Deputy and Assistant Superintendents
Leon Wilcox, Interim Business Administrator, Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.
Supervises: Accounting and Budget Services; Facilities and Maintenance
Dr. Robert M. Dowdle, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer, has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 23 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School.
Supervises: Human Resources; Planning and Enrollment; Transportation Services; Purchasing Services; Policy Research; Facilities Operations; Nutrition Services; Information Technology Services; Civil Rights and Accommodations
Dr. Kathryn McCarrie, Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Accountability, and Chief Performance Officer, brings extensive experience in instruction and leadership to Canyons School District. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Dr. McCarrie has taught students with disabilities in Colorado and Utah, and worked in Granite School District as a school psychologist, junior high school principal, and most recently, the district’s special education director. Dr. McCarrie is known for creating a continuum of services and supports for educators and parents, from developing a parent consultant model to implementing and maintaining professional learning, mentoring, and induction programs for special educators and administrators. Dr. McCarrie also has authored several articles for “The Special Educator,” served as former president of the statewide organization LEAD (Local Education Agency Directors), and has been honored as Granite School District’s Administrator of the Year.
Supervises: School Performance; Special Education