Jessica Lindley, a teacher at Foothills Elementary, was named teacher of the year for the Nebo School District.
Lindley serves as the special education team leader, social committee chairperson over parties and activities. She is also the character education specialist and the BYU Practicum Student-Teacher Mentor.
In the community, Lindley has served as the Miss Utah Field Director, World Down Syndrome Day Family Dinner Chairperson, and Autism Awareness Family Night Chairperson.
“From our first meeting, Mrs. Lindley expressed a desire to help our son after his head injury. She would reach out to me via email, phone calls, and meetings to discuss what was going on and would listen to our concerns as she put together a plan of action,” expressed a parent.
“Her compassion was not limited to our situation. She would reach out to each of her students in the same manner. She dedicates her life to teaching and loving children who otherwise might be left behind.”
“As an educator, I aspire to build a classroom culture and educational environment conducive to student learning and development; a place where students can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially,” Lindley said.
“I seek to foster a positive relationship with students, colleagues, parents and the community. I provide quality education to all students and help every student to reach their full potential by providing a learning environment that is always striving for success.”
Lindley received the Crystal Apple Award in 2019 and Excellence Teacher Award in Emery County School District in 2016.