r The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Michael Sorensen as Assistant Principal of Diamond Fork Junior for Nebo School District, replacing Rhet Rowley who will be moving to Mt. Nebo Junior High.
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah Valley University and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University.
Mr. Sorensen has served as Dean of Students at Diamond Fork Junior for the past three years and as Title I Coordinator at Taylor Elementary for three years. He taught at Mapleton Elementary for seven years and Westside Elementary for one year.
Principal Burr said, “Mike is proactive in taking the initiative to help wherever and whenever needed. He has gained the admiration and respect of our entire faculty, staff, and student body.”
Mike said, “I believe that educators who build strong relationships with students and show that they truly care make the biggest impact in the lives of students. Education is not all about books, we are teaching and preparing students to be well-rounded members of society and are instrumental in building student capacity academically, socially, and emotionally.”
A colleague said, “Mike is a natural when it comes to education. It is obvious that he has the skills needed to ensure student success in all aspects of a school setting. He is congenial, outgoing, patient, and easy to approach.”
“I attribute my love and desire for education to the leaders, teachers, parents, and students that I’ve had the pleasure of working within my 14 years in Nebo School District,” stated Mike. “Many outstanding individuals have been instrumental to my development as I watch and recall their interactions with students, parents, faculty, staff members, and the community.”
Mike loves spending time with his wife, Andrea and three children. He enjoys watching BYU football/basketball and the San Francisco Giants. As far as activities, Michael likes to run, golf, cycle, garden, and read a good book.
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