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Utah Teacher of the Year Says Believing in Her Students Comes First

Melody Apezteguia, a calculus teacher at American Fork High School, was named Teacher of the Year for consistently setting high expectations for her students.
Apezteguia said she has always concerned herself first and foremost with ensuring that students believe in themselves. "The underlying factor for me has been building relationships with the students and helping them understand their own capacity," she said.

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