New Administrative Assignments

Congratulations to the following employees on their new administrative assignments.

  • Ben Jameson, principal at South Hills Middle School, appointed Director of the Evaluation, Research and Accountability Department replacing Clyde Mason who is retiring.
  • Luann Leavitt, consultant in the Planning and Student Services Department, appointed consultant at Southpointe High School.
  • Travis Hamblin, administrator in the Human Resource Department, appointed consultant of the Planning and Student Services Department replacing Luann Leavitt.
  • Nick Hansen, principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, appointed administrator in the Human Resource Department replacing Travis Hamblin.
  • Michele Daly, principal at Southland Elementary School, appointed Dual Language Immersion consultant in the Curriculum Department replacing Robyn Bishop who retired.
  • Rochelle Waite, assistant principal at West Hills Middle School, appointed principal at South Hills Middle School replacing Ben Jameson.
  • Melissa Beck, assistant principal at Bluffdale and Rose Creek Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Jordan Ridge Elementary School replacing Catherine Anderson who is retiring.
  • Amanda Bollinger, assistant principal at Butterfield Canyon and Herriman Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School replacing Nick Hansen.
  • Lauren Goodsell, assistant principal at Fox Hollow and Welby Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Westland Elementary School replacing Barbara Yost who is retiring.
  • Lisa Jackson, assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary School, appointed principal at Southland Elementary School replacing Michele Daly.
  • Cherie Wilson, assistant principal at Falcon Ridge and Riverside Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Foothills Elementary School replacing Howard Griffith.
  • Brian King, specialist in the Special Education Department, appointed consultant in the Special Education Department.
  • Teri Griffiths, teacher specialist in the Special Education Department, appointed assistant principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School.
  • Howard Griffith, principal at Foothills Elementary School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School replacing John Vincent.
  • Michael Hughes, assistant principal at Bingham High School, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle School replacing Rochelle Waite.
  • John Vincent, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed assistant principal at Bingham High School replacing Michael Hughes.
  • Caleb Olson, assistant principal at West Hills Middle School, appointed assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Middle School.
  • Cynthia Vandermeiden, assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle School.
  • Amber Zdunich, assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Middle School, appointed assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School.
  • Amy Adams, assistant principal at Hayden Peak and Oakcrest Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Riverside Elementary School.
  • Tiffany Cooke, assistant principal at Jordan Ridge and South Jordan Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Bluffdale Elementary School.
  • Jerri Mausbach, assistant principal at Foothills Elementary School, appointed assistant principal at Oquirrh Elementary School.
  • Shauna Worthington, assistant principal at Black Ridge and Daybreak Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Black Ridge and Foothills Elementary Schools.
  • Buddy Alger, specialist in the Educational Support Services Department, appointed assistant principal at Herriman and Silver Crest Elementary Schools.
  • Stewart Hudnall, teacher at Riverton High School, appointed assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary School.
  • Candie Checketts, teacher specialist at Herriman Elementary School, appointed assistant principal at Butterfield Canyon and Rose Creek Elementary Schools.
  • Ann Barnes, teacher specialist in the Curriculum Department, appointed assistant principal at Fox Hollow and South Jordan Elementary Schools.
  • Cathryn Ford, teacher specialist in Canyons School District, appointed assistant principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools.
  • Theresa Christensen, teacher specialist at Westvale Elementary School, appointed assistant principal at Hayden Peak and Oakcrest Elementary Schools.
  • Abram Yospe, currently on sabbatical leave, appointed assistant principal at Midas Creek and Welby Elementary Schools.

Update On JEA Negotiations

The new single lane salary schedule has been ratified by the Jordan Education Association. The single lane proposal has always had increasing teacher pay and enhancing lifetime earnings as its primary goal. While the vast majority of teachers will be better off on the new salary schedule, because of current lane and step placement and/or based on personal circumstances, some teachers may prefer to remain on the old salary schedule.

Leadership from the Jordan Board of Education, Jordan District administration, and the Jordan Education Association have agreed on a plan to allow teachers to stay on the current salary schedule or elect to transition to the new single lane schedule depending on which choice best fits their needs. Details and deadlines for when employees need to make their decisions are still being determined.

Jordan School District Board of Education
Jordan Education Association

Jordan Parent University: Preventing Youth Suicide

Jordan Parent UniversityYou are invited to join us for the next Jordan Parent University on Thursday, April 20, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Riverton High School. The topic of this informational meeting will be ‘Preventing Youth Suicide.’ Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall will lead the discussion. He is the founder of HOPE4UTAH and is considered an expert in adolescent suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. All Jordan Parent University information meetings are free and open to the public.

New Board of Education Member Takes Oath of Office

New Board Member Tracy Miller takes oath of office from Sherry SwensonThe Jordan School District Board of Education officially welcomed Tracy Miller on Tuesday night. Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherry Swensen administered the Oath of Office. Mrs. Miller will represent District 3.

Friends, family and members of the community were on hand to congratulate and thank Tracy for her willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

Board Hosts ‘Parent University’ Night to Answer Patron Questions

Jordan Parent University LogoIn an effort by members of the Board of Education to reach out and answer the most frequently asked questions by parents and patrons in the District, the Board has established what is being called ‘Parent University.’ It is an opportunity for anyone in the District to attend an informal class on a variety of topics involving our schools, students and educators.

The first ‘Parent University’ will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Bingham High School. The topic will be ARENA SCHEDULING. This class, led by members of the Board and District staff, will educate parents on arena scheduling and how it works. We encourage anyone with questions to attend and find answers that can help assist students as they go through the arena scheduling process.

There is no registration or sign up needed to attend ‘Parent University.’ Everyone is welcome and it is free. Join us, meet your Board members, and have your questions answered! We’ll see you there!