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Sandy, Utah

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You could teach anywhere; why not find your “Perfect Fit” in Canyons!  Canyons School District is located within a 20-minute drive of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  Utah supports a thriving arts community, professional sports, outdoor recreation, fine dining and a dynamic downtown nightlife. Canyons has four world-class ski resorts right in our backyard as well as five national parks within a half-day’s drive. 

Canyons Values Teachers

"I have found Canyons to be more centered around student growth, more determined to provide resources to students and teachers, and more rewarding to its teachers than any other environment in which I have taught...they have provided teacher-coaches, employee incentive programs, and district generated courses geared around giving teachers a means to excel."
Andrew Fosse
Draper Park Middle Teacher

Kindergarten College-Ready Day

Each year during the first week of school, kindergartners sport collegiate gear and learn what they’ll need to do to achieve their dreams.  The event is part of Canyons’ efforts to instill the idea of college-readiness early in a child’s education.

Improving 6-8 Education

Canyons’ middle schools serve as preparatory academies for our high schools. PLCs and teaming promote a collaborative environment that provides students access to rigorous academic coursework and electives such as art, choir, band, CTE and foreign language.

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College- & Career-Ready Comprehensive High Schools

Canyons students are challenged to be ready for the rigors of college and careers when they graduate from high school.  Even through pandemic-related challenges, Canyons maintained a 90 percent graduation rate. 

The citizens of Canyons also value and support education by providing approximately 12,000 school volunteers each year as well as voting for more than $500 million in bonds during the past ten years to rebuild and modernize our schools.

Canyons' Board of Education is committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest education professionals by:

  • Raising the starting teacher salary to $59,350 for a Bachelor’s Degree and $65,050 for a Master’s degree;
  • Providing a stipend to educators relocating to the area;
  • Encouraging and compensating educators for higher education and professional learning.

Salary Placement

To determine an educator’s initial salary placement:

Identify the educator’s “Education Enhancement” Increment Level.

Add previous contracted licensed work experience from an accredided school system, up to 15 years, each year equating to an Increment Level:

  • Two half years, with at least one of the years being a minimum of 92 days, will be added together to equal one year/Increment level.
  • Educator’s experience in Canyons District received full credit.
  • Educators who have retired with the Utah Retirement System (URS) may receive up to 15 Increment Levels for experience.

Add one (1) increment level.

Education Enhancement

To determine the educator’s “Education Enhancement” Increment Level:

Identify the educator’s degree attainment from an accredited university.

Bachelor’s Degree n/a
Master’s Degree +6 Increment Level
Doctorate Degree +6 Increment Level

Identify semester hours awarded after July 1, 2017, not used for the degree(s) identified above, and which are relevant to education and/or the educator’s assignment. Note: Educators with multiple degrees are also placed using the same/following criteria.

20 semester hours +1 Increment Level
40 semester hours +1 Increment Levels
60 semester hours +1 Increment Level
80 semester hours +1 Increment Level

Salary Schedule 2023-24

Relocation Stipend

Salary Schedule Info

An Educator Salary Adjustment (ESA) of $8,400 and a Teacher and Student Success Act (TSSA) of $900 are included as part of the Base Contract.

Thirty-two (32) additional hours of pay are available to CACTUS licensed employees for personal professional development at the in-service rate of $39.89, i.e., $1,276.48. All are dependent upon continued legislative funding.

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is calculated on the mid-point of the salary schedule, Increment Level 20, minus ESA and TSSA funds. The dollar difference between Increment Levels is $950.

The Base Contract is prorated based upon the number of days remaining in the contract.

Educators with current National Board Certification for teaching will be paid a stipend of $2,000 in addition to their Base Contract. Other approved National Board Certifications will be paid a stipend of $1,000.

Click on the photos in the section below to watch videos and read more about Utah’s natural wonders and attractions.

Bryce Canyon Nat. Park
Cedar Breaks
Arches National Park
Hale Center Theatre
Natural Bridges Nat. Monument
Thanksgiving Point
Utah Symphony
Sundance Film Festival
Flaming Gorge
Wasatch Mountains
Canyonlands Nat. Park
Zion Nat. Park
Eccles Theater

You will receive insurance if you enroll online within 30 days of your contract start date. If you miss this deadline, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment to enroll in a plan unless you have a qualifying event during the year.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are available to employees enrolling in the Traditional PPO Health plan. Employees who enroll in the Qualified High Deductible Health plan will have the option of enrolling in a Health Savings Account (HSA) which includes a limited employer match contribution. To participate in either the FSA or HSA you must enroll within 30 days of your contract start date.

Your insurance benefits go into effect the first day of the month following your contract start day.

A $32,000 life insurance and long-term disability policy is offered to all benefit eligible employees at no cost to you.

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So why teach in Canyons District?

Simple.  You get to work collaboratively with skilled colleagues, teach enthusiastic students with supportive parents, work for a progressive District that values educators, providing them with needed supports, and you get to stay and PLAY in a pretty, great state!

How to Apply

Additional Information

We look forward to meeting you!


Becky Jackman

HR Recruitment Technician

Lori Reynolds

Elementary Education Administrator

Kelly Tauteoli

Secondary Education Administrator

Matt Watts

Special Education Administrator

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

Specialty Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

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