Robin Williams of Logan to replace Trailside Principal
April 30, 2014
Last month, Dr. Kathleen Einhorn was promoted as Park City School District’s new Assistant Superintendent. While Superintendent Ember Conley and the district were happy to have chosen Einhorn, they realized they would have to hire a new principal for Trailside Elementary School.
At last week’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday, April 22, the district announced Robin Williams would replace Einhorn as principal at the elementary school.
Williams is currently the K-12 Teaching, Learning and Assessment Director for the Logan City School District. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration and earned her teaching certification from Utah State University along with a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Utah. "I know that creates some conflict for the die-hard fans," she said, laughing.
Her first job was as a teacher at Skyline High School in the Granite School District. Then she helped open Hunter High School and went on to serve as an administration intern and assistant principal at Kearns Junior High School in Salt Lake City. Later, she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to become an assistant principal at a middle school, moved to Alaska to become a high school principal and then moved back to Utah to become an elementary school principal in Logan.
"Park City has always been on my short list of places to move to, because my husband, daughter and I have always loved visiting," she said. "It is obviously a wonderful place for my child to go to school in and work for."
After originally interviewing for the position of assistant superintendent, Williams interviewed to become the principal at Trailside. She was called back that day to let her know she had been chosen to fill the post. Fortunately, her husband was able to sell his landscaping company just an hour before she received the call. The Williams family now plans to move to Park City in mid-July before her contract begins on August 1.
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Willams’ plans for her first year in the school district are simply to get to know the faculty, students and their parents. She said she has heard very good things about Trailside’s staff and strong program, so she said she wants to listen to what they identify as their needs and work from there.
"[My family and I] have talked about Park City schools for a long time, and the opportunity was perfect for me this time to really take a hard look at relocating my family," she said. "So we are excited to finally become a part of the community."