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John Arthur 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 also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Westminster University, the Director of Candidate Recruitment for the Utah National Board Coalition, 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 the Utah Jazz, and he received the 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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John Arthur is dedicated to elevating education for all students as part of the Utah State Board of Education. With a career devoted to empowering students and advocating for educators, John brings unparalleled passion and expertise to the board. As the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year, John's commitment to fostering excellent learning environments and championing the needs of every student is unmatched. His vision extends beyond the classroom, aiming to reshape the trajectory of education in Utah by prioritizing policies that grow student success and teacher empowerment. With John Arthur, elevating education isn't just a goal—it's a promise to every student, teacher, and community member across District 7.

John's campaign isn't just about winning an election; it's about setting the standard for educational leadership in Utah. Rooted in the belief that every student deserves a high-quality education, and every teacher deserves the support and resources necessary to thrive, John offers a refreshing perspective—a commitment to putting students first, above partisan politics.

In today's complex educational landscape, John recognizes the urgent need to depoliticize education and refocus on what truly matters: providing every student with the elevated tools and opportunities they need to succeed. 

John embodies the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability that should define our elected leaders. In a time when trust in government institutions is at an all-time low, John's commitment to ethical leadership serves as a guiding light, reminding us that public service – in the classroom and boardroom – is a sacred trust that must be upheld with dignity and honor.

By setting the standard for excellence in education and governance alike, John Arthur offers a compelling vision for a brighter future—one where schools are safe havens for learning, teachers are respected as professionals, and students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.


Vote for John Arthur to elevate education and set the standard for excellence in education and governance.

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