Canyons District parents, principals and students are celebrating educational excellence by honoring a top teacher in each school community.
Every Canyons school has followed a seven-year tradition of recognizing a Teacher of the Year for outstanding teaching practices, professionalism, and community involvement. Those teachers were cheered during surprise announcements made in the days before Spring Recess. See the District’s Facebook page for video and photographs of the celebrations.
The school Teachers of the Year for 2016 received gifts and prizes donated by CSD’s generous business partners. The honored teachers also have been nominated for Canyons District Teacher of the Year, a recognitions that includes cash, prizes, and a nomination for the Utah Teacher of the Year award.
The Board of Education invites the CSD community to the Tuesday, April 26, 2016 special awards ceremony during which the overall District’s Teacher of the Year will be named. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Administration Building, 9361 S. 300 East.
Without the expertise and dedication of our amazing teachers, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to prepare the generation of leaders who will leave our schools ready for the rigors and demands of college and the workplace.
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities,” President John F. Kennedy was once quoted as saying, “because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”