From Logan to LaVerkin and Bluff to Bountiful, join students, teachers, parents and friends all across the state in celebrating Utah’s public schools.

The Difference You Make

In the past year, Utah’s teachers, school staff, parents, students, and communities across the state have stepped up to meet the enormous challenges and unprecedented adversity of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Our teachers and other education professionals, in particular, have responded heroically, doing all they can do to maintain Utah’s high standards of education excellence despite the obstacles put in front of them by the pandemic.

They have learned to provide high quality online education on the fly.

They have given students a sense of normalcy and routine in this chaotic time.

And they have done all that they can do to support us, our kids, and our communities.

Their stories have truly amazed and inspired.

We say THANK YOU to all Utah teachers and other educators—administrators, school staff, mental health professionals and nurses, custodial staff, lunch workers, secretaries, and more—as well as all the parents who have stepped up to help ensure that our students continue to learn and grow.

Thank you for your passion!

Thank you for your commitment!

Thank you for #TheDifferenceYouMake!

Your Stories

In this difficult time, we want to recognize and celebrate the inspirational efforts being made by educators, parents, students, and all those who are working together to continue providing an excellent education to all of Utah’s students.

Help us tell these inspiring stories!

  1. Social Media: #TheDifferenceYouMake – Share your story or the story of someone you know who is making a difference for our students, teachers, or school communities on social media…and use the hashtag #TheDifferenceYouMake!
  2. Tell Us Your Story – Use the form below to tell us your story or the story of someone you know who is making a difference for our students, teachers, or school communities!
  3. Share Good News – We don’t want to miss the good news stories that are out there! Use the form below to share links to news stories or other resources that we can share ourselves to let see what educators and parents are doing to make a difference for our students, teachers, and schools! Or share those links yourself on social media…but be sure to use the hashtag #TheDifferenceYouMake!

Here are some of the stories of #TheDifferenceYouMake

Have a Story to Share?

Help us continue to recognize and celebrate #TheDifferenceYouMake here and on social media by sharing photos, videos, news stories, and more!

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Stories About #TheDifferenceYouMake

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