SALT LAKE CITY -- The principal of Juab High School in Nephi is being named the best high school principal in Utah, while the top administrator of Mapleton Junior High is getting honors in the middle school category.
The Utah Association of Secondary School Principals announced the awards today for Juab High School Principal Rick Robbins and Mapleton Junior High Principal Suzanne Kimball.
Pine View Middle School Assistant Principal Dana McConnell is being named the state's Assistant Principal of the Year.
Robbins nominators say he is an effective communicator who has helped raise student test scores by 30 percentage points last year.
PTA leaders praised Kimball for her work in developing curriculum, and say she genuinely cares for her students.
The three administrators will represent Utah in national principal competitions.