Bart Thompson Appointed Assistant Principal of Spanish Fork High
The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Bart Thompson as the Assistant Principal of Spanish Fork High for Nebo School District.
Bart earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies from Brigham Young University in 2002 and his master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University in 2008.
Currently, Mr. Thompson is the Dean of Students at Diamond Fork Junior High School for the past two years. He taught social studies, philosophy, psychology, leadership principles and other classes at Spanish Fork Middle for 1 year, Spanish Fork High for 5 years, and Salem Hills High for 11 years. Mr. Thompson coached track and cross country for 18 years at both the high school and junior high school levels.
Mr. Thompson received the following honors: Teacher of the Year for SFHS in 2004; Teacher of the Year for SHHS in 2011, Region X Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2017, Co-Presenter at National Principals Conference in 2018, Coach of three State Champion Track teams in 2005, 2006, and 2008.
A colleague said, “I believe that great administrators were first great teachers. I can honestly say that in all my years in education, I’ve never worked with a finer teacher or coach than Bart Thompson. He ‘gets’ quality instruction. Bart is able to inspire, mentor, and be a lead teacher because he has practiced what he preaches.”
“I believe as educators, we are literally changing the world with each positive interaction we have with students. My goal each day when I go to work is to help these kids see what I see--that they are amazing, that they have limitless potential, and that they matter to me. I believe the single most important task of education (and educators) is to ensure every student discovers their inherent worth and unique capacity for greatness. If I can play even a small role in helping a student believe that, then I have done my job. I can’t wait to join the amazing faculty/staff and community at Spanish Fork High School!” exclaimed Mr. Thompson
Bart is married to Marti, and they have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, running, biking, and watching BYU sports.
Cecily Yeager Appointed Assistant Principal of Diamond Fork Junior
The Nebo Board of Education appointed Cecily Yeager as the Assistant Principal of Diamond Fork Junior for Nebo School District. She will begin her new assignment in January 2021, when Mike Sorensen transfers as Principal to Hobble Creek Elementary in Mapleton.
Currently, Ms. Yeager is the Dean of Students at Salem Junior High School for the past three years. She taught English for 18 years at Spanish Fork Middle and Diamond Fork Junior High, where she also served as a mentor and teacher on special assignment. Cecily served her administrative internship at Sage Creek Elementary and Mapleton Junior High.
Ms. Yeager was honored with the Nebo PEAK Award in 2016, the Diamond Fork Junior Crystal Apple Award in 2013, as a National Presenter in 2004, and BYU Intern of the Year in 2001.
Ms. Yeager received her bachelor’s degree in English in 2001 from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in Education in 2011 and an Administrative Education License in 2018, both from Southern Utah University.
A couple of Cecily’s favorite quotes include: “To love what you do and feel that it matters; how could anything be more fun?” by Katharine Graham. “Bring students into your calm. Don’t let them bring you into their storm.”
A colleague said, “Cecily is a phenomenal advocate for students and parents and such a vital asset to our school as a whole. She is capable of multitasking all while maintaining a positive attitude and outlook on life. Cecily is passionate about her drive to help students. She will make any team and school better with her many skills and talents.”
“I have spent 21 years in middle school and junior high school and am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with teenagers every day. Being placed in Nebo School District for my teaching internship was my greatest gift as a college student because my interactions with the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of this district have helped to shape a career that I love. I appreciate the challenges that the school board and superintendent staff have given me and the trust that they have placed in me over the last few years,” stated Cecily.
Cecily is married to Todd. She has four bonus children, one son-in-law, and one grand baby. Cecily enjoys traveling, reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
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