Five Utah Educators Receive Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards


On April 15, Arch Coal Senior Vice President Paul Lang announced the five Utah winners of the 2011 Arch Coal Foundation Teacher Achievement Awards.

The winning teachers were recognized during a schoolwide assembly at Ashman Elementary in Richfield.  Lang was joined by Utah Education Association Vice President Tom Nedreberg in presenting the awards.

The five award-winning teachers are:

  • Bonny Dahlsrud, Salina Elementary School, Salina
  • Karen A. Hansen, Gunnison Valley Middle School, Gunnison
  • Lori Ware Labrum, Cottonwood Elementary School, Orangeville
  • Ashlee Larsen, Monroe Elementary School, Monroe
  • Janiece Tuttle, Ashman Elementary School, Richfield

“It’s clear that Utahns believe in the value of quality education provided by caring, professional teachers,” said Lang. “These award-winning teachers are not only masters of the materials they teach, but also provide a caring, nurturing environment for their students. They challenge the children and support their efforts to succeed.”

“The Utah Education Association is proud to partner with the Arch Coal Foundation to honor these outstanding educators,” said Nedreberg. “These professionals are helping to build a bright future for our state. They represent the very best of Utah’s many talented teachers.”

The Arch Coal Foundation’s teacher recognition program is available to classroom teachers in Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties. The counties surround the Skyline, Dugout Canyon and Sufco mines operated by Canyon Fuel Company, a subsidiary of major U.S. coal producer Arch Coal, Inc. Each recipient receives a distinctive trophy, a classroom plaque and a $3,500 personal cash award.

Partners for the program include the Office of the Governor, Utah State Office of Education, Utah Education Association, Utah School Superintendents Association, Carbon County School District, Emery County School District, Sevier County School District, North Sanpete School District, South Sanpete School District, Far West Bank, Market Express, radio stations KMTI, KLGL, KMGR, KSVC, KCYQ, KOAL, KARB, KRPX, and both TacoTime and Bookcliff Sales in Price.

Information about each of the five current recipients, as well as past recipients, is posted at

About Arch Coal

Arch’s Canyon Fuel Company is Utah’s largest coal producer and a large, state employer, with a workforce of more than 800. U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is one of the world’s largest and most efficient coal producers, with more than 160 million tons of coal sold in 2010. Arch’s national network of mines supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to customers on four continents, including U.S. and international power producers and steel manufacturers.

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