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.
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.