800 East 11000 South, Sandy, UT, 84094

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2023-2024 Teacher of the Year

We are very pleased to announce our 2024 Teacher of the Year: Ana Vinuesa, our 5th grade Spanish and English teacher.  She is well-deserving of this honor!  Here are excerpts from some of her nominations:

  • Mrs. Vinuesa has gone to great efforts to make 5th grade a fun experience for my son.
  • Ana Vinuesa loves each of her students and genuinely cares about their future.
  • Ana has been such an incredibly dedicated teacher since she started working at Altara!
  • Mrs. Vinuesa has such a magical way with her students. She has worked so hard preparing them for middle school and teaching them how to be successful in everything they set out to do.
  • She’s versatile and teaches with her heart and soul.
  • She goes above and beyond, seeking out interesting opportunities for her students 
  •  I had the lucky opportunity of observing her teach earlier this year, and I was blown away with her classroom management, student participation, and positive classroom environment she has created.
  • Ana’s classroom environment is welcoming and warm while also rigorous. She holds high expectations for her students both academically and behaviorally.
  • She is so sweet and loving. I love her as my teacher. She pushes me to be my best. She makes sure my class does the right thing. I love her so much. My class loves her. She cares about my whole class and more.
  • The students have become a family who cheer for each other and help each other due to her mentoring. We love her and she deserves the honor of teacher of the year.
  • Ana is the best teacher I know.
  • Mrs. Vinuesa is a great example for teachers in the district for her flexibility, responsibility, hard work, perseverance and for believing in her students. Gracias Mrs. Vinuesa!

Congratulations to Senora Vinuesa!

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