"Janet Cannon is a tireless, passionate, and enormously effective advocate on behalf of Utah’s schoolchildren. Her work on the state board of education has helped improve Utah’s public schools. Her involvement and influence on national education issues has benefited the state education system. Janet exemplifies personal and professional dedication to improving public education. We honor her for the positive difference she has made to the lives of thousands of young people."
Brenda Welburn, former Executive Director NASBE (National State Boards of Education)