New Asst. Principal - Dixie Middle

Dustin Drake
We are pleased to announce the selection of Dustin Drake who will become the new Assistant Principal of Dixie Middle School on July 1, 2020.  
 
Dustin is a native of St. George, where he attended both Dixie Middle and Dixie High. After serving in Guadalajara, Mexico, for two years, he graduated from
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Dixie State College and Southern Utah University, with an English major and Spanish minor.

Dustin began his teaching career at Dixie Middle School in 2007.  While teaching there, he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University. He later transferred to Pine View Middle School where he taught Spanish, English, and ESL for four years.  He has spent the last five years at Dixie High School teaching English and coaching the debate and golf teams. For the past two years, Dustin has also served as a Learning Coach.

After completing his Master's Degree, Dustin continued his education and earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction through Utah State University in 2017. In addition to teaching for WCSD, he has loved preparing future educators by teaching in the education department at Dixie State University as an adjunct professor.

Dustin and his wife, Angie, are the parents of Jacob (12), Brynnlee (10), Easton (6), and Levi (2).

Although he will greatly miss the staff at Dixie High School, Dustin is excited to return to Dixie Middle School and serve in this capacity.
 
Please join us in congratulating Dustin. 

New Asst. Principal - Enterprise High

Warren Richins
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We are pleased to announce the selection of Warrin Richins as the new Assistant Principal of Enterprise High School.  Warrin will replace Calvin Holt who was promoted to Principal.
 
Warrin Richins was born and raised in Hurricane, Utah. He attended Hurricane High School and after serving an LDS Mission to Argentina for two years, he attended Southern Utah University where he earned his teaching degree and later a Master's degree in Education with an administrative license.

He feels so very fortunate in his career to have worked with so many amazing students, parents and educators starting at Desert Hills Middle School, then Hurricane Middle School, Coral Canyon Elementary, Paradise Canyon Elementary and currently at Water Canyon High School.

Currently, he is the TSA Activity Director at Water Canyon High School and previously had the opportunity to work as a Title I Site Coordinator at Coral Canyon Elementary. He also loved his teams while being the head wrestling coach at Desert Hills High School for 7 years.

Warrin, his wife Nichelle and their three children Cole (11), Stella (5) and Ruby (4) enjoy being on the lake kayaking, taking road trips, camping and playing games.

Warrin is sad to be leaving behind such a great community and school, at Water Canyon High School, that he has grown to love in such a short time, but is excited to start working for the students of Enterprise High School. 
 
Please join us in congratulating Warrin!

 

WCSD Parade Home

House Rendering

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We are excited to announce that our students who are part of the WCSD Building Construction program have just completed a beautiful home that will be featured in this year's Parade of Homes!

Home Details: https://paradehomes.com/web/homes/3694/

Location: 2763 E 410 N  St. George, UT 84790

Patrons may tour the home during the regular Parade of Homes Show between February 14th - 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Feb. 23). Please note that a home show ticket is not required to tour this home. Students will also be staffing the home, so we request that patrons honor these show dates/times. 

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Panorama Elem. Model PLC School 2020

Panorama School Staff with banner that says "Solution Tree 202 - Model PLC School"

Panorama School Staff with banner that says "Solution Tree 202 - Model PLC School"

PLC School in Utah! Being designated and recognized as a Model PLC School is an earned recognition that demonstrates a commitment by our teachers to help every child learn, grow and achieve year after year. Responding to the recognition, Principal Steve Gregoire said, "We are honored and feel we are on the right track to improvement. Our teachers, teams and staff put student learning first and foremost."

This is such a difficult recognition to achieve, that only 11 schools in Utah are designated as Model PLC Schools. It is also important to know that of those 11 schools, seven of them are right here in Washington County School District.

Teachers at these schools work together in collaborative teams to get more children learning at higher and higher levels; in fact, they have to do it consistently for at least three years, and they have to establish cultures where high levels of learning can continue for many years to come. This is the only way to earn Model PLC status. We are proud of our teachers and staff at Panorama and how they consistently help our students succeed. Congratulations Panorama Elementary!

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New Asst. Principal - Desert Hills High

Steve Showalter
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We are pleased to announce the selection of Steve Showalter as the Assistant Principal of Desert Hills High School.  Steve will replace Eric Christensen who will move to the Assistant Principal position at Dixie High School on July 1, 2020.
 
Steve was born in Cleveland, Ohio but moved to Southern California when he was young and lived there for eight years.  He moved to Park City, Utah when he was in the fifth grade and lived there until he moved to St. George when he was a junior in high school.  Steve graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 1999.  He attended Arizona State University for his Bachelor’s Degree, where he met his wife Denise, before coming back to St. George to teach 5th grade at Diamond Valley Elementary for seven years.  He received his Administrative Master’s Degree in 2011 from Southern Utah University and moved down to become the Title I Coordinator at Dixie Sun Elementary for four years and then moved on to become the Assistant Principal at Dixie Middle School for the last four years.  He loves spending time with his wife, his son Andrew, and their two dogs hiking, traveling, golfing, and going to baseball games. He has loved his time at Dixie Middle School and will miss everyone there, but is very excited to work with the students, parents, and faculty at Desert Hills High School.
 
Please join us in congratulating Steve!