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New Draper school administrators ready to kick off new school year

Jul 30, 2019 03:25PM ● By Julie Slama

Sara Little, seen here at Hillcrest High’s senior awards night, will be an assistant principal at Corner Canyon this fall. (Julie Slama/City Journals)

By Julie Slama | [email protected]

Sara Little will be the first to say sometimes change can be “overwhelming.”

“I’m not one who actively seeks out change, but I am excited to have a new experience at Corner Canyon, to meet students and to have student-athletes excel in so many areas and go to state in about everything. I’m also honest in saying, it’s nice to be in a new building with a classroom wing opening so there won’t be portables.”

Little is one of about 25 administrative changes taking place throughout Canyons School District this summer.

The new Corner Canyon High assistant principal recently came from four years at Hillcrest High as assistant principal where she said there definitely is a need for a new school.

“I won’t miss my office shaking (during construction),” she said with a laugh. “I might miss the bats flying around the auditorium at the Halloween concert; they added to the performance of ‘Ghostbusters.’”

Little’s new duties will include this fall’s freshman orientation, which is something she planned to learn from what was included from previous orientation leaders. At Hillcrest, one of her favorite things was running the 22-day program she began for incoming freshmen called Husky Strong.

“We help the incoming freshmen bridge with their transition to high school,” she said. “They receive a quarter credit and have the basis of academic and social skills and mentors to help them be successful.”

Little also will be scheduling Corner Canyon’s master calendar and monitoring its usage for rentals. 

Joining her as a new Corner Canyon assistant principal will be Dave Barrett, who has been a Draper Park Middle assistant principal for years. 

Former Corner Canyon Assistant Principal Quentin Linde will become Hillcrest High’s assistant principal and intern administrator Kristana Price will become an assistant principal at Draper Park Middle.

As of press deadline, there are no announced administrative changes to Draper elementary schools in Canyons School District.