r By Lana Hiskey
With the retirement of Dwight Liddiard, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Ryan Kay as the Human Resource Coordinator for Nebo School District.
Mr. Kay has been the principal for Park Elementary for the past four years. Ryan taught kindergarten at Brockbank and Mapleton Elementary Schools in Nebo School District and at Foothills Elementary in Jordan School District. He has worked in education for 15 years.
Mr. Kay graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University.
A colleague said, “Ryan is a champion for his students, his school, and his community. Nobody can pull a community together like Ryan. He has an energy and positivity that is contagious that spreads throughout the school. He is a dedicated member of the Nebo community that puts people first.”
Mr. Kay has chaired the Onion Days Parade and currently chairs the Juab Demolition Derby. He enjoys driving demolition derby cars, NASCAR, working in the yard, and 4-wheeling.
When asked about education, Ryan said, “I cannot think of a profession that has the potential to impact lives the way educators do.”
Ryan is married to Neeley, and they have three children.