New Principal - Sunset Elementary

julie smith

We are pleased to announce the selection of Julie Smith as the new Principal of Sunset Elementary Elementary School.  Julie will replace Anthony Horrocks who is moving to Coral Canyon Elementary as their new Principal on April 1, 2020.  

Julie moved to St. George just before 3rd grade, and is a proud graduate of Sunset Elementary.  She was part of the “Sunset Express” choir and is thrilled to once again be a Sunset Stallion! 

She graduated from Snow Canyon High School, Dixie State College, and SUU, where she majored in Elementary Education.  She also received a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governor’s University.

Julie began her career in WCSD in 1998 as the Night and Summer School secretary at Millcreek High School.  She worked there for four years while she completed her teaching degree and was then hired to teach 5th grade at Washington Elementary.  Julie taught 5th and 1st grades at Washington Elementary and then transferred to Riverside Elementary where she taught 2nd grade.  After teaching for several years, Julie took a break to stay home with her 3 boys for a few years.  She returned to teaching at Washington Elementary in 2012, where she taught Kindergarten, and was then a Learning Coach for three years.  She is currently in her fifth year as the Title One Site Coordinator at Washington Elementary. 

Her favorite part of being an educator is working with so many amazing people.  She has loved working with the faculty, staff, students and parents at each of the schools that she has been at, and looks forward to working with them at Sunset Elementary. 

Julie and her husband Dan have 3 boys; Treydan, Brecken, and Austin.  She loves to read, travel, spend time outdoors, and loves to watch her boys play ball. 

Please Join with us in congratulating Julie.