This year Mr. Trent Mikesell, a former Springville Junior High School seventh-grade teacher, was appointed by Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, the school principal, to be a new assistant principal along with Mr. Knudsen at SJHS. For the past few years Mr. Mikesell taught seventh-grade English and Creative Writing.
Ms. Rachel Neeley, who teaches seventh-grade English, said, “It is really fun working with Mr. Mikesell, he always has great ideas and works hard.” Now that Mr. Mikesell is no longer a teacher, he has more time to spend with individual students. Even though he doesn’t know as many, he likes spending time one on one with the students he does get to know.
Right now Mr. Mikesell is working on his masters degree at BYU to become a school administrator. When comparing being a teacher and an assistant principal, Mr. Mikesell said, “They’re both good, I love teaching, but I know I’m going to like this too.”
During the day, Mr. Mikesell helps with Quest Time and monitoring in the lunchroom. He also helps with student discipline and plans student projects like the Super Knight activity.
According to Mr. Van Ausdal, Mr. Mikesell seems to be happy. Perhaps in future school years, Mr. Mikesell will be our very own Springville Junior High School principal.
picture: Mikesell.jpgcaption: Mr. Trent Mikesell, new assistant principal at SJHS
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