Ecker Hill Middle School Named National School to Watch


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PARK CITY, UT (June 27, 2022) – Ecker Hill Middle School has achieved its third re-designation as a National Schools To Watch. 

What does it mean to be a School to Watch School? Schools to Watch seeks to recognize diverse, high-performing, growth-oriented middle grades schools to demonstrate what all middle grades schools are capable of achieving. 

Schools to Watch Schools are schools that demonstrate:

Academic Excellence. High-performing schools with middle grades are academically excellent.  They challenge all students to use their minds well.

Developmental Responsiveness.  High-performing schools with middle grades are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.

Social Equity.  High-performance schools with middle grades are socially equitable, democratic, and fair.  They provide every student with high-quality teachers, resources, learning opportunities, and supports.  They keep positive options open for all students. 

Organizational Structures and Processes.  High-performing schools with middle grades are learning organizations that establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence.

A School to Watch School is a school that is conscientiously moving to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools, one that has made marked progress in meeting all of the criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students over time.

In addition, Park City High School achieved secondary accreditation in 2021 and Treasure Mountain was recognized for its accreditation in 2022.


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Ecker Hill Nombrada Escuela Nacional Para Vigilar 

PARK CITY, UT (27 de junio de 2022) – Ecker Hill Middle School ha logró su tercera redesignación como National Schools To Watch. 

¿Qué significa ser una escuela para la Escuela para mirar? Escuela Nacional Para Vigilar  busca reconocer escuelas de grados intermedios diversas, de alto rendimiento y orientadas al crecimiento para demostrar lo que todas las escuelas de grados intermedios son capaces de lograr. 

Escuelas para observar Las escuelas son escuelas que demuestran:

Excelencia académica. Las escuelas de alto rendimiento con grados intermedios son académicamente excelentes. Retan a todos los estudiantes a usar bien sus mentes.

Capacidad de respuesta del desarrollo. Las escuelas de alto rendimiento con grados intermedios son sensibles a los desafíos de desarrollo únicos de la adolescencia temprana.

Igualdad Social. Las escuelas de alto rendimiento con grados intermedios son socialmente equitativas, democráticas y justas. Brindan a cada estudiante maestros, recursos, oportunidades de aprendizaje y apoyos de alta calidad. Mantienen opciones positivas abiertas para todos los estudiantes. 

Estructuras y Procesos Organizacionales. Las escuelas de alto rendimiento con grados intermedios son organizaciones de aprendizaje que establecen normas, estructuras y arreglos organizacionales para apoyar y sostener su trayectoria hacia la excelencia.

Una escuela para observar es una escuela que se está moviendo concienzudamente para cumplir plenamente con los criterios aprobados a nivel nacional para las escuelas intermedias de alto rendimiento, una escuela que ha logrado un progreso notable en el cumplimiento de todos los criterios, incluidas las ganancias mensurables en el rendimiento académico de todos los estudiantes durante tiempo.

Además, Park City High School logró la acreditación secundaria en 2021 y Treasure Mountain fue reconocida por su acreditación en 2022.

PCSD Administrative Changes SY 22-23


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PCSD Administrative Changes SY 22-23

PARK CITY, UT (June 22, 2022) – Jack Welch once stated, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. Park City School District is pleased to announce three administrative changes that will allow these leaders to have success in growing colleagues and students. In an organization, one leadership shift can create a domino effect, as is the case that facilitated these changes.

Tracy Fike is joining Trailside Elementary, as she begins her 11th year within the Park City School District, as the next principal. She has served in various roles throughout the district from teacher to a school administrator, most recently as an assistant principal at Park City High School from 2019-2022. Prior to the high school, she served as an assistant principal at Ecker Hill Middle school and was interim principal at Parley’s Park Elementary in 2018. Mrs. Fike is a licensed elementary teacher who specialized in reading intervention while teaching at Ecker Hill and implemented the district’s first Makerspace at Parley’s Park while in the instructional technology coach role. Mrs. Fike holds two master’s degrees in instructional leadership and business administration along with a Bachelor of Arts. Her variety of experiences and roles within the Park City School District will bring a wealth of knowledge and relationships to the Trailside community. Mrs. Fike resides in Park City with her husband and two children and can often be found out on the trails with her dog or running her kids around to local activities. 

Robert Beverly Edmiston Jr., better known as Mr. Ed has over 30 years of experience as a public educator. He requested the opportunity to be an inaugural associate principal at Park City High School to fill the vacancy of Mrs. Fike. Mr. Ed earned his English Literature and Teaching degrees from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, his adventurous path has provided a wide range of opportunities spanning from being a kindergarten teacher, to a high school teacher, to a high school assistant principal and an elementary principal. He is well known for his passionate leadership as the principal of McPolin Elementary School in Park City, Utah. When he is not at school giving high fives to students, while calling each one by their name, he can be found on a mountain attached to skis or a mountain bike. 

Mr. Ed’s drive towards impacting student success was recognized in 1999-2000 when he was honored as the Summit County Teacher of the Year. He has also led instructional leadership professional development around the state for other administrators, which led to a published article in the March 2010 issue of Special Educator magazine. The article, titled If you Expect it, Inspect it! Observations from Principal Walk-Throughs stresses his belief in the importance of instructional leaders being present. Not only does he believe in modeling actions of a strong leader in his school, his bigger mission is to advocate for high-quality public education for all families and students regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, or most importantly, income.

Angie Dufner recently completed her 24th year in education and is thrilled to be named the new principal for McPolin Elementary School.  She started her career teaching in Chicago for 11 years and then she and her husband moved their three children to Park City Utah. Ms. Dufner began teaching in our district at Parley’s Park Elementary as a Dual Immersion Teacher. After 8 years, she went to McPolin Elementary and spent four years as a Title 1 Teacher, Interventionist and MTSS Coordinator. She briefly left Park City School District last year to be the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal of a Title 1 elementary school in the Salt Lake City District. She is excited to be returning to Park City as the Principal of McPolin Elementary. As an educator, former McPolin team member and resident of Park City she is very invested in continuing to make our district the top in the state. In her downtime she loves to trail run, read, and spend time hiking with her dogs. 

Superintendent Gildea and the Board of Education are excited to welcome these three capable and experienced leaders in their new roles. We look forward to the many things they will accomplish and value their commitment to inspire and support all students equitably to achieve their academic and social potential



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Cambios administrativos de PCSD SY 22-23

PARK CITY, UT (22 de junio de 2022) – El Sr. Jack Welch dijo una vez: “Antes usted es un líder, el éxito se trata de crecer usted mismo. Cuando te conviertes en un líder, el éxito se trata de hacer crecer a los demás. El Distrito Escolar de Park City se complace en anunciar tres cambios administrativos que permitirán que estos líderes tengan éxito en el crecimiento de colegas y estudiantes. En una organización, un cambio de liderazgo puede crear un efecto dominó, como es el caso que facilitó estos cambios.

Tracy Fike se unirá a Trailside Elementary, ya que comienza su undécimo año dentro del Distrito Escolar de Park City, como la próxima directora. Se ha desempeñado en varios roles en todo el distrito, desde maestra hasta administradora escolar, más recientemente como subdirectora en Park City High School de 2019-2022. Antes de la escuela secundaria, se desempeñó como subdirectora en la escuela secundaria Ecker Hill y fue directora interina en la escuela primaria Parley’s Park en 2018. La Sra. Fike es una maestra de primaria con licencia que se especializó en intervención de lectura mientras enseñaba en Ecker Hill e implementó el programa del distrito. primer Makerspace en Parley’s Park mientras desempeñaba el papel de entrenador de tecnología educativa. La Sra. Fike tiene dos maestrías en liderazgo educativo y administración de empresas junto con una licenciatura en artes. Su variedad de experiencias y roles dentro del Distrito Escolar de Park City traerá una gran cantidad de conocimientos y relaciones a la comunidad de Trailside. La Sra. Fike vive en Park City con su esposo y sus dos hijos y, a menudo, se la puede encontrar en los senderos con su perro o llevando a sus hijos a las actividades locales. 

Robert Beverly Edmiston Jr., mejor conocido como Mr. Ed, tiene más de 30 años de experiencia como educador público. Solicitó la oportunidad de ser director asociado inaugural en la Escuela Secundaria Park City para llenar la vacante de la Sra. Fike. El Sr. Ed obtuvo sus títulos en Literatura Inglesa y Enseñanza de la Universidad de Mansfield en Pensilvania, su camino aventurero le ha brindado una amplia gama de oportunidades que van desde ser maestro de jardín de infantes, maestro de escuela secundaria, asistente de director de escuela secundaria y director de escuela primaria. Es bien conocido por su liderazgo apasionado como director de la Escuela Primaria McPolin en Park City, Utah. Cuando no está en la escuela chocando los cinco con los alumnos, mientras llama a cada uno por su nombre, se le puede encontrar en una montaña atado a unos esquís oa una bicicleta de montaña. 

El impulso del Sr. Ed para impactar el éxito de los estudiantes fue reconocido en 1999-2000 cuando fue honrado como el Maestro del Año del Condado de Summit. También ha dirigido el desarrollo profesional de liderazgo instructivo en todo el estado para otros administradores, lo que llevó a la publicación de un artículo en la edición de marzo de 2010 de la revista Special Educator. El artículo, titulado ¡Si lo espera, inspecciónelo! Observaciones de Principal Walk-Throughs, enfatiza su creencia en la importancia de que los líderes educativos estén presentes. No solo cree en modelar las acciones de un líder fuerte en su escuela, su misión más grande es abogar por una educación pública de alta calidad para todas las familias y estudiantes, independientemente de su origen, etnia, género o, lo que es más importante, sus ingresos.

Angie Dufner completó recientemente su vigésimo cuarto año en educación y está encantada de ser nombrada nueva directora de la Escuela Primaria McPolin. Comenzó su carrera docente en Chicago durante 11 años y luego ella y su esposo se mudaron con sus tres hijos a Park City, Utah. La Sra. Dufner comenzó a enseñar en nuestro distrito en Parley’s Park Elementary como maestra de doble inmersión. Después de 8 años, fue a la escuela primaria McPolin y pasó cuatro años como maestra de Título 1, intervencionista y coordinadora de MTSS. Dejó brevemente el distrito escolar de Park City el año pasado para ser subdirectora y directora interina de una escuela primaria de Título 1 en el distrito de Salt Lake City. Está emocionada de regresar a Park City como directora de la escuela primaria McPolin. Como educadora, ex miembro del equipo de McPolin y residente de Park City, está muy interesada en continuar haciendo que nuestro distrito sea el mejor del estado. En su tiempo libre, le encanta correr, leer y pasar el tiempo caminando con sus perros. 

La superintendente Gildea y la Junta de Educación se complacen en dar la bienvenida a estos tres líderes capaces y experimentados en sus nuevos roles. Esperamos con ansias las muchas cosas que lograrán y valoramos su compromiso de inspirar y apoyar a todos los estudiantes de manera equitativa para alcanzar su potencial académico y social

Board of Education


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Board of Education Actions & Accomplishments – June 21, 2022

         by Erin Grady, BOE President

The PCSD Board of Education met on June 21, 2022,  at our regular monthly business meeting. The meeting started at 4:00 P.M. at the District Office. 

Mary Wood Morgan, representing PCEA Leadership, confirmed the ratification of the PCEA Licensed Professional Agreement as well as mentioning appreciations for budgetary adjustment as proposed for the RHTA adjustment in 22/23.  The PCEA recognizes the high cost of living in our area and its impact on recruitment of all staff roles. The BOE appreciates partnership with PCEA to ensure educator voices are informing key policy decisions and look forward to ongoing work together.

Jamie Sheetz presented an overview of the athletics program as well as described how we arrived at 5A competition level as well as UHSAA region 6 assignments.  A key highlight of the report was acknowledgement of 32 Academic All-State Seniors. Congratulations to each of them for their incredible success during high school.  The Park City High School Senior Issue e-Newsletter was released this week and highlights many student accolades representative of the Class of 2022.

An overview of the master facility plan has us launching construction at PCHS, EHMS, JRES and McPolin Elementary in the coming weeks. A page will be added on the website in July to help track the progress of these additions.

Dr. Gildea shared a comprehensive Accomplishments and Information slide deck highlighting the work of district departments and schools during the past school year. 

During the meeting, we had an opportunity to share that as of July 1, 2022, Tracy Fike has been named Principal of Trailside Elementary School. Bob Edmiston has transferred to Park City High School as an Associate Principal. And, we warmly welcome Angie Dufner back to the Park City School District as McPolin Elementary School’s next principal.  In the coming days and weeks, you’ll learn more about each of these talented leaders.  We look forward to the 22/23 school year.

Mr. Hauber facilitated the budget update and ran the budget hearing with a Truth in Taxation Hearing scheduled at 6 PM on August 16, 2022. Students return on August 17, 2022. 

Be sure to enjoy every moment of this Summer of 2022!