What are they saying about Tony Zani?

"Having a National Board Certified Teacher on the State School Board will provide essential experience and knowledge to the Board. As a National Board Certified Teacher, he will bring a wealth of experience and valued perspective to the State Board of Education.  Join me in supporting him!" -

Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, 

2009 Utah Teacher of the Year

Vice Chair, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Past-President, Utah Education Association

"I am pleased to support Tony Zani as a State School Board member from District 11 because Mr. Zani is highly qualified to represent parents, children, and educators on any educational issue that impacts Utah.  I have watched Mr. Zani work in schools, with students, for over a decade and his abilities are truly impressive!  Tony Zani does not have an agenda; he simply wants all students to succeed."

Dr. Kathleen Brown, Executive Director, University of Utah Reading Clinic

"We need board members who will advocate that ALL students, including those with exceptional needs, get the best services. My child, who is hard of hearing, has greatly benefited from Mr. Zani’s extensive knowledge of early literacy and language acquisition."

Carrie Johnson


"Tony is the best qualified candidate for the state school board you will find! He is a teacher, a father, a veteran, and an outstanding advocate for what works best in schools for children. Tony and I were part of a USBE group that developed standards for a new coaching endorsement, so I know he walks the walk!"

Deborah Gattrell

Army Veteran

National Board Certified Teacher

Candidate for Salt Lake County Council

"The USBE needs highly qualified and effective teachers on their board making decisions that are right for our students and teachers.  I have worked with Tony on the Utah National Board Coalition Executive Board and he would make an excellent addition to the USBE."

Tami Clevenger

President, Utah National Board Coalition

"The Utah National Board Coalition supports Tony Zani for the Utah State Board of Education.  Our top priority is providing proven professional development opportunities for teachers so every Utah student will have a highly effective teacher in the classroom.  Mr. Zani supports our mission and is a highly effective and qualified teacher as well."

Utah National Board Coalition

"If we want the best for our students and schools we need education experts as our leaders and decision-makers. Tony is not only an educator, but also a father, a colleague, and an active community member—he understands the complexities of the Utah public education system. We need him on the Utah State Board of Education."

Tabitha Pacheco

National Board Certified Teacher


Kellie Holm May, 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year

John Arthur, 2021 Utah Teacher of the Teacher of the Year, National Board Certified Teacher

Julie King, Board Member, Alpine School District

Utah Education Association

Equality Utah

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