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PCEF Excellent Educator Program, funded by the Louis and Doilney Families
The Sarah & Stephen Doilney Award

The Excellent Educators celebration is one of PCEF's oldest programs. In 2022 we devoted the entire month of May to championing our Park City educators with

  • Educator Socials → Finally! A few chances to connect with colleagues.  

  • Names in Lights → All 680 PCSD employees are named on banners along Historic Main Street from May 5 - 25.

  • Banner Day(s) → HUGE banners at each school with the names of its employees on display.

  • Excellent Educator Reveal → Each school votes on its Excellent Educator, who is surprised with a sweet celebration.

  • Free entry into Running with Ed --> Thank you Intermountain Park City Hospital

The Excellent Educator Award is voted on by educator peers in each school building. The Excellent Educator recipients for the 2021-2022 school year are:

  • Ecker Hill Middle School = Mary Morgan

  • Jeremy Ranch Elementary School = Susan Valentine

  • McPolin Elementary School = Suzanne Sheridan

  • Park City High School = tie! Bret Hughes and Melissa Nikolai

  • Parley's Park Elementary School = Alane Gaspari

  • Trailside Elementary School = Krista Ingle

  • Treasure Mountain Junior High = Larissa Fomuke

Sarah and Stephen Doilney Award Winner

The Sarah & Stephen Doliney Award, as voted on by the Senior Class at Park City High, honors the most influential educator of their school career.  The 2022 winner was PCHS Social Studies teacher Josh Goldberg!

Many thanks to Jim Doilney, who supports this award in honor of his mother, who was a teacher.


In 1996, developers Jim Doilney and Mike Barnes wanted to give back to the schools that gave Park City such a stellar reputation and made it a desirable place to live. In particular, Jim, the son of a teacher, wanted to honor his mother's profession. Thus, with PCEF's help, the Doliney-Barnes Teaching Excellence Awards were born. 

Over time, the award became the Excellent Educator award, in recognition that anyone; teacher, staff, or administration, can make an impact on student learning. Different sponsors have stepped up to support it, including Deer Valley Resort and more recently, the Louis Family.

In 1996, Jim also created a very special award to honor his parents. The Sarah & Stephen Doilney Award, as voted on by the Senior Class at Park City High, honors the most influential educator of their school career. 

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2021/22


  • Programs Funded


  • John C Kish Foundation
    John C Kish Foundation
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
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