At a dinner held Friday night in the Zions Bank Rock Canyon room, Mrs. Kristin Pierce was one of four teachers district-wide honored by the Provo School District Foundation as a “Building on Excellence” award winner. Pierce was presented with a $500.00 check from Utah Community Credit Union and was given tribute by Brad Norton of UCCU as well as by a former student, Annie Smith.
Mrs. Pierce has been teaching for 22 years. She currently teaches 10th grade honors English and reading. She has worked as a district specialist on young adult literature as well as a new teacher mentor at Provo High. Mrs. Pierce has two great passions: kids and books. She reads at least two books a week, and her classroom is full of books that she has read and remembers every detail about. Teachers and parents seek her advice on books to recommend to their students and children. She is known across the state as “the book expert” on young adult literature. Mrs. Pierce is a popular speaker and trainer because of her with, enthusiasm, and expertise. Her students enjoy her class and leave with a love for reading.
Says Pierce, “My students are the reason I wake up in the morning and drive across the valley to Provo High. I love my students! I want my students to leave my class prepared and excited for all the world has to offer.”
Congratulations, Mrs. Pierce, on a well-deserved award!