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PCEF Excellent Educator Awards Sponsored by the Louis Family
The Sarah & Stephen Doilney Award

It's one of the most joyful days of the year! Join PCEF every spring as we surprise the Excellent Educator at each Park City School District school! In addition, we surprise the Sarah and Stephen Doilney Award winner. 



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.

Each spring, teachers and staff at each of the Park City School District’s seven schools vote for the person they feel best personifies an excellent educator. PCSD’s Board of Education, PTO/PTA officers and PCEF’s Board of Directors may also vote. Since 1996, Jim has funded a cash award for the winner at each school.

In 2019 the Louis Family became sponsors of the Excellent Educator Award. Both families came to Park City in the 70's, are long-time friends and both love the teaching profession. Hank Louis is an architect and taught architecture at the University of Utah and McPolin Elementary! He also was a founder of the Winter School. Son Ehlias was in the first class of first graders at Parley's Park! 

In 1996, Jim also created a very special award to honor his parents. 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. This award will continue to be funded by Jim.


Sarah and Stephen Doilney Award = PCHS Science Teacher Ed Mulick

Excellent Educators:

PCHS = Melanie Moffat

TMJH = Tim Jeffrey

EHMS = Lara Rude

JRES = Ellen Lowell

MES = Craig Roberson

PPES = Kara Wales

TES = Heidi Kaiserman

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2020/21


  • Programs Funded


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