Dr. Ginger Rhode, who played a major role in the launch of the new school district and the creation and implementation of the District’s academic plan, took the helm of Canyons School District on July 1, 2013.
The Canyons Board of Education appointed Dr. Rhode as Interim Superintendent to replace David S. Doty, who resigned to become the leader of a Utah-based education-reform firm.
Dr. Rhode has served as Canyons’ Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement and Chief Academic Officer since November 2008. She has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Utah State University and is a widely published author of numerous books on behavior management, including “The Tough Kid Book,” which has received national recognition.
A former special education teacher and principal, Dr. Rhode has worked as Davis School District’s Director of Special Education, 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.
The Board’s Tuesday, April 23, 2013 vote to appoint Dr. Rhode as Interim Superintendent was unanimous. Dr. Rhode will serve as interim superintendent during the Board’s superintendent search, which is expected to be completed in March 2014.