BJ Weller

 

Education:

University of Utah, M. Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy, 2012

University of Utah, School Counseling License, 2006

University of Utah, Masters of Social Work, 2005

Utah State University, B.S. – Psychology, 2003

Snow College, A.S. – Psychology, 2001

Professional Experience:

2015 – Present              Principal at Canyon View Elementary

2012 – Present              Adjunct Faculty – Educational Leadership & Policy

2012 – 2015                  Assistant Principal at Midvale Middle School

2014-2015                     Hearing Officer, Canyons School District

2013-2014                     Member of Special Ed LEA committee, CSD

2011-2012                     Integrated Supports Coach, Granite Schools

2010-2012                     K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Team, Granite Schools

2007 – 2011                  MANDT Instructor, Granite Schools

2007 – 2012                  Mental Health Evaluator, Salt Lake County Jail

2005-2012                     Social Worker/Counselor, Granite Schools

Honors/Awards:

2011 - 2012                   Practicum Student of the Year – College of Social- Work, University of Utah (Jackling Elementary)

Affiliations

ASCD

American Association of Elementary School Principals

Utah Association of Elementary School Principals

Bio

As a Master of Social Work student, I was assigned to complete a two-semester practicum at Jackling Elementary School in West Valley City, Utah. That experience forever changed my life because it introduced me to the complex world of education. I was awarded the distinguished Practicum Student of the Year Award for my services to the students and families of Jackling and was then hired by Granite School District as a School Social Worker. Upon graduation, I immediately reenrolled in the University of Utah’s School Counseling program and completed the graduate level course work to receive a School-Counseling License.

While working as a Social Worker/Counselor in Granite School District, I was certified as a MANDT trainer and taught crisis intervention supports to Special Education teachers, assistants and administrators. During this time, I also had the opportunity to work evenings, weekends and holidays at the Salt Lake County Jail as a Mental Health Crisis worker. There were times when I supported students and their incarcerated parent in the same day. 

My views on the importance of education were solidified through those experiences. The instruction I received through the Utah Professional Development Center regarding Multi Tiered Systems of Support guided me towards furthering my education in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah where I graduated in 2012.

During this juncture in my career, I was hired to be an Integrated Support Coach for Granite School District and charged with supporting multiple administrators and their school leadership teams with their implementation of Multi Tiered Systems of Support. Our coaching team focused on supporting effective PLC practices, data based decision-making and gaining consensus among stakeholders to help schools meet their school improvement plans.

I was hired by Canyons School District in 2012 as an Assistant Principal and assigned to Midvale Middle School where my work with Multi Tiered Systems of Support helped guide the successful implementation of Positive Behavior Supports and Academic Responses to Intervention. I was hired spring of 2015 to be Principal of Canyon View Elementary where I am currently serving.