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Teacher of the Year Sponsors 2009 - National Program Sponsors

The Council of Chief State School Officers:

The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the ING, is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

SMARTer Kids Foundation

The SMARTer Kids™ Foundation of Canada continues its commitment to bringing technology into the classroom by sponsorship to the U.S. State and National Teacher of the Year Programs worth more than US$1 million per year. The SMARTer Kids Foundation has been a sponsor of these programs for the past seven years through its Teaching Excellence Award program and will provide the same support until 2010. The sponsorship includes a classroom technology package for each State Teacher of the Year (STOY), and technology training and hosting for recipients. http://www.smarterkids.org/k12/excellence/index.asp.

Utah Program Sponsors:

We would like to thank PC Laptops again for their third year in sponsoring the program. They have generously donated an incredible PC Laptops Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile laptop computer to our 2008 Utah Teacher of the Year. http://www.pclaptops.com/ click on the next link to see PC Laptops newsletter clip http://www.pclaptops.com/news/utahTeacherOfTheYearAward.php.

We would like to thank OC Tanner, a long time sponsor, for donating a beautiful clock to our District Teachers of the Year! http://www.octanner.com/.

We would like to thank Audio Enhancement, this is their fourth year as a sponsor. They are donating the Audio Enhancement Achiever Pal Classroom amplification system to the 2008 Utah Teacher of the Year. You can find our more about this system at www.audioenhancement.com.

Thank you to Great Harvest for their donation to our Teacher of the Year Program. Every teacher received a beautiful gift basket. This is their fourth year supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. Donation provided by the following Great Harvest locations: 5592 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, 4667 South 2300 East, SLC, 905 East 900 South, SLC, and 217 East 12300 South, Draper www.greatharvest.com.

We would like to thank McDonalds for their donation, this is their third year of supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. They donated a $250 cash award to our 2009 Teacher of the Year and also gave each district teacher a $10 gift certificate www.mcdonalds.com.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Mark Peterson
Public Relations Director
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7635 | mark.peterson [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

Door Prize Sponsors

The Miche Bag
Barnes & Noble
Lagoon
Utah Jazz
O.C. Tanner