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Thank a Teacher: CSD Now Taking Nominations for 2021 Teacher of the Year

To be a teacher during a pandemic is to be on the front lines of the battle to safeguard the health and heart of the future. In this unprecedented era of COVID-19 — marked by hours of Google Meets, constant updates to Canvas pages, strained voices to be heard from behind a mask, and the application hand-sanitizer dozens of times a day — has heightened the importance of daily high-quality instruction by a highly-qualified teacher.   Now more than ever, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration are committed to honoring the many ways educators are touching the lives of students even

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Eastmont Middle’s Moss Named Runner-up in Utah Teacher of the Year Contest

Shortly after Emma Moss found out Thursday, Oct. 1 that the Utah State Board of Education named her as a runner-up for the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year award, she had one of those days that is sure to rank as a highlight of her career.   Since Moss was named as the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year in April, her students have been anxiously waiting to hear if she would be chosen as a statewide winner. On Thursday, they received the news with cheers and applause — and a tender exchange.  “It was a great moment today,” Moss

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Canyons Works with University of Utah to Solve Teacher Shortage

Zeke Michel found his calling long before he could verbalize it as a career goal while working as a peer tutor mentoring fellow Hillcrest High students with intellectual disabilities. That nascent interest steered him to seek a job as an after-school custodian at Jordan Valley, Canyons District’s school for students with severe disabilities. In 2015, when an opening presented itself, he applied for a position as a para-educator at the school, which blossomed into a full-time teaching job. Four years later, he was named Jordan Valley’s Teacher of the Year. “I just fell in love with the kids at Jordan

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Midvale Elementary’s Jessica Beus Named 2019 Teacher of the Year

Jessica Beus is known as the “child whisperer” of Midvale Elementary. With an exceedingly calm and patient demeanor, coupled with plenty of smiles and fist-bumps, Beus guides her students through the day’s lessons. In turn, her group of third-graders approach their days with eager eyes, grins, and an apparent desire to show their teacher they can do hard things.  “She is an amazing teacher,” says Midvale Elementary Principal Chip Watts, taking care to note that Beus can reach even the toughest of kiddos at the Title I school. “She has a gift that is rare.”  On Tuesday night, Beus, now

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CSD Teachers Rock! Nominate Your Favorite for Teacher of the Year

It’s been said that the influence of a great teacher can never be erased. To celebrate the indelible marks that educators make in the lives of children, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration are asking for nominations for the District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.  The community is invited to submit nominations for this year’s top-teacher award, which will be presented to one educator at a community reception and announcement ceremony on Tuesday, April 23.  The event is free to the public. To nominate a stellar CSD teacher, fill out the nomination form and return it to your PTA/PTSA

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