Dr. Brandon Yost : Principal

Dr. Brandon Yost | Principal

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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.

Yvonne Fordham : Learning Coach

Yvonne Fordham | Learning Coach

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Prentiss Bowler : Reading Interventionist

Prentiss Bowler | Reading Interventionist

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Hi, my name is Prentiss Bowler. I have been teaching on and off for 7 years. I have taught 2nd grade, Reading Recovery, and Kindergarten. 
A perfect day for me would be spending the day doing something outside with my 5 children and husband. I love chocolate chip cookies. I’m so thankful to be at Diamond Valley Elementary …it really is the best school in the world!

Sari Jones : Finance Secretary

Sari Jones | Finance Secretary

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My name is Sari Jones and I have lived in Diamond Valley for the past 16 years. I grew up in Southern California and moved to Utah as a teenager. I LOVE to continually learn new things and would spend all day reading books if I could. I have 4 kids, two of which have attended Diamond Valley Elementary. Many of you have seen my husband and myself helping in the classrooms at Diamond Valley over the years, and we absolutely love what an amazing school it is. In my free time I love to experiment with recipes in the kitchen. Luckily my family likes everything I make!! I also enjoy spending time with my family going on adventures and learning the history of the places we visit.  

Jennifer Jeffs : Lunch Secretary

Jennifer Jeffs | Lunch Secretary

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Michele D’Avignon : Counselor

Michele D’Avignon | Counselor

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Ms. D'Avignon moved a lot across the country during her childhood. Her family eventually settled in Provo, Utah where she graduated from Timpview High School. After graduation, she attended Brigham Young University and Dixie College. She moved to San Diego after earning her Associate's degree and worked as a camera operator and editor with auto racing for ESPN. She eventually became a mortgage loan processor before moving back to Utah to complete her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at Dixie State College. She continued her education by earning a Special Education license from Southern Utah University and worked at Lava Ridge Intermediate School for 10 years. She attended Utah State University to earn her Master's degree in Psychology with a speciality in School Counseling. Currently, she is working toward her Administrative license from Southern Utah University.
She has two children who are attending the University of Utah. She enjoys hiking, travelling, and reading. The best part of her job is working with students to develop healthy social and emotional skills they can use the rest of their lives.

Julee Evans : Nurse

Julee Evans | Nurse

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1411 West Diamond Valley Drive
Saint George, Utah 84770
T: 435-574-2009
F: 435-574-2013

In partnership with family and community, we encourage and guide all learners to actively develop meaningful academic, social, and emotional skills for lifelong success.

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