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New Administrators at Several Sandy Schools

Aug 22, 2016 04:05PM ● By Julie Slama

Christine Webb became Copperview’s new principal in July. She is pictured here talking to Bellview Elementary kindergartners last fall. — Julie Slama

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Chanci Loran is looking forward to a new set of challenges and learning about a new school community. Loran is the new Bellview Elementary principal. Her appointment began July 1.
In the spring, Loran, who previously served as principal at Copperview Elementary in Midvale, began meeting with former principal Christine Webb to learn about the school, students, community and summer construction.
“I’ve gotten to know some teachers and am looking forward to meeting all the students. I’ve had a look at things to see what has been working well and if there is anything I can refine. I already know they have met average testing scores, have a great community that is involved in the school, an active PTA and fun programs that supports student learning,” she said during the summer.
Bellview will have a CEO monthly citizenship program that will recognize students and invite parents to attend.
“We want to recognize what students are doing, achieving, learning and being good citizens,” Loran said.
Through the summer, Loran also has met with officials on a parking lot remodel, new carpeting and beautification to the school grounds. 
“The school will look great with its facelift for its 50th next year,” she said.
Former Principal Webb said she will miss the people, especially the students.
“I’ll miss the kids — just being with them, reading, being in the classroom,” she said. “I like when they are ‘caught being good’ and come to the store for little fun prizes and school supplies.”
Other appointments the Canyons Board of Education made include Darrell Jensen, who has been principal at Albion Middle School, will become principal of Corner Canyon High in Draper. Kelli Miller, who has served as an intern assistant principal at Alta High, will be an assistant principal at Brighton High in Cottonwood Heights, replacing Cindy Hanson. Hanson is being promoted to principal at Mount Jordan Middle School, replacing Molly Hart, who will become the principal at Albion Middle School. 
Edy McGee, who has been an assistant principal at Indian Hills Middle School, was transferred to a temporary one-year position as an administrator on special assignment. She will assist various administrators in the Canyons School District office and gather behavioral and school-safety data, among other duties. 
Roger Moody, currently an assistant principal at Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights, will be reassigned as an assistant principal at Indian Hills Middle School, replacing McGee.
Doug Hallenbeck, who has served as an assistant principal at Union Middle School, will assume duties as an assistant principal at Butler Middle School, replacing Moody.
Taylor Hansen, currently an assistant principal at Washington Middle School in the Seattle Public School District in Seattl, will become an assistant principal at Union Middle School.
Laurie Steed, currently assistant principal at East Midvale Elementary, will be reassigned as assistant principal of Sandy Elementary, replacing Diana Wallace, who is resigning.
Another administrative change will be at the Canyons School District office — Misty Suarez, who has been Salt Lake City School District’s director of student services, will become Canyons District’s new director of special education. She will succeed Robin Collett. Suarez has 16 years of administrative experience, including six years as the principal of Mount Jordan Middle School, and is licensed in special education.