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Dr. Darryl Bond Denhalter, Principal

Principal Denhalter

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University

Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Utah

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies and Elementary Education, California State University, Fullerton

Dear J. A. Taylor Elementary Family,

I feel it to be an honor and privilege to serve as the principal at J. A. Taylor Elementary. Taylor Elementary has a great history of dedicated administrators, teachers and school employees, as well as very supportive families and community. I hope to add to that legacy.

Our school is named after a great person, Junius Albert Taylor (b. 1883) who was actively involved and had great influence in our community. He began teaching in 1906 and was both a teacher and principal in our area until 1952. He was also the mayor of Bountiful City twice. I am learning he was an impressive person who dedicated his life to serving and loving others. He definitely had qualities we would do well to emulate.

J. A. Taylor once shared,

"A good education will help a student build character." 

At Taylor Elementary, we believe in educating the whole child in a positive and innovative learning environment. We believe in promoting and maintaining a school culture of kindness and excellence. We focus primarily on three school rules, Be Safe, Kind, and Reliable. We believe that following those three rules will create a successful school environment, will ultimately lead to happy and productive lives, and as J. A. believed, will "build character" for the students.

I encourage all of us to work together to do our best to help our students continually strive to improve and excel as we model this through our own words and actions. I thank you for joining me in this effort to create an amazing learning environment. J. A. Taylor Elementary is a great school because of our united effort and focus.

Principal Darryl Bond Denhalter, EdD

My Recent Publications:

Submitted for Publication: (2021) You Are Making a Greater Impact than You May Think -A few supportive thoughts from a veteran principal

Co-Authored Book: Mayes, C. (2020). Archetype, Culture, and the Individual in Education: The Three Pedagogical Narratives, Routledge Publishing.

Denhalter, D. B. (2020). Holistic Approaches to State School Grading SystemsBYU ScholarsArchive.

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