Nebo PEAK Award Winner - Ms. Deon Youd

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Fri, 09/16/2022 - 16:09
Deon PEAK Award

We were so grateful to honor one of our AMAZING teachers this week. Our very own Ms. Youd was presented as a Nebo PEAK Award winner at Board Meeting this week! Here is what her nominators had to say:

“Deon is an exceptional teacher and mentor. She is an educator that always puts her students first and cares about what is best for them. Over the past four years that I have been teaching, she has offered endless support and encouragement in countless ways. This past December, I ended up getting very sick and missed over a month of school. Deon truly went above and beyond; she brought dinner to my family while I was in the hospital, checked on me almost daily, and then oversaw or planned all of my lessons in addition to her own. I was overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation at this significant act of service. Deon does her job exceptionally well and asks for no recognition or reward. She is a selfless example of what it means to truly make a difference in the lives of her students and those fortunate enough to know her.” 
~ Ryann Bayless

“Deon is one of those teachers that impacts students’ lives through every action that she makes. Within her classroom, she creates an environment that students thrive in. Just walking into her classroom, one can feel her passion to help students succeed. Recently Deon wrote sub plans for an ill teacher’s class. This made it possible for the teacher to concentrate about getting better. This extra effort also allowed those students to continue on their educational journey. Deon truly embodies Spanish Fork High's motto of: ‘Here We Learn for Life.’ Thanks Deon! SFHS loves you!!!”
~ Jade Andersen

“Deon Youd is an exceptional teacher. She is loved by her students and is loved and respected by the faculty and staff at Spanish Fork High School. She looks out for the well-being of others. We had a teacher that became very ill. Deon did not hesitate and immediately stepped up and provided lesson plans for her co-worker. We were impressed with Deon's willingness to help. She spent many extra hours preparing meaningful and powerful lesson plans. She is the perfect example of providing exceptional service to others. Thanks Deon for all you do!”
~Matt Christensen

We are so lucky to have Ms. Youd and Spanish Fork High, and she is the epitome of Positive Energy and Kindness!! 

Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department. 

Lana Hiskey