An energetic, innovative, and student achievement-focused Canyons District middle school principal has been selected as the new superintendent of the Logan City School District.
Frank Schofield, the principal of Midvale Middle, was appointed the new leader of the 11-school public school system on Friday, March 6, 2015. Â The Logan Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent started in September 2014 after its current Superintendent, Dr. Marshal Garrett, announced his pending retirement.Â
Schofield joined Canyons District in 2009 the first year of operations for Utah’s newest district. He first served as Principal of Sunrise Elementary in Sandy. Last year, he was appointed Principal of Midvale Middle.Â Â
“In the six years that he’s been with Canyons District, Mr. Schofield has done a phenomenal job at the two schools that he’s been assigned to supervise. As a result of his great work, he is well-regarded by students, parents, community partners, the Board of Education, and District Administration,” said Mike Sirois, Canyons District’s Executive Director for School Performance. “On a personal level, we will miss his valuable skills and friendly demeanor. On a professional level, we’re thrilled at the opportunity he’s been given to positively impact student achievement, educational innovation, and community engagement in the Logan City School District.”
While he makes plans to hit the ground running on July 1, 2015, which will be his inaugural day as the Logan schools chief, Schofield says that he’s “been blessed, fortunate and privileged” to have been part of Canyons’ foundational years.Â
“It has been one of the great privileges of my career to be surrounded by outstanding leaders and colleagues in Canyons, and I am grateful for all they have taught me,” Schofield says. “I hope to take all I have learned and apply it to our plans to continue the tradition of excellence in Logan schools. I look forward to observing the continued success of Canyons, albeit from afar, and know that I was part of something as unique and positive as the Canyons School District.”
Canyons Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor congratulated Schofield on his appointment and wished him well when he starts work in the Cache County district this summer.
“Frank’s skills as an instructional leader rangeÂ from maintaining high-quality gifted-student magnet programs to developing positive academic and behavioral supports for low-income and English language-learning students,” Taylor said. “He’s been a valuable part of our leadership team since the very beginning, and we’re sad to see him go. However, we’re pleased to know that we’ll continue to work alongside him in this noble endeavor of educating the schoolchildren of Utah.” Â
Dr. Kathryn McCarrie, Canyons District’s Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, says Schofield “exemplifies what a true educator is and can be.”
“Frank is one of the finest educators with whom I have had the opportunity to work,” Dr. McCarrie said. “He always sees the potential in every student, and he believes in the abilities and potentials of his faculty. He’s ethical, committed, personable, looks for solutions to complex problems and always puts the students first. Students are always the focus of his time and attention.”Â