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District Teacher of the Year Finalists

We are pleased to present our four finalists for the 2020 District Teacher of the Year. These four teachers represent the best of the best in our district and were selected from among 159 nominations. 

  • Heidi Boogert, Highland Park Elementary
  • Christopher Dadok, Emerson Elementary
  • Laila Lamani, West High School
  • Rebecca Richardson, East High School

Salt Lake Education Foundation Director James Yapias and Salt Lake City School District Board of Education Vice President Melissa Ford made surprise visits to the four teachers' classrooms this week to share the news. Each finalist received a check for $500, and they were assigned homework. They now must fill out the Teacher of the Year application and be interviewed by a selection committee. The winning teacher will go on to represent SLCSD in the 2020 Utah Teacher of the Year competition.  

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