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Meet the Executive Team

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Tony Zani, NBCT

Utah National Board Coalition

Tony is the Assistant Principal at Rose Park Elementary in Salt Lake City and is the current President of the Utah National Board Coalition.

He certified as an Early Childhood-Generalist in 2007 and re-certified in 2017. National Board Certification helped Tony become a more reflective and open-minded educator and he is a strong advocate for National Board Certification in Utah. He really enjoys spending time with  the students at Rose Park and in his free time he loves getting away to the mountains for camping, hiking, and biking.

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Carrie Johnson, NBCT

Utah National Board Coalition
Vice President


Carrie is a Mathematics Coach at Rose Park Elementary in Salt Lake City and the current Vice President of the Utah National Board Coalition. She certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2017. Carrie appreciates how the National Board Certification process helped her be more intentional about planning  instruction to engage learners in academic discourse. She is passionate about supporting classrooms to create safe and welcoming spaces with student voice and student choice. Carrie enjoys running, playing board games, and reading books with her 6-year-old daughter.

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John Arthur, NBCT

Utah National Board Coalition Director of Recruitment 

John is the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist. Now in his 11th year of teaching, his students have gained national recognition as advocates for themselves and their communities through the digital content they create and share across platforms as @9thEvermore.


John is a National Board Certified Teacher, an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Westminster University, and the Co-Director of the Teacher Fellows, a nonprofit dedicated to developing the next generation of Utah teacher leaders. In 2023, he was recognized as one of Utah’s Most Valuable Educators by Instructure and received a K-12 Hero Award from eSchool News.


John Arthur serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, WestEd, REL West, and IncludEd United.

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