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




Meet Our Office Team!      




Dr. Brandon Yost : Principal

Dr. Brandon Yost | Principal

My Email: brandon.yost@washk12.org

Dr. Brandon L. Yost grew up in the small farm town of Kamas, Utah, as the oldest of four boys, and graduated from South Summit High School. After high school, he attended Utah Valley University where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Drafting Technology. Brandon then transferred to BYU-Hawaii where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL and also completed his Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education.

While in Hawaii, Brandon met his beautiful wife, Collette. Together, they have six wonderful children – Dallin, Emmalee, Felicity, Gavin, Hunter, and Iley. When they left Hawaii, Brandon took his first teaching job at Snow Canyon Middle School where he taught 8th and 9th graders in the subjects of ESL, Latinos in Action, Reading, and Spanish.

Dr. Yost completed his M.Ed. degree in Educational Leadership at Southern Utah University in 2011 and finished his Ph.D. degree in Teacher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015. During his last year of doctoral studies, Dr. Yost began working as the Title I Coordinator at Sunset Elementary School where he worked until his appointment as the fortunate principal at Diamond Valley Elementary School in the spring of 2017.  Dr. Yost has loved his time at DVES (and hopes for many years of “more time”) where he enjoys working with the Diamond Valley Diamondback student body, faculty, and community.

Darlene Tanner : Learning Coach

Darlene Tanner | Learning Coach

My Email: darlene.tanner@washk12.org

Darlene Tanner has been teaching school for 23 years.  She has taught preschoolers, kindergartners, 4th and 5th graders and loves them all!  Mrs. Tanner has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Education degree from Southern Utah University along with an extra certificate in Gifted Education.  When she in not teaching or working at the school, she loves to read, hike and ride her horse, Wheeler.  She lives in Diamond Valley with her husband, kids, dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens. 

Michele Stewart : Secretary

Michele Stewart | Secretary

My Email: michele.stewart@washk12.org

Kathy Farnsworth : Lunch Secretary

Kathy Farnsworth | Lunch Secretary

My Email: kathy.farnsworth@washk12.org