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Midvale Elementary celebrates diversity. Our student population of about 700 students (grades K-5) is composed of 75% Hispanic, 21% Caucasian, 3% Native American, and 1% other minority children. 70% of our population speaks a language other than English as their primary language. Approximately 95% of our students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Breakfast and lunch is served 12 months a year. Our mobility rate exceeds 44% as 50% of our population moves two or more times during the year. Those students who remain in school for the full school year are working to develop English language skills that meet state goals on standardized achievement exams.

In an effort to provide a quality education for every student teachers systematically follow the Utah Common Core. Time has been allocated to allow teachers to collaborate together, analyze student data and implement best practices. Midvale Elementary qualifies for many state and federal grants. These funds are used to hire additional teachers to reduce class size and give students individual attention. Class sizes at Midvale average less than 25 students per classroom. All teachers have their ESL endorsement and all teachers use ESL teaching strategies in their classrooms. Teacher specialists are on staff to provide additional ESL and resource instruction to meet and exceed compliance regulations. There are also 2 achievement coaches who help support our teachers through data analysis to guide their instruction.

Teachers incorporate the best teaching practices daily for English instruction. Literacy and math are the school’s main focuses. All areas of the curriculum are integrated into these two major areas supported with technology. The Land Trust funds are used to support achievement in these areas. During teacher collaboration time students receive instruction in music, P.E., computers, life skills, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.)


Midvale is proud to have a two-way Spanish/English immersion program which incorporates two classrooms per grades K-4. In this program, classes consist of English speaking and Spanish-speaking students. Classroom instruction is delivered half of the day in Spanish and half of the day in English. Enrollment in this program is done through the district by a lottery.


Midvale Elementary is in the second year of its’ Preschool Program.  This program prepares students to begin school.  Midvale has a school-wide Title I program.  As such funds are used to hire additional teachers and assistants to help students learn. A Success Maker lab, common core materials, and in-service opportunities for teachers are also part of the Title I funding.

Midvale Elementary has an afterschool program funded through a 21st Century Grant in which we partner with Boys and Girls Club from 3:00-5:30 M-Th. and 1:00-5:30 on Fridays to provide academic and youth development and support for kids. Enrollment in this program is limited and determined at the beginning of the year by a lottery. Student names may be added to the waiting list.

Full translation services are available daily in the office.  Translation is also provided for all parent conferences, phone calls, registration, PTA meetings, and whenever else they are needed.  All printed parent communication is sent home in English and Spanish.  Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the Adult Education Center, which is housed in one of the portables. Classes are offered in English acquisition, computer technology, parenting, studying for the GED test, etc.


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NamePosition Email
Administration/Office Staff
Denzil Watts Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeri Rigby Assistant Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ashley McKinney Assistant Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeri Jorgensen Lead Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Custodial Staff
Andrew Naylor Lead Custodian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Matt Stepan Assistant Custodian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Education Staff
Pamela Doyle School Psychologist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Amy Buckley Speech Interventionist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nicole Woodmansee Resource Teacher K-2 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maleia Boyd Resource Teacher 3-5 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kindergarten Team
Brandi Nunn Pre-Kindergarten This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lisa Peterson Kindergarten  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lindsay Erekson Kindergarten  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lacy Ruggles Kindergarten (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alex Martinez Kindergarten (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Melanie Kelsey Kindergarten (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adriana Ruiz Kindergarten (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1st Grade Team
Heather Martin First Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Mallory First Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deborah Cluff First Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Victoria Hazlett First Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sarah Patchel  First Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara Dodson First Grade (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roxanna Jones First Grade (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
2nd Grade Team
Jill Oaks Second Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Emily Johnson Second Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Teresa Smith Second Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Annie Love Second Grade (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leticia Tarin Second Grade (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Abby.Bluth Second Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3rd Grade Team
Sharon Aitken Third Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Beus Third Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christina Oropeza Third Grade christina.oropezacanyonsdistrict.org
Yarah Von der Aa Third Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cathy Cann Third Grade (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Astrid Chiri Third Grade (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4th Grade Team
Amanda Kraft Fourth Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maraya Mills Fourth Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michelle Wallace Fourth Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Clarissa Weiss Fourth Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michelle Emmons Fourth Grade (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Luis Navarro Fourth Grade (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@canyonsdistrict.org
5th Grade Team
Kori Hapairai Fifth Grade  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Henry Hartzler Fifth Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marien Burningham  Fifth Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Krystal Gordon Fifth Grade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nicole Peckam Fifth Grade (Dual: English) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Diana Benitez Fifth Grade (Dual: Spanish) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cafeteria Staff
Sandra Anderson Lunch Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Support Staff
Heidi Sanger Community Schools Facilitator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nick Lennox Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ashley Nettleton Social Worker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maria Guizar Achievement Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Senja Merrill Achievement Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Playworks Coach
Heather Rowley  Playworks Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brain Booster Technicians
Julie Wecker  PE Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Debora Johnson STEM Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robyn Munro  Art Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shelly Glover Media Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Becky Harris Media Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Technology Support
Vanessa Cicero Ed Tech Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Martin Boonkham Field Tech This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.