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ASD Welcomes New Superintendent

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Sam Jarman

The Alpine School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Y. Jarman as the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2015.

Jarman will succeed Dr. Vernon M. Henshaw who announced his retirement in March. Jarman’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of Education at a special meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Superintendent Jarman has an extensive career in education dating back to 1986 when he was first employed as a drafting teacher at Provo High School. Between 1992-1997, he worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High schools. Jarman next served as Principal of Provo High for seven years. By 2004 he returned to the Alpine School District, accepting a position as Administrator of 10-12 schools, which he held for eight years. In 2012, Mr. Jarman was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Schools.

Jarman is enthusiastic about his new role and recently said, “I feel humbled by this opportunity and am fortunate to work with remarkable educators and employees of this district. I look forward to continued partnership with families in providing the best education for our students in the Alpine School District.”

Board President John Burton remarked, “Though the quality of applicants was exceptional and as strong as anything we’ve seen, as a board, we are confident that Sam Jarman is the right individual to move us forward.”

 

Superintendent Henshaw Retires After 15 Years

Superintendent Henshaw Retires After 15 Years

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“Our greatest challenge is to ensure that engaged learning through nurturing instruction happens every day in every classroom.”

HENSHAW_VERNONThe Alpine School District Board of Education announces the retirement of Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. During his 38 years of service in public education, Dr. Henshaw taught social studies at Lehi High School and filled many administrative positions; specifically, assistant principal at Provo High School and principal of American Fork and Timpanogos high schools, and assistant superintendent of 10-12 schools, before serving as superintendent of schools, where he has led Alpine School District through growth, transition, and academic improvement for 15 years. Dr. Henshaw’s retirement date is July 31, 2015.

Whenever asked about the greatest challenge Alpine School District faces, Superintendent Henshaw replies,“Our greatest challenge is to ensure that engaged learning through nurturing instruction happens every day in every classroom.”

superintendent-retirementDr. Henshaw has left an indelible mark on Alpine School District. His innovation and leadership have propelled the District into the 21st century as a model of how public education can successfully serve the needs of each student. His record of accomplishments is impressive. Yet the most significant legacy he will leave is the positive and personal connections he made with employees, parents and students. District leaders, administrators and employees have experienced high levels of positive morale and employee satisfaction throughout Dr. Henshaw’s tenure. He has a reputation for treating everyone with dignity and respect. In return, he has earned respect and admiration.

Some of the District’s most noteworthy milestones under Henshaw’s leadership include:

  • Steady improvement in end-of-level test scores in language arts, science and math while managing student enrollment increasing from 47,000 to over 73,000 students
  • Completed over $640 million in building projects while successfully passing bonds in 2001 ($200M), 2006 ($230M), and 2011 ($210M)
  • Graduation rates climbed from 73% in 2008 to 90% in 2014
  • Awarded Utah’s Superintendent of the Year in 2008

In a letter sent to all district staff members, Dr. Henshaw wrote:

“I consider you not only my colleagues, but also friends, and feel grateful for having worked with such a remarkable team of committed professional and compassionate individuals. My years in the District have been filled with opportunities and growth, which have blessed my family and me beyond expectations. Thank you for making this journey so meaningful and memorable.”

Pleasent Grove High Volleyball Coach

PG High volleyball coach named NFHS 2014 West Sectional Coach of the Year

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AllycePleasant Grove High School Volleyball Coach Allyce Jones, has recently been named the National Federation of State High School Associations 2014 West Sectional Coach of the Year in the sport of volleyball.  The West section includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Allyce’s contributions to the athletics program at PGHS are truly deserving of our recognition and thanks!

Peter Glahn

Utah Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year

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STA GLAHN PETERMountain View High School Assistant Principal Peter Glahn, was named Utah Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year.  Mr. Glahn will represent Utah in the MetLife Principal of the Year competition.

Glahn, a former ambassador to Portugal for the American Councils and Fulbright Exchange Program, has been assistant principal at Mountain View High since 2009. “He is able to see issues from multiple perspectives and can bring people together through his ability to communicate in such a way that other understand the bigger picture and where compromise can be reached,” said Mountain View Principal Taran Chun.