Congratulations to our very own Xavier Ma, a sixth grade dual language immersion teacher at Wasatch Elementary. She has been named one of five finalist for the 2020 Utah Teacher of the Year!

A panel with representatives from teachers, parents, charter schools, the Utah State Board of Education and 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Kellie May selected the finalists from among the 25 district and charter school teachers of the year from throughout the state. The five were interviewed and a 2020 Utah Teacher of the Year and two runners up were selected but won’t be announced until September 5 when a banquet will be held honoring all district and charter teachers of the year.

The 2020 Utah Teacher of the Year will represent Utah in the National Teacher of the Year Program in Washington, D.C. and will succeed May, who is currently a student teacher specialist in the Salt Lake City School District, but formerly worked as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) coordinator at West High School in Salt Lake City.

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