By Lana Hiskey

Cathy Condie, Hobble Creek Elementary, Honored by Zions/KSL Teacher Feature

KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Cathy Condie, a fourth-grade teacher at Hobble Creek Elementary, for the "Teacher Feature" program this month.  This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives. 

Mrs. Condie is honored with a plaque from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at Anniversary Inn, a gift certificate for dinner at the Roof Restaurant, and a pair of season tickets from Hale Centre Theater in West Valley. All winners are invited to attend an end of the year banquet in their honor.                

Rosie Jameson submitted the application and the letter read in part:

“One day, I was helping with a project in Mrs. Condie's classroom and listened as she taught. Many kids sat down first thing even before school started, looked at the board with their assignments on it, and got to work. Once the bell rang, everyone was focused and listening to this amazing teacher. She was explaining a wide variety of material over an hour or so of surprisingly advanced material in writing and math while giving out assignments. The students worked diligently. I noticed Mrs. Condie going around helping a large number of students especially the struggling ones. She would comment on some of their writing and had selected students to read their work to the class. The kids were getting restless so she put some soothing music on to listen to. She then started talking about Vincent Van Gogh. His life, art posted on her wall, and style of art came to life through her words. It reminded me of my Humanities class in college! The kids seemed mesmerized.

“I asked my son why he liked Mrs. Condie so much. He said, "She teaches us stuff so many different ways that we all understand what she is teaching." Just like a parent she is a teacher that wants each child to live up to their potential no matter what their ability is! Her teaching style is so fast paced that children listen and are rewarded for their outstanding work. Discipline problems are minimal, because the kids don't have much time to talk or get into mischief.

“My son explained to me that she teaches life skills such as using good manners, proper language, appreciation for privileges they are given, and becoming responsible students.”

Congratulations Cathy and thank you for inspiring so many Nebo School District students!

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