Sheila Tranter Sannar ('68)

First Grade Teacher

Sheila Tranter Sannar

Sheila Tranter Sannar comes from a long heritage of teachers, including her grandfather, mother, and eight uncles and aunts. “Teaching is in my DNA,” she says. After graduating with a BA and then teaching for 18 years at Scera Park Elementary in Orem, Utah, she moved to Yuba City, California, where she substitutes in primary grades while helping run the family business, Cal Fruit International, Inc. To Sannar, teaching is the opportunity to make an impact on life in a way no other career can. A note she received from one parent read,

“In Lisa’s mind, you rate in the same category as Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, and the President of the Church.”

Sannar asks, “Where else can you achieve such stardom? The reward of being a first-grade teacher is immense.” She and her husband, Jerry, are the parents of two children and grandparents of five.