For Keith Klein, it’s a new school year and a new job.
Klein is the new principal at Etna Elementary.
Principal Klein brings experience to the position. He taught sixth grade at West Side School in Dayton, Idaho and fifth grade at Clark County School in Las Vegas.
In Brigham City he was a principal for Bunderson Elementary and Alice C Harris Intermediate School.
The new principal’s degrees, a bachelors and masters, come from Utah State University.
Klein said he enjoyed his previous position in Utah, but was concerned over class size. At the same time he was impressed with the Star Valley-Cokeville school district’s approach to education.
“First, I left a good job for a great job,” he emphasized.
“I carefully considered and examined all that Lincoln County School District No. 2 has to offer when I considered applying for a position in the district,” he said. “I recognized superior leadership, teaching, support staff, programs, and facilities here.”
He continued, “In addition, I had become frustrated with class sizes and the effect large classes in Utah had on students and teachers. I knew this is the place where I could grow and hopefully be an asset to the district teachers, and students.”
Klein advised that education involves a series of improvements.
“I thoroughly live to be a part of the processes in education whereby students grow socially, emotionally, and academically,” he said. “No job could bring me more satisfaction than participating and supporting students as we prepare them for success at the next level.”
Principal Klein concluded, “I cannot imagine a better situation in which to serve children.
‘The support staff, teachers, parents, and students have all been a joy and pleasure to work with.
“The positive upbeat attitude is so amazing I sometimes think it can’t be true.
“This is truly a great place to think, learn, achieve and care.”