Salem Junior High’s Amy Huhtala honored by KSL’s Teacher Feature
Amy Huhtala, a teacher at Salem Junior High School, was surprised by KSL and Zions Bank recently as their Teacher Feature of the week.
Huhtala received season tickets to the Hale Center Theater, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn and a certificate for dinner at the Roof Restaurant. Additionally, teachers honored with the Teacher Feature Award can choose to enter the KSL Teacher Feature Car Contest where they can become eligible for the chance to win a two-year lease on a new 2017 vehicle provided by Burt Brothers Tires and Service.
Nyla Alldredge’s nomination letter for Amy Huhtala stated in part: “My daughter’s eighth-grade teacher is Mrs. Huhtala. She is an extraordinary teacher! My daughter says she is her favorite teacher this year. On the last day before Christmas break, Mrs. Huhtala sent home a handwritten card to my daughter and to each of her students in all of her classes. The card talked about the qualities and the positive things that she had noticed in each of her students. I could hardly believe that a teacher would have the time or even make the time to do such a meaningful deed. She has told her students that she wanted to highlight the things they do right, since most teenagers only hear about the things they do wrong.
“When Mrs. Huhtala was growing up she remembered that Christmas day was magical. When coming down the hall for Christmas, her favorite thing, above the nicely wrapped gifts, was to search the tree for her letter from her mom. She would
Salem Junior High School teacher Amy Huhtala recently received KSL’s Teacher Feature Award.