Todd Summerhays was somewhat bewildered to have the principal and the superintendent stroll into his classroom unannounced. His perplexity increased when he saw his family walk through the doorway.
“That’s my daughter! And that’s my mom! I have no idea what’s going on,” he said to his equally confused students.
Applause quickly filled the room when it was announced that Todd is one of eleven educators to receive the 2016 Excel Award. This annual recognition honors a handful of educators across Granite School District who demonstrate their commitment to student success on a daily basis.
Lisa Foster – Resource, Wasatch Jr. High
Michele Gaetz – Second Grade, Whittier Elementary
Erin Madrigal-Yates – Sixth Grade, Rolling Meadows Elementary
Monica Marsing – Sixth Grade, Armstrong Academy
Tanja Roller – First Grade, Oakwood Elementary
Jessica Sellers – Fifth Grade, Westbrook Elementary
Stacie Shields – Reading Specialist, Truman Elementary
Danny Stirland – Principal, Granite Park Jr. High
Todd Summerhays – Science/Physics, Olympus High School
Jody Lynn Tolley – American Sign Language, Skyline High School
Garett York – Sixth Grade, Cottonwood Elementary
The awardees will be honored at a special banquet hosted by Granite Education Foundation on Friday, April 22.
I’m super happy Mr. summerhays has finally received some recognition. I had him as my teacher 19 years ago at Hunter. His enthusiasm for physics is incredible! He visibly gets giddy for his subject matter. How could students be anything but excited to learn in his classroom? Congratulations to him and all the other fine educators out there, with or without awards.