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Salt Lake City teacher named 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year

John Arthur teaches sixth grade at Meadowlark Elementary School
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Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 16:05:56-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's 2021 Teacher of the Year is a sixth grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary in Salt Lake City.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson announced Thursday that John Arthur was awarded the honor.

Arthur won $10,000 and will be considered to be named National Teacher of the Year. He was selected among other Utah teachers by a committee from the Utah State Board of Education.

“John works tirelessly to improve his teaching craft,” said Meadowlark Assistant Principal Wayne Culley. “He tutors students before and after school no matter which grade or school they are enrolled in. He helps future students in younger grades, students from Northwest (Middle School) and the high schools. Students and families know his generosity, love, and dedication. He believes in all students no matter their past or current struggles.”

Copper Hills High School American Sign Language teacher Rae Boren and Eastmont Middle School Career and Technical Education teacher Emma Moss were named runners-up.