Utah Secondary Principals of the Year named

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17 2013 11:36 a.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — The principals of Spanish Fork High School and Union Middle School, and the assistant principal of Enterprise High School have been named 2012-13 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals.

Spanish Fork High Principal Dave McKee, Union Middle School Principal Mary Anderson, and Enterprise High School Assistant Principal Royd Darrington will represent Utah in the MetLife Principal of the Year competition.

McKee was named assistant principal at Spanish Fork High in 2003 and become principal there in 2005. During his tenure at Spanish Fork, he has pushed the use of technology at the school.

Anderson served as assistant principal at Hillcrest High School and then at Riverton High School. She was appointed principal at Union Middle in 2005.

Darrington was named assistant principal at Enterprise High in 2003. At Enterprise he helped implement the five-by-five block schedule and help establish a professional learning community culture there.

All three Utah nominees will compete in the National Principal of the Year competition sponsored by school furniture manufacturing company VIRCO Inc. and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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