My son was lucky enough to have Chelsea as a first grade teacher! I volunteered weekly and saw first hand what an awesome and caring teacher she is!
Chelsea Ottoson is well deserving of the Life Changer of the Year award.
As a member of the Jordan School Board, which oversees her school, I have had the honor to visit her school and consistently talk to parents in our community. I have come to know Chelsea's amazing ability to see each student individually. She knows how to build confidence and respect with her students which results in students wanting to learn. I am grateful she is being considered for this recognition. Great teachers like this have a huge impact on the lives of our children.
Chelsea is a fantastic, caring teacher! She has definitely changed many lives and deserves this award!
I was able to be a student teacher in Chelsea's room. It was an amazing experience!! She really taught me how to love every student! She was so good at seeing individual student's strengths and using them to build an amazing classroom culture. All of her student's knew she loved them and she gave so much for them! Working in her classroom was one of the best experiences I had. She helped every student feel like she was on their side. Her love and dedication are amazing.
Chelsea is a wonderful teacher and a fantastic coworker! She is positive, energetic, and smiling all the time!!!
Chelsea is the most loving and selfless person I know!! She goes above and beyond for her students and is an amazing part of the staff!! She puts everyone before herself!! Love her to pieces!! ????
Mrs. Ottoson is an amazing teacher, she is always going above and beyond and we appreciate all she does for our kids. My son still goes to visit any chance he gets two years later.
Mrs. Ottoson has been a teacher to both of my boys. She has been wonderful.
My son had Chelsea as his teacher 3 years ago and still talks about her!!! She was hands down a great teacher!!!! I will never forget getting an email from her about how great our son was and that we as parents are doing something right. I was in tears that she actually took the time to individually recognize her students and parents. School is so much easier for children when they have teachers like her that really do care!!!
My son Alex had her in first grade. She was such a good teacher and was so fun!! She is the best!!
My twins had Mrs. Ottoson last year for first grade, what a wonderful and caring teacher!!!
We love Mrs. Ottoson! She is an amazing teacher and we are so lucky to have her at our school!!
Chelsea is an amazing teacher, who quickly became a friend. She is genuine and cares for the kids in such a great way. I have enjoyed working with her on the pta board as well. There are a select few who are as amazing as Chelsea!
It is a privilege to know and work with Chelsea. I am always in awe of her example of patience and love for her students and any student.
I had the opportunity to work with Chelsea as I was a Resource teacher at the same school. She is simply amazing and worked so hard for all of her students! We wanted her to have all of our students!
From the first day I met Chelsea, I was impressed by her kindness and love for those around her. I knew she would make a difference in this world.
I don’t know anyone who has a better attitude than Chelsea. She loves everyone she meets especially children. I have a coworker whose son was a student in Chesea’s class a couple of years ago and he tells me how much he loved her and still does.
Cheslea is so sweet! She is always smiling and making you feel better about yourself. She really cares about others. She seems to always think about others before herself and is there for you. She totally deserves this award!
I have been in Chelsea classroom and have observed how the kids listen to her. She is a very talented teacher who loves each and every child she teaches. Chelsea is always upbeat and positive. A natural born teacher. Grateful a parent saw her many qualities of her as a teacher. It is a well deserved nomination.
I met Chelsea about 13 years ago while at girls camp and we instantly clicked and formed a strong bond. I am old enough to be her mother but we are such good friends. I've watched her grow and forge ahead when times are tough always with a smile on her face. She has worked hard to get where she is. She is always positive and kind. She is amazing with children. She used to tend my children when we lived in Texas and they love her so much. She is the type of person everyone loves to be around because she makes you feel special. I've watched her with my children, her own children and I've seen her with her students at school and the kindness and love she shows to them. She has changed my life and many others for the better! She truly is a life changer!
I had the privilege of having an amazingly close experience with Chelsea and her family.
Her best friend Sarah hired me as her birth photographer for her second child.
I have never seen so much love and happiness between a husband and a wife. They love one another unconditionally and I believe the support of her husband has given Chelsea the space to truly engage full force into her position.
She does have an infectious energy and smile! I could tell from the small amount of time I’ve spent with her that she has a gift for truly loving all individuals in her class as well as outside of it!
Congratulations, Chelsea! This is so neat!
Chelsea is one of the most loving and giving person I know. She had many trials in her youth and I believe that has given her a great capacity to understand and empathize with the hurts and hardships of others. Chelsea has wonderful gifts that are a perfect compliment to her role as a teacher.
Although I have never seen chelsea teach in a classroom, I am privileged to see her teach in her home, which is truly one of the biggest blessings in my life. It would be an understatement to say that chelsea is a wonderful mother, sister, friend, and wife. Because the amount of patience and love she shows her own kids is surreal. Her two year old Oliver is unbelievably curious and bright and I know it’s because of the way she talks to him and teaches him. If the kids in her classroom are taught even slightly remotely same way, then I’m not worried about the next generation. I can honestly say I want to be chelsea as a mother, and I’m so proud that she has been nominated for this award. She touches so many peoples lives and I’m so grateful for her in mine.
I am not surprised by this at all! I am so happy for Chelsea! She is by far the most kind hearted person I know. She goes above and beyond for everything she does! She would be a person who would deserve this. The things she has said and done for me have changed me. She will never know how much she has helped me out! That’s the person she is. It’s in her nature to be that way!
So glad I get to call this Chelsea my best friend! She has changed my life for the better and I am a better person for having her in my life
I was privileged to have Chelsea as a roommate while she was doing her student teaching and into her first year of teaching. I consider her one of my dearest friends. While living as roommate I was amazed at how much she did each day to plan and provide great learning opportunities for her students. Chelsea puts her whole heart into teaching and it is no surprise to me that she has been so instrumental in this student's success. She is an amazing person with a unique ability to share her love and joy with others.