    “My words will not be able to express how amazing Karin is and how much she benefits our school. She has been a middle school CTE teacher for our West Jordan campus, but we also rely on her for additional help with tech issues for our admin team, teachers and students. She is always happy […]

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  • July 14, 2021

    Melanie Vigil, Lakeview Elementary

    “Mrs. Vigil has been a teacher for 26 plus years. She cares about her students, and she spends her own money and resources to make sure her students get the best. She strives to teach her 6th graders what they will need to succeed in the future.” Submitted by: Yvette Maynard Submit your teaching hero! […]

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  • July 13, 2021

    Sarah Hoppes, West High School

    “She was the best support for me as a student teacher. She truly cares about her students and finding fun and engaging ways to teach!” Submitted by: Chantelle Submit your teaching hero! Click here to submit your teacher

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  • July 13, 2021

    Kristin Amundsen, Greenwood Elementary – American Fork

    “Kristin is one of those amazing teachers that will spend tons of her own money on classroom supplies and things for her students to make their school experience even better. She raised her own family of 4 kids and once they got further in school, she went back to college to get her degree to […]

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  • July 13, 2021

    Gavin Andrus, Grantsville Elementary

    “Mr. Andrus teaches the life skills unit at Grantsville Elementary. It takes a special kind of person to work with children with disabilities. Mr. Andrus never complains but loves them and goes above and beyond for his students. He is so patient with them and is continually seeking to become better for them. Mr. Andrus […]

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  • July 7, 2021

    Lexi Payne, South Clearfield Elementary

    “Not only was she earning her masters during this school year, but she was hospitalized with child birth complications for a month, and then returned after to finish out the rest of the year.” Submitted by: Kevin Payne Submit your teaching hero! Click here to submit your teacher

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  • July 6, 2021

    Annie Jolly, Westlake High School

    “Annie tries to relate to her students and provide a fun learning environment.” Submitted by: Ashley Pecht Submit your teaching hero! Click here to submit your teacher

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  • July 4, 2021

    Mrs. Doreen Barney, Park View Elementary

    “Mrs. Barney is an all around amazing teacher. My son was unsure and nervous about attending school during this pandemic year, and we couldn’t be more grateful that he had Mrs. Barney to teach and guide him through the changes and different situations they faced this school year. Not only did he get excited every […]

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  • July 2, 2021

    Rachel Everitt, Thunder Ridge Elementary

    “Mrs. Everitt has taken the time and money to earn advanced degrees focused on teaching kids to read. Specifically dyslexic children. She has a passion for teaching kids to read and showing them the freedom that comes with reading. She goes above and beyond for her students and a teacher that cares like she does […]

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  • July 2, 2021

    Ben Everitt, Liberty Hills Elementary

    Mr. Everitt has had countless students whose lives have been changed by his willingness to care and to teach outside the box. He even had a teacher back east contact him after a student wrote and essay on “Their Hero” the teacher back east contacted Mr. Everitt to let him know that this student wrote […]

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  • July 2, 2021

    Cheryl Parkinson, Roosevelt Elementary

    “My mom has been a devoted teacher for 35 years in Weber School District. To say she is a lover of learning is an understatement. The majority of her career she has spent with 6th grade students, but she has taught 4th and 5th grades as well in that time. Some of her favorite years […]

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  • July 2, 2021

    Denise Smith, Park View Elementary

    “I recently started working at the school and during my time there I’ve been so impressed watching her do it all. I’ve noticed the love and respect the students have for her and she has for them. She works hard to make sure they get the best experience during their time in her classes. I […]

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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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