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Nominations Now Open For Canyons District’s 2016 Apex Awards

Is the assistant principal at your child’s school simply stellar? Do you see a volunteer in the PTA who needs a public pat on the back? Has a counselor made a difference in your child’s wellness? There’s a way to cast the spotlight on the good work and exemplary dedication that is seen every day in every corner of Canyons District: The Apex Awards, the highest awards that are bestowed by the Board of Education and Administration. 

The Apex Awards are given each fall to educators, employees, local elected officials, corporate partners, community leaders and volunteers at a by-invitation-only event.  This will be the seventh year CSD has honored outstanding educators, administrators and community supporters with Apex Awards. 

Apex Award categories are: 

  • Teacher of the Year  
  • School Administrator of the Year
  • District Administrator of the Year
  • Business Partner of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • Student Support Services Professional of the Year
  • Education Support Professional of the Year
  • Legacy Award

Use this easy-to-use online tool to read more about the categories and to submit nominations. Nominations can be submitted until July 31, 2016. 

Nominations for Apex Awards can be submitted for all categories except Teacher of the Year. The District’s Teacher of the Year is selected in the spring and is CSD’s nominee in the state Teacher of the Year competition. This year’s winner will be announced Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30.  The Board of Education invites the community to the event, to be held in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Administration Building, 9361 S. 300 East. 

Questions? Call Jeff Haney or Kirsten Stewart in the Office of Public Communications at 801-826-5084 or 801-826-5050 or send a note to communications@canyonsdistrict.org

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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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