New Principal - DCES

rod broadhead

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.