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Butler Middle Principal Chosen as CSD’s Director of Federal and State Programs

Paula Logan high fives on the first day of school

Veteran middle school principal Paula Logan is Canyons District’s new Director of Federal and State Programs. 

Logan succeeds Wendy Dau, who earlier this month was appointed the new Superintendent of the Provo City School District. 

Currently the Principal at Butler Middle School, Logan previously was Principal of Midvale Middle and Assistant Principal of Hillcrest High, two communities in Canyons District that are greatly impacted by socio-economic factors. Canyons’ Office of Federal and State Programs creates supports for students who are economically disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse. The department also supports programs and activities for American Indian students, refugees, and migrants.

“I do love working with families who need just a little support to feel connected to their schools,” said Logan, who was appointed Tuesday night by the Canyons Board of Education. “This position will give me an opportunity to help make sure those connections become even stronger than they are right now.”

From her experience working in Midvale-area schools, Logan is well-versed in what it takes to lift up students who come to the school system speaking English as a second language or from homes with annual incomes that don’t allow for many, if any, extras. Her roster of responsibilities in her new post also includes ensuring services for students classified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  

Hillcrest and Midvale Middle welcome teenage students who are living, no matter how temporarily, at The Road Home Family Resource Center, the homeless shelter for families located within CSD’s boundaries. CSD also has started building a Teen Resource Center at Jordan High, where Logan also once served for a short time.

A former Utah Middle School Principal of the Year, Logan is described by colleagues as detail-oriented, determined, and dedicated. As she starts work in her new post this summer, she plans to emphasize the importance of building bridges for families who may face barriers to accessing education and providing supports to schools so they are functioning at their highest capacity to help all students succeed. 

“Federal programs offers the support to families who may feel disconnected,” said Logan, who also is a previous Apex Award winner for School Administrator of the Year.  “I really want to make sure our schools are welcoming places for everyone who walks through our doors.” 

The Board of Education also approved five other administrative appointments on Tuesday night.

  • Otis J. “OJ” Gulley is hired as an Alta High Assistant Principal.  He’s currently Principal at Evergreen Middle in Oregon.
  • Bryan Rudes will become Principal of Butler Middle.  He has previously had been announced as the new Principal at Bella Vista Elementary.
  • Scott Dwyer is promoted to Assistant Principal at Butler Middle. He has been working as an Adaptive Physical Education Teacher in the Special Education Department.
  • Angi Holden is promoted to Principal at Bella Vista Elementary.  She has been serving as Assistant Principal at Glacier Hills to Bella Vista Elementary
  • Halley Nelson will become Assistant Principal at Glacier Hills.  She now is an AP at Butler Middle.

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Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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