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Getting Involved

On behalf of the Canyons Board of Education and Administration, staff, parents, and students, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to #TeamCSD. We feel honored that you have chosen to serve as a public educator in the Canyons community, and are confident that the knowledge and expertise you bring will greatly benefit our schools.

This guide will explain some of our region’s rich history as well as some practical information about living in the Greater Salt Lake metropolitan area. We think you’ll find Canyons a welcoming and collaborative community, and encourage you to get to know your colleagues who can serve as a resource as you become accustomed to all things Canyons. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our District staff as well.

I joined Canyons as Superintendent in July 2020, and like many of you, chose this District for its student-centered focus and reputation. Canyons is truly a lighthouse district that other school systems seek to emulate, and we look forward to working with all of you to innovate and continue to raise the bar. We welcome your expertise as we work to prepare all students for college, careers, and life, and trust you’ll find your time with us to be both professionally and personally enriching.

Kind Regards,

Dr. Rick L. Robins Ed.D.,
Canyons School District

Our Vision of Success is Achieved Through...

“Every student who attends Canyons School District will graduate college- and career-ready.”

Student Achievement

Customer Service


Community Engagement

Fiscal Responsibility

History of Canyons School District

Celebrating 14 Years of Educational Excellence

On a brisk, clear day on Nov. 6, 2007, residents in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley headed to the polls to vote in an election unlike any other. On that day, their votes made history. For the first time in Utah in nearly 100 years, a new school district was born — and Canyons District has been making history ever since. Canyons District began independent operations on July 1, 2009, and we have kept the revolutionary vision of those voters at the center of all we do. With a laser-like focus on helping every one of our students become college- and career-ready, the District has been breaking barriers and raising the bar. The symbol of Canyons District is of the three majestic peaks that rise above our namesake. Yes, the peaks represent the magnificence of the mountains that soar above our schools, but they also represent the obstacles that may face our students, and their resolve to rise above them.

Why CSD is the Place to Be

Canyons At a Glance

Did you know that as many as 30 percent of Canyons District’s new teacher recruits come from outside Utah? There are a lot of reasons to choose to live and work here. For some, it’s the luxury of having four world-class ski resorts in your backyard and five national parks within a half-day’s drive while still being able to enjoy the urban perks of downtown Salt Lake. Where else can you spend the afternoon rock climbing only to enjoy an evening of fine dining and theater or ballet? Others choose Canyons for the supportive, collegial work environment, or because of our strong tradition of student achievement. Our students routinely outperform their Utah peers on year-end test scores, often by as much as 13 to 15 percentage points, and Advanced Placement and ACT college entrance exams. There are also those who choose Canyons for its culture of innovation, which has given rise to: Dual Immersion schools where students learn a world language while learning to read, write and do arithmetic; a unique Step2theU program that allows students to get a jump on college while they’re still in high school; and the launch of Canyons Online, a program for self-driven, organized learners who seek an educational experience away from the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom.

"I have found Canyons to be more centered around student growth, more determined to provide resources to students and teachers, and more rewarding to its teachers than any other environment in which I have taught...they have provided teacher-coaches, employee incentive programs, and district generated courses geared around giving teachers a means to excel."
Andrew Fosse
Draper Park Middle Teacher

Canyons Values Teachers


The cities that comprise Canyons School District have a stable and diverse population growth rate estimated at 1.5%

Median Home Value:

$467,000 - $759,000

Median Family Income:


Adults with High School Diplomas


The commercial base within the District is strong and diverse, with a total taxable property value of $37.3 billion (tax year 2022). The median family income was $95,817 with average homes valued at $649,100. The per capita income was $59,077 and over 90% of adults have a high school diploma. 

The communities within the District enjoy a relatively low crime rate, and the cities offer high level of municipal services. 

Canyons District enjoys an unrivaled relationship with our cities and the elected officials that represent the Canyons School District area. 

Cities that comprise the Canyons School District. 

The Canyons Board of Education

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Amber Shill
District 2

 8 -  Brighton High
 9 -  Butler Middle
10 - Bella Vista Elementary
11 - Butler Elementary
13 - Oakdale Elementary
12 - Ridgecrest Elementary

Mont Millerberg
Vice President
District 1

 1 - Hillcrest High
 2 - Midvale Middle
 3 - Union Middle
 5 - East Midvale Elementary
 7 - Midvale Elementary
 6 - Midvalley Elementary
46 - Jordan Valley School

Amanda Oaks
Vice President
District 6

34 - Alta High
40 - Draper Park Middle
35 - Indian Hills Middle
36 - Altara Elementary
41 - Draper Elementary
37 - Lone Peak Elementary
38 - Sprucewood Elementary

Canyons School Dist-15
Nancy Tingey
District 3

14 -  Albion Middle
15 -  Brookwood Elementary
16 -  Canyon View Elementary
17 -  Granite Elementary
19 -  Park Lane Elementary
18 -  Quail Hollow Elementary
39 -  Sunrise Elementary
17a -Gold Miner’s Daughter

Andrew Edtl Official
Andrew Edtl
District 4

21 - Jordan High
22 - Mount Jordan Middle
  4 - Copperview Elementary
26 - Crescent Elementary
23 - East Sandy Elementary
24 - Sandy Elementary
30- Canyons Transition Academy

Karen Pedersen Official
Karen Pedersen
District 5

25  - Diamond Ridge High
27 - Eastmont Middle
28 - Alta View Elementary
29 - Glacier Hills Elementary
31 - Peruvian Park Elementary
32 - Silver Mesa Elementary
33 - Willow Canyon Elementary
25 - Entrada
25 - Canyons Virtual Academy
20 - CTEC

Canyons School Dist-6
Holly Neibaur
District 7

42 - Corner Canyon High
43 - Oak Hollow Elementary
44 - Willow Springs Elementary

Leadership through Service

District Administration

With 34,000 students, 44 schools, and nearly 6,000 employees, Canyons District is the size of a small city. There are a lot of moving parts to a District this size, and as an employee, it’s important to keep up with the latest information you need to do your job. Our job as a District is to remove barriers and make it as easy as possible for you to stay in the know.

Dr. Rick Robins


Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Dr. McKay Robinson

Assistant Superintendent

Stay Informed, Get Involved

Check your email where you’ll receive the employee newsletter, iKnow.

Subscribe to our Connect Canyons podcast.

Visit school and District websites. Follow and participate in Canyons Board of Education meetings.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the employees can attend the study sessions and business meetings of the Canyons Board of Education, the members of which are elected to represent the public in the governance of the District. There’s also a live stream of the meeting on the website just in case you’re interested in listening to the discussion but can’t make it to the meeting. Meeting dates and agendas can be found here

Each school has a website with published staff and faculty directories.

You can request time off through Skyward Employee Access. Once in Skyward Employee Access, in the top left-hand corner, adjacent to the box “Employee Information,” is the box “Time Off.” Click on “My Requests.” Look to the right-hand of the side of the page for the “Add” box. Click that box, choose the appropriate Time Off Code in the drop-down box, and write a brief description of the reason you’d like time of. Then, indicate if the requested time off is for one day or a series of days. In the “Days” box, make sure to indicate how many days you would like to be gone. In the “Start” box, please indicate the time you’d like to begin your time off. When your entry is complete, hit save. The request will be forwarded to your supervisor for perusal. An email message will be sent to you when the request is approved/denied.

Generally, Canyons District employees are paid twice a month, generally on the 15th and the last day of the month. Paychecks are deposited electronically into your bank or credit union account. Paycheck changes, such as a different direct-deposit account, 401K, or insurance alterations, must be submitted by the 10th of the month in order to be enacted in the next paycheck.

Marriage is a qualifying event to change your elections. Other qualifying events include divorce; birth, adoption or guardianship; death; involuntary loss of coverage; enrollment in other coverage. You have 30 days from the life-changing events to accommodate the change. The exception is divorce; you have 60 days to accommodate the change. Status-changing events only allows you to make changes to your benefits that are necessary to accommodate the change. It does not allow you to change your health plans or carriers. If you’ve had one of these events occur, please contact the insurance department as soon as possible. The Insurance Department staff will need to enter the status change into the enrollment system before you will be able to log-into the system to make the necessary changes. Questions? Call our Insurance Department at 801-826-5428.

This information can be easily accessed in Skyward Employee Access. Go to the District’s website at www.canyonsdistrict.org. Look to the right side of the page. Find and click on the “Skyward” link. Use your log-in and password to get into Skyward Employee Access. Go to “My Status.”

Yes. All Canyons District phone numbers start with the prefix 826. When transferring a call within the CSD phone system, simply push 6 (the last number in the 826 prefix) and then the four-digit extension. For example, to transfer to the Front Desk, push “6,” then 5001.

According to CSD policy, Licensed employees are granted up to eight days absence without pay deduction in the event of the death of a spouse, parent/step-parent, or child, and any other child who is being or was parented by the employee and resides or resided in the home for funeral and related issues. Employees also are granted up to three days of absence without pay deduction in the event of the death of the employee’s spouse’s parent/step-parents or the employee’s or spouse’s grandchild, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or other person residing in the employee’s home. A maximum of two additional days may be granted if travel time is needed. Travel must be in excess of 350 miles (one way) to qualify for additional days. An immediate supervisor shall request travel verification information from an employee. If the death of an employee’s parent/step-parent results in the loss of the only remaining parent, up to three additional days may be taken to deal with estate issues. The additional days must be taken within one calendar year of the parent’s death.

Yes. Each year, the Canyons Education Foundation awards thousands of dollars in Innovation Grants as part of a competitive application process. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information here

Please call the Help Desk at 801-826-5544 . If you reset you passwords, please don’t forget to reset the passwords on your mobile devices, as well.

Utah schools are open-enrollment, meaning that children may enroll in schools other than those assigned to them by geographic boundaries, as long as there is room at the school. You may apply for an out-of-boundary permit at the schools where you would like your children to attend. However, if you decide to go this route, you will be responsible for your child’s transportation to and from school. The open-enrollment window is Dec. 1 through the third Friday in February. However, you may request a late enrollment application. Open-enrollment applications can be accessed at www.canyonsdistrict.org. Questions? Please call Canyons District’s Office of Planning and Enrollment at 801-826-5181.

Yes. Employees can buy meals through CSD’s Nutrition Services. Cost is $3.75 for an adult meal. View Menus Here

Please call the Information Technology Help Desk at 801-826-5544.

Employees have a First Amendment right to speak their mind about any issue. However, we request that you first call the Canyons District Office of Public Communications. The two communications officers, Jeff Haney and Kirsten Stewart, are the official spokespeople of the District. They will be able to give you guidance or offer to call the reporter back on your behalf. They can be reached at 801-826-5084 (jeff.haney@canyondistrict.org) and 801-826-5050 (kirsten.stewart@canyonsdistrict.org). In addition, if you see something positive in the District that you think merits attention from the news media or in the District’s newsletters or website, please send a note or give a call to the Communications Office. Jeff and Kirsten are always looking for good news tips.

Canyons District can change their elections during the Open Enrollment period, which is held every year and is mandatory for every employee, regardless of changes are made. Changes made during Open Enrollment take effect Jan. 1 of the following year. Please take some time to review the Benefit Book, which will be posted on the website and sent to your house via the U.S. Postal Service.

Quick References

Canyons Education Foundation

Canyons Education Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity that works in tandem with community and business partners to support the overall mission of Canyons School District. A governing board of community leaders and local volunteers provides organizational oversight, with assistance from dedicated district employees. 

The Foundation awards approximately $100,000 in teacher innovation grants each year.  These grants are funded through the foundation, which also supports principal pantries and students in need. 

In 2022, the Foundation supported college-and career-readiness by awarding six seniors with Bright Star Scholarships at each of our traditional high schools. Two students received a $2,500 Rising Star Scholarship, and up to $10,000 was donated to assure all students could apply to college in the UCAW program. The Foundation also coordinates partnerships and volunteers from the community that benefit Canyons, our students and educational efforts. 

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Foundation will support teachers and classrooms by matching donations on donorschoose.org,  and awarding Foundation Innovation Grants. 

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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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here communications@canyonsdistrict.org