PTA Awards

Individual PTAs are encouraged to recognize teachers and PTA volunteers each year. Nominations are collected on an individual school basis and awards given at the local, council, region, and state levels.


2016 - 2017 Utah PTA Awards

Utah PTA is proud to announce the Utah PTA Award winners for 2016-2017.  There were so many amazing entries to the Awards program that it was hard to choose the winners.  We would like to thank all those who entered and give our thanks for the amazing things done on behalf of PTAs for the children of Utah.

As you look forward in  your PTA to next year we hope that you will send in many entries for the 2017-2018 school year to thank your volunteers for the great work done in your school.

Utah PTA Outstanding Administrator Award                              Utah PTA Advocacy Award
Catherine Anderson, Jordan Ridge Elementary, Region 6              Leslie Bruce, Legislative VP, Willow Springs Elem, Region 17
Kate Ross, Lindon Elementary, Region 9
BJ Weller, Canyon View Elementary, Region 17
Brandon Yost, Sunset Elementary, Region 20

Utah PTA Outstanding Educator Award                                      Utah PTA Development Award
Karen Dodge, Wasatch Junior High, Region 5                                 Pirate Pantry, Cyprus High School, Region 5
Blair Ewell, Longview Elementary, Region 19                                   PTSA Student Board, Wasatch Junior High, Region 5
Natalyn Shepherd, Mountain View Elementary, Region 3                Take Your Family to School, Northridge Elementary, Region 9
Valorie Snow, Sunset Elementary, Region 20

Utah PTA Spirit of PTA Award                                                       Utah PTA Inclusivity Award
Crystal Davies, Skyridge High School, Region 9                              Ashley Pitcher, Pony Express Elementary, Region 9
Ann Evans, L.C. Reading Elementary, Region 3                              Shannon Brown, Alta View Elementary, Region 17
Tobin Hagen, Mountain View Elementary, Region 3                        Eastwood Paralympics Field Day, Eastwood Elem, Region 5
Marnée Lemon, Sego Lily Elementary, Region 9

Utah PTA Outstanding Support Staff Award                               Utah PTA Involvement Award
Wendy Heath, Sunrise Elementary, Region 17                                Eastwood Dance/Art Festival, Eastwood Elementary,Region 5
Ethelyn Lunt, Northridge Elementary, Region 9 Recess Dads,        Alta View Elementary, Region 17
Tanya Sargent, Howard R Driggs Elementary, Region 5                 Shark Challenge, Saratoga Shores Elementary, Region 9
Jeff Webb, Pony Express Elementary, Region 9

Utah PTA Outstanding Volunteer Award
Kristel Affleck, Cottonwood Elementary, Region 5
Ammie Gillespie, Alpine Elementary, Region 9
Keersten Jensen, McMillan Elementary, Region 19
Emily Nelson, Spring Creek Elementary, Region 10
Candice Stratford, Northridge Elementary, Region 9

Provo Parent recognized by Utah PTA as Utah PTA Volunteer of the Year.
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PTA Awards

Utah PTA gives the following awards every year to recognize excellence in education and in PTAs:

  • Utah PTA - Outstanding Educator
  • Utah PTA - Outstanding Volunteer
  • Utah PTA - Outstanding School Administrator
  • Utah PTA - Outstanding Support Staff
  • Utah PTA - Spirit of PTA Award
  • Utah PTA - Spirit of Inclusivity Award
  • Utah PTA - Advocacy Award
  • Utah PTA - Development Award
  • Utah PTA - Involvement Award

For Membership Awards click HERE

For Leadership (LEAP) Awards click HERE

Forms with award requirements attached below.

Who Needs To Be Recognized At Your School?


The Utah PTA Awards Program is designed to offer greater opportunities for recognizing those who devote their time and energy on behalf of children. 

Recognition is a key factor in any successful business/organization as well as a key factor in retaining quality volunteers. Awards and recognition are a necessary priority in PTA at all levels. You will find that awards and recognition will provide your PTA with many great benefits.

The concept behind the Awards Program is that our thanks be heartfelt and genuine, and not necessarily extravagant.

You may want to have an Awards Appointee on your PTA board. Duties and Time Line attached below.

Award Deadlines:

  • Local: Decided on individual basis
  • Council:  January 15
  • Region:  February 1
  • State:  March 1

If you have further questions, please contact

National PTA Family-School Partnerships - Hearst Award

Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award - For exemplary implementation of the National Standards, one PTA will receive a monetary award of $2,000.

Family-School Partnership Award of Excellence - For representing the best in one of the six National Standards, six PTAs will each receive a monetary award of $500.

Family-School Partnership Award of Merit - For demonstrating commitment to building partnerships, all PTAs that apply will receive a certificate of recognition.

For information on any of these awars, please visit:

National PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award— the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. 

For information on this award, please visit the National PTA website