1411 West Diamond Valley Dr
Saint George, Utah 84770
T: 435.574.2009
F: 435.574.2013
           

New DVES Principal

Dr. Brandon Yost grew up in Kamas, UT, attended South Summit High School, and served an LDS church mission in the Marshall Islands, Marshallese speaking.  He began his college career at UVU where he received his AS degree in Drafting Technology.  Brandon then transferred to BYU-Hawaii where he met his wife, Collette.  While at BYU-Hawaii, Brandon studied Spanish, graduated with his BA in TESOL, completed the secondary education program, and did his student teaching.  In 2007, Brandon accepted his first position at Snow Canyon Middle School where he taught ESL, Reading, and Latinos in Action, and served as an advisor for Student Ambassadors.  During Brandon’s tenure at SCMS, he also completed his Reading Endorsement and M.Ed. at SUU in Educational Leadership.  Brandon began his Ph.D. in Teacher Education at UNLV which he completed a year after leaving SCMS.  Throughout his doctoral program, and after he completed his doctorate, Brandon has shared his research at multiple local, state, and national conferences.  He also has taught ESL Endorsement classes for the district.

 
Since 2014, Brandon has been working as the Title I Site Coordinator at Sunset Elementary School where he has been a key leader in helping the school become a USBE designated STEM school, establish Sunset as an exemplary PBIS school, and gain continued statewide recognition for its Safety Patrol.  Brandon has many wonderful and fond memories from his years spent at Sunset working with the students, teachers, staff, and parents, and is grateful for lifelong friendships, although he will miss his regular association with them.
 
Brandon and Collette are the proud parents of six wonderful children: Dallin (10), Emmalee (8), Felicity (7), Gavin (4), Hunter (2), and Iley (11 mos.)  They like to spend time together hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and traveling.  Brandon is excited for this new opportunity to work with the Diamond Valley students, faculty, parents, and community.