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2015 Awards

Awardees were announced during the Opening Session of the #UCET15 Conference on Thursday, April 2, at Herriman High School.

Award Winners

2015UCET_GlenAndersen Glen Andersen – UCET Outstanding Teacher of the Year (Washington County School District, Teacher Grade 5) “ Every time I am in Mr. Andersen's classroom, it strikes me that THIS is what education is about, THIS is what every child deserves.  He understands how technology can individualize and inspire learning in students. I often see his students deeply engaged in work on their ipads whether responding to their classmates or teachers in writing, creating movies, practicing math skills, taking an assessment, or working on a class project.  Our profession needs more “Mr. Andersens”; he not only understands what he needs to do in order to be successful in the classroom, he willingly shares his expertise and passion with all those around him.”
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Jared Ward – UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year (Canyons School District, Educational Technology Specialist) “Jared makes technology accessible and less intimidating to virtually every teacher he works with.   He has helped teachers at Brighton and Jordan High become excited about using Canvas, Chromebooks, iPads, and other technology.  Through his persistent and compassionate teaching, he helps even the most resistant teachers understand how these tools can make their classrooms better and help their students be more engaged.”

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Kyle Hansen – UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year (American Leadership Academy, Teacher Grade 5)  “Kyle has an enthusiasm for learning.  He has the ability to engage students, parents, administrators and fellow teachers in collaborative growth and creating a community of learners.  Daily, he strives to make learning fun.  Throughout all activities, he tries to bring out the best in each student he works with by actively involving them in instruction, transforming the students into collaborative community members and engaging learners at all levels.”

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Robert Gordon – Making IT Happen (Canyons School District, Secondary Ed Tech Team Lead)  “Robert skillfully empowers administrators, teachers, and students in their effective use of educational technology by always looking for engaging ways to teach such use. In spite of his ability to fix most of the problems people bring to him, Robert’s first priority is consistently to teach his “students” – with kindness and tact – to solve their own problems, using current technology and instructional skill.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCET Nominees 2015

UCET Outstanding Teacher of the Year 

  • Glen Andersen – Washington County School District, Teacher Grade 5
  • Geri Carr – Salt Lake City School District, Teacher Grade 1
  • David Faires – Alpine School District, Teacher Band
  • Nathan Jenkins – Iron County School District, Teacher Grade 4
  • Gloria Kelly – Washington County School District, Teacher
  • Carol Nef – Davis School District, Educational Technology Specialist
  • William Shumaker – Alpine School District, Teacher Grade 4
  • Ginny Watts – Canyons School District, Teacher Grade 2
  • Alli Weaver – Canyons School District, Teacher Grade 3

UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year

  • Jeri Bankhead – Canyons School District, Educational Technology Specialist
  • Jordan Crane – Wayne School District, District Technology Specialist
  • Canda Mortensen – Alpine School District, Vice Principal
  • Carol Nef – Davis School District, District Technology Leader
  • Desirae Roden – Washington County School District, Assistant Principal
  • Sue Sorenson – Logan City School District, Principal
  • Jared Ward – Canyons School District, Educational Technology Specialist
  • Travis Wilstead – Washington County School District, Principal

UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year

  • Mary Baker – Washington County School District, Teacher Grade 1
  • Greg Cox – Logan City School District, Teacher Grade 4
  • Steve Eves – Washington County School District, Teacher Grade 5
  • Ashley Fricker – Canyons School District, Teacher Grade 5
  • Kyle Hansen – American Leadership Academy, Teacher Grade 5
  • David Horan – Alpine School District, Teacher Grade 4
  • Maria Jones – Canyons School District, Educational Technology Specialist
  • Nick Smith – Canyons School District, Nick Smith

Making IT Happen Award

  • Landon Ashcroft – InTech Collegiate High School, Teacher Engineering
  • Robert Gordon – Canyons School District, Secondary Ed Tech Team Lead
  • Mariann Marchant – Cache County School District, Reading Specialist