New Principal at Panguitch High/Middle School

Garfield County School District would like to announce the new principal for Panguitch Middle/Panguitch High School.  Russell Torgersen grew up in Koosharem, Utah.  He graduated from Piute High School in 1991.  He attended Southern Utah University and graduated in 1997.  He was hired at Panguitch Elementary School that same year and has taught 1st, 5th, and 6th grades.  He also worked as a reading specialist/coach for three years.  He earned his Master’s Degree from SUU in 2004 and then an administrative endorsement in 2015.  He lives in Hatch with his wife Jacie and their seven children.

Russ will replace Rod Quarnberg, who is the new part-time Career and Technical Education (CTE) director for Garfield and Kane County School Districts.  Also, Megan Cottam was recently hired for the Bryce Valley part-time kindergarten position.  We are excited for the new changes for school year 2016-2017.

Ben Dalton

Garfield County School District


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