2022-2023 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Jenny McNees who was awarded the Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Educator of the Year! Jordan Education Foundation recognizes and honors superior teachers with a track record of improving student achievement, using innovative instructional strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students. Mrs. McNees is among a select few highlighted as Outstanding Educators who are making a difference in the classroom. The annual Outstanding Educators Awards publicly honor and recognize educators who raise the bar of their profession.
Mrs. McNees, one of our outstanding Academic Communication support teachers, was surprised by staff, students, members of the foundation, and the district's superintendent on March 23rd where she was recognized for all of the amazing support she offers not only to her own students, but all students at Antelope Canyon. She cares deeply about student success, takes initiative without questions, and has strong focus and purpose when planning and implementing what's best for all students. She is a huge asset to our school, and we are so appreciative for all she does! We are so proud of Mrs. McNees and are so grateful she's part of the Antelope Canyon faculty.
2021-2022 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Natalie Sellers who has been nominated and choses as Antelope Canyon's 2021-2022 Teacher of the year. Miss Sellers makes a difference each day in the Academic Communication classroom.
Perhaps one of the things Miss Sellers does best is building a classroom and school community where all are loved and accepted. Her success is directly correlated to her mindset as one teacher observed, “She doesn’t just see a disability. She sees them (her students) as an astronaut or physicist. In her classroom, everything is possible.” A parent captured this same sentiment by saying, “Miss Sellers somehow perfectly balances giving her students the extra support they need while at the same time giving them a desire to do everything they can independently. She assumes competence in her students and helps them feel capable of doing everything! She is an advocate for inclusion and shows ALL the students how wonderful it can be to embrace those with differences.”
Natalie Sellers is perfectly matched for her profession in every way. She is a natural leader and a grown up who’s never forgotten what it’s like to be a child. She can hold her own talking with a five-year old with a communication disorder, a parent with extensive experience with Autism, or district staff and compliance to federal law. She is kind and comfortable in every setting because she is driven by a greater purpose. She is driven by love.
2020-2021 Outstanding Educator of the Year
Congratulations to Lisa Freeman who has been selected to receive a 2020-2021 Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Educator of the Year award! Jordan Education Foundation recognizes and honors superior teachers with a track record of improving student achievement, using innovative instructional strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students. Mrs. Freeman is among a select few highlighted as Outstanding Educators who are making a difference in the classroom. The annual Outstanding Educators Awards publicly honor and recognize educators who raise the bar of their profession.
The Jordan Education Foundation visited her second-grade classroom and presented her with this award. Her students obviously love her very much! When Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Godfrey, asked the students for reasons why they love her, one student raised her hand and said, "One word, SUPERAWESOME!" Dr. Godfrey declared that one word forevermore!
We are blessed to have Mrs. Freeman -- and many other fantastic teachers -- at Antelope Canyon Elementary!
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