Dear Whittier Staff and Community,
Ms. Parker will be retiring from the Salt Lake City School District this month. Her last day at Whittier Elementary will be December 23, 2016. I would like to thank Ms. Parker for her service to Whittier Elementary and the Salt Lake City School District. She has served in a variety of leadership positions in the Salt Lake City School District. Ms. Parker's commitment to students and staff is appreciated. She will be missed.
I would like to invite you to meet the new Whittier Elementary principal, Dr. Greg Proffit, on Friday, December 16, 2016, from 7:00-9:00am., in the Whittier gym. This is a change from the original location. Stop by for a cup of coffee or cocoa and meet your new principal. I am excited for you to meet Dr. Proffit. Dr. Proffit has served as a Reading/Language Arts teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal in Texas and Utah. He most recently served as an administrator in the Park City School District. Dr. Proffit is a life-long leader who is devoted to helping teachers improve their instruction and also helping students excel in the classroom. He is a collaborative leader who will listen to all stakeholders, be visible at Whittier Elementary and in the community, and focus on the goals of the school and community. I am confident that Dr. Proffit will continue the work the Ms. Parker has started and propel Whittier Elementary to the next level.
I would like to thank the interview committee, comprised of teachers, staff, parents, and community members, who was tasked with screening applications and interviewing candidates. The committee embraces the challenge and should be commended for their commitment and dedication to Whittier Elementary.
Again, thank you to Ms. Parker for her service and I am to see you on December 16th and have you meet Dr. Proffit.
Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.