SALT LAKE CITY -- Julio Cortez, a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Ogden, has been named Teacher of the Year by the 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation.
The award recognizes the most meaningful grant application submitted to the foundation during the previous school year.
Cortez purchased scaled dinosaur models with the grant he received. The models provide students with hands-on lessons about dinosaurs in prehistoric Utah, the foundation stated in a news release.
The award was presented Friday at the Salt Lake Hilton Downtown during the Utah Credit Union Association's annual conference.
The Utah Credit Union Association founded CUEF in 2002 to provide funds for Utah classrooms.