New Principal - DCES

Rod Broadhead

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We are pleased to announce the selection of Rodney Broadhead as the principal of the new Desert Canyons Elementary School scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021. Mr Broadhead will begin his new assignment on April 1, 2021.

Rod was born in St. George, Utah. His family moved away to Phoenix and Las Vegas for 10 years. During that time he attended elementary, junior high, and one year of high school. They moved back to St. George where Rod attended and graduated from Pine View High School in 1997, where his grandfather was his principal. Rod received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Dixie State University in 2006. He began teaching social studies and reading at Fossil Ridge Intermediate where he taught for 7 years. Rod has spent the last 8 years at Sandstone as the Title I Coordinator and Principal.

Rod met his wife Amy while attending Dixie State University. They have 5 children, David (17), Zachary (14), Jacob (11), Makayla (9), and Joshua (6).

Rod enjoys spending time with his family. Life is busy and wonderful all at the same time, keeping up with everything in which his children are involved. His wife Amy is from Idaho so he loves going to Idaho every spare second he gets to enjoy family and cool down in the summer.

Rod is excited to be the principal of Desert Canyon Elementary. He is extremely grateful for his wife, parents, grandparents and all of his mentors in life that have helped him along the way.

Please join with us in welcoming Principal Broadhead to his new assignment.

New Principal - PES

Chris Barrett

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The Washington County School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Chris Barrett as the new principal of Panorama Elementary School. Chris will replace Jen Eggelston at the end of this contract year. Principal Eggelston has accepted an assignment as the Principal of Three Falls Elementary.

Chris earned his Elementary Education Degree at Dixie State University and his Master’s Degree and Administrative License at Southern Utah University. He started his education career as a 6th-7th grade teacher at Hurricane Intermediate, then taught 4th grade at Washington Elementary. In 2016 he started working at Water Canyon Elementary as their Learning Coach and currently serves as the Principal. He has a great love for the students, parents, teachers and staff at Water Canyon and will miss working with them. Chris is looking forward to getting to know the students and staff at Panorama Elementary.

Chris is supported by his wife, Sandy. They have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. They enjoy cycling, family time and all outdoor activities.

Please join with us in welcoming Principal Barrett to his new assignment.

New Principal - WCES

Brad Jolley

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The Washington County School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Brad Jolley as the principal of Water Canyon Elementary School. Brad will replace Chris Barrett at the end of this contract year. Chris has accepted an assignment as the Principal of Panorama Elementary School.

Brad was born, raised, and grew up on the dusty streets of Washington, Utah. He attended Washington Elementary and graduated from Pine View High School. He attended Dixie Junior College and then went on to receive both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from Southern Utah University.

He began his teaching career at East Elementary and had stops along the way at Panorama Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and PIne View Middle School before landing at Three Falls Elementary as the principal. Three Falls has been his home for the last 14 years and he has loved his associations with the students, staff, and community. He will certainly miss them!

Brad and his wife Christy (Christy teaches 4th grade at Little Valley Elementary), are the proud parents of two girls and two boys and love spending time together as a family. If you can't find Brad at school, he will be in his cabinet shop doing woodworking projects, or in the hills hunting and fishing. He is excited for his new assignment at Water Canyon Elementary and looks forward to making new associations with the students, staff, and community.

Please join us in welcoming Principal Jolley to his new assignment.

New Principal - TFES

Jennifer Eggelston

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We are pleased to announce the transfer selection of Jennifer Eggleston as the new principal at Three Falls Elementary School. Jennifer will replace Brad Jolly at the end of this school year, as he moves to his new assignment at Water Canyon Elementary School .

Jennifer grew up in southwest Kansas, 'home on the range', on a farm. She knows how to round up chickens, milk cows, crawl through a barbed wire fence, and many other farm activities. She had a fabulous childhood growing up! Jennifer moved to Hurricane, Utah, her sophomore year and graduated from Hurricane High School. She then graduated with the 1st Elementary Education cohort from Dixie State University. Jennifer received her masters from Southern Utah University, as well as her administrative license. She holds ESL, Gifted & Talented, Reading, and Technology endorsements and has been recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher.

In Jennifer's 3rd grade writing journal, she wrote, "When I grow up, I want to be a teacher." While the medical field tempted her greatly, she decided upon a teaching degree as she was then a current single mom of 2 young children. She credits choosing education as one of the greatest decisions of her life.

Jennifer began her teaching career in 2004 at Coral Cliffs Elementary as a 5th grade teacher. She moved to Coral Canyon Elementary as a 5th grade teacher when it opened in 2006. She was the Treasures Coach for 1 year, Title I Site Coordinator for 1.5 years, then became the principal of Coral Canyon Elementary on 12-12-12. She currently serves as the Principal Panorama Elementary School.

Jennifer is married to Mike. They have 4 children together, ranging in age from 6 years up to 25 years. Jennifer is a very proud grandma to 3 grandbabies, with another due in June. Jennifer 'wishes' she could have had grandchildren first because they are so much fun! She loves spending time with her family.

Jennifer's position at Panorama Elementary was short-lived as she just transferred there last year, but she is so grateful for a positive year and many new friends. She is excited as she looks forward to this new adventure with the Three Falls Elementary community!

Please join us (again) in welcoming Jennifer to her new assignment!

New Asst. Superintendent - Elem

Nate Esplin

NEW - Assistant Superintendent Elementary Education

Nate Esplin

The Washington County School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Nathan Esplin as the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education. Nate will replace Rex Wilkey who will retire in June. Nate's new assignment begins on July 1, 2021.

Nate grew up in Santa Clara, Utah, where he attended Santa Clara Elementary and later graduated from Snow Canyon High School. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education Degree from Southern Utah University. He has also earned a Ph.D. in education from Utah State University. Nate started his education career by teaching fourth grade at Coral Cliffs Elementary School. He then spent six years as the principal of Sunset Elementary. In 2013 Nate had the opportunity of helping open Crimson View Elementary. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Education Effectiveness.

Nate and his wife Kat are proud parents of five boys and one girl. In his free time, he enjoys attending his kid's sporting events, watching baseball, and snow skiing with his kids.

Please join us in welcoming Nate to his new assignment.