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Merilee Terry (UT '00)

Teacher/Teacher Leader

Grandview Elementary School
Provo, UT

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1, 2, 3

At the time of the Award, Merilee Terry was:

Teacher/Teacher Leader
Grandview Elementary School
Provo, UT

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1, 2, 3


Biographical Information

Merilee Terry, gifted education teacher at Grandview Elementary School in Provo, has an enthusiasm for student-centered teaching that is contagious, and a classroom that her assistant superintendent calls a "beehive of fun, focused learning." She developed "PEAKS" (Preparing Excellent and Kreative Students for Success), a research-based Gifted and Talented curriculum that promotes both individualized and cooperative learning. As a mentor teacher for pre-service and new teachers, Mrs. Terry shares and models her expertise in multi-age looping, integrated curriculum and standards-based instruction. She is also a teacher leader in the area of curriculum development, and has served as a member of the district team responsible for designing and developing the district's standards and benchmarks.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1988 Brigham Young University, B.S.


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