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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 7, 2011

    Linda Noorda – Gramercy Elementary School

    Linda Noorda has been a very dedicated teacher at Gramercy Elementary in the Ogden School district for 25 years. She has taught third grade, fourth grade and she is currently teaching kindergarten. She loves the children and shows them love by using her kind and gentle voice. Always reaching out to her students, she never […]
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  • September 27, 2011

    Lauri Hawkins – Garland Elementary School

    Mrs. Hawkins is one amazing Teacher! My son started in her 3rd grade class in December of this year. Her class was already full but she was still willing to take him on anyway. When my son first entered her class he was struggling with reading and spelling especially. His self esteem was low and […]
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  • September 21, 2011

    Cecily Patton – Canyon Rim Academy

    Dear KSL Teacher Feature, I have enjoyed listening to Teacher Feature on KSL for years, and now I need to write this letter… because in life it seems we humans are often too quick to find and criticize the failings of those around us, and too slow to see the good, and then take the […]
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  • September 14, 2011

    Laura Laycock – Freedom Elementary School

    Can you imagine a second grade teacher so wonderful that none of the kids in her class want to miss a day of school? Mrs. Laura Laycock of Freedom Elementary is that kind of teacher! She is fair, loving and an excellent motivator. She challenges her students by being able to teach to a variety […]
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  • September 14, 2011

    Kaye Collins & Nate Seamons – Lehi High School

    Nathan Seamons was hired to be the Director of Bands at Lehi High School immediately prior to the start of the school year in 2009. He was the third individual to hold the position within a few weeks’ time. A prior Director left to teach at Westlake High School and the replacement that was hired […]
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  • August 30, 2011

    Gloria Westover – South Clearfield Elementary School

    Gloria Westover of Salt Lake City retired June 2011 after 38 years of teaching special education students. She has taught students with all kinds of disabilities in reading, math, written expression, speech and language, behavior issues, and social challenges. She has worked with students with special syndromes such as autism, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, separation anxiety, hyperactivity […]
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  • June 28, 2011

    Susan Enrico – Welby Elementary School

    My daughter started her 6th grade year at a new school, Welby elementary. We were all scared, but knew it was a good move. Kameron was placed in Mrs. Enrico’s class, and what a blessing it was. Kameron was previously in a school where they tested her and found her ADHD, and behind in math […]
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  • June 21, 2011

    Joni Donithorne – Rocky Mountain Elementary School

    My daughter, Joni Donithorne, teaches at Rocky Mountain Elementary in the Alpine School District. This particular year she teaches a combination third-fourth grade class. Before school began in the fall, Joni was vacationing in Sedona, Arizona. She had her class list of prospective students with her. She sent each one of them a personal note […]
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  • June 16, 2011

    Robert Osborne – Granite School District

    Dear KSL Teacher Feature Panel, I wish to nominate Mr. Osborne (OZ) a Science Teacher in the Granite School Districts, Youth Educational Support Services Program (YESS) for the KSL Teacher Feature Award. With regard to this award, he has made unique and significant contributions to at-risk youth, their lives and school experience at Salt Lake […]
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  • June 8, 2011

    Shauna Waters – Fremont Elementary School

    I’m honored to nominate Shauna Waters, a third grade teacher at John C. Fremont Elementary School, in Taylorsville, Utah for consideration in KSL’s “Teacher Feature” award program. Included in this submission are two letters – one from Lisa Hood, a PTA board member and a parent at John C. Fremont, whose son Ben, now a […]
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  • May 31, 2011

    Todd Summerhays – Olympus High School

    The teachers at Olympus High are outstanding, but only one teacher stands out among the rest. Todd Summerhays, who teaches both Honors Physics and AP Physics, is the one teacher who stands out. Mr. Summerhays has been teaching at Olympus for two years now and he has won the hearts of his students in full. […]
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  • May 24, 2011

    Kathy Waddell – Bluffdale Elementary School

    I would like to recommend Kathy Waddell as a teacher to be featured. Ms. Kathy Waddell is in her final year of teaching at Bluffdale Elementary, thus completing a 36-year career. She has dedicated her life to education and found great joy in the kids that she has taught. After all of these many years […]
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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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