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  • April 24, 2013

    Bill Mattingly – Alta High School

    Dear Teacher Feature Judges, I am happy to forward the attached essays nominating Mr. William “Bill” Mattingly, Alta High School’s band and orchestra teacher for KSL’s Teacher Feature award. These essays are from each of my sons who had Mr. Mattingly as their orchestra and band teacher from when he first started his teaching career […]
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  • January 22, 2013

    Janell Stockman – Crescent Elementary School

    My son had Mrs. Stockman last year and I feel I would be ungrateful if I did not take this opportunity to nominate her for this honor. She is the favorite teacher of most past students and is a truly loving and warm person. My son Ian has learning difficulties and struggles keeping up in […]
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  • January 17, 2013

    Sherry Duncan – Lone Peak High School

    I’d like to nominate Ms. Duncan who teaches psychology, speech and debate at Lone Peak High School. Ms. Duncan has coached debate for over 20 years. One of the students that she coached was my daughter Emma. Ms. Duncan spent countless hours coaching her and the rest of the team. In her senior year, Emma […]
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  • January 8, 2013

    Laurie Perkins – Rose Springs Elementary School

    As a new elementary school mother, I wasn’t sure which teacher would be the best for my soon to be 1st grade daughter. One day after volunteering in her kindergarten class, I prayerfully walked down the 1st grade hall hoping to grasp the 1st grade teachers’ personalities from a glance through their classroom door windows. […]
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  • January 2, 2013

    Barry Pewtress – Spectrum Academy High School

    I am nominating my High School English teacher Mr. Barry Pewtress at Spectrum Academy a charter school for students with high functioning Autism for the Zion’s Bank Teacher Feature. I am nominating him because of his commitment to helping his students reach their full potential. Mr. Barry really cares about us; he never gives up […]
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  • December 21, 2012

    Debbie Carter – Morgan Elementary School

    I am nominating Mrs. Carter because of what she has done for my daughter. My daughter had a very hard teacher last year, he was constantly taking away their recesses, art time, and yelling at them. She developed severe anxiety about going to school. Last school year I ended up having to homeschool her because […]
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  • December 19, 2012

    Chip Hayes – South Summit Middle School

    Hi my name is Austin and I just want to tell you about my History teacher Mr. Hayes. I think he is the best teacher I have ever had. He teaches from his past experiences and not from a text book. He makes class so fun and all of the kids love him. He has […]
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  • December 17, 2012

    Robert Cox – South Davis Junior High School (Retired)

    CORRECTION: The previous article stated that Austin was the author of this teacher nomination. Tom Tripp is the correct author for this letter. Apologies for the error. Thank you, This tribute is long overdue. I’m 59 now, but in 1966 I was starting 8th grade at South Davis Jr. High. I was assigned to teacher, […]
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  • December 4, 2012

    Dawn Davis – Foxboro Elementary School

    There are not enough words to describe the impact Dawn Davis has had on the children of Davis County. Ms. Davis works as a special educator in a self-contained Functional Skills classroom at Foxboro Elementary School, Davis School District. I truly feel that Ms. Davis has the most difficult job assignment in our building. On […]
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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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