“Every child can learn, and as teachers we should endeavor to help them achieve their potential.”
That’s the teaching philosophy of South Kearns Elementary first-grade teacher Sarah Wilson, and as those who know her can attest, it’s a philosophy she lives by every single day.
Mrs. Wilson is the 2017 Granite School District Teacher of the Year. Although she only recently began teaching at South Kearns, she is already making a profound impact on students and the community.
“My first-grade student loves everything about her,” said one parent. “She goes above and beyond to make sure all the students are learning at their own pace and learning style.”
Mrs. Wilson teaches in a way that reinforces procedures, which allows her classroom to run fluidly without conflict. Her students work collaboratively for each other, ensuring the success of the whole team.
“Learning should be so engaging that children love it and leave each day wanting more,” Wilson said.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Mrs. Wilson helps her colleagues as much as possible. She welcomes other teachers in the district to come and observe her classroom. She spends a good deal of her summer at the school – participating in meetings, preparing her classroom, and helping out to clean every part of the school.
Mrs. Wilson will now be considered for the Utah Teacher of the Year award. We are so grateful to have her, and all our fantastic teachers, in Granite School District.
Bianca C says
I have to say that I have seen great improvement on my son Ayden during this school year with Sarah. She’s a great teacher and I love the group parent teacher conferences because I feel like we as parents get to learn more about each of our children’s strengths and difficulties. Congratulations to Sarah, well deserved!
Cami Scott says
I also teach first grade and I love Sarah! When I was a new teacher I was able to watch her small groups. I have always been impressed by her demeanor and dedication.
Is South Kearns participating in the Academic Parent Teacher Teams? We are at our school and they are so wonderful! Congratulations Sarah!
Tamera Marsden says
Sarah, I am so happy for you! You truly deserve this. I wish you the best. I enjoyed working with you at the math benchmark meeting. You have great ideas, and I loved learning from you at the math trainings when you were at Diamond Ridge.