A West Jordan elementary teacher is one of the 100 winners of the Sallie Mae First-Year Teacher Awards.

Terri C. Pope, a Sandy resident who teachers fourth grade at Oquirrh Elementary School, West Jordan, is the only Utah teacher to win the national award.The Student Loan Marketing Association, known as Sallie Mae, recognizes outstanding performance by first-year elementary and secondary teachers nationwide. Sallie Mae is a corporation which buys education loans from banks and other lenders and provides education-related financial products and services.