Teachers from Canyon Elementary voted one of their colleagues to receive the Crystal Apple Award–Kalani Reed on January 25, 2011.
Kalani is a third-grade teacher and graduated from Idaho State University in 1984. She has been an educator for 24 years. She taught 17 years in Idaho and this is her seventh year in Utah. She has taught kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades. She comes from a long line of educators; both parents, two sisters, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a great-grandfather, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kalani is loved by students, parents and peers. Teachers and students appreciate that she always is available with a listening ear. To quote Kalani, she said, "Canyon is a great place to be. Teachers, parents, students and administration are wonderful to work with."