As an avid outdoorsman who spent time in Patagonia, Andrew Farley has a spirit that can’t be dimmed. He finds ways to have an adventure every day at East Midvale Elementary, whether by helping the kindergarten students walk correctly to lunch or by giving advice to his fellow teachers — and not just on the best way to bike the back country. Farley always has a smile as he makes school a fun and exciting place to be. He is firm, yet fair, and his methods have helped his students become more proficient readers, more adept at solving math problems, and more socially aware of their fellow students. For these reasons, Farley has been chosen as East Midvale’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.