Excel Awards

Each year, GEF supporters gather to recognize outstanding teachers, administrators and community members whose personal commitment and contribution impacts 68,000 students in the Granite School District.

The Excel Award is bestowed upon nine teachers and one administrator that have been nominated by school administrators, colleagues or students.

Excel Award Winners 2018

  • Brandon Kerby, Cyprus High
  • Amy Winder, Elk Run Elementary
  • Archer Birrell, Hillside Elementary
  • Katie Pearce, Rolling Meadows Elementary
  • Lori Linford, Bennion Elementary
  • Leah Tarrant, Taylorsville High
  • Janice Wayman, Hartvigsen
  • Stephanie Varoz, Crestview Elementary
  • Jodi Larson, Upland Terrace Elementary
  • Jill Thackeray, Skyline High

Excel Award Winners 2017

  • Anita Ardi, Churchill Jr. High
  • Sheri Coats, Neil Armstrong Academy
  • Wendee Johnston, Whittier Elementary
  • Zachary Layton, Eisenhower Jr. High
  • Emily Lehnardt, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Yvonne Miller, Fremont Elementary
  • Callah Morrey, West Kearns Elementary
  • Rhonda Small-Oakes, Hartvigsen
  • Craig Stauffer, Hunter High
  • Sarah Wilson, South Kearns Elementary

Excel Award Winners 2016

  • Tood Summerhays, Olympus High
  • Michele Gaetz, Whittier Elementary
  • Stacie Shields, Truman Elementary
  • Jessica Sellers, Westbrook Elementary
  • Erin Madrigal, Rolling Meadows Elementary
  • Lisa Foster, Wasatch Jr. High
  • Tanja Roller, Oakwood Elementary
  • Monica Marsing, Neil Armstrong Academy
  • Jody Lynn Tolley, Skyline High
  • Garett York, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Danny Stirland, Granite Park Jr. High

Excel Award Winners 2015

  • Tyler Howe, Armstrong Academy
  • Michele Morgan, Beehive Elementary
  • Barbara Homer, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Mandy Chapple, Granite Technical Institute
  • Trevor Black, Howard Driggs Elementary
  • Julie Leri, Hunter Jr. High
  • Noemi Hernandez-Balcazar, Kearns High
  • Jennifer Buck, Upland Terrace Elementary
  • Andrew McIntyre, Valley Jr. High
  • Shantelle Ford, West Kearns Elementary

Excel Award Winners 2014

  • Robin Farnsworth, Armstrong Academy
  • Le Vuong, Bennion Jr. High
  • Rachel Jensen, Calvin Smith Elementary
  • Amber Tuckness, Cottonwood Elementary
  • Ruth Adolphson, Cyprus High
  • Keri Graybill, Granite Park Jr. High
  • Sarah Waddoups, Oakwood Elementary
  • Mark Grant, Evergreen Jr. High
  • Heidi Parkin, Spring Lane Elementary
  • Sharon Hall, Christmas Box House

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