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Principal Message

Buck Ekstrom

Welcome to Woods Cross Elementary. Home of the Wolverines and the Leader in Me! At WXEL we celebrate the light and genius in everyone. Indeed, we strive to: 

Live with Kindness

Lead with Integrity

Learn for a Lifetime

The teachers and staff join me in saying we are happy to have you as part of our school family. We know this will be a successful and satisfying year for you.

As the Principal of Woods Cross Elementary, I feel it an honor to serve such a friendly community.  I will foster a strong culture of community and family.  This will be our way to provide the best learning environment for our children. 

I am originally from Farmington, Utah and am a product of Davis County schools.  During high school, I joined the military and served for 10 years.  After a church mission, I attended Ricks College and Utah State University.  I am currently working on a graduate degree at Brigham Young University.  My educational career began in Las Animas, Colorado where I taught high school science, coached football, and wrestling.  I then returned to my hometown, taught science, and coached wrestling at Farmington Junior High.  During my time in administration I served as an assistant principal at three elementary schools in Bountiful (Oak Hills, Valley View, and Washington) and then at Syracuse Junior High.  Previously, I was the principal at King Elementary (Layton) and South Clearfield (Clearfield).  The best method to increase and maintain high student achievement is to embody high expectations and a strong professional learning community where we all collaborate to educate our children.

I truly believe that strong student/parent/teacher partnerships lead to high academic success. Therefore, I invite you to visit our school (your school) often and actively participate.  This participation may come in a variety of forms including joining the PTA or Community Council, working as a volunteer, checking your child’s homework every day, attending school events, being a reading or math tutor, helping in the office or playground, and maintaining open communication.   

I am thrilled to work in Woods Cross and be a member of this wonderful community.  Please call or visit anytime.

 

Buck Ekstrom