Heber City, Utah
Dallyn teaches art at Wasatch High School in Heber City. His contest entry references the Soviet propaganda posters he uses in class to teach basic design principles: “I’ve loved that style ever since I was introduced to it in my first art history class in college.” Outside of the classroom, Dallyn is a painter and freelance illustrator, and is active in state politics. He cares most about school funding, and recruiting and retaining great teachers.
Prize: $2,500 and $500 in school supplies donated to his school.
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A kindergarten teacher at Mission San Jose Elementary in Fremont, Prince says the best part of his job is introducing students to the thing that will become the great passion of their lives. He says teaching is about making connections: “When we listen to each other, we inevitably begin to appreciate our commonalities.” In 2020, Prince’s key issues are social, economic, and racial equity.
San Leandro, California
An art teacher at San Leandro High School and a union rep for her local teachers association, Diane supports new educators, promotes inclusive arts education, and fosters a healthy work environment for district employees. Growing up near Rosie the Riveter National Park sparked her interest in women’s contributions to the nation’s history. In this election, she says, “all women’s voices need to be heard—now more than ever.”