Dear Kanab Elementary Families,
I hope everyone has had a relaxing, enjoyable summer. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful school and look forward to getting to know each of your children. Kanab Elementary is an amazing school with amazing teachers! I have met with all the teachers and have seen them spend countless of hours attending workshops and working hard behind the scenes to ensure they are well prepared with the new Utah Core Curriculum. We are so lucky to have such outstanding teachers. Please let them know how much you appreciate them. This year we will be implementing a new math program in grades K-5, “Go Math”, which is designed to meet the Utah Core Standards. There is an online portion that your children can use to review and reinforce math strategies that can be used for home and school. Please ask your child’s teacher for more information about this.
The theme for this year is “The Power of One” which defines a combined effort between the student, parent, teacher, and community in assisting that every student, every day is reaching their potential. Reading with your child every day is such a powerful piece of the all encompassing effort. Also the new Utah Core is more rigorous and asks students to tell why they choose the answers that they do instead of just getting the right answer. Discussing with your child how they completed the process while they are working on their homework will prepare them to be successful. We know that a strong partnership between home, school, and community will greatly benefit our future as well as theirs.
I wanted to take a minute to briefly introduce myself since I am new this year. I grew up in Ephraim, UT and graduated from Manti High School. I attended Southern Utah University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a reading minor and a Master’s Degree in Education with an Administrative Supervisory Certificate. I also love technology and have a technology endorsement. I have most recently been the vice principal of Washington Elementary. Prior to becoming a principal, I taught in the third and fifth grades at Washington Elementary.
I have four beautiful girls. Three of them will be “Buckaroos.” In my spare time I enjoy attending my children’s sporting events, watching sports (especially football), and spending time with my family. I love education and feel honored to be the principal of Kanab Elementary.
If you have any questions about the school, please email them to me at email@example.com or contact me at 435-644-2329
We will hold a Back-to-School Night Picnic on August 15 from 6:00-7:30 pm at Kanab Elementary prior to the first day of school. Come and enjoy the fun!
I look forward to working with you and your family this coming school year! Again, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Kanab Elementary Principal