State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson named second grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary Tracy Warenski, 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.
Warenski was honored at a banquet on Thursday, September 8, 2002 in Salt Lake City. As a recipient of this honor, Warenski was presented with a check for $4,000.
When interviewing with the Daily Herald, Warenski said that she “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 the Nebo School District and in the teaching profession.” Mike Duncan, former principal at East Meadows and current Elementary Coordinator said.