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Superintendent's Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The first week of October is here and another successful year is underway in the Salt Lake City School District. October is a time of Homecoming games, fall plays, choir concerts, and parent-teacher conferences. October is also National Principals Month and an opportunity to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the principals of SLCSD. I want to thank our school leaders for their dedication to our students, staff, and schools.  Thank you –

Elementary School Principals
Heather Newell Backman
Rae Louie Beacon Heights
Dahlia Cordova Bennion
Donna Reid Bonneville
Jared Wright Dilworth
Laurie Lacy Edison
April Reynolds Emerson
Bobbie Kirby Ensign
Liz Gonzalez Escalante
Randy Miller Franklin
Marian Broadhead Hawthorne
Debora Cluff Highland Park
Earl Arnoldson Indian Hills
Jana Edwards Jackson
JaNeal Rodriguez Lincoln
Heidi Greene Meadowlark
Ken Limb Mountain View
Debra Andrews Newman
Frances Battle Nibley Park
Nathan Elkins North Star
Kathryn Hollicker Open Classroom
Valerie Bergera Parkview
James Martin Riley
Nicole O'Brien Rose Park
Ken O'Brien Uintah
Deborah Candler Wasatch
John Kelly Washington
Margery Parker Whittier

Middle School Principals
James Yapias Bryant
Linda Richins Clayton
Chris Gesteland Glendale
Jane Bernston Hillside
Rachel Nance Northwest

High School Principals
Greg Maughan East
Chris Jenson Highland
Joshua Bell Horizonte
Kenneth Grover Innovations
Gina Sanzenbacher SLCSE
Ronald Litteral SLSPA
Paul Sagers West

These amazing educational leaders have dedicated their careers to helping Utah students excel.

SLCSD principals are committed to their schools. They are the first to arrive on campus and usually the last to leave after observing teachers, cheering on students, watching a performance, or attending a SCC meeting. They are managers of the facilities, facilitators of educational programs, planners of student activities, communicators of campus news and events, and most importantly, leaders of learners. They have a multitude of day-to-day administrative responsibilities that keep their schedules full, but they never forget that their primary duty is taking care of our students. We are indeed lucky that our SLCSD principals take this duty seriously.

SLCSD principals know and embrace their leadership roles to the fullest, and as such, are sources of support and inspiration for their students and staff. They are often seen in classrooms speaking with students or coaching teachers. They collaborate with their peers to ensure that all SLCSD campuses are helping students find success. They are preparing their students for the future.

While SLCSD principals support teachers and students, they are also very supportive of parents and their school communities. They regularly plan events to include parents and community members. SLCSD principals encourage parental engagement and welcome parents and community members to their schools. They realize that the partnerships they establish with parents and the community will bring resources and support to all students.

John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Thank you SLCSD principals for creating an environment that allows others to dream more, do more and become more. Your leadership is greatly appreciated.

I encourage you to thank a SLCSD principal this month. They are an amazing group of leaders and educators and we are fortunate to have them leading our schools.

Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.