Utah Jazz and Instructure Present Top Most Valuable Educator Award

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah Jazz, in partnership with Instructure, will present its first Most Valuable Educator (MVE) award at tonight’s game.

West High School physics instructor Alison Bulson will be honored at halftime. She is the first educator to receive special recognition from Instructure and Jazz as an MVE. Instructure CEO Steve Daily will be on hand to present the award to Bulson. Bulson’s dad came from California for the special event.

In a statement from Instructure, Bulson was honored for helping students during the pandemic by creating home labs that students could use to study. She also led the first American high school team to win CERN (VScounter attack European for Rresearch NOTnuclear) Challenge of the Beamline Science project in Switzerland.

Other Bulson accomplishments include:

  • Led the first American high school team to win the CERN Beamline Science Project challenge in Switzerland.
  • She is the main mentor / coach of the First Robotics team.
  • She is extremely passionate about teaching ALL students.
  • Teaches at West High School since 2017
  • BA from the University of Washington
  • Masters and PhD from the University of Utah

The Utah Jazz Most Valuable Educator Award presented by Instructure was announced at the end of October. Instructure is a Utah-based company that pioneered the Canvas learning management system.

The program invites residents of the state to nominate a local educator who not only has a positive impact in their schools and community, but who also serves as an inspiration to students.

The program will reward 21 educators in 21 home games throughout the 2021-22 regular season. Tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Arena will honor the first recipient.

Throughout the game, educators will receive additional recognition for their work in the community and participate in arena activities for the night.


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