UASSP President Elect High School
American Fork High School
Peter Glahn is the Principal of American Fork High School. He was Principal at Timberline Middle School for five years and served as the Large Middle School Rep in 2019-2020. He was the UASSP Assistant Principal of the Year in 2015 at Mountain View High School. Before entering administration, he taught history, sociology, and geography and coached basketball and track. He has visited schools in Portugal and China and believes that peer to peer learning in our own state is a powerful way to grow and learn. He got into education to positively influence young people and has found that to do that, you have to be able to influence older ones too. When not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife Marie, a life skills teacher, and their three children, Gracie, Daniel, and Maggie.
Statement of Intent
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 Small Middle School Representative
Vernal Middle School
Hi! My name is Mistalyn Leis. I have just finished my 21st year serving teachers, students, and communities, as an educator in Utah. I have worked in the capacity of a school counselor, program coordinator, assistant principal, and this is my eighth year as the principal at Vernal Middle School. I have Masters degrees in School Counseling and administration and a PhD. in Family Psychology. I am a mother of five children, I enjoy reading a good book in the sunshine, listening to the rain, and a well done grilled hamburger
Statement of Intent
I believe my experiences, particular in a constantly changing rural district, will add a dimension to the UASSP board that is often overlooked in some associations and on some boards. I am energetic, outspoken, and organized. I have been a member of the Utah Middle Level Association, UMLA for eight years and received the Outstanding Middle Level Administrator award in 2017 and am currently serving on the UMLA board. It would be my pleasure to serve as a representative on the UASSP board.
UASSP Assistant Principal Middle School Representative
Canyon View Jr. High School
Grant Cotterell grew up in the old Jordan School District attending Lone Peak Elementary, Indian Hills Middle School, and Alta High School. He graduated from BYU with a BA in History Teaching. He spent 11 years at American Fork Junior High as an intern, teacher, TAA, and assistant principal. For the past 2 years, Grant has been an assistant principal at Canyon View Junior High in Orem, Utah. Grant proudly did not learn to bake sourdough during the pandemic. Go Jazz.
I have received great benefit from my membership in UASSP. The conferences have provided opportunities to learn from some of the best minds in education. I know a lot of work goes into making these events happen. I would love the opportunity to give back and provide others with similar opportunities. I see this as an opportunity to help kids by helping adults be their best.