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Formula for Success! Canyons District science teachers win state awards

A revered scientist from India, APJ Abdul Kalam, calls science “a beautiful gift to humanity.” That being the case, Canyons School District students are receiving that beautiful gift from the best in the industry.

That was made clear at the recent Utah Science Teachers Association awards ceremony. Sixteen science teachers from around the District received top annual honors from the UTSTA in five categories: biology, physics, earth science, high school department, and 8th grade.

Congratulations to the following teachers for discovering a formula for success in their classrooms and labs.

2021 UTSTA Teachers/Departments of the Year

Canyons School District winners

  • Vanessa Fravel, Corner Canyon High: Biology Teacher of the Year
  • Janice Spencer-Wise, Brighton: Physics Teacher of the Year
  • Alastair Wright, Diamond Ridge: Earth Science Teacher of the Year
  • Mindy Timothy, Albion Middle: 8th Grade teacher of the year.
  • Taylor AndersonVanessa FravelJanelle HanksGarrett HoneGeorge PechmannChris MackprangTaylor OuimetteDevin ShieldsSteve ReedJoshua CrammRJ Green, and Jonathan Kraus, Corner Canyon High: Science Department of the Year

In addition, four CCHS science teachers — Green, Ouimette, Mackprang and Kraus — were also just awarded an Innovation Grant from the Canyons Education Foundation. The $2,645.00 grant will fund a powerful telescope to help enrich course offerings.

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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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