Since 1997, the Uintah Schools Foundation has been recognizing outstanding teachers who have given extraordinary service to students. The USF is a charitable branch of Uintah School District that strives to recognize those teachers the community feels have gone above and beyond in their position.
The award is made possible through the Showalter Endowment Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Showalter Endowment is contributed to by donors all over the nation. Each recipient receives a plaque and $500, which will be presented at the Foundation’s annual recognition event in the spring.
Nominations for this school year are now being requested.
Parents, family members of teachers and students, current students, and former students are all encouraged to nominate a teacher they think is deserving of the award.
The nomination forms ask how the nominee motivates students to learn, what teaching methods stand out about the teacher and what special services the nominee provides for the students. Other topics include how the nominee interacts with students, families, and the community, and a brief statement about how the teacher has made a difference in the student’s life.
In 2022, Sharon Kron, a mathematics teacher at Uintah High School received the award after being nominated by her student, Cassidy Halverson.
The nomination forms are available at all Uintah School District elementary and secondary school offices. The form is also available online at the Uintah School District website, www.uintah.net. All forms must be submitted to the Uintah School Foundation, 826 S. 1500 E., Naples, which is the Uintah School District Office, by Thursday, Feb. 16, and, if mailed, it must be postmarked by Tues, Feb. 14. Forms can also be scanned and emailed to uintahschoolsfoundationgmail.com by Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.