elementary age students stand next to their teacher who is holding a giant check for $100

Cooperative Teachers Credit Union (CTCU) hosted the first-ever CTCU Best-in-Class Teacher Award Contest for Teacher Appreciation Week in 2022! During the contest, people could vote for their favorite teacher to give them a chance to win one of three cash prizes.

Although Ms. Taylor, a Dixie Elementary 5th grade math teacher, knew she had won third place in CTCU’s first-ever Best in Class Award, her students had no idea!  At first, silence fell over the active group when representatives from CTCU walked in carrying the “Big Check.”  Then the first “what?” was heard as the children began to understand that the teacher they love so much received this recognition.  

Eager to show their support, some jumped from their seats to pose with Ms. Taylor.  The class had a recent lesson on paper checks and connected their knowledge to the envelope containing 100 dollars in her hand.  She thanked CTCU for honoring not only her but ALL educators.  Saying, “it’s not an easy job but one of service, and if she can positively impact just one life, it’s all worth it.