Recognizing Excellence


Teacher of the Year

Each year, the Salt Lake Education Foundation and Salt Lake City School District honor exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled educators. We recognize a Teacher of the Year, an Early Childhood Teacher of the Year and a Special Education Teacher of the Year. After being nominated by students, parents and peers, potential honorees are screened by a community review board. Winning teachers receive a monetary award and are recognized at a districtwide event held every August. Teacher of the Year winners are able to participate in the statewide and, ultimately, nationwide teacher of the year programs.

Blanca Valle Sanchez - 2020 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year
Blanca Valle Sanchez

2020 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year

Carolyn Brimhall - 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year
Carolyn Brimhall

2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Richardson - 2020 Teacher of the Year
Rebecca Richardson

2020 Teacher of the Year


Linda Lesue - 2020 Assistant Principal of Year
Linda Lesue

2020 Assistant Principal of Year

Marian Broadhead - 2020 Principal of Year
Marian Broadhead

2020 Principal of Year

Administrator of the Year

School administration officers oversee the daily operations of schools and are an essential link between students and the community. Principals and assistant principals advocate for students, set goals and objectives to further children’s education and find new resources to support students and teachers. To recognize administrators who go beyond the daily demands of their position to create an extraordinary educational environment, we created a Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year awards program. These new awards acknowledge creative, innovative instructional leaders.