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Canyons Announces New Administrative Appointments

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  • Post last modified:March 18, 2015

Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

The following have accepted new administrative roles in Canyons District schools and District Offices:

Greg Leavitt, Principal of Draper Park Middle, has been selected as the new Principal at Hillcrest High. He replaces Sue Malone, who is retiring. Leavitt will be joined at Hillcrest by Justin Matagi, now an Alta High Assistant Principal. Matagi will replace Hillcrest Assistant Principal Kelcey Kemp, who is being transferred to Alta High. 

Mary Anderson, who is serving as Principal at Union Middle, will serve as Principal at Draper Park Middle.  She replaces Leavitt, who will go to Hillcrest.

Kelly Tauteoli, now the Principal of Park Lane Elementary, will become the Principal of Union Middle. She replaces Anderson, who will lead Draper Park.

Justin Jeffrey, now an Assistant Principal in the Humble Independent School District in Texas, will be the new Principal at Park Lane Elementary.  He replaces Tauteoli, who is going to Union Middle. 

Wendy Dau, now Assistant Principal at Jordan High, will become Principal at Midvale Middle. She replaces Frank Schofield, who was recently appointed Superintendent of the Logan City School District. Kerry Shroeppel, now an Assistant Principal at Draper Park, and Kip Carlsen, who has served this year as an Administrative Intern at Brighton High, also will become administrators at Midvale Middle in 2015-2016. 

Douglas Graham, now Assistant Principal at Butler Middle, will become Principal at Indian Hills Middle. He replaces Dr. Floyd Stensrud, who is the new Director of the Canyons District Office of Planning and Enrollment. Dr. Stensrud replaces Ben Lems, who is retiring. Jody Wihongi, an Assistant Principal at Indian Hills, will replace Graham at Butler Middle. Joining Graham at Indian Hills will be Haley Nelson, currently the Achievement Coach at Hillcrest High.  Nelson will be an Assistant Principal.  

Benjamin (BJ) Weller, who is now serving as an Assistant Principal at Midvale Middle, will become Principal of Canyon View Elementary. He replaces Brent Shaw, who has asked to return to the classroom as a teacher. 

Denzil “Chip” Watts, the Assistant Principal at Midvale Elementary, will become the Principal at Midvale Elementary. He replaces Shad DeMill, who will become the new principal at Quail Hollow Elementary. DeMill replaces Denis Lyons who is retiring. The new Assistant Principals at Midvale Elementary will be Matt Watts, now Assistant Principal at Mount Jordan Middle, and Jeri Rigby, an external coach for several CSD schools. 

John Hellwig, Assisant Principal at Eastmont Middle, will replace Matt Watts at Mount Jordan, and Brandon Moore, an Administrative Intern at Granger High in the Granite District, will assume the role as an Assistant Principal at Eastmont Middle. 

Mindy Robison, who is now the middle-school mathematics team lead in the Canyons Evidence-Based Learning Department, will become the Principal of Crescent Elementary. She replaces Debbie Shumard, who is retiring.

Julie Winfree, now the Standards-Based Grading Team Lead and a member of the Dual Immersion Team in the CSD Evidence-Based Learning Department, has been selected as Principal of Ridgecrest Elementary. She replaces Teri Mattson, who is retiring. 

Julie Mootz, now the Principal of Brookwood Elementary, will become the Principal at Oak Hollow Elementary. She replaces Principal Corrie Barrett, who will become Principal at Brookwood. 

McKay Robinson, who is currently Principal at Lone Peak Elementary, will become Principal at Sandy Elementary. He replaces Sandra Dahl-Houlihan, who is the new District Administrator of Evaluation and Leadership. 

Tracy Stacy, an elementary principal in the Eagle County School District in Colorado, will become the Principal of Lone Peak Elementary, replacing Robinson, who is headed to Sandy Elementary.

Two new administrators will be hired for Copperview and East Midvale elementary schools, two of CSD’s Title I schools. Deidre Walbeck, a specialist in the CSD Special Education Department, has been selected as a new Assistant Principal at Copperview. She will work with Principal Chanci Loran and Assistant Principal Shawn Walker. At East Midvale, Laurie Steed, a Granite District educator, will join Principal Justin Pitcher as an Assistant Principal. 

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