Dr. David S. Doty is the first-ever Superintendent of the Canyons School District.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Doty was Assistant Commissioner and Director of Policy Studies for the Utah System of Higher Education, and the Director of Utah Scholars, a business-education initiative that motivates high school students to complete a rigorous college-prep curriculum. He earned a bachelor’s of arts in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 1989, as well as a juris doctorate from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1993. At BYU, he was a Senior Editor of both the BYU Law Review and the BYU Education and Law Journal. In 1990 he earned a master's of arts from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Nine years later, he graduated from BYU’s David O. McKay School of Education with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Dr. Doty also worked previously as an attorney in private practice with the Columbia, S.C., law firm of Duff, Turner, White and Boykin, where he provided legal counsel to public school districts and colleges across South Carolina.

A member of both the Utah State Bar and the South Carolina Bar, Dr. Doty is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Education Law Association, for which he serves as President-Elect, and the Council of School Attorneys.

In addition, Dr. Doty has taught graduate-level courses in education law and public policy at the University of Utah, Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina. Dr. Doty and his wife, Rori, a University of Utah graduate who is a registered nurse at Intermountain Medical Center, reside in Sandy. They have three children.

pdfClick here for Dr. Doty’s Curriculum Vitae 3.16.12

Click here to view Education Week’s profile of Dr. Doty and the challenges associated with launching a new school district.

Click here to view a Front Page Deseret News story on Dr. Doty’s first year as Superintendent

Click here to see a Salt Lake Tribune story on Dr. Doty’s efforts to connect with the community through social media.
Click here to read the latest posting on the Superintendent’s blog, called Dave’s Dialogue.