The Utah State Board of Education today announced the five finalists for 2022 Utah Teacher of the Year. They are:
Katherine “Kasey” Bradbury, a choir teacher at Bountiful Junior High School in the Davis School District.
Jennifer Carver-Hunter, a fifth-grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District.
Mark Berrett Daniels, a theatre teacher at Weber High School in the Weber School District.
Albert Ferrarons Font, a Spanish dual immersion teacher at West Lake STEM Junior High School in the Granite School District.
Carol J. Gaylord, a math teacher at Dixon Middle School in the Provo School District.
A selection committee comprised of representatives from parent and teacher advocacy organizations, charter schools, and the Utah State Board of Education selected the finalists. They made their choices from the statewide nominees forwarded from district and charter school teachers of the year.
The selection committee completed interviews with the five finalists and the announcement of the 2022 Utah Teacher of the Year will be made at the annual banquet to be held in Salt Lake City on September 2.
The 2022 Utah Teacher of the Year will represent Utah in the National Teacher of the Year Program in Washington, D.C. and will succeed National Teacher of the Year finalist Jon Arthur, who is a sixth-grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District.