Principal's Message

Dear Uintah community,

My name is Bruce P. Simpson, and I am the interim principal at Uintah Elementary for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I wanted to write a letter of introduction and to share some thoughts with parents that I have been sharing with grade levels recently.

Here is a little about me…I grew up not far from here in Sugarhouse and attended Highland Park elementary, Hillside Middle school, and Highland High school. My wife and I still live in the same neighborhood where we both grew up and are raising our nine children there, where they attend the same schools we did. For my education, I received my B.A. from Westminster and an M.Ed. from the University of Utah, as well as an Administrative endorsement from Utah State University. My educational career spans the last 20 years in Davis School District and Salt Lake City School District, where I taught 5th and 6th grades. More recently, I have been a Salt Lake City School District Mathematics Coach in a myriad of elementary schools in both Title I and non-Title I settings, as well as an Assistant Principal at Nibley Park K-8 School and Mary W. Jackson Elementary.

I have enjoyed meeting our bright students and dedicated staff. I’ve had the opportunity to visit classrooms, where I’ve found students engaged in so many fun and meaningful activities learning about things such as static electricity, algebra, reflexive pronouns, trout eggs, and so much more! I have met parents who are passionate about keeping children safe and giving them wonderful learning activities and opportunities. The students here are exceptional and have an incredible group of adults teaching them and cheering them on. Uintah is a great place to be!

I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity I have to serve in this school and community. If you have any concerns about your child, or if I can support you or your family in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact me directly at I am confident that together, we have the knowledge, wisdom, resources, and love that will help continue to make Uintah a safe place for children to learn.


Bruce P. Simpson

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