Principal Message

Dr. Darryl Bond Denhalter, Principal


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.

Our school is named after a great person, Junius Albert Taylor (b. 1883) who was greatly involved and had great influence in our community. He began teaching in 1906 and was 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.

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 and will ultimately lead to happy and productive lives for the students.

I encourage all of us to do our best to help our students continually strive to improve and excel as we model this through our own example. Thank you for working together 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 Ed.D

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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