Dr. Ginger Rhode, Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement and Chief Academic Officer, has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Utah State University and is a widely published author of books on behavior management, including “The Tough Kid Toolbox,” which has received national recognition. A former special education teacher and principal, Dr. Rhode has worked as Davis School District’s Director of Federal and State Programs and Coordinator of English as a Second Language Programs, and has extensive experience in school reform and improvement efforts. She has served as Special Education Coordinator and State and Federal Compliance Officer for the Utah State Office of Education and is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Utah’s Educational Psychology Department.
Supervises: Office of Curriculum and Professional Development; Education Technology; Research and Assessment; Career and Technical Education; Comprehensive Guidance Counseling; Office of Student Advocacy and Access; Student Services; South Park Academy; Adult Education
Keith Bradford, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, is a seasoned professional with expertise in auditing, financial analysis and forecasting, regulatory compliance, and cost-cutting. Before coming to Canyons in 2008, Bradford worked as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, the nation’s fifth-largest school district with 310,000 students. An attorney and Certified Public Accountant, he also has worked as Associate Superintendent and CFO for Poway Unified School District in California, Assistant Superintendent and CFO for Alpine School District in Utah, and as an attorney, financial accountant and auditor for the State of Utah. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Utah and Nevada.
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