New Principal takes reins in Fairview
FAIRVIEW—Allynne Mower has filled the vacancy of Fairview Elementary Principal and says she hopes to achieve academic excellence in a positive environment that is both fun and nurturing for students.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that has a rich tradition of success and produced so many amazing students,” she said in an introduction letter to parents and the community at the start of the school year.
Mower is filling the position left open this year when John Allan retired from the school after 35 years as principal.
The new Fairview Elementary principal is no stranger to North Sanpete, having been born and raised in Mt. Pleasant. She attended North Sanpete High School and represented the school as an athlete and class officer while participating in musicals and the Honor Society.
Later she earned an associate degree from Snow College before attending Southern Utah University where she attained a bachelor’s of science degree with an elementary teaching certificate.
She says she comes from a long line of educators and chose a career in education because it is in her blood. Her father taught and coached at North Sanpete High, her grandfather taught at Snow College and she has two brothers who are also educators.
Mower began her teaching career at Fairview Elementary and remained for seven years as a third and fourth grade teacher. She transitioned to Mt. Pleasant Elementary and taught third grade for another four years before being hired as an instructional coach for the North Sanpete School District.
During the four years she coached and mentored teachers from preschool to high school, she said she also took classes at Southern Utah University to earn her master’s of education degree.
During her transition into the role of principal this year, Mower sent a letter to the parents of the students of Fairview Elementary. In the letter she told the parents that educators must have a passion for learning and be able to relay that passion to other educators and students.
She then quoted President John Quincy Adams who said “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” and says she’s striving to be “this type” of leader.
Mower says one of her goals is to ensure everyone who passes through her doors are excited to be there, and every day she reminds students to “be positive and believe in yourself.”