Logan Public Schools are in the process of searching for a new principal and a girls’ basketball coach.
Carolyn Franklin, Superintendent of Logan Public Schools , said Principal Tommy Thompson has resigned in order to take a teaching position at San Jon Schools and Bridget Rey, the girls’ basketball coach, has moved to Las Vegas, Nev. “Mr. Thompson officially resigned last week at a Logan school board meeting held in Nara Visa,” said Franklin. “He said he wanted to get back to working directly with children. He teaches agriculture, and we already had an ag teacher.”
Thompson also acted as the school’s athletic director and Franklin said that the new principal will also be expected to handle the duties of athletic director. “It’s difficult to handle both the duties of principal and athletic director,” said Franklin, “but it is not at all uncommon in rural areas. In fact, I was the principal and athletic director in Dora.”
Franklin said Bridget Rey moved to Las Vegas for personal reasons. She said the Logan School Board will be looking for someone who is adept at teaching as well as coaching.
“We want someone with experience in coaching at the high school level,” she said, “but we also are looking for that coach to be an excellent teacher, preferably a science teacher because we have an opening for a science teacher.”
Franklin said the school board hopes to begin conducting interviews “in a few days.” “Mr. Thompson spent four years as our principal,” she said. “We are very sorry that he is leaving.” Thompson echoed Franklin in saying that his decision to go to San Jon Schools was based partly on his desire to teach agriculture. “I really enjoyed my time with Logan schools,” he said. “I enjoyed the people and the staff there and I wish them the best of luck in the future. This decision was best for my family. I wanted to teach ag and science.” As for the superintendent, Franklin said she is happy to be starting on her fifth year as superintendent.
“So far, I haven’t heard about anyone wanting to replace me,” she said. “I’m very comfortable here in Logan.”