Bella Vista Elementary students will see a smiling new face in the hallways on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Cory Anderson, who previously served as a principal in the Provo City School District, is the new principal of the Cottonwood Heights-area school. Anderson succeeds Rex Prescott, who has been appointed the new school psychologist at Draper Park Middle. Prescott begins his new assignment Monday, as well.
Prescott, who has been the Bella Vista principal for three years, announced his new appointment in a letter to the community on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. He also bid farewell to students in a short video that was shown in classes shortly before school let out for the day.
“I’d very much like to convey to all of you that I will cherish the memories I’ve made while working at this wonderful school,” he wrote in the letter. “The time I have spent here, serving alongside some of the most dedicated, energetic, and good-humored teachers and parents I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, has been some of the best of my career in public education.”
Prescott and administrators from the Canyons Office of School Performance will be working with Anderson in the coming days to ensure a seamless transition.