Region 6 PTA Award Winners

Congratulations to our Region 6 PTA Award Winners Presented by Karen Beebe, PTA
Region 6 Director! Keep up the great work everyone. You make us proud every day.

  • Involvement
    • Rachael Farley, Riverton Elementary School
    • Wendy Langeberg, Westland Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
  • Elementary Educator
    • Janae Young, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Nicole Harris, Antelope Canyon Elementary School
    • Caitlin Nguyen, Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • Kelly Lybbert, Jordan Ridge Elementary School
  • Secondary Educator
    • Brian Larson, South Hills Middle School
    • Rebekah Whitham, Riverton High School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Brett Boberg, Bingham High School
  • Administrator
    • Yajaira Martinez, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Tami Bird, Antelope Canyon Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Rodney Shaw, Bingham High School
  • Support Staff
    • Elizabeth Vuyk, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Peggy Bawden, Antelope Canyon Elementary School
    • Kathie Hobbs, Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • David Cha, Oquirrh Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Brenda Landeen, Hidden Valley Middle School
    • Libby Spicker, Bingham High School

PTA recognizing JSD staff at a School Board Meeting

Supercast Episode 85: Student Creativity Comes Alive Through the Arts

Student artists stand with the SuperintendentThey have talent beyond their years and student artists are getting the opportunity to display their works of art during a Districtwide Art Show through the end of May.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the West Jordan City library where the Art Show is taking place. There you will find some incredible middle and high school student artwork featuring everything from paintings and drawings to sculptures and photography. The pieces are unique and colorful, all created by our very own Jordan school District student artists.

The works of art will be on display in the lobby of the library.

  • April 19-30 – High School Art Show
  • May 10-21 – Middle School Art Show


Congratulations to JSD Educators Constantly Striving to Be the Best

Picture of teachers being honoredPlease join Superintendent Anthony Godfrey in congratulating Riverton High School’s Belva Parks and Special Education teacher specialist Dr. Raj Narayan Sharma. Both of these dedicated Jordan School District educators join the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) around the country who have achieved recertification. Superintendent Godfrey recognized them at this week’s Board of Education meeting saying he appreciates the dedication to their craft.

National Board Certification is a rigorous process that reinforces high standards, a commitment to excellence in teaching and elevating the teaching profession. These teachers continue to change the way students learn and reach their highest potential.

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification in K-12 education. It means that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice.

Westland Elementary Teacher is Nominated for National History Day Award

P{icture of teacher and her classShe is described as someone who has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of students, and in turn positively impacting the lives of hundreds of families as well. For years, Westland Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Halloran has consistently provided opportunities for her students to stretch their thinking and learning with participation in History Day.

Now, Ms. Halloran is being recognized as Utah’s nominee for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award in the junior division of the National History Day (NHD) Contest. The award recognizes the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students.

\Every nominee for the $10,000 national award is a teacher who demonstrates a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. All nominees will receive $500 as a resultof their nominations.

Congratulations, Ms. Halloran! Thank you for providing History Day projects, which impact students for a lifetime.