Each year, UtSTA gives numerous awards to outstanding educators in Utah. The awards recipients are chosen from nominations sent to us by fellow teachers, administrators, and district personnel. This year's awardees be honored at our annual awards banquet the evening of Feb. 9, 2018. Click the link below to see this year's awardees
Rookie Teachers of the Year: Cassy Sandoval and Suzette Boland
Elementary Region Teachers of the Year: Noelle Mauri, Kim Sauceda, Kara E. Paul, Britney Manderino, Jan Farmer, Amy Sorensen, Taunya James
Middle School Teachers of the Year: Jose Manuel Escobero, Michael Olsen, Lisa Covert
High School Teachers of the Year: Scott A. Brady, Whitney Beckstead, Lisa Craig, Douglas Pusey
Outstanding Science Departments of the Year: Sand Springs Elementary, Ephraim Middle School, Woods Cross High School
Specialty Awards: Jessica Dwyer, Jen Gutierrez, Heather Lambert, Dawn Monson, Glen Westbroek
We encourage friends, families, fellow teachers, administrators and district personnel to join us for dinner to celebrate and support these teachers. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below.
Current Action Items Links
Register for the 2018 conference "Phenomenal Science Instruction" (Early registration ends Jan 15th)
-Network and collaborate with science educators in your subject, grade band, region and throughout the state
-UtSTA Family Days where you can bring your family and join us in activities around the state
-Discount to the Conference in Feb., Endorsement Courses, and other PD opportunities
-Monthly newsletters with freebies, lesson ideas, activities, grant information and more
-Local representatives you can contact for science support
-Great resource for PD listings for relicensure, lane change and endorsements.
Upcoming UtSTA Endorsement Courses
Upcoming Community Events
UtSTA is hiring a Executive Director! This part time position has a salary of $9000 a year. Spread the word to those that might be interested in applying. Last day to apply is Jan 27th.
2019- NSTA Regional Conference is coming to SLC
Banquet Dinner Tickets
The UtSTA Award Banquet is the evening of Feb 9th, the same day as the conference. Banquet tickets are $20 a person and can be purchases at this link. Family and friends, school and district personnel are invited. Membership to UtSTA is not required. Come and join us as we celebrate some of Utah's fantastic teachers.
Utah Teacher Award Winners
Dec 4, 2017
Sharon McGarry, a teacher at Syracuse Junior High School in Syracuse, Utah, was chosen to participate as a Teacher Fellow in the 2017-18 Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. The only teacher selected from Utah, McGarry will participate with 26 other educators in a number of science, engineering, and technology-related activities and professional learning opportunities.
Vendor Information for the 2018 Conference
We want you for our conference!
Included in the vendor registration is a 10' table, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.
Vendor cost is $250 for nonprofits (501C3) and $500 for profit vendors.
Upcoming UtSTA Events
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Mission Statement: The purpose of the Utah Science Teachers Association shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all fields of science at all education levels.