District Administration

Paul Sweat


Keith Johansen

Business Administration

Garrick Peterson

Director of Teaching & Learning
garrick.peterson@wasatch .edu

Eric Campbell

Director of Equality & Diversity

Shawn Kelly

Director of Operations

Jason Watt

Director of Student Services

Claire Mair

Director of Special Education

Brett Zabel

Director of Assessment

Tod Johnson

Director of Curriculum

Kirsta Albert

Director of Communications

Dustin Miller

Director of Technology


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David McNaughtan

Daniels Canyon
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Ryan Brown

J.R. Smith
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Jennie Mecham

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Katie Cummings

Heber Valley
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Stephanie Discher

stephanie.discher@wasatch .edu

Secondary Administration

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Brian Thorne

RMMS - Principal

Kevin Rich

RMMS - Asst. Principal
kevin.rich@wasatch .edu

Jim Judd

TMS - Principal
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Duke DiStefano

TMS - Asst. Principal
duke.distefano@wasatch .edu

Justin Kelly

WHS - Principal
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Ryan Bishop

WHS - Asst. Principal

Tara Jarvie

WHS - Asst. Principal
tara.jarvie@wasatch .edu

LaNay King

WHS - Asst. Principal
lanay.king@wasatch .edu

Lana Wright

WHS - Asst. Principal
lana.wright@wasatch .edu


Ensuring all students obtain all the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to reach their personal goals and be productive contributing members of our society.

Organizational Goals

  • Become the highest-achieving district in the State of Utah
  • Become a nationally recognized model PLC district
  • Have all secondary students involved in activities that connect them to the school community

Our Superintendent

Superintendent Paul Sweat’s tenure within Wasatch County School District spans more than 25 years. Beginning with his initial assignment as a middle school math teacher, Mr. Sweat has held nearly every instruction and administration position, including principal of Wasatch High School and the Superintendency. 

Superintendent Sweat is known for being collaborative and inclusive, believing that strong leaders lead by example, and by creating a shared vision about which everyone within the organization can become excited. As the high school principal, he was an early adopter of the Professional Learning Community model, creating a culture of learning amongst the faculty and students. Superintendent Sweat also led the digital learning initiative, or “Digital Conversion,” for the District, which has resulted in a robust digital learning program offering more individualized education and cutting-edge instructional strategies. This has created higher levels of thinking and deeper levels of understanding for students.

In addition to having been nominated as a member of the National Superintendents Association of the Digital Consortium, he has served on the Utah State Digital Learning Advisory Board. A native of the Heber Valley, Mr. Sweat is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he received an education degree in 1991. He also holds a Master of Education Degree from the University of Utah.

Superintendent Paul Sweat in a chair

About WCSD - From 1908 to Now

Wasatch County School District covers approximately 1,200 square miles, serving the educational needs of the entire county, including Heber City, Midway, Wallsburg, Daniel and Charleston.

Located in the third fastest growing county in the U.S., and the fastest growing in Utah, the District represents a student community of 29.4% Economically Disadvantaged, 11.5% limited English proficient, and 9.5% students with disabilities. The District is ethnically comprised of 78% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, <1% American Indian, 1% Asian, <1% African American, and 2% Multi-Racial.

Currently, the District educates approximately 7,800 students and is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools, utilizing a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade level configuration. The average class size is 22 students and the District employs 392 teachers.

Teacher Qualifications

It is the right of parents and/or guardians to request information regarding the qualifications of their children’s teachers.

Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information at 435-654-0280