FUN FACT FRIDAY: Class of 2019 Awarded Millions in Scholarships

Superintendent Johnson talking at a high school graduation.Students in the graduating class of 2019 are embarking on a new chapter in their young lives. Many are headed to colleges, universities and community colleges in Utah and across the United States. This year many of those graduates are also getting a little help along the way in the form of scholarships.

District-wide the class of 2019 was awarded a total of $30,222,126 in scholarships.

Thanks to our dedicated counselors and school leaders who helped students apply for and earn the scholarship money.

Congratulations graduates! Good luck in all your pursuits!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Announcing The 2019 JEF Classified Employees of the Year

The Jordan Education Foundation hands out an award. Each year the Jordan Education Foundation receives hundreds of nominations from people sharing stories about hard working and truly amazing classified employees throughout Jordan School District. Narrowing the field down to the top eight is a difficult task, but this year’s winners have been selected.

Congratulations to the 2019 Jordan Education Foundation Classified Employees of the Year. We are very proud and appreciative of the valuable work you do every single day!

  • Trina Child, Columbia Elementary School
  • Anne Gould, Jordan Education Foundation
  • Amanda Hansen, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Paul Hansen, Riverton Elementary School
  • Brenda Landeen, South Jordan Elementary School
  • Tiffany Page, Eastlake Elementary School
  • Cyndi Pellegrino, Sunset Ridge Middle School
  • Marci Stewart, Foothills Elementary SchoolAward winners pose for a photo.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: West Jordan High Student Set to Graduate With Perfect K- 12 Attendance

Picture of BrooklynWest Jordan High School senior Brooklyn Gaskins has taken full advantage of her elementary and secondary education in Jordan School District. She has worked hard earning a 4.0 GPA while participating in National Honor Society, HOSA, varsity cheerleading, service projects and other organizations. Brooklyn is also in the Dental Assisting program at JATC South.

What is truly amazing – Brooklyn has NEVER missed a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade. She has never even been late for school. Brooklyn says dedication to education is something very important in her life. She has always believed that if teachers take the time to prepare lesson plans, students should have enough respect to show up and learn all they can.

Congratulations, Brooklyn! We wish you the best in your future education and career pursuits.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Superintendent Johnson Joins 2019 Class of Retirees

Flowers being presented to a retiree. This year we celebrate and take pride in the many accomplishments of the 125 Jordan School District employees who are retiring. Collectively they have worked more than 2,873 years in education and we thank them for their hard work and dedication. Our retirees will be recognized during a special dinner in their honor next week.

Superintendent Patrice Johnson is part of the 2019 class of retirees.

  • Dr. Johnson began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher 43 years ago.
  • Superintendent Johnson went on to find much success in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada where she taught in the classroom and then became a middle school principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent.
  • Dr. Johnson joined Jordan School District in 2011 and has been Superintendent of Schools for the past eight years.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 22 as we say thank you and wish Superintendent Johnson the best as she begins the next chapter of her life in retirement.

The public is invited to a Retirement Reception for Superintendent Johnson:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • JATC South, 12723 South 2080 West, Riverton

Retirement Reception for Superintendent Johnson: Wednesday, May 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. JATC South, 12723 South 2080 West, Riverton