Podcast: Melody Apezteguia, 2016 Utah Teacher of the Year

Leading from the Classroom: Insights from the 2016 Teachers of the Year

In this episode, Melody Apezteguia, a math teacher at American Fork High School in American Fork, Utah, tells about a time of self-discovery and empowerment.

Here’s Melody.

I realize I have learned the lesson that I wanted my students to learn. I feel empowered to use my voice. I want you all to know that we are each more powerful than we believe or understand. Our voice is essential in the educational policy discussion. If we don’t take the opportunity to speak, others will speak for us.

Learn more about CCSSO and the National Teacher of the Year Program