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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 1, 2011

    Ali Dances – Montessori Learning Center

    Have you ever heard of the poem “The Road Not Taken”, by Robert Frost? How about “A Psalm of Life”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, or “If You Were Busy Being Kind”, by R. Foreman? At the Montessori Learning Center in Lindon all children Kindergarten age and up learn these and other inspirational poems. Who is […]
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  • October 25, 2011

    Craig Smith – Lone Peak High School

    It was not until my final year of high school that I had the privilege of being taught by a truly amazing teacher: Mr. Smith. Before I took his math class, just the thought of taking AP Calculus made me quail. Now, after taking his class, I am interested in majoring in engineering. Looking back, […]
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  • October 18, 2011

    Charlotte McGee – Shelley Elementary School

    I have been looking all year long for a special way to say thank you to Mrs. McGee, a truly amazing teacher. I came across “Teacher Feature” about a month ago. I hope she will be honored for all her hard work, time, dedication and love for teaching. I have had two of my children […]
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  • October 11, 2011

    Marilyn Johnson – Rose Springs Elementary

    We were nervous moving to a new school. My son is “high-functioning” autistic (and I used to work with special-needs children, so I’ve seen various teachers deal with special-needs students in various ways). My son doesn’t handle change well. I took some comfort when we first met his new 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, because […]
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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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