r Mr. Ryan McGuire was appointed as the Principal of Mt. Nebo Junior High School for Nebo School District.
Mr. McGuire received his bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University in 2000 and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University in 2007.
Mr. McGuire has served as Principal of Springville Junior High for the past four years and as Assistant Principal of Payson High for four years and Assistant Principal of Payson Junior High for two years. He taught Spanish and history at Spanish Fork High for three years, and history at Spanish Fork Middle for five years. He has also coached basketball throughout his teaching career including head coach for girls’ varsity basketball at Spanish Fork High.
Mr. McGuire has earned several awards including Assistant Principal of the Year Finalist in 2012, 2014, and 2019 by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, Region IV Coach of the Year in 2006 (girls’ basketball SFHS), Nebo Notable for Nebo School District in 2006, and Teacher of the Month for Spanish Fork Middle in 2000. Mr. McGuire said the best award he has ever received is a photo of a knight, from one of his severe/profound special needs student, that reads, “Mr. McGuire – You’re a Superknight!”
A colleague said, “Ryan is an outstanding individual. I am impressed with his ability to develop positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty. All tasks given him are completed with efficiency and done effectively. Ryan is well organized and accomplishes high-quality goals. He is teachable in all aspects. Ryan McGuire exhibits the skills and talents of an outstanding school leader. His love of students and his sincere desire to make a difference in their lives makes him an excellent administrator.”
When asked about his personal motto, Mr. McGuire said, “The two most important days in someone’s life is the day we are born, and the day we find out why.” Mr. McGuire added, “I believe that education helps students figure out that why. I love education and being involved in my community and the lives of students. I hope I can make a positive difference.”
Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors and fishing of any kind. He is married to Trudy, and they have four children.