Five Teachers Win Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards
Five educators from Utah’s coal country received $3,500 checks from the Arch Coal Foundation during its seventh annual Teacher Achievement Awards program at Gunnison Valley High School in Gunnison.
UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh and Gov. Gary Herbert joined Arch Coal Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Lang as he presented trophies, classroom plaques and checks to the winners.
The 2013 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award winners are:
“Arch Coal is proud to recognize the recipients of this year’s Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards,” said Lang. “These educators challenge and inspire our children to explore and to dream. They are passionate about their jobs and generously share their abilities with their communities, and they lead by example to help children succeed.”
Next to parents, Herbert said, teachers have the greatest influence over children by "nurturing their intellect and shaping their understanding of the greater world. We honor their service in the classroom and their inspirational contribution to the future of Utah and its children."
Teachers from Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties were eligible for the awards, co-sponsored by the Utah Education Association, State Office of Education, five local school districts, the Utah School Superintendents Association and numerous businesses and radio stations in central Utah.
In addition to the cash award, each Teacher Achievement Award recipient receives a distinctive trophy and a classroom plaque. Nominations for the award are made by the public, and selection is made by a panel of the teachers’ peers, all former recipients of the Arch Coal award.
Information about individual recipients is available at archteacherawards.com.