They safely transport students to and from school, answer the phones at the front offices, conduct health screenings and secure our buildings and grounds, among many other important tasks and duties.
Canyons Education Support Professionals truly give students, teachers and academic leaders the support they need to ensure safe environments in which students can learn, says Board President Sherril H. Taylor.
For their efforts, the Board of Education and Administration honor them as part of Utah Education Support Professionals Day, which is Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 by declaration of Gov. Gary Herbert.
“Whereas the efforts of Education Support Professionals are instrumental to the successful education of our young people,” reads Gov. Herbert’s declaration, “we recognize these valuable personnel for their positive contributions to our schools.”
The Board of Education took time to honor the District’s ESP staff at Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Taylor read the governor’s declaration into the official record.
“I wanted to read that declaration into the minutes and add from the Board how much we appreciate our support staff,” Taylor said. “We wouldn’t function long without them. They are very valuable, and we appreciate them so much.”
The contributions of ESP are celebrated throughout the year in Canyons. Each year, the Board and Administration also give an Apex Award the highest award bestowed in CSD to a deserving Education Support Professional. Previous winners have included IT Help Desk Specialist Holly Muir; Risk Management Coordinator Kevin Ray; Sandy Elementary Custodian Vo Lam, and Human Resources’ Gina Bench.