Get Inspired by Our Winner & Finalist Stories!

We’re excited to share share these inspiring success stories from the winners and finalists of the 2023 K-12 Hero Awards.

Meet the Winners

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How a true teacher hero advocates for student equity and belonging

John Arthur, a sixth-grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School in Salt Lake City, was the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for 2021 National Teacher of the Year.

How one hero educator gives students workforce skills and experience

Mr. Lamont offers his vocational high school students a unique hands-on opportunity to learn about the design industry and to prepare for jobs in the workforce. He integrates today’s high-tech training into a visually engaging curriculum using a variety of techniques and creative tools.

This heroic superintendent won’t quit in the pursuit of district excellence

Dr. Jesus Jara is a passionate educator who serves as Superintendent of Clark County School District (CCSD), the 5th largest school district in the nation educating more than 300,000 students – 64 percent of the student population in Nevada.

Meet the K-12 Hero Awards Finalists

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