Two Salt Lake City School District teachers have been honored by the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club.
Janell C. Hardy of Lowell Elementary School and Chris Rogers of Meadowlark Elementary School were presented framed certificates mounted on a plaque at a club luncheon Thursday in the Salt Lake Marriott Hotel.Hardy, an instructor 25 years, started teaching in the fourth and fifth grades. Sixteen of her past 23 years as a kindergarten teacher have been spent at Lowell.
"Jan has successfully raised eight children, while fulfilling a highly successful career as a dedicated teacher. . . . She has stayed in education all these years because of her love for children. She says when she comes to work too tired to teach, she looks at those cute little faces and the tired just goes away. . . . The atmosphere in her room continually demonstrates her love for the children. . . ," Kiwanian Robert J. Tingey quoted Lowell Principal Marti Frankovich as saying.
A graduate of South High School, Westminster College and a past student at Bible College, Rogers has 15 years' experience in the Salt Lake District. She has also taught at Hawthorne, Highland Park and Backman elementary schools. William D. Romine, Meadowlark's principal, said Rogers works to make her classroom a "relaxed and an exciting place, where each child - from the slowest learner to the most gifted - does the best he can.