Feb 20, 2018
Rocky Lambourne the Principle at Bonneville Jr High, was nominated by a former student when he was a teacher at Skyline High School over 20 years ago. The anonymous former student claimed he was not a very good student and felt like he "needed to break him in". "Within five minutes of being in his class, I had disrupted, annoyed, and then finally threw (and hit him) with a wadded up piece of paper. I knew he was going to unleash the dogs on me, and he did."
He goes on to say that the next day it surprised him because "He just wanted to get to know me, which was weird. We hit it off right away, and by the end of the conversation, he had offered me a job mowing lawns with his Lawn Care crew that he ran after school to make ends meet. I accepted."
"If there was ever a teacher who deserved to be recognized, it’s Rocky Lambourne; a man who has devoted his entire life to being a friend, helping others, coaching, teaching, leading, and being a champion for those kids who couldn’t do it on their own."
Mr. Lambourne receives a special recognition award from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at the Anniversary Inn, dinner for two at the Roof Restaurant downtown, and two season passes to the Hale Center Theater. At the end of the year, one lucky teacher will win the lease of a new car provided by Burt Bros. Tire and Service.
KSL NewsRadio and Zions Bank are proud to honor Utah's best teachers with the KSL Teacher Feature Awards! Since 1994, Teacher Feature has highlighted outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah. Winning teachers are announced every Tuesday morning, September through June, on Utah's Morning News with Brian & Amanda.