“It’s the supreme art of the teacher,” once said Albert Einstein, “to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Every day, even in this era of distance learning, the spark of learning is inspired by the good, hard work of CSD teachers. Following a cherished tradition, one educator from most CSD schools and programs are being honored for their efforts to connect with students, both digitally and in person. Every school-based Teacher of the Year received a gift basket full of donated prizes worth some $500. From the field of the amazing educators featured here, CSD will select one teacher who will be the overall Teacher of the Year. The first-place pick will receive a $1,000 cash prize donated by the Jordan Credit Union. The winner, to be announced at the May 19 meeting of the Canyons Board of Education, also will represent Canyons in the state Teacher of the Year contest. CSD’s Teacher of the Year program is proudly co-sponsored by the Canyons Education Foundation.