Chris Loveless named Principal of Spanish Fork Junior High

r The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Chris Loveless as the Principal of Spanish Fork Junior High School.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Utah Valley University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Utah University.

Mr. Loveless served as an Assistant Principal of Payson High for the past seven years and one year as the Dean of Students. He was a Career and Technology Education teacher for eight years where he taught business, marketing, multimedia, driver’s education, and served as the DECA (business club) advisor.

Coach Loveless was inducted into the Nebo School District Hall of Fame and is a two-time 4A Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010. He was also selected as the 3A Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2012.

Principal RaShel Shepherd said, “Chris is an outstanding instructional leader. He builds positive relationships with students, teachers, and parents. Chris mentors and listens to teachers; helping them create positive, collaborative learning environments. He models engaging instruction and celebrates teacher and student growth. Chris creates a warm, inclusive school culture; where students feel pride and a true sense of belonging. He is visionary, inspiring, friendly, and supportive. Chris is a true servant leader. He serves with enthusiasm, a warm smile, a listening ear, and with love.”

Chris said, “I am excited and honored for this new opportunity to work with the students, faculty, and patrons of Spanish Fork Junior High.” His personal motto is “Enjoy the journey,” because, “Everyone wants to get to the top of the mountain, but don’t forget the happiness and growth that occurs while you are climbing it.”

Chris enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, and traveling. He is married to Mary, and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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