Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
The following have accepted new administrative roles in Canyons District schools and District Offices:
Albion Middle Principal JoAnne Ackerman and East Midvale Principal Alice Peck have been named School Performance Directors. In their new administrative posts, they will supervise the District’s 29 elementary schools.
The selection of Ackerman and Peck as District-based administrators created positions at both Albion and East Midvale. Darrell Jensen, who is serving as Assistant Principal at Jordan High, will become the new leader at Albion Middle. Justin Pitcher, an Assistant Principal at Brighton High, will replace Peck at East Midvale Elementary.
Jana Crist, who had been slated to start an administrative intern at Alta High, replaces Jensen at Jordan High, and Matthew Schelble, who has been hired to be an administrative intern at Brighton High, will replace Pitcher at Brighton High.
Also, Shawn Walker, who has been the Assistant Principal at Midvale Elementary, has been assigned to Copperview Elementary, replacing Assistant Principal Jethro Jones, who resigned this summer to accept a principal job in Kodiak, Alaska.
Jessica Vidal, who has been the Achievement Coach at Oak Hollow Elementary, will assume the Assistant Principal role at Midvale Elementary.
In addition, Todd Bird, who has been serving as CSD’s Coordinator of Student Support Services, has been appointed as the District’s new Juvenile and Adult Corrections Education Administrator. In this role, among other duties, he will serve as principal at South Park Academy, the District’s high school at the Utah State Prison. He replaces Dr. Lory Curtis, who retired last spring.
Tamra Baker and Mike Sirois also have accepted new roles in the administration.
Baker, who has served as a School Performance Director since 2009, has taken up the charge of launching a new Student Support Services Department as envisioned by Superintendent Jim Briscoe.
Sirois’ role as a School Performance Director has been expanded. He now supervises Ackerman and Peck, as well as overseeing the principals of the District’s eight middle schools.