2016 Teacher of the Year Finalists




Meet this year’s finalists for Utah Teacher of the Year. They are: Melody Apezteguia (ah-petsa-jee-ah), a math teacher at American Fork High School. Lois Faber, a music teacher at EskDale High School in EskDale in Millard School District. Shantelle Ford, a fourth grade teacher at West Kearns Elementary in Kearns. Gordon Reeve, a math teacher at Monticello High School in the San Juan School District. Krista Thornock, a language arts and history teacher at Centennial Middle School in Provo. . . . → Read More

School LAND Trust Program, a Precious Resource

Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust Director




School Children’s Trust Director Tim Donaldson writes about the work of the School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the revenue generated for public schools from the School LAND Trust Program. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Stephen Van Orden

Stephen Van Orden




Congratulations to Stephen Van Orden, a finalist for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year. Van Orden teaches German at Timpview High School. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Allison P. Riddle

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist




Allison P. Riddle, a fifth grade teacher at Foxboro Elementary School, is the fourth finalist (in alphabetical order) for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year award. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Catherine H. Praggastis

Catherine Praggastis, Teacher of the Year finalist




Catherine Praggastis (in alphabetical order) is the third finalist for the Teacher of the Year award. She is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher at East High School. Congratulations and good luck! . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist: Aimee Breinholt

Aimee Breinholt




It’s that time again. The Utah State Office of Education will be announcing the 2014 Teacher of the Year award on Oct. 4. I will post one candidate per day starting today (Monday, Sept. 23). Good luck to all the finalists. . . . → Read More