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2014 National and Utah Teacher of the Year Sponsors

National Sponsors

The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.

The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by Target® , is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers in partnership with the ING Foundation , the University of Phoenix , and People to People Ambassador Programs .

The National Teacher of the Year is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a national selection committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the National Teacher of the Year is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States. The National Teacher of the Year is released from classroom duties during the year of recognition to travel nationally and internationally as a spokesperson for the teaching profession. All activities of the National Teacher, and projects involving the State Teachers of the Year, are coordinated through the National Teacher of the Year Program.

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.

Utah Sponsors

Utah State Office of Education (USOE)
The 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year winner, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up will receive $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 respectively from The Utah State Office of Education, as well as a banquet held in their honor at the Double Tree Suites.

SMART Technologies' Teaching Excellence Award program is an initiative that sponsors teacher-recognition programs through the donation of educational technology products. Through their nation-wide program, they hope to reward inspirational teachers and ensure that the best classroom technologies are made available to both them and their students.

Each US Teacher of the Year receives a technology classroom package as well as several product-training events held in conjunction with the 2014 National Teacher of the Year awards.

Each of the 2014 State Finalists receives a gift of a one-year school site license for SMART Notebook Software Collaborative Bundle, SMART Notebood 3D Tools, and SMART Response VE Interactive Response system.

We would like to thank PC Laptops again for their seventh year in sponsoring the program. They have generously donated a laptop to our 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Thank you to Great Harvest for their donation of wonderful break baskets to all 2014 District Teachers of the Year. This is their ninth year supporting the program. Donation provided by the following Great Harvest locations: 6357 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville, 905 East 900 South, 2066 South 2100 East and 4667 South 2300 East in Salt Lake City and 217 East 12300 South in Draper.

We would like to thank O.C. Tanner, a long time sponsor, for donating beautiful crystal bridges to each District Teacher of the Year.

We would like to thank McDonalds for their donation, this is their eighth year of supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. They donated a $250.00 cash award to our 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year and a $10 McDonalds gift card to all the 2014 District Teachers of the Year.

We would like to welcome All Filters LLC, this is their second year as a sponsor to our program. They donated a water filter pitcher to each 2014 district winner as well as a Water Back Pack to our 2014 winner.

Door Prize

Door Prize Sponsors

I would like to thank the following business community members for their generous door prize donations.

Supplemental Health Care
Park City: Two $50 visa cards with a variety of gifts.

Waldorf Astoria Park City
I would like to thank The Waldorf Astoria for their second year as a sponsor. They donated a one night's stay at their beautiful hotel in Park City, Utah.
2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City, Utah 84098

Lagoon - Two all-day 2014 passes.

Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park - Two family day passes.

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All Star Fun Centers
1776 West 7800 South, West Jordan - 12 Bowling Passes

Utah Jazz - Thanks to the Utah Jazz for donating two tickets to any 2013-14 game.

Thank you again to all our sponsors of the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Program. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Tina Morandy, Teacher of the Year Coordinator.

Tina Morandy
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7526
Cell: (801) 707-8597 | tina.morandy [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)