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Congratulations Nebo Superintendent of the Year -- Rick Nielsen

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 9:27am
Lana Hiskey & Deseret News

Nebo School District leader Named 2020 Utah Superintendent of the Year

Nielsen’s selection was announced Monday during a meeting of the Utah School Superintendents Association.

A former sixth grade teacher, elementary school principal and district-level administrator, Nielsen has worked in public education for 30 years. He leads a district of 34,000 students in 46 schools and programs.

Christine Riley, president of the Nebo School District Board of Education, said Nielsen is forward thinking and encourages employees and staff to treat patrons with kindness and respect.

“He has a solution to the problem before we even realize we have a problem,” Riley said.

Even when people disagree with Nielsen, they tend to walk away from the experience appreciating his point of view and his humanity, she said.

“He’s a very humble, very kind man. We think the world of him in our school district,” Riley said.

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Congratulations Superintendent Rick Nielsen for being selected by the other Utah superintendents as the 2020 Utah Superintendent of the Year. We are so proud of Superintendent Nielsen and all that he continues to do for Nebo students and staff. In the Deseret News interview, Superintendent Nielsen discussed at length his passion for education. He said teaching is one of the most noble professions that needs to be valued and validated. He will continue to have a focus on students.

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