Thank You to Our Hard Working and Kind Custodians!

Take a minute out of your day to say thank you to custodians in schools and buildings throughout the District. Today is National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day! It is a day to show appreciation for the men and women who keep our schools and workplaces clean, shining, well maintained and running smoothly.

These valuable employees contribute to the important first impressions at our schools and they lend a helping hand wherever they are needed. They are an important part of the Jordan School District family.

Who is your favorite custodian? Tell them how much they are appreciated.

Thank you, custodians!

Sept. 2019 Administrative Assignments

The following new administrative assignments will be effective starting in September (as indicated below). An application for the consultant in Planning & Student Services position (currently held by Travis Hamblin) will be posted at workatjordan.org in the near future. Additional information regarding changes that have been made to the organizational structure will be shared soon.

  • New Assignments effective Sept. 16:
    • Cody Curtis, principal at Copper Mountain Middle School, appointed Middle School Level Administrator of Schools.
    • Stacy Evans, staff assistant in Teaching & Learning, appointed staff assistant in Equity & Compliance.
    • Travis Hamblin, consultant in Planning & Student Services, appointed director of Student Services. 
    • Amy Kinder, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
    • Christen Richards-Khong, principal at Bingham High, appointed staff assistant in Teaching & Learning.
    • Rodney Shaw, administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, appointed principal at Bingham High School.
    • Lauren Peacock, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, appointed principal at Copper Mountain Middle School.
    • Raimee Jensen, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed intern assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle School.
  • New Assignments effective Sept. 27:
    • Michelle Kilcrease, assistant principal at West Hills Middle, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
    • Marni Davis, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle School.

District Facility Services Team Recognized for Amazing Accomplishment

Picture of District Facility Services TeamIt was a team effort that required hard work, endless planning and some sleepless nights but Jordan School District Facility Services managed to do what some are calling the impossible. They opened five brand new schools on time and under budget for the 2019-20 school year. And, the new Mountain Ridge High School opened a year earlier than scheduled.

Board of Education President Bryce Dunford called it a “herculean task” saying the Board stands in awe of their accomplishments.

The facilities team was honored with a plaque and the first-ever JSD Golden Hammer Award.

Congratulations to everyone involved for getting the new schools open, supporting students and education.

Thousands of Jordan School District Educators Come Together to Kick Off The New School Year With Inspirational Professional Development Day

Picture of educators in Expo CenterIt was a special day for educators in Jordan School District as 3,500 of them came together for a powerful Professional Development Day designed to inspire, energize and get everyone excited about possibilities for the new school year.

Superintendent Anthony Godfrey welcomed everyone encouraging them to be curious, intentional and present. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford also spoke, saying it is teachers who will change the course of history.

Keynote speakers Timothy Kanold and Dave Burgess shared messages telling educators they are the heart of education and in the life-changing business. They encouraged teachers to immerse themselves in what they do and continue to be hero’s each and every day.

Thank you to our amazing educators! Have a successful and rewarding school year!

JSD Principals and Other Administrators Join Forces to Fill School Food Pantries, Backpacks and Hygiene Kits for Students in Need

Picture of administrators filling food kitsIt was a big labor of love for more than 200 principals and administrators in Jordan School District as they joined forces to help students in need this coming school year. The principals worked together to pack 800 weekend food kits so students don’t go hungry, 800 hygiene kits for students and 800 school supply backpacks for elementary students who might otherwise go without.

The massive service project was made possible thanks to a generous $20,832.45 donation from Walmart to the Jordan Education Foundation. Wal-Mart is provided all the food, hygiene supplies and school supplies to fill 2,400 Kits for Kids!

Thank you to Walmart and all of our caring principals and administrators for helping JSD take care of kids.