Jordan Education Foundation Supporting Students and Teachers in the Classroom with Significant Grants

Picture of JEF classroom grant awardThe Jordan Education Foundation is once again rallying behind students and teachers in the classroom. The Foundation is traveling from school to school awarding a record number of classroom grants this year. A total of $512,199.00 was awarded to teachers, funding 931 projects in 67 schools, all thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the community.

The grants will be used to purchase STEM supplies, language immersion libraries, guided reading books, Chromebooks, flexible seating options, applied science materials, math manipulatives, listening centers, sensory items and software, along with other valuable classroom tools and equipment.

A special thanks to Wasatch Capital, The Ashton Foundation, Z104 Tools for Schools, BGIS, Rocky Mountain Power, Discover, Bud Mahas, Midgley-Huber, VLCM, WCF, Jordan Credit Union, Hogan Construction, Olsen & Peterson, and all of the JEF Annual Links to Schools Golf Classic Sponsors which support the Classroom Grant program.

We are proud of the partnerships and commitment on the part of so many people to make supporting students and teachers a priority in Jordan School District.

Thank You Jordan School District Education Support Professionals!

A flyer thanking Jordan School District's ESPsPlease take a minute to join us in thanking all of the Education Support Professionals working beside you today. This is National Education Support Professionals Day honoring a long list of professionals who keep schools running smoothly. They include administrative assistants, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers, custodians and others who support educators, school leadership, and students in our schools. These professionals do their part in making public schools a place where students can be safe, learn, grow, and achieve.

Education Support Professionals perform a wide variety of jobs which promote quality education, foster positive learning environments, offer nutritious meals, provide reliable transportation and maintain safe and clean schools for everyone.

We appreciate our amazing Education Support Professionals today and every single day!

West Jordan Middle School Health Teacher Honored by State for Going Above and Beyond

Picture of Kathy HowaShe is a valued teacher who approaches everything with a positive attitude. That is just one reason why West Jordan Middle School’s Kathy Howa is being honored as the November “Teacher Spotlight for Health and Physical Education” by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE).

The nomination for Ms. Howa said, in part, “Kathy is amazing and positive all the time. She goes above and beyond in her job. She is a joy to collaborate with and is always so kind and grateful. She consistently seeks out new ways to help her students. She seeks out ways to be a better teacher each day. All around, she is “the salt of the earth.”

Everyone at West Jordan Middle feels fortunate to work with Ms. Howa and the District is proud of her many accomplishments.

Congratulations, Kathy Howa!

Big Surprise for Jordan School District Lead Nurse RaeAnna Kirk

Picture of RaeAnna and school nursesIt was a moment RaeAnna Kirk and her family won’t soon forget. District nurses secretly gathered with balloons, flowers and treats to share some amazing news with RaeAnna, who is the lead nurse for Jordan School District. The nurses wanted to be first to let RaeAnna know she has been selected as the Utah School Nurses Association’s 2022 School Nurse Administrator of the Year!

The recognition was a complete surprise for RaeAnna, but nurses say she is beyond deserving of the award. The nurses read messages which were part of the nomination process, stating things like “RaeAnna is very professional in her duties, each of her team members know that they are valued by her. She goes out of her way to connect with each nurse individually.” Another nurse said, “Throughout the COVID crisis, RaeAnna was the rock that kept our team together.” Still another nurse shared, “RaeAnna really cares for the students that she has worked with. She offers her students space in her office to take breaks as well as making sure that they feel safe and well taken care of at school.”

Congratulations, RaeAnna Kirk. Keep up the compassionate work, you make the District proud!

Teaching and Learning Specialist Receives Prestigious Award

Picture of Leticia ThomasJoin us in congratulating Leticia Thomas who just received a well-deserved award for her hard work and dedication to the job. Mrs. Thomas is a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Teacher Specialist in Teaching and Learning and is the recipient of the “Outstanding Education Award” by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce!

Keep up the great work Leticia, we are proud of your accomplishments.