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Principal announced for new Valley View school

Dec 05, 2019 06:29PM

David Knudsen has been appointed the Principal of the new Valley View Middle School in Salem by the Nebo School Board of Education, starting in January.

Knudsen received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and his master’s in Educational Leadership both from Brigham Young University.

He was also a Brigham Young University Leader Preparation Program recipient. For the past two and half years, Knudsen served as Principal of Salem Junior High.

Previously, he was the Assistant Principal at Maple Mountain High for five years and at Springville Junior High. Knudsen taught physical education, math, and history classes at both Springville Middle School and East Carbon High School. He also coached girls’ basketball at Springville High and East Carbon High and coached track at East Carbon High.

He is recognized as someone with keen administrative skills, who is well organized and works successfully with teachers, parents, and students. He has a personable manner and deals well with all people.

His love of students, and his sincere desire to make a difference in their lives makes him an excellent administrator.

“I have come to the realization that a large part of us is made up of the relationships and experiences we have in this life,” Knudsen said. “The wonderful thing about education is that we can influence these two things in the lives of the people around us. What we do is vital to helping people be successful throughout their lives.” (Serve Daily submission by Lana Hinskey.)