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KSL NewsRadio and Burt Brothers are honoring Utah Teachers! Now more than ever, we recognize the incredible ways that educators go above and beyond every day.

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  • February 12, 2022

    Joe Allphin, Oak Canyon Jr High

    “Mr Allphin has been an amazing math teacher to my son for 3 years. He is the only teacher my son has been able to connect with because Mr Allphin is a kind, sincere, personable, and caring teacher. I truly appreciate his example and influence on my student! Thank you mr Allphin!!” -Mandie Larsen
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  • February 10, 2022

    Kathryn Bichsel, Freedom Prep Academy Middle School

    “Ms. Bichsel is one of those teachers that come around once in a lifetime, that students remember forever and who truly changes lives. My daughter has been struggling with depression and anxiety for several months, and I cannot tell you how much it means to me or how grateful I am that Ms. Bichsel continues […]
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  • February 9, 2022

    Eric Weiben, Sunset Ridge Middle School

    “He sacrifices personal time to help every student, regardless of ability. Eric is a dedicated music teacher that helps in multiple schools and community orchestras. Eric takes time to let each student feel like they are his favorite. He also responds to every parent in a timely manner and encourages individual and class growth. He […]
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  • February 9, 2022

    Elizabeth Gardiner, Newman Elementary School

    “Mrs. Gardiner was my son Judes’ kindergarten and first-grade teacher. My son Jude is in 2nd grade this year he went back to Newman Elementary school after being in virtual school because of the covid-19 pandemic. Jude has fallen so far behind that his reading and writing is really suffering because of the challenges of […]
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  • February 7, 2022

    Todd Halversen, Canyon View Jr High

    “He always jokes around with us (students) he is hilarious and always makes me (hazel) laugh. he is awesome and is the best teacher ever! he deserves to be known. he teaches in a way that is fun for everyone and we always learn something new. he makes it possible for us (the students) to […]
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  • February 4, 2022

    Ashley George, Walden School of Liberal Arts

    We call her Mary Poppins! She is magical and makes school individualized to each student. My son has special needs but in Ms. Ashley’s classroom every student is seen as an individual and everyone is special. She goes above and beyond to make lessons and learning catered to each student. Her assistant teachers are a […]
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  • February 2, 2022

    Jim Yates, East High School

    “His students absolutely love him because he treats them with so much respect.” -Cassidi Malloy
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  • January 31, 2022

    Jim Yates, East High School

    He’s such an amazing person. He uplifts and encourages his students no matter what. Great guy.
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  • January 31, 2022

    Riego Castillo, Meadowlark elementary

    Mr. Riego Castillo is an amazing teacher. He show’s he really care’s and want’s his student’s to succeed. Whenever a parent from his student’s Is struggling he goes far and beyond to help. My son has ADHD and Anxiety. My son can be very hard to work with but he would alway’s find a way […]
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  • January 30, 2022

    Jennifer Payne, Buffalo Point Elementary

    It really takes a special person to teach our children when they are in their first year of elementary school. Ms. Payne is the perfect balance of sweet and compassionate while also maximizing the short time she gets with each class she teaches. She is a dual immersion Spanish teacher. So she works with her […]
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  • January 28, 2022

    Donna Ward, Tooele High School

    Mrs. Ward is an down to earth, love everyone, kind of teachers. She is concerned about all her students’ well being. She will advocate for their success and make sure they know she is there for them. She is especially watchful for the ones that often get overlooked. She has over 25 kids that usually […]
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  • January 27, 2022

    Steven Talbot, Washington Elementary

    Mr. Talbot makes learning fun for all the students and works to give each one a good and safe place to learn. He understands the students and his teaching style benefits everyone at the school and their families.
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