Board of Education Votes to Raise Teacher Salaries

On Tuesday night the Jordan School District Board of Education held a Truth in Taxation Hearing regarding a proposed tax increase to raise teacher salaries.

The Board voted unanimously in favor of the tax increase. This means that each licensed employee will receive an increase of $6,075 over last year’s pay. The starting salary for teachers in the District is $48,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you, teachers, for your hard work and dedication on behalf of students.

July 2019 Administrative Assignments

The following are new administrative assignments effective August 1, 2019:

  • Michael Anderson, Administrator of Schools, has been appointed Associate Superintendent.
  • Allyson Stovall, teacher at Terra Linda Elementary, has been appointed administrator on special assignment in the Teaching & Learning Department.
  • Mandy Thurman, currently assistant principal at Hayden Peak & Bluffdale Elementary Schools, has been appointed consultant in the Teaching & Learning Department.
  • Elizabeth Felt, teacher specialist in the Teaching & Learning Department, has been appointed assistant principal at Blackridge & South Jordan Elementary Schools.
  • Ami Shah, teacher specialist in the Special Education Department, has been appointed assistant principal at Riverton & West Jordan Elementary Schools.
  • Nicole Johnson, currently on a leave of absence, has been appointed assistant principal at Columbia, Copper Canyon, Rosamond, Westvale, Jordan Hills & Westland Elementary Schools.
  • Cathy Ford, currently assistant principal at South Jordan & Blackridge Elementary Schools, has been appointed assistant principal at Hayden Peak, Falcon Ridge & Mountain Shadows Elementary Schools.

New Administrative Assignments

The following are new administrative assignments effective July 1, 2019.

High School Assignments

  • Arthur Erickson, assistant principal at Riverton High, appointed assistant principal at Bingham High.
  • Matthew Tranter, teacher at Copper Hills High, appointed assistant principal at Riverton High, replacing Art Erickson.
  • Kevin Barton, assistant principal at Copper Hills High, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High.
  • Rich Price, assistant principal at Herriman High, appointed assistant principal at Copper Hills High, replacing Kevin Barton.
  • Georgia Wing, assistant principal at South Hills Middle, appointed assistant principal at Herriman High, replacing Rich Price.
  • David Tilby, assistant principal at Herriman High, appointed assistant principal at Riverton High, replacing Curtis Jenson.
  • Brady Bartholomew, teacher at West Jordan High, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High.

Middle School Assignments

  • Wyatt Bentley, principal at Elk Ridge Middle, appointed secondary administrator in Human Resources.
  • Curtis Jenson, assistant principal at Riverton High, appointed principal at Elk Ridge Middle, replacing Wyatt Bentley.
  • Timothy Brooks, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Creek Middle.
  • Michael Hughes, assistant principal at West Hills Middle, appointed assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, replacing Tim Brooks.
  • Matt Lindsey, Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Albuquerque Public Schools, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle, replacing Michael Hughes.
  • Shelly Gottfredson, assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Middle, appointed assistant principal at Elk Ridge Middle, replacing Joshua Ricks.
  • Joshua Ricks, assistant principal at Elk Ridge Middle, appointed assistant principal at South Jordan Middle, replacing Franco Preston.
  • James Maughan, French teacher at West Hills Middle, appointed assistant principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle, replacing Terry Price who is retiring.
  • Brandee Bergum, assistant principal in Canyons District, appointed assistant principal at South Hills Middle, replacing Georgia Wing.

Elementary School Assignments

  • Kim Gibson, principal at Herriman Elementary, appointed elementary administrator in Human Resources, replacing Nick Hansen.
  • Bobbie Nixon, assistant principal at Herriman and Bastian Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Herriman Elementary, replacing Kim Gibson.
  • David Butler, principal at Hayden Peak Elementary, appointed principal at Blackridge Elementary, replacing Steve Giles who is retiring.
  • Jennifer Fisher, principal at Welby Elementary, appointed principal at Hayden Peak Elementary, replacing David Butler.
  • Aaron Ichimura, principal at Elk Meadows Elementary, appointed principal at Welby Elementary, replacing Jennifer Fisher.
  • Tiffany Smith, assistant principal at Heartland Elementary, appointed principal at Elk Meadows Elementary, replacing Aaron Ichimura.
  • Franco Preston, assistant principal at South Jordan Middle, appointed assistant principal at Bastian and Welby Elementary Schools.
  • Cathy Ford, assistant principal at Fox Hollow and South Jordan Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Blackridge and South Jordan Elementary Schools.
  • Mandy Thurman, assistant principal at Midas Creek and Welby Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Bluffdale and Hayden Peak Elementary Schools.
  • Staci Moore, teacher at Daybreak Elementary, appointed assistant principal at Butterfield Canyon and Jordan Ridge Elementary Schools.
  • Todd Theobald, administrator on special assignment, appointed assistant principal at Daybreak Elementary.
  • Theresa Christensen, assistant principal at Hayden Peak and Oakcrest Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary.
  • Baylee Lansford, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed assistant principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools.
  • Leslie Ewell, assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Foothills Elementary.
  • Beverly Griffith, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed assistant principal at Fox Hollow Elementary.
  • Angie Jones, instructional coach in Granite School District, appointed assistant principal at Golden Fields and Heartland Elementary Schools.
  • Kaleb Yates, assistant principal in Salt Lake City School District, appointed assistant principal at Herriman and Midas Creek Elementary Schools.
  • Kristie Howe, assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary, appointed assistant principal at Oakcrest Elementary.

Names Approved for New Schools

Picture of new schools in BluffdaleIt is an exciting time as four new schools and the rebuild of West Jordan Middle get set to open in the 2019-20 school year.

Now all four new schools have been named. Thank you to everyone who helped in the naming process by participating in an online survey suggesting names and then narrowing the field to choose from. The following are the names just approved by Board members with public input.

  • Mountain Point Elementary School – New Elementary School in Bluffdale
  • Hidden Valley Middle School – New Middle School in Bluffdale
  • Mountain Creek Middle School – New Middle School in South Jordan
  • Ridge View Elementary School – New Elementary School in Herriman

No Snow Day Makeup Day for Students

Dear Parents,

There will be no makeup day for students for the snow day last week.

Last night, the Board of Education unanimously supported a plan to convert the instructional day to a professional development day for teachers. The decision will be ratified at the Board meeting on Feb. 26.

While there will be no makeup day, we want to make students and parents aware of Utah’s collection of free student online-resources provided through the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN). These online resources can enhance student learning at home in a wide variety of subjects.

Utah’s Online Library provides Utah students access to research sources such as newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, and eBooks. UETN also supports various web projects, interactive activities, and digital resources aligned to core curriculum.

To access UETN online library, go to onlinelibrary.uen.org.

Thank you.