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In this 2016-2017 school year I am once again able to visit schools and classrooms to a much greater extent than in recent years. Since the start of the year I have seen some very impressive examples of strong teaching and meaningful student learning. It has been wonderful to reconnect with the acts of teaching and learning. I admit that there are many days where I miss being in a classroom, interacting with students.

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude for the fine teachers, administrators, and classified staff in Provo City School District.


To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, our local McDonald’s owner/operators have...