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Superintendent's Message

Posted: Tue, 10-03-2017 - 03:39 PM

To 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 Homecomings games, fall plays and choir concerts, and parent-teacher conferences. October is also National Principal 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
Jeremy Chatterton               Dilworth
Susan Damm 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 Edward Jackson
JaNeal Rodriguez Liberty
Heidi Greene Meadowlark
Ken Limb Mountain View
Debra Andrews Newman
Frances Battle Nibley Park
Nathan Elkins North Star
Christine Marriott Open Classroom
Valerie Bergera Parkview
James Martin Riley
Nicole O’Brien Rose Park
Ken O’Brien Uintah
Deborah Candler Wasatch
John Kelly Washington
Greg Proffit Whittier


Middle School Principals

Larry Madden Bryant
Jared Wright Clayton
Jill Baillie Glendale
Jane Berntson Hillside
Marissa Zuchetto                 Northwest


High School Principals

Greg Maughan East
Chris Jenson Highland
Joshua Bell Horizonte
Kenneth Grover Innovations
Gina Sanzenbacher             SLCSE
Ronald Litteral SLSPA
Ford White 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 the 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 and 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 community. 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 the 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 SLCSD is fortunate to have them leading our schools.

Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D

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