Both educators and the public were invited to nominate individuals for awards in several different categories relating to arts education. More than 100 nominations were received from across the state, and 19 winners in eight categories were honored for their efforts. Each individual award winner received a cash award of $2,500 along with an artistic award for display, and an additional $2,500 was awarded to each winner’s school to further support the arts program.
These awards were made possible by a grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization established to provide financial support to a wide range of endeavors, and were named to honor the philanthropic institution for its long history of supporting arts and education in Utah.
“We are very grateful that with the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation we were able to honor these very capable individuals for their dedication to providing the students of Utah the very best educations possible,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove. “We are fortunate in Utah to have many talented and dedicated educators who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty, and we are delighted to be able to recognize this group for their efforts.”
“The Sorenson Legacy Foundation is supportive of initiatives that benefit our communities, and we particularly appreciate those that endorse both education and the arts,” said Ann Crocker, president of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. “We are very pleased to help recognize these gifted educators for their commitment to promoting the arts in Utah public schools, and congratulate them on their exemplary efforts.”
Washington County School District
Lifetime Achievement Award
Escalante Valley Elementary (Iron District)
2013 Outstanding Arts Administrator