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Why choose Canyons School District?

Canyons District is committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest teachers and education support professionals, and is willing to invest in them. Every year since its inception, the Board of Education has given employees some kind of compensation increase, including the $7,665 raise approved in spring 2019 for all teachers. Representing a double-digit percentage boost for every teacher, this put the starting annual pay at $50,000—elevating the teaching profession by bringing salaries in line with those of other professionals in Utah, and making it possible for teachers to pursue their passion and do what they’re good at while also earning a living wage. 

“In order to attract and keep the best faculty and build the pipeline of future educators, teaching needs to be regarded as a destination profession,” says CSD recruiter Sally Sansom. Teacher recruitment season is serious business, and with a nationwide teacher shortage, the stakes are higher today than ever before, says Sansom. Even so, Canyons has managed to attract the nation’s best; 38 percent of our teachers come from outside Utah. Some are drawn by the state’s natural beauty; how many metropolitan areas are within driving distance of eight ski resorts and five national parks? Others know that because this District was created less than a decade ago by a vote of the people, we enjoy uncommon levels of community support. Perhaps it’s our size — big enough to have outstanding resources and top talent, but small enough to have to rely on each other to do our best work. Or maybe it’s the fact that as the rest of the world chases the next big reform idea, we’ve been unflagging in our focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers. Take a moment to see what we have to offer you at this stage in your career, and learn why #CSDistheplacetobe 

Our Mission is to recognize the value of one by...

  • Serving with integrity
  • Creating a positive environment
  • Achieving success together

We are here to help you with:

  • Employment
  • Salary Placement / Education Enhancement Salary Changes for Licensed and Adminstrators
  • Background Clearance / Fingerprints
  • USBE Licensure / Endorsements 
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Employment Verifications
  • Sick Bank, FMLA, Military Leave

Loan Forgiveness:

Programs are available to educators who teach in low-income schools for at least five-years after graduation. 

https://studentloans.net/utah-student-loan-forgiveness-options/ 
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

NamePositionPhone              
Stephen DimondDirector of Human Resources801-826-5360
Paulette TakataAdministrative Assistant
of Human Resources
801-826-5361
Sally SansomAdministrator – Elementary801-826-5346
Heather WatsonAdministrative Assistant – Elementary801-826-5425
Kim BakerAdministrator – Secondary801-826-5414
Jessica DeAlbaAdministrative Assistant – Secondary801-826-5354
Christine GardnerAdministrative Assistant – Special Ed.801-826-5172
Everett PerryAdministrator – E.S.P.801-826-5446
Alyce LlewelynAdministrative Assistant – E.S.P.801-826-5452
Shawnda MossEvaluation & APPEL Specialist801-826-5412
Melanie MessamSubstitute Management Administrative Assistant801-826-5427
Ken AndersonAdministrative Assistant801-826-5337
Kim McCluskeyAdministrative Assistant801-826-5458
Ricki CongerAdministrative Assistant -P/T801-826-5429
Tami ArbonAdministrative Assistant – P/T801-826-5500
Janie CanalsAdministrative Assistant – P/T801-826-5500
Geal MangelsonAdministrative Assistant – P/T801-826-5500
Janet SlightingAdministrative Assistant – P/T801-826-5500
Sally BouckReceptionist – P/T801-826-5000
Kellie HornReceptionist – P/T801-826-5000
Staci IdemaReceptionist – P/T801-826-5000
Lindsy JohnsonReceptionist – P/T801-826-5000
Terri ThompsonReceptionist – P/T801-826-5000

The Board of Education is committed to providing a working and educational environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any District program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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