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Superintendent names new principals for 2020-21

“We welcome those administrators new to our district and appreciate our employees who have embraced their new leadership roles,” said Dr. Scott Rogers, TCSD superintendent. “These professionals are crucial to the mission of our district.”


Bradley Hranicky – Old Mill Elementary Principal

Brad Hranicky has been working in the education field for 14 years. For nine of those years, he worked in administration. Most recently he served as a principal in Broaddus, Texas.  Along with being a principal at elementary and secondary schools, he also has served as a Title I Coordinator and assistant superintendent.  Prior to taking on administration roles, he was a science teacher and varsity basketball and softball coach.

“I love Old Mill Elementary and the faculty and staff that work so hard to prepare our students to achieve success. One of my ultimate goals is to maintain a positive culture on campus so that our students, faculty, and staff can reach the highest level of productivity and achievement.”

Aaron Jarnagin – Tooele High School Principal

For the past six years, Aaron Jarnagin served as principal at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has been working in education for more than 20 years. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Idaho Army National Guard and has been deployed to Iraq twice.

“This is such a great community and district. I love TCSD! I love that there is such a strong focus on all students,” said Jarnagin.

“I also admire TCSD District administrators and Board members being supportive and working to support administrators, teachers, and students.”


Kelly Staten – Tooele High School Assistant Principal

Prior to joining TCSD, Kelly Staten worked in Davis County as an elementary assistant principal during a 14-year period. Prior to being an administrator, she taught elementary school in grades 4-6.

As a mother of 9, I appreciate what teachers do for all kids, and am privileged to be a small part of a system that gives their hearts to making life better for our young people,” said Staten. “I have loved joining the TCSD family. It is a very close-knit community that takes care of people. It has a personal feel and I have appreciated the relationships I have already built with all district employees.” 

James Woodin – Wendover High School Assistant Principal

James Woodin has worked in education for eight years. For the past four years, he was a 1st-grade teacher at West Wendover Elementary School.

I think the thing that excites me the most about coming to work for TCSD, is the ability to meet new people and gather new ideas,” said Woodin. “This is also a brand-new position for me, and I am excited to help Mrs. Castagno, the staff, and students at Wendover High School continue to excel and achieve at high levels.”


Kimberly Brady – Willow Elementary Administrative Intern

Thirteen years is how long Kimberly Brady has worked in the education field. Most recently she was working at Tooele High School as a health teacher.

I am so excited to get to know the kids at Willow. I love being a part of their lives and helping them realize just how special they really are. One of my favorite things so far is seeing the teachers light up with all of their new, amazing ideas. They are an amazing bunch of educators,” said Brady.

Shonie Guymon – Settlement Canyon and Sterling Elementary Administrative Intern

This will be Shonie Guymon’s 17th year working in education. For the past two years, she was a lead literacy coach. Prior to that, she was an instructional coach at Copper Canyon Elementary for six years and a 2nd-grade teacher at Rose Springs Elementary for eight years.

“I am excited to be working with two schools. I look forward to working with their staffs and connecting with students,” said Guymon. “TCSD is a great place to work. I look forward each day to see the caring staff and smiling students.”

Marissa Lowry – Middle Canyon and Northlake Elementary Administrative Intern

Marissa Lowry has worked for TCSD for the last five years. She taught special education at Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High for four years and worked for one year in the district special education department as a behavior specialist.

I am excited to make a difference and watch the growth of my students while they are excelling in the classroom,” said Lowry. “I have a passion for helping those around me find success. I am thrilled to be a part of two amazing schools and can’t wait to contribute to their success. I am grateful and very blessed for this opportunity and can’t wait for an exciting year.”

Corley Ward – Tooele Junior High School Administrative Intern

Last year, Corely Ward began his time as an administrative intern at Sterling Elementary. Prior to that, he taught history at Tooele Junior High School.

“I’m very excited to be back at TJHS where I’ve built some great relationships with the amazing faculty and staff that we have here,” said Ward. “I’m excited to work with kids in person again and continue to learn from Principal Gochis and the rest of the fantastic faculty.”

Darren Westhora – Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High and Old Mill Elementary

Darren Westhora has been working as a math teacher at Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High for the last eight years. This year is his 14th year working in the education field. He said he is excited to continue working with the staff at CNJJHS and getting to know the Old Mill staff as well as reacquainting himself with the elementary school atmosphere.

“Both schools have awesome staff and I feel lucky with my placement this year.”