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Draper Park Middle’s Kathy Bitner Named Utah Counselor of the Year

Kathy Bitner is a force for good at Draper Park Middle on two fronts. As head counselor, she knows how to help students, teachers and families overcome problems and find solutions to succeed, and as a member of the community, she hears and knows what issues they are facing.

“She has the ear of the community,” Principal Mary Anderson says. She also has the trust of Draper Park’s students and finds ways to support them in finding and pursuing their purpose and passion. For these reasons and more, she represents the best of her profession and was named Utah Counselor of the Year by the Utah School Counselor Association. BitnerAward

Bitner was honored in October by her peers with a plaque at the Association’s annual statewide conference, and was later recognized by the Canyons Board of Education.

When Bitner became aware of a growing disunity in her school, she initiated “Club Thursday,” where students participate in weekly after-school projects once a week. She brings volunteers, teachers and parents together to teach students how to make stained glass, or draw cartoon characters, or complete Halloween sewing projects.

She also identified populations of students in the school who were academically at-risk, and spearheaded a strategy that’s credited with helping them achieve. Her efforts have boosted Draper Park Middle, and gained the attention of her colleagues. To that end, it is no surprise Bitner was recently chosen as the 2019 Utah Counselor of the Year.

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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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