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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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  • November 27, 2012

    Sarah Jane Thompson – Woods Cross High School

    Over the years we have had the pleasure of listening to descriptions of many of the winners of your “Teacher Feature” segment. It is reassuring to know that there are so many wonderful educators who despite economic hardships and other obstacles have as their life’s mission a desire to help students learn and become productive […]
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  • November 20, 2012

    Monica Distefano – Springville Junior High School

    I am an educator and have been teaching in Utah County for the past 28 years. During this time I have met many different personalities and temperaments. I have had the pleasure of meeting an employee of Nebo School District that exemplifies what I know that Nebo Schools aim for: an employee who isn’t in […]
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  • November 13, 2012

    Tandi Churchill – Venture Academy

    Tandi Churchill is an excellent example of a teacher who puts all of her efforts into teaching our young people the values of achieving excellence, hard work, patience and to never give up. Her students absolutely love having her as a teacher because she makes learning so much fun and engaging. Tandi currently teaches grades […]
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  • November 6, 2012

    Misty Robinette – Castle Valley Center School

    Misty Robinette a highly dedicated special education teacher who is worthy of being considered for your award. She teaches the developmental kindergarten for Carbon School District. She works with students who have a variety of disabilities and developmental delays. She is excellent at building young children, helping them learn, and grow into competent, wonderful people. […]
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  • October 30, 2012

    Jennifer MacDuff – Karl G. Maeser Prep Academy

    Jennifer is a dedicated educator who is always looking for ways to engage her students in the world of finance and business. Having worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years, she woke up to find that her passion was in teaching and applied for a teaching position and immediately entered a Masters’ degree program in […]
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  • October 23, 2012

    Wendi McCloy – Sand Springs Elementary School

    Hands down Mrs. McCloy has been the best teacher any of my children has been privileged to have. My son struggles with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mrs. McCloy has patiently and lovingly taught and encouraged him all year. She has helped with bullying situations, getting special accommodations for him and providing a sounding board […]
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  • October 16, 2012

    Sally Ipson – Reading Elementary School

    Mrs. Ipson has been an incredible positive influence in our daughter’s life this year. At the beginning of the school year our daughter was diagnosed with a Personality Disorder. The medicine she was prescribed made her agitated and caused migraine headaches and vomiting in the classroom on multiple occasions. Mrs. Ipson never complained, and showed […]
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  • October 9, 2012

    Joni Howe – Butterfield Canyon Elementary School

    It has been said that it takes someone special to be a teacher. I say that it takes an angel to be a special needs teacher. Only angels can work miracles and that is what Mrs. Howe has done for her class this year. Mrs. Howe teaches the Autism Cluster class and is my son […]
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  • October 2, 2012

    Denise Kelley – Timpanogos High School

    Denise Kelley, teacher at Timpanogos High School can say, that she has walked a mile in the shoes of her students. Just as her life after graduation had begun it got postponed for a few years. She was diagnosed with a large life threatening brain tumor on the right side of her brain. The tumor […]
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  • September 25, 2012

    Curt Hood – Upland Terrace Elementary School

    Words cannot express the thanks I owe to my son’s 6th grade teacher, Mr. Curt Hood. My son, Jaxson, was born with a severe hearing loss, and in recent years has had cochlear implant surgery. This has given Jaxson the gift of hearing and has allowed him to attend a mainstream school. Unfortunately, because he […]
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  • September 18, 2012

    Susan Weichers – Bella Vista Elementary

    Please consider Mrs. Susan Weichers for your Teacher Feature: I would like to share the experience of one teacher that is truly dedicated to making a difference in the lives of her students. Susan Weichers is a 3rd grade teacher at Bella Vista Elementary School in Cottonwood Heights. She never takes a full half hour […]
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  • September 11, 2012

    Brent Friess – Timpview High School

    Choosing to become a teacher is one of the most selfless and perhaps most daring decisions an individual can make. But choosing to take on a floundering program fraught with staff turnover and lack of school support with no guarantee of a salary has to be either insanity or the mark of an educator with […]
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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 pair of season tickets to Hale Centre Theatre, and a $250 gift card to Harmon's!

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