High School Photography Students Head to San Francisco for Opportunity of a Lifetime

Some successful and well-known San Francisco businesses are joining forces with students in Robyn Briggs’ West Jordan High School Photography class in a lesson that will likely be an opportunity of a lifetime for the young teens.

The students will travel to California this week where they have agreed to photograph individual company products in front of dozens of San Francisco landmarks. The students will then share the promotional photographs with the companies, which in turn can use them in professional advertising campaigns on websites, social media and other platforms. The hope is that the connections made with these San Francisco companies will help to jump-start the high school student careers in professional photographic marketing.

Before departing on their trip, the Photography class opened swag bags from the companies involved – letting them know for the first time the products they will be photographing while in San Francisco.

New Administrative Assignments for 2019

The following are new administrative assignments for 2019.

  • Assignments effective January 15, 2019:
    • Becky Gerber, consultant in Teaching & Learning – Elementary Language Arts K-6, appointed as a new Administrator of Schools.
    • Meredith Doleac, principal at Monte Vista Elementary School, appointed principal of the new elementary school in Herriman.
    • Nanette Ririe, assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Monte Vista Elementary School.
    • TBD, assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary Schools.
    • Carolyn Bona, principal at Midas Creek Elementary School, appointed principal at the new elementary school in Bluffdale.
    • Megan Cox, assistant principal at Golden Fields and Rose Creek Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Midas Creek Elementary School.
    • TBD, assistant principal at Golden Fields and Rose Creek Elementary Schools.
    • Michael Glenn, principal at Oqurrih Hills Middle School, appointed principal at the new middle school in South Jordan.
    • Donna Hunter, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle School.
    • Sterling Hunt, History/US Government teacher at Herriman High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Rodney Shaw, principal at Fort Herriman Middle School, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning and principal at the new middle school in Bluffdale beginning January 2020.
    • Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School, appointed principal at Fort Herriman Middle School.
    • Aaron Hunter, assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School.
    • Josh Stott, assistant principal in Davis School District, appointed assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School.
    • Mary Ann Erdmann, consultant in Teaching & Learning, will assume the responsibilities of consultant in Student Intervention Services, replacing G. Norma Villar who is retiring.
    • Paul Bergera, staff assistant in Auxiliary Services, appointed Director of Transportation Services, replacing Herb Jensen who is retiring.
    • Curtis Hagen, assistant principal at Riverton High School, appointed staff assistant in Auxiliary Services.
    • Curtis Jenson, high school principal in Idaho, appointed assistant principal at Riverton High School for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year.
    • Ross Menlove, assistant principal at Silver Crest Elementary School, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, Digital and Blended Learning K-12.
    • Nathan Price, school psychologist in Canyons District, appointed assistant principal at Silver Crest Elementary School.
    • Michelle Lovell, principal at Jordan Hills Elementary School, appointed consultant in Teaching & Learning – Elementary Language Arts K-6.
    • Leilani Brecht, current BYU Clinical Faculty Advisor, appointed principal at Jordan Hills Elementary School.
  • Assignments effective February 11, 2019:
    • Thomas Gatten, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School.
    • Michael Hutchings, assistant principal at Bingham High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Kenneth Damron, intern assistant principal in Granite School District, appointed intern assistant principal at Bingham High School.
  • Assignments effective July 1, 2019:
    • Jenicee Jacobson, assistant principal at Bingham High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Michelle Putnam, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed assistant principal at Bingham High School.
    • Jentry Johnson, exercise science teacher at Copper Hills High School, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School.
    • Tina Susuico, assistant principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Mountain Shadows Elementary School, replacing Annette Huff who is retiring.
    • TBD, Assistant Principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools.
    • Candie Checketts, assistant principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, appointed principal at Rosamond Elementary School, replacing Colleen Wheeler who is retiring.
    • TBD, Assistant Principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School.
    • Curtis Jenson, high school principal in Idaho, appointed assistant principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle School, replacing Terry Price who is retiring.
    • Sonja Burton, consultant in Career & Technical Education, appointed principal at JATC – South, replacing Nicole Johnson who is relocating.
    • Rita Bouillon, principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton, appointed principal at South Valley School, replacing Cindy Williams-Mitchell who is retiring.
    • Courtney Titus, consultant in Special Education, appointed principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School.
    • Shelly Davis, principal at Heartland Elementary School, appointed consultant in Special Education.
    • Buddy Alger, assistant principal at Bluffdale Elementary, appointed principal at Heartland Elementary School.
    • Brian King, consultant in Special Education, appointed principal at River’s Edge, replacing Don Link who is retiring.
    • TBD, Consultant in Special Education.
    • Nicholas Hansen, administrator in Human Resources, appointed principal at Golden Fields Elementary School, replacing Kyle Hansen who is retiring.
    • TBD, Human Resources Elementary and Secondary Administrators.

Board Members Take Oath of Office

Board members taking Oath of OfficeCurrent Board members Matthew Young, Tracy Miller and Jen Atwood officially took the Oath of Office and were sworn in for another four-year term Tuesday evening. Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherry Swensen administered the Oath. Friends and family members were on hand to congratulate the returning Board members on their re-election and willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

The election of Board officers was also held with Bryce Dunford elected Board President, Tracy Miller, Vice President, and Matthew Young, Secretary.

Congratulations!

South Hills Middle Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of American History

Join us in congratulating Rebecca Kirkman, Social Studies Department Chair at South Hills Middle School. Ms. Kirkman was recently named “Outstanding Teacher of American History 2018” by the Utah Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ms. Kirkman was chosen because of her enthusiastic style and focus on student learning. She took first place in the Salt Lake Valley Chapter in addition to the State award.

The Utah Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving history and securing America’s future through education.