Jim Judd, Principal
Jim Judd is a native of Nephi, Utah, where he graduated from Juab High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Utah State University and a Masters of Education in Administration from the University of Utah. Mr. Judd started his 25-year career in education serving as a Science Teacher for four years in Jordan School District before joining Wasatch County School District at the former Wasatch Mountain Junior High, first as a Science Teacher before being named Assistant Principal, and ultimately serving as principal. Mr. Judd is currently the Director of Secondary Education for the District, and will move into his role as Principal at Timpanogos Middle School in Fall of 2021. He lives in Heber with his wife Jan, and has five children ages 23 to 12, with two currently in the District. As to his tenure with Wasatch, Mr. Judd states, “I am proud to be a part of Wasatch County School District and the Wasatch County community. I am continually impressed with how invested this community is in the future of our students and the future of this County. Public schools are a reflection of their communities, and Wasatch schools are exceptional.”
Mr. Judd’s Educational Philosophy
“I believe that Public Education is the best program in our country. Public education has a public purpose. Through public education, we continually renew our American Republic and foster civic virtue. As a principal, I am committed to providing access to all students who enter my doors to an engaging and nurturing educational experience.”
Duke Distefano, Assistant Principal
Duke Distefano is a Heber City native and Wasatch High School graduate who earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Utah State University in Business Information Systems & Education, a Master’s of Professional Communication from Westminster College and a Master’s of Education from the University of Utah in Educational Leadership & Policy. He has worked in Wasatch County School District for 16 years, initially as a Business & Marketing Teacher at Wasatch Mountain Jr. High School for two years, followed by 12 years at Wasatch High School as Business & Marketing Teacher, Debate Coach & Student Government Adviser, 18 months as the District’s Public Information Officer, and three years in his current assignment as Assistant Principal at Wasatch High School overseeing the Alternative High School. He lives in Heber City with his wife, Kristen (a WHS teacher), and their two children, London & Anderson. Mr. Di Stefano says he’s proud to be a part of Wasatch because he loves “working with exceptional students and professional educators.”
Mr. Di Stefano’s Educational Philosophy:
“Education is a top priority. The fundamental purpose of schooling is student learning, and all children have the right to a quality education. An ideal school consists of a community of learners whose main focus is student achievement. The school is considered a caring community. High standards are set, and high achievement is demanded.”
2021-2022 NEW and RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
Step 1 - Registration Portal
All new and returning students attending Wasatch County School District in 2019-2020 will need to submit on line registration forms by visting the site below.
Step 2-Turn in Required Documentation to School (For NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
NEW STUDENT required documentation:
*Child's Legal Birth Certificate
*Certificate of Immunization
*Proof of Residency
After registering your new student online (step 1) parent/guardian should bring required documentation (noted above) to their school.
School Fees will also be collected at the time of in-person registration. Please click here for School Fees information and to pay online.