Congratulations to Stephen Van Orden, a finalist for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year. Van Orden teaches German at Timpview High School.
He is one of five finalist interviewed for the award. The finalists were selected from among 23 nominations sent in from local school districts and charter schools. The winner of the award will be announced Oct. 4 at a banquet that will honor all district teachers of the year.
A committee of representatives from the Utah State Board of Education, Utah State Office of Education, principals, superintendents, the Utah PTA, the Utah Education Association and 2013 Utah Teacher of the Year Sara Hacken reviewed the nominations.
The winner will receive a check for $10,000 and will compete with her fellow teachers of the year in a national competition.
School name: Timpview High School
Subject area: German
Years of experience: 18
Years in present position: 16