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Utah association honors Jordan School District psychologist

FILE: Buddy Alger, a school psychologist assigned to the Alternative Language Services Department in the Jordan School District, has received the Barbara Bennett Excellence in Diversity Award from the Utah Association of School Psychologists.
FILE: Buddy Alger, a school psychologist assigned to the Alternative Language Services Department in the Jordan School District, has received the Barbara Bennett Excellence in Diversity Award from the Utah Association of School Psychologists.
Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — Buddy Alger, a school psychologist assigned to the Alternative Language Services Department in the Jordan School District, has received the Barbara Bennett Excellence in Diversity Award from the Utah Association of School Psychologists. The award was presented during the association’s annual conference in November.

Alger received the award in recognition for his outstanding work with English learners, refugees and homeless students. He has also been instrumental with the implementation of the Diploma Now program at West Jordan High. Diploma Now is a program that aims to increase the number of diverse students graduating from high school.