Legislature Honors 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker

Legislature Honors Utah Teacher of the Year




Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate honored the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker on Friday, February 10, 2012. Leigh received standing ovations in both the House and Senate for her outstanding work teaching a course she developed called “Techniques for Tough Times,” which shows students how to control anger, build healthy relationships and make positive life choices. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent Celebrates School Bus Safety Week Tomorrow




Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week by riding on a school bus to Indian Hills Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 18. . . . → Read More

East High Social Studies Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year




Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway today named Salt Lake City East High School Techniques for Tough Times/social studies teacher Leigh M. VandenAkker Utah’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More

Utah winners of prestigious Presidential science and math teaching award announced




The winners of a prestigious Presidential award for science and math teaching were announced today. The two Utah recipients will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will travel to Washington D.C. later this year to accept the award. . . . → Read More