The KSL/Zions Bank Teacher Feature highlights outstanding teachers throughout Utah. This year we had several GSD teachers receive the award.
A panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education, and KSL NewsRadio judge the hundreds of nominating letters. The letters can be sent in by anyone – students, peers, former students and even relatives. Click here to nominate a deserving teacher.
Will Pettit – Granite Park Jr. High
“Will Pettit is truly the kind of person that changes his students and our organization as a whole, although he never seeks any of the credit for himself. Will is characteristic of so many teachers that work in our school that love to come to work each day, putting their own individual talents and personality into their teaching, inspiring students to become better.”
Kerry Moore – Cyprus High School
“For me personally, Mr. Moore and his musical and choir programs have changed my life! Throughout school, music helped me learn more easily, especially in math. He was like a second father to me, listening to all of my high school drama. He has instilled in me a dedication and way of life that I have used every day in the almost 10 years since high school.”
Amy Staley – Copper Hills Elementary
“I have a son who has high functioning autism and struggles in school, academically, mentally, and socially. He is now in 6th and for the first time is enjoying school and learning. Amy has taken him under her wing and taught him that school is fun and given him the chance to learn that he has never been given.”
Bill Catmull – Granger High School
“I have always loved working with my hands and wood shop is what kept me going to school. Bill taught us how to make many things including a longboard, snowboard, furniture, Canoe and Kitchen cabinets and many other things. As a Junior we made all the cabinets for a home that the Granite school district students built and then the district sold.”
Rodney Anderson – Taylorsville High School
“Mr. Anderson is the best teacher out there. He is such a kind man and makes class fun and exciting. He is my secondary 3 Honors teacher this year for math and it has honestly been the most enjoyable class that I have taken. The atmosphere in his classroom is uplifting and exciting, unlike many other math classes that I have been in which have a more dull and boring atmosphere.”
Shelly Chamberlain – Robert Frost Elementary
“Somehow, this Superwoman has managed to differentiate learning in a way that she stimulates every mind within her classroom. She meets every child at their level and helps them reach their full potential as a student and person. She engages each student individually as though they are the sole reason she teaches.”