[Curriculum Directors] FW: Assistant Supt. of Student Learning

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Thu Oct 12 17:24:03 MDT 2017

Superintendents and Charter School Administrators,

The Utah State Board of Education today appointed Box Elder School District Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning. Nielsen will report to Dr. Patty Norman, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement.

Nielsen holds a master's degree in school counseling, bachelor's degree in psychology, and an administrative/supervisory certificate from Utah State University. He has worked with for the Box Elder School District in several administrative positions, including as the director of assessment and professional development, director of technology, and as the secondary curriculum and CTE specialist. Prior to working in the district office, Nielsen was an elementary principal and school counselor. Additionally, Nielsen has served on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission, including as its chair. He was awarded the Northern Utah Curriculum Consortium's Curriculum Development and Implementation Leadership Award in 2016, and named Outstanding District Administrator in 2015 and Principal of the Year in 2008 by Box Elder School District.

Most recently, Nielsen has been responsible for PLC implementation, Title I services, principal supervision, elementary curriculum, dual language immersion, development of curriculum, Utah Consolidated Application, and overseeing multiple grants, including the Digital Teaching and Learning program grant.

As Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning, Nielsen will oversee the Assessment and Accountability, Teaching and Learning, and Career and Technical Education.   We are very excited about this opportunity to add Mr. Nielsen to our team and know you will appreciate getting to know him.

With appreciation,

Sydnee Dickson, Ed.D.

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Utah State Board of Education

250 E. 500 S.

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

(801) 538-7510 office

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