Getting Involved





Getting Involved


Amber Roderick-Landward

Director of Instructional Supports

Jesse Hennefer

ISD Administrator

Kenna Sorensen

ISD Administrator

Debbie Christensen

Executive Assistant

Yezenia Frisby

Admin Assistant

Laurie Mecham

Admin Assistant

Rachelle Miller

Admin Assistant

Monique Scofield

Admin Assistant

Tierney Silverthorne

Admin Assistant

Bernice Allen

Teacher Specialist

Leslie Allen

Teacher Specialist

Elizabeth Amy Gutierrez

Teacher Specialist

Leigh Anstadt

Teacher Specialist

Julie Butler

Teacher Specialist

Scott Christensen

Teacher Specialist

Mindy Curtis

Teacher Specialist

Allison Duncan

Teacher Specialist

Leighann Fisher

Teacher Specialist

Kathryn Gebhardt

Teacher Specialist

Michele Harward

Teacher Specialist

Susan Henrie

Teacher Specialist

Jodi Ide

Teacher Specialist

Andrew Jones

Teacher Specialist

Sharee Jorgensen

Teacher Specialist

Halley Kirk

Teacher Specialist

Scott Lambert

Teacher Specialist

Ashley Lennox

Teacher Specialist

Rachel Marshall

Teacher Specialist

Chandra Martz

Teacher Specialist

Lesli Morris

Teacher Specialist

Bradley Moss

Teacher Specialist

Leslie Robinett

Teacher Specialist

Jay Rudel

Teacher Specialist

Jonathan Stewart

Teacher Specialist

Sallianne Wakley

Teacher Specialist

Sally Williams

Teacher Specialist

Camille Cole

Instr. Support Technology Spec

Meredith Dolny

Playworks Coordinator

Angela Holden

Instr. Data Support Specialist

Lora Tuesday Heathfield

Program Evaluation Coordinator

Colleen Goates

Secondary Literacy

Alisa Hyer

Secondary Literacy

Christopher Lauriano

Online/District Office

Lauren Watkins


Anne Wellington


Penny Armour

Park Lane

Catherine Bruner

Quail Hollow

Tami Dautel

Canyon View

Patricia Ellison


Stephanie Glover


Danae Gothard


Jessica Greene

Willow Canyon

Maria Guizar


Amy Hansen


Terilyn Hixson


Noelle Jones

Alta View

Linda Leavitt

East Sandy

Sara Leonard


Paige Martinez

Lone Peak

Senja Merrill


Andrea Nixon

Silver Mesa

Rachel Ostvig

East Midvale

Angela Oviatt


Stacy Packard

USBE Midvale

Julie Palmer Gnotta


Rachelle Pease

Bella Vista

Kaitlin Portzline


Jennifer Reese


Valinda Rose


Cynthia Rowley


Emily Russo

Peruvian Park

Amy Sandgren


Amber Tuckett

Willow Springs

Christina Van Dam


Jennifer Wariner

Glacier Hills

Denise White

Willow Springs

Brittany Ashe

Mount Jordan

Caitlin Barrus


Anne Clyde


Kory Crockett


Krista Foncault


Michelle Hall


Lindsey Hausknecht


Sandra Lecheminant


Kesha Prince


Katie Schmoldt

Draper Park

Andrea Wells

Draper Park

Susan Young


Amy Guyaux


Hulya Kablan

CTEC/Diamond Ridge

Celeste King


Jessica Miller


Jacqueline Ricks


Sydnie Schoepf


Melissa Wilkes


Jamie Workman


Gretchen Zaitzeff

Dist Library Media Specialist

Natalie Cline

Library Media Cataloger

Dana Miles


Scottie Shull


Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

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, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 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. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

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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