Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals Award Winners!

  • Picture of award winnersDistinguished Principal of the Year: Nicholas Hansen, Golden Fields Elementary School
  • Assistant Principal of the Year: Shana Mondragon, Oquirrh Elementary School
  • Principal Mentor of the Year: Ken Westwood, Oakcrest Elementary School
  • Rookie of the Year: Garett York, Southland Elementary School
  • Instructional Leader of the Year: Ann Pessetto, Silvercrest Elementary School
  • Innovator of the Year: Ross Menlove, Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School
  • Community Leader of the Year: Odette Desmarais, Westvale Elementary School
  • Student Advocate of the Year: Courtney Titus, Kauri Sue Hamilton School

The winners will now compete in the UAESP state competition. Best of luck to these amazing administrators!

Excitement Building as Principal Prepares to Open New Elementary School in Herriman

Thank you to everyone who helped in the naming process for the new elementary school in Herriman by participating in an online survey suggesting names and narrowing the field.

The name selected for the new school is Oak Leaf Elementary School. The Board of Education recently approved the name.

Principal Ronna Hoffman says she has already hired a rock star staff dedicated to preparing students for success. Principal Hoffman is excited to move forward with opening the school, getting to know the students and the community. Mrs. Hoffman says students will choose school colors and a mascot when they arrive in August.

Oak Leaf Elementary School is located at 6936 Silver Sky Drive in Herriman and will open in August 2022.

Jordan School District is excited about the educational opportunities and new traditions which will be established at Oak Leaf Elementary!

Aaron Baker of Oaktree Media provided this video.

Supercast Episode 134: In a Class of Their Own, Two Amazing Award-Winning Teachers

Superintendent with two amazing teachersYou could say they are in a class of their own. On this episode of the Supercast, meet two award winning teachers who go above and beyond every single day. They are educators credited with changing lives and having a significant impact on their school communities.

Mountain Shadows Culture Fair Is a Colorful Experience for Students and Families

They were able to travel to Belize and beyond as students, families, teachers and staff enjoyed a quick trip around the world at the Mountain Shadows Elementary School Culture Fair. It was a night dedicated to celebrating different cultures and traditions with dancing, songs and creative costumes. Students and their families created and presented displays, which included items from their individual cultures.

Thank you to Mountain Shadows for allowing everyone to participate in such a wonderful celebration of culture and community.

Supercast Episode 133: A Lifesaving Story of Crossing Guards Keeping Kids Safe

Superintendent Godfrey standing with South Jordan City Crossing GuardsThey are out in the rain, sleet, snow, and ice, protecting students from harm. We’re talking about school crossing guards.

On this episode of the Supercast, we meet one of the many heroes helping to get students safely across busy streets to and from school each and every day. Hear how one amazing crossing guard recently saved a young life.p>