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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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  • 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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  • May 24, 2011

    Amber Ard – Eagle Gate College

    Miss Amber Ard is a Librarian at Eagle Gate College; who also volunteers her time and knowledge to help Adult students with tutoring of General Ed classes. As part of my general education requirements in my program, in the summer of 2010, I was enrolled in an Algebra I class online, and I put in […]
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  • May 12, 2011

    Jodi McKee – Mt. Loafer Elementary School

    Mrs. McKee is the single most amazing math and science teacher ever. Every day in her class it is full of learning, involvement, inquiry and fun! Kids love math and science when taught by her. Every year they are quoted as saying “Math (or science) is my favorite subject.” It is because of Mrs. McKee! […]
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  • May 3, 2011

    Svetlana Winward – Mountainville Academy

    Rarely in one’s journey on this planet do we find/associate/learn from someone as extraordinary as Svetlana Winward. Svetlana, originally from Russia has an incredible story that makes our burdens seem insignificant, and one that makes her a teacher of life skills as well as academics. At the time of her first trip to America, Svetlana […]
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  • April 26, 2011

    Tiffany Greenwood – Saratoga Shores Elementary School

    Tiffany Greenwood is a dedicated teacher at Saratoga Shores Elementary School. She loves all children and demonstrates her fondness every day she teaches through her patience, soothing voice, and gentle compassion. She goes beyond helping her students with small disabilities, and involves herself with those children who are very severely disabled mentally, physically, and emotionally. […]
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  • April 19, 2011

    Roxann Shipman – Quest Academy

    My son, Tucker, her 4th grade student was just diagnosed with a relapse of his previous cancer, Leukemia, on January 29th. We were admitted to Primary Children’s Hospital for 12 days. Mrs. Shipman came up to the hospital multiple times to be with Tucker (after school & on weekends), to go over home work, to […]
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  • April 12, 2011

    Debbie Reiber – Cedar Ridge Elementary School

    Debbie Reiber is the epitome of an outstanding teacher. My name is Charise Reimschiissel and I was a kindergartner in her class 19 years ago. I have such wonderful memories of that year. Not memories of how to remember the sound for B, or how to spell DOG; Mrs. Reiber taught me things more valuable […]
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  • April 5, 2011

    Alisa Morgan – Art City School Springville

    Mrs. Morgan is the most fabulous kindergarten teacher! She has 47 students in her care everyday and she’s just like a mother in her knowledge and treatment of each one. She is creative and masterful in her action/reaction to each of them when a problem arises and is organized so it looks effortless. She has […]
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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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