Mike Winslow

Mike Winslow

mike winslow

We are pleased to announce the selection of Mike Winslow as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Crimson Cliffs High School. Mike will join the Mustang staff with Principal Rusty Taylor to open the school in August of 2019.

Mike Winslow is in his 15th year of teaching. All of those years have been in the Washington County School District. Mike started by helping to open Fossil Ridge Intermediate as the band director, then 4 years later he was part of the team that opened Sunrise Ridge Intermediate and Desert Hills High as the band director and fine arts department chair. Mike has been at Desert Hills all 11 years of its existence and also taught choir for a time, was the learning coach for 3 years and had the opportunity to do administrative internship duties. Mike was also the team leader for the 2008 PLC Team of the Year for WCSD.

Mike is married to fellow music educator Hayley Winslow and they have three amazing children - Tyson, Anna, & Brayden. Mike is thrilled to have this opportunity and he looks forward to working with the new faculty, staff, students and community at Crimson Cliffs. He also will miss the amazing Thunder Family that has had a huge influence on him.

Please join with us to welcome and congratulate Mike in his new position.

Kyle Campbell

Kyle Campbell

Kyle Campbell

We are pleased to announce the selection of Kyle Campbell as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Desert Hills High School. Kyle has been serving as an administrative teacher on special assignment at Desert Hills High School since December 2018, following Justin Keate's selection as Principal of Deseret Hills High School.

Kyle grew up in East Los Angeles, California. After serving an LDS Mission to Honduras/Belize, he attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Spanish and minoring in Latin American Studies. He also received a Masters Degree in Education from Southern Utah University.

He has loved his time teaching and coaching with the amazing people at Snow Canyon High School, Sandstone Elementary, and now at Desert Hills High School.

He and his wife Kate have four children; Noah (11), Jake (9), Pieper (7) and Grace (5). Together, they enjoy playing sports, summer road trips to Kentucky and trying to be good people.

Please join with us in officially welcoming Kyle to his position as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.

Brett Gifford

Brett Gifford

Brett Gifford

We are please to announce the selection of Brett Gifford as the Assistant Principal of Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School. Brett will replace Desirae Roden in July when she moves to her new assignment as the principal of Tonaquint Intermediate School.

Brett was born and raised in St. George, Utah where he attended Pine View High School. He is a graduate of Dixie College and Southern Utah University where he completed a dual major in Physical Education and Special Education.

He started his teaching career as a Special Education Teacher at Pine View Middle School and then two years later moved to a Special Education position at Pine View High School for seven years. He earned his master's degree with an administrative endorsement from Southern Utah University in 2009. He returned to Pine View Middle School teaching Physical Education and working as a Learning Coach and Data Coach. This past year he had the opportunity to work at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School as a teacher on special assignment preforming duties as an assistant principal. He has completed 17 seasons as an assistant football coach at Pine View High School and 8 years as a former head wrestling coach for Pine View High.

Brett boasts that he has been happily married to his wife Jennifer Terry Gifford for almost 19 years. They have four children, Kesley (18 years old), Corben (15 years old), Makayla (14 years old), and Brielle (10 years old).

He has enjoyed the time at each school location working with their amazing staffs. He is looking forward to continue working with the great staff at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School.

Please join with us in congratulating and welcoming Bret Gifford to his new position.

Water Canyon News

Jack Eves

jack eves

The District is pleased to announce the selection of Jack Eves as the Principal of Water Canyon High School. Jack has served as the acting principal of the high school since July 2018, when Darin Thomas moved to HHS.

Jack Eves earned his Secondary Education Degree from Southern Utah University and his Master’s Degree and Administrative License from Grand Canyon University. He began his educational career at Hurricane Middle School. He then accepted an opportunity to move to Water Canyon School as the Title I coordinator and then assistant principal. He has a great love for the students, parents, teachers and staff at Water Canyon High school. Jack is honored and very excited about formally beginning his new responsibilities at the school he cares so much about.

Jack is supported by his wife, Gina. She enjoys working as an English Teacher at Hurricane High School. They have three children who keep them very busy. Jack enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his children in all of their various activities. As a family, they enjoy camping, fishing, boating, taking road trips, and playing sports.

Please join with us in congratulating Jack Eves.

Tonaquint Int. News

Deseire Roden

desire roden

The Washington County School District is pleased to announce the selection of Desirae Roden as the Principal of Tonaquint Intermediate School. Desirae will replace Principal Barbara Garrett upon her retirement on July 1st, 2019.

Desirae was raised in Shelley, Idaho and boasts that she grew up with the distinct honor of being a Russet, Shelley High School being the only school in the nation with a potato for a mascot. After graduating in 1997, Desirae attended Southern Utah University where she majored in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on teaching. She graduated in 2001 and went back to receive her Master’s Degree and administrative endorsement from SUU a few years later.

Desirae began her teaching career at Green River High School. While at GRHS, she taught every FACS class along with being the Student Council Adviser, and was an assistant coach for the volleyball and girls’ basketball teams. In 2004 she moved to St. George and began teaching FACS at Hurricane High School. She became the assistant principal at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School in 2009, and for the last ten years has enjoyed working with their staff and students. She is quick to note that she will miss being a part of such a great school. At the same time, she looks forward to developing great relationships at Tonaquint Intermediate and is excited for the opportunity to be the next principal of that school.

Desirae has two children and has been married for nearly twenty years to her husband, Dan, who teaches Language Arts at Snow Canyon Middle School. She loves learning, reading, spending time outdoors and has recently discovered kayaking!

Please join with us in congratulating Desirae Roden in her new assignment.