Welcome to Our Site
Thank you for visiting our site! Our goal is to make this a one-stop shop for parents and community members. Over the next couple of months, we will be updating different features including a district-wide calendar that will include all events at each of our schools. Our goal as a district is to build the strongest school district possible, one that serves the needs of each student. We truly believe that education changes lives! We know that for our district to be what it needs to be for students we will need the full participation of our community, so we hope that you will reach out to us, offer suggestions, ask questions, and continue to contribute in ways that help us to bless every student that we interact with.
How to Use Our ESSER Funds
St. Johns Community,
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Recently, the State of Arizona released ESSER III Federal Funds to Arizona public schools. They have allocated this money to states under the American Rescue Plan Act. The purpose of these federal funds is to address needs, including learning loss related to COVID-19. St. Johns Unified School District is conducting a stakeholder needs assessment as we apply for and plan uses for these funds.
We appreciate your participation in this survey.
The survey will be open through Aug. 5, 2021.
About Our Superintendent
Kyle Patterson was born and raised in St. Johns. He graduated from Brigham Young University and went on to receive his master’s degree in education from Harvard University. If you ask Kyle, his time at Harvard was a defining moment in his education as he was able to interact with amazing educators from around the world, determined to improve education for generations to come. Kyle is now working towards his doctorate in educational administration where his research focuses on the attributes, characteristics, skills, and background that make an effective school principal. Before being hired as the superintendent of St. Johns Unified School District, Kyle was serving as an administrator in the church educational system (CES) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kyle oversaw all recruiting, training, and hiring of teachers in Arizona and for those living in North America, outside of Utah, and Idaho. In that position, Kyle spent most of his time observing teachers, giving feedback, hiring teachers, and training them so they could be considered for full-time hire with CES. One of his favorite parts of that career was the chance it gave him to wrestle with what it means for students to learn and what teachers do that helps in the learning process. Kyle and his wife Candace are the parents of seven children. They are thrilled to be back in St. Johns!
Listening Sessions with the Community
We want to hear from you! SJUSD wants to create an open forum for all students, parents, and teachers. We will be hosting community meetings/listening sessions from July 28 through 30 in one hour time slots with up to ten people in each time slot. This is a chance to meet some of our administration team members, and bring any questions, comments, concerns, and praises to their attention. We are here to listen. To sign up for a time slot, please call the district office at (928) 337-2255, use our SignUpGenius to reserve your spot. Because we have limited time and space, we ask that you reserve a spot beforehand. We look forward to meeting with you!