Last year, Jordan Education Foundation board members established the Patrice Johnson Superintendent’s Scholarship as a tribute to the former superintendent. Funds for this scholarship are donated personally by each member of the JEF Board of Directors. Each year the current superintendent selects a recipient to receive $2,000 for academic purposes. The student is selected based on grit, determination, leadership, service and example of excellence. This year, Superintendent Godfrey selected Alondra Gomez from West Jordan High School.
Principal Jim Birch describes Alondra as someone who faces each day with fierce optimism, hard work, and tenacity. He says Alondra has always strived to take challenging courses, she plans to attend the University of Utah in the fall and Mr. Birch believes Alondra will go on inspiring many people to strive for, and achieve their dreams.
The Teri Timpson Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Teri Timpson, an educator and administrator for Jordan School District who loved West Jordan High School.
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage qualified students to pursue a four-year college degree in education and eventually teach in Jordan School District. The Timpson family understands the impact outstanding educators have on young people. Teri Timpson influenced children, administrators, and teachers to elevate their dreams beyond what they thought possible thus strengthening families and communities. The recipient selected by the Timpson family is Natalie Sanchez-Rosado from West Jordan High School. Principal Birch says she is a student with an amazing attitude. She has experienced working in the pre-school and daycare. She knows from experience what a teacher can do to bring out the best and that’s what Natalie hopes to accomplish.
Every year the Jordan Education Foundation celebrates “Outstanding Educators of the Year” with surprise visits to schools and classrooms. This year, the recipients were recognized virtually and in surprise visits outside their homes.
Enjoy this video featuring the winners and help us congratulate the 2020 Outstanding Educators of the Year!
Join us in congratulating the counseling team at Copper Mountain Middle School. The Utah School Counselor Association selected the team at Copper Mountain Middle as the Utah School Counseling Team of the Year for 2020-2021!
Copper Mountain Middle Assistant Principal Michael Christensen nominated the team. He said,“They support one another and step in to help when they see the need. They are fantastic individually, and incredible as a team. This team is firmly focused on what is best for the individual student. They work tirelessly to advocate for student success and social-emotional wellness for all. Perhaps, the best endorsement I could offer is that I would want this team to work with my own children. Knowing what these counselors do as a team, I would feel that my children were in the best of hands.”
Keep up the great work, Hillary Emmer, Melisa Christiansen, Nic Hale, Amy Gibson and Teresa Bills. We are very proud of the important work you do each and every day!
You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, June 9 at the JATC South Campus, 12723 S. Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah. The study session begins at 5 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. This will also be a virtual meeting and it can be viewed at youtube.com/user/jordanschooldistrict/live.
The June 9 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.
On this episode of the Supercast we honor the Graduating Class of 2020 by sharing their words of wisdom as they look back on a year like no other and look forward with fierce optimism. We could not be more proud of these resilient, strong and successful young men and women. Listen and be inspired by our 2020 graduates.