Cache County teachers receive recognition and money for their outstanding work

<span>Teacher “Hats Off Awards” were recently presented to Cache County’s top teachers, as determined by the Cache Education Foundation.</span>

<span>CEF Executive Director Teri Lewis said 11 teachers from valley schools were each awarded $500 checks in front of their peers and school student bodies. </span>

<span>“We have a committee of parents, business and community members and PTA leaders that meet to discuss each application,” said Lewis. “It’s a great program and we are excited to recognize and reward these outstanding teachers.”</span>

<span>This is the 14th straight year for the awards presentations.</span>

<span>“We have local sponsors who make these cash awards possible. They are local businesses who recognize what these teachers do, how they go above and beyond.”</span>

<span>Winning teachers include Gordon Allred and Laura Peterson, Mountain Crest High; Theo Anderson of Providence Elementary; Aubrey Bracken, South Cache; Elizabeth Johnson and Kylie Funk, Willow Valley; Kyliann Erickson, Sky View High; Debbie Anderson, Cindy Larsen and Pamela Baxter, River Heights Elementary; and, Trisha Deursch, Wellsville Elementary.</span>

<span>The Cache Education Foundation was established in 1988 with an interest in the education of students in the Cache County School District as it deals with limited funds and increasing class sizes.</span>

<span>“We do what we can to raise funds to help enhance the learning and teaching environment by providing non-consumable resources to teachers and students in the classroom.”</span>

<span>The CEF also sponsors the annual “Driving for Education” golf tournament which this year is <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Tuesday, August 5</span></span> at the Birch Creek Golf Course. All the proceeds are earmarked for the “Tools for Schools” grants.</span>

<span>In addition, the CEF “Relay Race” this year is <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Saturday, Sept. 27</span></span>.</span>

<span>“Those representing schools on the north end will start there and those from the south end will begin there and we will meet at a park behind the district office. Again, 100 percent of the funds go back into the classroom,” said Lewis.</span>

<span>She said further information is available at <a href=”http://www.cefut.org” target=”_blank”>www.cefut.org</a></span>

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