By Danielle Lankford, Communications Specialist
The halls are quieter, the playground is empty, and classrooms have shut their doors for the summer. School may be out for our early learners and charter school, but those of us who are still here are already thinking about the 2015-2016 school year.
When our students return in August, they will still be supported by small class sizes, family engagement, and community partnerships. But, one difference they will notice is our new principal, Rich Rasband. Because I know our students and parents are eager to get to know the man who will be leading our charter school to many more years of success, I sat down with Mr. Rasband and got the scoop on his career and his plans for his new position. Here’s what I found out:
1. What is your educational background?
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and then got my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Utah.
2. Can you tell me about your career in education?
I have twenty-three years’ experience as an educator. I have taught elementary school and middle school, and I have been a principal before. This is my first year working at Guadalupe School.
3. Can you tell me about your family and where you grew up?
I grew up in Heber, Utah, and I taught there for nine years. I have three daughters who are 15, 13, and 11.
4. What do you think sets Guadalupe School apart?
It’s a great school and I love the kids. It’s smaller, so we can give individual attention and we have lots of resources for the community. I love this school, because I knew with these resources, the kids can really be successful.
5. What have you enjoyed most about working at Guadalupe School?
The kids are great, and the people I work with.
6. What would you like our parents to know?
I speak Spanish, and my door is always open for any suggestions or concerns. We want our kids to succeed, and working together, we can make sure they are ready for middle school and beyond.