Doug Finch has been named the new principal at Edgemont Elementary School. He replaces current principal Dennis Pratt, who has accepted another position within Provo City School District.
Born and raised in Payson, Finch graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Japanese Teaching from BYU in 1997, a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from BYU in 2000 and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNLV in 2012. He taught math and coached sports at Payson High School prior to becoming an administrator in the Alpine School District in 2000. In Alpine School District, Finch held many leadership assignments including Assistant Principal at Lone Peak and Lehi High Schools, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Alpine School District and Principal at Cascade Elementary School and American Fork High School.
Since 2008, he has served as a member of the USOE Language Immersion Advisory Committee. He has been recognized as the “Outstanding Innovator” by Alpine School District Administrators and the PTA “Outstanding Principal” by the Orem PTA Council.
Along with his wife Jodi, he is the proud parent of 4 children.
Marty Evans is excited to welcome Dr. Finch to Edgemont Elementary School.
“As a parent at Edgemont, I had the opportunity to be involved in the final stage of interviews for our new principal. Dr. Doug Finch impressed me as a skilled educator and accomplished leader. He projects an ability to work effectively with teachers, students and parents. His sincere and personable demeanor is an effective complement to his ability to clearly articulate his vision for high academic achievement for every student at Edgemont. Additionally, his previous experience at a Dual Immersion elementary will be a great benefit to our school. I am thrilled that Dr. Finch will be joining us at Edgemont.”