A Message of Hope

A lot of people are struggling, that’s OK. If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to seek help. Talk to a teacher. We love and care about you. We are grateful to Dan Reynolds & Imagine Dragons for allowing us to share this message. #SuicidePrevention Safe_UT#WashK12Difference

(Back story): We had the opportunity to see Imagine Dragons live when Dan Reynolds paused his song to speak to the audience about depression, anxiety and having a therapist. For the past couple of weeks, we (Washington County School District) have been seeking permission from Dan and Imagine Dragons to share this message with the children in our school district. Yesterday we got word..."Permission Granted!"

So many children and adults around us struggle with depression and anxiety. It's something Washington County School District is trying to put more of a focus on. It's something we should all talk about.


Public Hearing @ SUU Cedar

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing for Utah K-5 and High School Draft Science Standards

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has approved a draft for new Utah K-5 and High School Science standards and are holding public meetings around the state and online to collect as much feedback as possible on the standards. All members of the public are invited to attend any of the public hearings to provide feedback for the standards. Also, if you cannot make a public hearing, there is an online survey available for you to provide feedback. The draft of the standards, details for the public hearings, and link to the online survey are available on the USBE Science Website - https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science.  We have one local meeting.

March 20, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Southern Utah University
J.L. Sorenson PE Building
56 North 600 West
Cedar City 

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Ryan Christiansen

Ryan Christiansen

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We are pleased to announce the selection of Ryan Christiansen as the Assistant Principal of Washington Fields Intermediate School. Ryan will open the school with Principal Bob Sonju this fall, August 2019.

Ryan started his education at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he was a proud Colonel football player. He returned to Utah to finish his education and graduated from Southern Utah University with degrees in Biology and History. He has earned two Master’s Degrees; one in Biology Education and the other in Educational Leadership.

Ryan started his career teaching Science and Social Studies at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School. He enjoyed the excitement and enthusiasm intermediate school students have for learning. Ryan transferred to Hurricane High School where he taught Biology, Environmental Science, and Social Studies. Most recently, Ryan has served as Washington County School District’s Science/Social Studies/Health/PE Coordinator. He also speaks Mandarin so he is looking forward to interacting with students as they learn Chinese. Ryan is excited about the experiences, opportunities, and associations he will have with the new Washington Fields Intermediate Chargers.

Ryan is married to Amy Christiansen and they have three children. Amy is the Title 1 Coordinator at La Verkin Elementary and Ryan boasts that she loves every minute of it. They are the proud parents of three children that keep them extremely busy.

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

Renee Martineau

Renee Martineau

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We are pleased to announce the selection of Renee Martineau as the Assistant Principal of Crimson Cliffs High School. She will open the school with Principal Rusty Taylor and the Crimson Cliffs Mustang Staff this fall, August 2019.

Renee was raised mostly in Utah; split between Salt Lake City and Fillmore. She attended Fillmore Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Clayton Intermediate, Butler Middle School, Brighton High School and graduated from Millard High School in 1989. Renee married Tod Brinkerhoff after high school and attended Evans Hair Styling College here in beautiful St. George, Utah.

Renee worked in a salon for 3 years and then was lucky enough to stay home to raise 4 of her children. Unfortunately, Tod was diagnosed with Lou Gerhigs disease in 2000. At that time Renee returned to school and earned her Associates of Arts degree from Dixie State and her Bachelors of Science degree from SUU, majoring in History and minoring in Health. Because of his illness Tod passed away in January of 2005. Renee graduated from SUU in May, 2006, making it possible for her to provide for her children and then was fortunate enough to marry Clint Martineau in June 2006.

Renee began her teaching career at Pine View High School in August of 2006. She taught History and Health and has served as DECA Advisor. She spent one year teaching 8th grade history at Pine View Middle School during the 2009-2010 school year. She has great respect for Middle School teachers! She returned to Pine View High School in 2010 teaching History, Psychology and AP Psychology. She also served as cheer advisor from 2010-2013. She returned to SUU in 2013 and earned her Master's Degree in Education and her Administration Endorsement, graduating in 2016. Since that time she has continued teaching Psychology, AP Psychology and serves as Pine View High School's Learning Coach and Data Coach.

Renee says she will always be a Panther and will miss her Panther Family, but is looking forward to her new adventures as a Mustang!

Please join with us in welcoming and congratulating Renee in her new assignment.

Mike Winslow

Mike Winslow

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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.