r The Nebo School Board of Education has appointed Troy Peterson as the Supervisor of Junior High/Middle Schools for Nebo School District.
Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Weber State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University. He was awarded the Nebo Principal of the Year in 2018.
Mr. Peterson served as the Principal of Mt. Nebo Junior High for the past three years and Principal of Diamond Fork Junior High for nine years. He was the Assistant Principal of Payson Junior for four years. Mr. Peterson started his teaching profession at Grand County High School where he taught English, speech and debate. Mr. Peterson coached track and was the student government advisor. He was selected as Teacher of the Year for three straight years in a row.
Mr. Peterson has been complimented for being a dedicated educator and caring deeply for students’ development. He is noted for challenging students and rewarding them with praise and then offering more opportunities for their growth.
One teacher said, “When students and parents come with difficult problems to Mr. Peterson, they come away feeling that they have been listened to, acknowledged, and taken into consideration.”
A colleague said, “Troy is articulate, genuine, intelligent, energetic, honest, dynamic, resourceful, and loyal – the consummate educator.”
His motto is “You are only as good as you allow yourself to be.” He enjoys anything to do with horses and cows as well as farming and ranching. He likes skiing and reading non-fiction U.S. History. Troy is married to Bonnie, and they have four children.