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Excellence in Teaching Awards

Every year, the Excellence in Teaching Awards are granted to 10 Utah public school teachers whose contributions in the classroom have profoundly influenced the lives of individuals or groups of children.
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UEA Announces the 2024 UEA Banterra Bank Superstars in Education Award Winners

These dedicated public school educators and advocates have made an extraordinary impact on their students and communities.

Award Recipients

UEA Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award Winners:

  • Bethany Done (Alpine Education Association)
  • Jiashu Lei (Davis Education Association)
  • Jody Jensen (Granite Education Association)
  • Dana Bunker (Millard Education Association)
  • Enrique Arce-Laretta (Salt Lake Education Association)
  • Laleh Ghotbi (Salt Lake Education Association)
  • Ammon Trimble (Sevier Education Association)
  • Taunya James (Weber Education Association)
  • David Joy (Weber Education Association)
  • Angie Larsen (Weber Education Association)

UEA Honor Roll Award Winner:

  • Jack Tidrow (President of the Professional Firefighters of Utah)

Elaine Tzourtzouklis Service to Association Award Winner:

  • Laura Black Arnold (Retired Educator)

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 18,000 members across the state, UEA supports equal opportunities for success for ALL Utah students, and respect and support for all educators.