State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson today named Tracy Warenski, a second-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary in the Nebo School District, as the 2023 Utah Teacher of the Year Runner Up.
A committee with representatives from parent and teacher advocacy organizations, charter schools, and the Utah State Board of Education selected the finalists from among local teachers of the year for the honor.
Tracy Warenski was honored at a banquet on Thursday, September 8, 2002, in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Warenski, of Nebo, was presented with a check for $4,000.
When interviewing with the Daily Herald, Tracy brought up the following:
“She shares this achievement with the many mentors, administrators, co-workers and students who have all helped shape her into the teacher she is today.
“What has kept Warenski coming back to teach every fall for the past 17 years is her faith in both Nebo School District and in the teaching profession.”
Mike Duncan, former principal at East Meadows and current Elementary Coordinator, said, "Tracy is so deserving of this recognition! She loves her students and works incredibly hard on behalf of each one of them. Tracy is a leader and a difference maker in her classroom and in Nebo School District. She is always positive, never makes excuses, and will always find a way to make things work. She is real and genuinely loves teaching. She is a perfect example of how a teacher can positively influence many, many people. Congrats Mrs. Warenski!"
Nebo is so proud of you Tracy Warenski for being a Nebo Hero and representing all our incredible teachers here in Nebo.
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