Jan. 2020 Administrative Assignments

The following are new administrative assignments:

  • Secondary Assignments Effective Jan. 21, 2020
    • Shawn McLeod, principal at South Jordan Middle appointed principal at Hidden Valley Middle.
    • Nicole Johnson, assistant principal at Jordan Hills and Rosamond Elementary Schools appointed principal at South Jordan Middle.
    • Amber Zdunich, assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle appointed assistant principal at Hidden Valley Middle.
    • Jody Deland, CTE teacher at South Jordan Middle appointed assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle.
    • Audrey Fish, assistant principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle appointed assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle.
    • Jennifer Jarrard, teacher specialist at Kauri Sue Hamilton appointed assistant principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle.
  • Secondary Assignment Effective July 1, 2020
    • Raimee Jensen, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle appointed assistant principal at Hidden Valley Middle.
  • Elementary Assignments Effective Feb. 3, 2020
    • Tami Bird, principal at Rose Creek Elementary appointed principal at the new elementary school in West Jordan.
    • Karen Egan, principal at Bluffdale Elementary appointed principal at Rose Creek Elementary.
    • Cynthia Tingey, principal at Riverton Elementary appointed principal at Bluffdale Elementary.
    • Joel Pullan, principal at Oakcrest Elementary appointed principal at Riverton Elementary.
    • Ken Westwood, principal at South Jordan Elementary appointed principal at Oakcrest Elementary.
    • Beverly Griffith, assistant principal at Fox Hollow Elementary appointed principal at South Jordan Elementary.
    • Nancy Ward, educational support consultant in Teaching & Learning appointed assistant principal at Fox Hollow Elementary.
    • Brenda Anderson, instructional coach at Mountain Shadows Elementary appointed assistant principal at Jordan Hills and Rosamond Elementary.

Principal Collects Record 15,000 Boxes of Cereal to Give as Surprise Gifts So Students Don’t Go Hungry Over Winter Break

Picture of students and cerealIt was all smiles at Oquirrh Elementary School as students gathered for their annual holiday assembly. They sang festive songs and were even surprised by a visit from Santa Claus. But the biggest surprise came when Principal Shauna Worthington told everyone that thanks to community support, she was able to collect 15,000 boxes of cereal – enough for students in 17 Jordan School District schools. Every student at Oquirrh Elementary received the gift of two boxes of cereal.

Principal Worthington started the Cereal Project because she was worried some students might not have enough to eat over the winter break without school breakfast and lunch.

A total of 425 community volunteers showed up to gift wrap all 15,000 boxes of cereal.

Thanks to everyone involved in the Cereal Project,  for the outpouring of love and support for students.

Dec. 2019 Administrative Appointments

The following are new administrative assignments. As of January, all elementary schools will have a half-time or full-time assistant principal. We anticipate that administrative appointments for Hidden Valley Middle School and the new elementary school in West Jordan will be announced in January.

  • Assignments Effective Jan. 21, 2020

    • Brian Rambadt, teacher at Fort Herriman Middle, appointed assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Middle School, replacing Caleb Olson.
    • Jody DeLand, computer technology teacher at South Jordan Middle School, appointed assistant principal at a location to be determined.
    • Jennifer Jarrard, teacher specialist in Special Education, appointed assistant principal at a location to be determined.
  • Assignments Effective Jan. 6, 2020
    • Jay Eads, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Point & Westland Elementary Schools.
    • Michelle Kilcrease, consultant in Teaching & Learning, appointed assistant principal at Copper Canyon & Mountain Shadows Elementary Schools.
    • Ross Menlove, administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, appointed as a part time assistant principal at Ridgeview Elementary School.
    • Allyson Stovall, administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, appointed assistant principal at Southland & Welby Elementary Schools.
    • Jerri Crawford, assistant principal at Southland & Oquirrh Elementary Schools, appointed as a full time assistant principal at Oquirrh Elementary School.
    • Angela Jones, assistant principal at Golden Fields & Heartland Elementary Schools, appointed as a full time  assistant principal at Heartland Elementary School.
    • Franco Preston, assistant principal at Bastian & Welby Elementary Schools, appointed assistant principal at Bastian & Majestic Elementary Schools.
    • Garett York, assistant principal at Columbia & Westvale Elementary Schools, appointed as a full time assistant principal at Westvale Elementary.
    • Kathryn Crandall, intern assistant principal in Granite School District, appointed assistant principal at Columbia & Golden Fields Elementary Schools.

Congratulations to Teachers Going Above and Beyond to Be the Very Best

Please join us in congratulating Elk Ridge Middle School Math teacher Jonathan Lawes and JATC North Bio Tech teacher Mary Carlson. Both of these dedicated Jordan School District educators join the ranks of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT’s) around the country.

National Board Certification is a rigorous process that reinforces high standards, a commitment to excellence in teaching and elevating the teaching profession. These teachers continue to change the way students learn and reach their highest potential.

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification in K-12 education. It means that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice.

Herriman Elementary School Dance Teacher Receives Top State Award

Picture of Jana ShumwayShe has amazing talent which inspires students around her and now Jana Shumway is being recognized for her dedication to dance education. Ms. Shumway, the dance instructor at Herriman Elementary, was recently awarded Utah Dance Educator of the Year by the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO). Herriman Elementary School Principal Bobbie Nixon says Ms. Shumway has an incredible way of linking curriculum to dance making academics more memorable and exciting for students. She also does a Dual Immersion dance for DLI Spanish students at school and is a delight to be around.

Congratulations, Ms. Shumway!