UASSP President Elect Middle School
Pleasant Grove Jr. High
I was raised and currently live in Provo. While attending college, I worked as a 504 and Special Ed Aide at Joaquin Elementary School. Once I graduated, I taught history and Student Council at Dixon Middle School and Farrer Middle School for nine years. Upon completion of my Masters in Education Leadership, I’ve been an assistant principal at American Fork Junior, principal at Deerfield Elementary and Pleasant Grove Junior.
Why I want to serve on the Board, I want to do anything I can to help promote and recognize the great things that dedicated administrators are doing in
UASSP Intermediate High School Representative
Green Canyon High
Dave was born and raised on a dairy farm in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Physical Education and Geography. He began his teaching career at Box Elder High School in Brigham City, teaching Geography and coaching football and wrestling. After two years Dave then made the move to Sky View High School, where he spent the next eleven years teaching physical education, social studies, and coaching football and wrestling. Dave completed his Master’s degree and then his administrative endorsement from Utah State University. Dave spent five years in the Logan School District as an assistant principal at Logan High School and three years as principal at Mount Logan Middle School. He then returned to the Cache County School District as principal at Sky View High School for seven years. He has had the opportunity to open up Green Canyon High School in the fall of 2017 in North Logan and is still serving as principal at Green Canyon. Dave and his wife, Paige, have four children and ten grandchildren.
UASSP Large High School Representative
American Fork High School
Serving on the UASSP Board would give me the opportunity to work and learn alongside people that I admire. I would like to be able to link great educators to others outside of their own districts and strengthen school networks. I would also love to ensure great professional experiences for everyone in UASSP.
UASSP Intermediate Middle School Representative
Tonnaquint Intermediate School
Desirae is the principal of Tonaquint Intermediate School in Washington County School District. She started her career as a Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Green River High School, taught for five years at Hurricane High School and then moved over to administration as the Assistant Principal at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate. The opportunity came to become a principal this last year and she has loved the move over to a principalship and the unique challenges that come with that job!
UASSP Assistant Principal Representative, Middle School
Mt. Nebo Jr. High
I am starting my fourteenth year in education. In those years I have spent time at several different schools including Mapleton Junior High, Payson High School, Springville Junior High, Diamond Fork Junior High, and currently at Mt. Nebo Middle School. I have been in administrative roles including Dean of Students and Assistant Principal for 9 years. I have a wonderful wife and four boys who are everything to me.
I believe in working hard to support education and educators in our state. Serving on the board of UASSP will give me more opportunity to help move our profession forward and support administrators in helping students. I believe we have a responsibility to advocate for schools and students, and seek ways to grow as educators. I also look forward to expanding my professional networks and working with administrators across the state to achieve these goals.
UASSP State Coordinator
Sunset Ridge Middle School
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