Tonight Senator Karen Morgan received the Apex Legacy Award from the Canyons School District Board of Education, the highest honor bestowed by the Board. The Board of Education’s Apex Awards are designed to express gratitude to community leaders and educators who have served as champions of public education and who exemplify the Board’s four tenets of fostering student achievement, community engagement, innovation, and customer service.
Below is information on the Canyons School District website about Senator Morgan:
“The imprint of Karen Morgan’s guiding hand can be seen throughout Canyons School District, from its kindergarten classrooms to its high school graduation ceremonies. Widely known for her efforts to improve education, the Utah State Senator and Democrat from Cottonwood Heights carried the bill that led to the creation of Utah’s first new school district in a century. The former high school teacher’s efforts since have opened doors to innovation, improved student achievement, and unprecedented community engagement in public schools. Sen. Morgan’s vision for improving education for schoolchildren extends beyond Canyons’ borders. She worked tirelessly to reduce class size and improve reading education for Utah’s youngest students. She founded the University of Utah Reading Clinic, and has served on the Utah Governor’s Literacy Commission, the 3Rs Advisory Board, and as Vice President of the Utah Children’s Reading Foundation. Sen. Morgan never wavered in her advocacy to improve public education for all children, not in her five terms of service in the Utah House of Representatives, nor in her term of service in the Utah Senate, from which she is retiring this year. For her advocacy on behalf of communities and children, and vision to improve public education, the Canyons Board of Education offers to Karen Morgan its highest honor, the Apex Legacy Award.”
CONGRATULATIONS, Senator Morgan.