Getting Involved





Getting Involved

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Work for Canyons District

It’s hiring season in Canyons District and a great time to be joining #TeamCSD where the job opportunities are plentiful and there’s plenty of room for advancement. 

In response to the nation’s lingering labor shortage, Canyons this year bumped up the hourly wages for such high-demand support professionals as lunch workers, bus drivers, classroom aides, and maintenance and custodial workers. The District also added more robust vacation, sick, and maternity leave benefits — and, as always, offers free on-the-job training and mentoring to help employees advance. 

“There’s never been a better time to be a new hire in Canyons District,” said CSD’s Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas. “With the job openings we have, there’s something to interest just about everyone, from parents looking to work during the hours their children are in school to those looking for temporary summer jobs or full-time employment with room to grow. There are few employers that can provide this much flexibility and stability.”

The need for educational support workers remains acute as America enters the second year of a worker shortage with no end in sight. There are dozens of openings for lunch workers and cashiers in Canyons as schools prepare to resume charging for meals following the expiration of the USDA allowance that provided meals for free throughout the pandemic.

Canyons is also looking to fill 30 bus driver positions, including full-time opportunities with benefits. The starting wage for bus drivers is $22.09 and “we’ll help you get your Commercial Driver’s License,” said Transportation Director Jeremy Wardle.

There are dozens of full- and part-time openings for classroom aides or assistants, especially in special education classrooms. “This is such a great way to make a difference in the lives of children, and to see if you might be interested in a teaching career,” said Human Resources Administrator Everett Perry. “The District has all kinds of partnerships with area colleges to help classroom assistants earn grants and scholarships toward a teaching degree.”

But most immediately, the District needs help maintaining its 371 acres of greenspace.

“We’ve only been able to hire two of the 20 landscaping jobs we have open,” said CSD’s Custodial Grounds Coordinator Kevin Kelson. “This is a great summer job for anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to work outside mowing, trimming, edging, and landscaping.”

Find out what Canyons has to offer you at this stage in your career by visiting our job listings:

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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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Middle Schools

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