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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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  • September 15, 2015

    Rebecca Akester – Mountain West Montessori Academy

    I wish I could keep Ms. Rebecca as my son’s permanent teacher! I love her so much! My son was really excited to go to school like his older brothers but I never dreamed what a gem we would end up having. When school was just starting there were a couple times when anxiety would […]
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  • September 8, 2015

    Bart Peery – Salem Hills High School

    Dear KSL, I wanted to share a letter I wrote to my son’s principal. If you have the time or ability to publicly recognize a school that is doing things right, I would appreciate it. Mr Peery is the principal at Salem Hills High School in Salem Utah and Andy is my Son. He is […]
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  • September 1, 2015

    Piper Benjamin – Jean Massieu School

    Piper Benjamin is no longer a teacher, but when she was she went above and beyond expectations. When I was in 4th grade I was sent to this deaf school without knowing any sign language at all. I had significant hearing loss and was attending speech therapy, I was in special education as well before […]
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  • August 7, 2015

    Karen Leinweber – Barratt Elementary

    Mrs. Karen Leinweber is kind, patient and understanding. She has taught at Barratt Elementary at the 6th grade Advance Learning Teacher for over 15 years. Mrs. Leinweber not only teaches standard curriculum she teaches many life lessons as well. Her class motto is centered on FROGS, this motto is repeated every day as a class […]
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  • June 30, 2015

    Ashley Wright – Lindon Elementary

    Ashley is an outstanding teacher. Being her husband, I get to listen to her passion of teaching as she comes home each day to tell me of the day’s events. I watch her plan lessons for hours, making certain each student’s needs are met. She will make videos to teach her students about math using […]
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  • June 17, 2015

    Whitney Ward – South Jordan Elementary

    Miss Whitney Ward is a teacher who shows the highest teaching standards, as manifested by her exemplary instruction, leadership in student development, and engagement of parents and community. Miss ward teaches 4th grade at South Jordan Elementary school in South Jordan. My son is among her students and I have had first-hand account of her […]
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  • June 10, 2015

    Kelly Haramoto – Sunrise Elementary

    I’m nominating Mr. Haramoto for all the good work he is doing and for the positive example he is for many. One reason I’m choosing Mr. Haramoto to be nominated as KSL teacher feature is because he is a positive role model for many youth out there, especially boys. We need more male role models […]
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  • June 3, 2015

    Sherryl Cazier – Syracuse High School

    There are many outstanding teachers out there, but very few that truly change lives. Mrs. Cazier has dedicated the past twenty-nine years of her life to ensuring the success of all students in and around the classroom. She spends countless hours working with students one on one to make sure they not only perform music […]
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  • May 26, 2015

    Shannon Coon – Kearns High School

    Mrs. Shannon Coon is spectacular. No. She is beyond spectacular. Mrs. Coon was my high school teacher for AP Literature and AP Language, and I can honestly say that she imbued a passion for reading and deeper meaning into not only myself, but all of her students. Constantly she was reminding us to look outside […]
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  • May 20, 2015

    Tamara Slade – Rose Springs Elementary

    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, […]
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  • May 13, 2015

    Jared Denslow – Bingham High School

    Jared Denslow teaches Special Programs at Bingham High School. He is loud and boisterous and loves the kids he teaches and leads. The first time I met him was to set up a Best Buddies club for youth with intellectual disabilities. The club won Utah’s Best Buddies Chapter of the year in its first year. […]
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  • May 6, 2015

    Vangee Watts – Viewmont Elementary

    Vangee Watts is a first grade teacher at Viewmont Elementary School. She is a wonderful, hard-working teacher, often seen working after hours to make sure her classroom is ready for her next day. One student in Vangee’s class was recently diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. He hasn’t been able to attend regularly all […]
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