Dr. Wright is a proud graduate of West High School ('98) and is excited to re-join the West High community. Before becoming an administrator, he taught IB Film Studies, TV Broadcasting, and Spanish at West for 6 years. Most recently, he worked as the principal of Clayton Middle School and Dilworth Elementary. He loves the outdoors, spending time with family, singing the national anthem at football games, and is an avid Utah State Aggie fan.
"Educator. Mom. Wife. Dog Rescuer. Jedi Knight."
Kate is from Washington state and has also lived in Texas, Missouri, Idaho, and Hawaii. She has lived in Utah since 2003. She has two sons in elementary school. Her spouse is also an educator and many family trips are planned around historical locations and museums.
She has been an English Language Arts teacher, Social Studies teacher, assessment and data specialist, and program specialist. Kate has taught in the Extended Learning Program and Curriculum & Assessment Program in SLCSD. Working at West High School is the best job she has ever had!
Robert Guido is a new administrator joining West High for 2020-2021. He has eight years formerly as a school counselor, including time at Bryant Middle and Indian Hills Elementary. He recently completed his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy from the University of Utah. Dr. Guido believes that our public schools are inherently linked to our shared democratic ideals. He also believes a resolute and authentic compulsory education looks like community building; problem solving without violence; determined critical & creative thinking; preparing responsible and empowered citizens; and public education is a celebration and embracement of diversity and diverse learners. When not at West High, Dr. Guido loves to hike, travel, spend time with family, watch scary movies, compete in poker tournaments, and he is a decent home chef.
Ellery Jones is excited to return to West High for the third year. A native of Georgia, Mrs. Jones graduated from Berry College and the University of Utah. Mrs. Jones is a former teacher of English and English Language Development in Jordan School District as well as a former administrator and instructional coach in Granite School District. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Josh, and dog, Watson. They enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and are both avid runners. Mrs. Jones looks forward to another year serving the West High community.
Ronald E Litteral is a 27 year veteran of the education field. He has an Associate Degree in Pre-Law from Snow College, A Bachelor of Science in Education from S.U.U. a Master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University and his administrative certification from University of Phoenix. He taught Band, Choir, Orchestra, Student Government, computer Keyboarding, Concurrent Enrollment music 1010 and Drama classes at different times during his 21 years of being a classroom educator. For 5 years, Ronald worked at The Salt Lake School For The Performing Arts a Salt Lake City School District Sponsored Charter School first as the Assistant Principal for three years and then as the Principal/Director for three years. In 2019, he came West High School as an Assistant Principal. Ronald is married to his wife Niki and they have a blended family of 10 children and three dogs. He loves to get away from the stress of work on his Harley motorcycle or in his Mustang. Mr. Litteral is grateful for the opportunity to work at West High School and to serve the students, parents, and faculty. He is so proud of the students that were able to finish the school year strong online last year. This year Mr. Litteral and the rest of the administrative team are going to be working to provide parents and students with as much support as they can to be successful during the 2020-2021 School year. Parents, please let the admin team know how they can help you during this online instructional time period. They are here for you as well. Mr. Litteral’s biggest piece of advice for parents and for students is to practice selfcare. Take 15 minutes just for you. Turn off the Electronic devices, walk outside, get some air. Walk around the block if it is possible. Give your family a hug let them know you love them! Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths in and out. Remember that assignment or whatever is causing you stress will still be there in 15 minutes. A clear mind will help you to get a fresh start.
Dr. Thomas is thrilled to be part of the West High community! Before becoming an administrator, she taught math and was an Athletic Director at Granger High School. Prior to being a teacher, she worked for the Sports Desk at Deseret News. She loves our Utah mountains, time with her family [including her two dogs], and all sports - she is a season ticket holder for Utah football and attends all the Utah Jazz games she can.