Carlson Earns “Apples for Teachers” Teacher of the Year Award


During the Carbon School Board Meeting held on Wednesday, CJ McManus from AJB Broadcasting presented the “Apple for Teachers” Teacher of the Year award. Carbon High School’s English and History teacher, Cami Carlson, was selected as the nominee for 2024 Teacher of the Year. She was nominated by her student, Landrie Anderson.

In the nomination letter, Anderson expressed the immense impact that Carlson has had on her life and education. She also stated that she is easily one of the most deserving candidates for the award.

“I was continually inspired by her unwavering dedication to creating an inclusive learning environment. Her commitment to making every student feel valued and respected, regardless of their background or perspective, truly sets her apart as an exceptional educator,” Anderson wrote.

Anderson declared that Carlson’s most admirable qualities was the ability to foster open-mindedness and encourage critical thinking among her students.

“She always respects all opinions while offering insightful perspectives that allow students to see the world in new ways. Her willingness to listen and engage with diverse viewpoints has not only broadened my understanding of various subjects but has also instilled in me a deep appreciation for the power of empathy and compassion,” stated Anderson in her letter.

Carlson’s teaching extends far beyond textbooks and curriculum, according to Anderson. She stated that Carlson consistently teaches life lessons by thought-provoking discussions, meaningful assignments or simply leading by example. She teaches the importance of kindness, integrity and perseverance.

Anderson concluded her letter stating that Carlson has further inspired her to pursue a career in education and she hopes to emulate a fraction of the impact she’s had on her and countless others.

“Thank you, Cami, for your unwavering commitment to excellence and for being a source of inspiration and guidance. Your influence will forever be cherished, and I am immensely grateful to have had the privilege of being your student,” noted Anderson.

AJB Broadcasting’s “Apples for Teachers” is made possible by Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, Castleview Hospital, Marietti Monuments, Sutherlands, Coldstone Creamery and Castle Valley Awards. They will be continuing to highlight teachers each month at the school board meetings at the beginning of the school year.

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