Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson, an English and debate teacher at Park City High School, has received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award as Speech Educator of the Year from the Utah High School Activities Association.
Ellsworth-Nielson began teaching at PCHS in August 2011, where she also serves as coach of the Debate Team. Last year the PCHS Debate Team won the 3A State championship.
Prior to that she was an English teacher at Grantsville Middle and High Schools in Tooele, Utah, for 19 years.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Utah where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.