For the current school year, six Alpine School District administrators have assumed new positions of leadership within the district.
Gary Seastrand, Wayne Crabb, Dennis Duffy, Aleen Ure, Ken Pierce and Sam Jarman have taken new positions in district offices and district schools, to fill vacancies created by the retirement of other officials at the end of the last school year.Seastrand, who was the principal at Hillcrest Elementary, is the new administrative assistant to Superintendent Steven Baugh. He was also an academic adviser at the University of Utah and taught in Alpine district elementary schools for nine years.
Crabb, the director of elementary inclusion and preschool, served as the principal at Geneva Elementary for seven years. He is certified to work with special education and resource students and taught at the elementary level for six years.
Duffy, who served a year as the interim principal of Shelley Elementary, has taken over Seastrand's old position at Hillcrest Elementary. He coordinated the gifted and Spanish immersion programs for the district for four years and has been an educator for 13 years.
Ure, the new principal at Geneva Elementary, was previously the assistant principal at Lindon Elementary. She began working for the Alpine district 14 years ago as a kindergarten teacher and has taught in both the Provo and Salt Lake School Districts.
Pierce and Jarman have been named assistant principals at American Fork High. Pierce was formerly Alpine's arts specialist and was the assistant principal at Canyon View Junior High for three years. Jarman also served as an assistant principal at American Fork Junior High and taught vocational education in the Provo district.