Huntsman awards: Teachers, principals and volunteers honored for excellence in education

Published: Sunday, May 5 2013 12:21 p.m. MDT

David Stephenson, Principal, Traverse Mountain Elementary School, Lehi Next » 1 of 11 « Prev
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David Stephenson is known for connecting with students on a personal level. He stands outside the school each morning to greet students, talk with parents and help everyone begin their day with a smile. Stephenson also gives a book to each student with a personalized note on their birthday.

As the inaugural principal of Traverse Mountain Elementary, Stephenson has worked with the community to create a comprehensive and collaborative educational environment. He enacted health programs for students, set up a sister school partnership with Candlelight Elementary in Africa and worked to create safe routes to school with the partnership of students, parents, teachers and city officials.

Stephenson believes in students and looks for new opportunities to help them succeed, all while working to create strong community bonds.
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