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KSL NewsRadio and Cyprus Credit Union 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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  • October 6, 2010

    Leslie Conklin – Alta View Elementary School

    Mrs. Conklin, my first-grade teacher, was the best teacher I’ve ever had. She’s energetic, full of new ideas and always cheerful and has a smile on her face. She did lots of fun hands-on activities that helps illustrate what we learned that month on worksheets and in our books. She encouraged me to read at […]
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  • September 28, 2010

    Steven Jackson – Timpanogos High School

    Dear Teacher Feature, It is with great pleasure that I recommend Mr. Jackson as a candidate for your Teacher Feature award. Never in my eleven years of being a student of public education have I ever encountered a teacher with such passion for what they do. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious to anyone who […]
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  • September 21, 2010

    Deanne Helquist – Mapleton Junior High School

    Mrs. Helquist is the orchestra teacher at our school. She has taught me for 4 years, and I’m really sad that I have to go to high school next year, because I’ve loved having her as my teacher. She has helped me immensely in improving how I play. When I’m having trouble with a piece […]
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  • September 15, 2010

    (Late) Darrel Gardner – Emery High School

    Coach Darrel Gardner is a special history and social dance teacher. He was also an excellent coach of the Track&Field and Cross Country teams. I remember on our track and cross country trips he would drive the bus and pep talk us over the loud speaker the whole way. He took special notice of every […]
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  • September 10, 2010

    Susan Cloward – Nebo Learning Center

    To Whom it Concerns: I’m very impressed with your program. This program is one that recognizes the individuals that deserve the recognition. These are the people that have the future of our nation in their hands. Most of our teachers have the ability to guide their minds. I would like to nominate Susan Cloward. She […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Mrs. Vicki Gardner – Diamond Fork Junior High School

    Dear Selection Committee, Mrs. Gardner is a creative and passionate teacher! Hello, my name is Shalee Hiskey. I’m 15 and nominating Mrs. Vicki Gardner for the weekly Teacher Feature! Mrs. Gardner works at Diamond Fork Junior High School and is the World Civilizations & Geography teacher. She is creative, a motivator, and very passionate! Mrs. […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Laurel Kwak – Providence Hall Elementary School

    As a certified technical trainer and executive business coach, I have experienced my fair share of good and poor when it comes to education, training, and coaching. Please allow me to take a moment and share my thoughts regarding Laurel Kwak. For the first time in any of my four children’s elementary education, I can […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Deborah Johnson – Adele C. Young Intermediate School

    I think that Ms.Johnson should be nominated because she is a way nice teacher who cares about her students. She is always thinking up new ways to make lessons fun! I have never heard her yell or even raise her voice at a student, if they are messing around or something, then she very calmly […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Mrs. Jana Coates – North Davis Junior High School

    Dear KSL Radio, Thank you for a place to publicly express appreciation for the great teachers we have in the state of Utah. My children have had many wonderful teachers but one stands out and is deserving of special recognition. Mrs. Coates, who teaches at North Davis Junior High in Clearfield is an amazing teacher. […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Mrs. Laura Pettit – Cook Elementary

    Mrs. Laura Pettit Cook Elementary Davis School District Mrs. Pettit is an amazing teacher. Whatever the standard is for any criteria of her job, she goes two steps past and brings excellence to her teaching. Mrs. Pettit has always loved music and has worked hard to receive her music endorsement. Her emphasis is using music […]
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  • May 25, 2010

    Valerie Crawford – American Fork Junior High School

    My son is an amazing 14 yr. old boy who has Down Syndrome. I have tried to potty train him every year with no success. Jacob hasn’t been interested. Jacob doesn’t communicate verbally and when he’s in school he doesn’t talk. He loves to go in a corner and stay away from people. Teachers have […]
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  • May 19, 2010

    Michele Kersey – Roy High School

    Dear Sirs, I would like to nominate Michele Kersey Smith for the “Teacher Feature” award that KSL makes available to outstanding teachers. She is a math teacher at Roy High School, chairman of the math department, faculty advisor to the cheerleaders, and advisor to the Key Club. She has been teaching for 25 years in […]
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