Sunset Ridge Middle School Teacher is ‘History Teacher of the Year’

Picture of Megan OsbornIt is a prestigious award sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and this year the award goes to Sunset Ridge Middle School’s Megan Osborn. This talented social studies teacher is being recognized as Utah’s 2018 ‘Gilder Lerhman History Teacher of the Year.’ Ms. Osborn was selected based on her demonstrated commitment to teaching American History, her creativity and imagination in the classroom and for successfully engaging students in learning and loving American History. Congratulations! We are very proud to have dedicated and impactful educators like Megan Osborn in Jordan School District.

KSL News Radio Surprises Amazing Midas Creek Elementary School Teacher

KSL surprising Melo HansenShe has been teaching in the classroom for 23 years, but Melo Hansen had a brand new experience as she began this school year. The Midas Creek Elementary School kindergarten teacher was surprised at a school assembly by KSL News Radio’s Maria Shilaos and Zion’s Bank with the “Teacher Feature” award. Ms. Hansen was recognized as an educator who is always looking for the best teaching strategies and someone who has had a life-long love of learning. Principal Carolyn Bona says Melo is a great teammate and she is always sharing knowledge, supporting and encouraging her colleagues at Midas Creek. Congratulations to this amazing educator on this well deserved recognition!

Welcome Back Everyone!

Superintendent Johnson high-fives students headed into their first day of schoolIt’s a beautiful day in Jordan School District, and it’s so great to have all of our students back for the 2018-19 school year! School officially started on July 25 when we welcomed students in our 5 year-round schools back to class. Today more than 53,000 students have walked into bright, shiny, clean buildings with excited staff and educators ready to meet them!

Our work never stops and that is a great thing! Classified and certificated staff worked tirelessly throughout the summer to have enough seats and quality educators ready for the wonderful young people who are embarking on an exciting year of learning. Thank you to all those that have “given their all” to make this happen!

Construction continues on 5 new school buildings, all of which will open next year—2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 brand new high school.  We are grateful to all of our patrons for their support in making this possible for students.

Our students in JSD are some of the most amazing young people I have ever met! We are grateful for the myriad of talents and personalities they bring to our classrooms and learning everyday. Please know the JSD team will work diligently to meet the needs of “every child, every day” as we all continue to learn and grow.

Most sincerely,
Patrice A. Johnson, Ed. D.
Jordan School District

Bruce At Smith’s Serves Up Smiles to Lunch Ladies

Bruce Butcher from Smith’s recently helped Jordan School District lunch ladies celebrate using the ‘Power of Positive’ to deliver great customer service. Bruce shared some of his thoughts on good customer service and then treated the lunch ladies to a musical number he selected just for them. Here is Bruce At Smith’s with his rendition of ‘Pennies from Heaven.’

Thanks, Bruce. You are the best!

National Recognition for Copper Hills High Physics Teacher

Picture of Cameron VongsawadThe Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the creation of a new award program called PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. The award is designed to highlight the impact of recent graduates from physics teacher preparation programs in the classroom. Each of the winners was nominated by the PhysTEC member college/institution from which they graduated.

Copper Hills High Physics teacher, Cameron Vongsawad is one of ten state winners selected from across the nation. Mr. Vongsawad was nominated by Brigham Young University. We congratulate this outstanding professional for his contributions to students at Copper Hills High and physics education.