Copper Hills High’s Stephen Haslam Receives UEA Top 2020 Teaching Honor

Every year the Utah Education Association recognizes top ten educators in Utah for going above and beyond in the classroom with the “UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards.” Jordan School District is extremely proud to announce that Copper Hills High School English teacher, Stephen Haslam, is one of the top ten to receive the award this year.

In recognizing Mr. Haslam, the UEA said, “Stephen Haslam believes in the potential of his students and is devoted to giving them resources to achieve their goals. Last year, along with his late friend, Michelle Szetela, he assisted in creating and running the only public high school writing center in Utah. Dr. Haslam continues to run the center and is looking to expand it into a state-wide system for high school students in Szetela’s honor.

Haslam also founded the Slam Poetry night at Copper Hills High, bringing local poets to the school each year to teach and inspire his students. This led him to organize the Utah Poetry Slam Invitational, which attracts about 400 students from 10 schools to attend workshops each year.

We invite you to watch this video honoring Stephen Haslam.