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Nathan Whitney hasbrbeen selected as the Principal of the new Maple Grove Middle School by the NebobrSchool Board of Education, starting in January 2021.

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Whitney received hisbrassociate’s degree at Dixie College, his bachelor’s degrees in Biology andbrSpanish and his master’s in Education Administration all at Southern UtahbrUniversity.

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For the past twobryears, Whitney has served as the Principal of Mapleton Junior High.

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Previously, he servedbras the Assistant Principal at Spanish Fork Junior High for three years and asbrthe Assistant Principal at Diamond Fork Junior for two years. Whitney wasbrnominated this year as the Middle Level Principal of the Year through the UtahbrAssociation of Secondary School Principals.

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Whitney has beenbrrecognized as a great leader and mentor to teachers, who is willing to go thebrextra mile to try new ideas and strives to help each child find success in thebrschool.

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“I am so excited forbrthis opportunity, and I know it will stretch me. But how amazing it will be tobrwelcome today’s fourth and fifth graders into a brand-new school building,”brWhitney said.

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“Together, with ourbrfaculty and staff, we hope to develop a positive, caring culture of studentbrsuccess, turning a brand-new empty building into a real school!”

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Whitney’s motto is “the secret of success is hard workbrcoupled with a great attitude, more hard work, and an equal amount ofbrgratitude!” (Serve Daily submission by Lana Hiskey.)

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