Meet Mrs. Slaymaker

Hello!

I am the Principal at Foothill Elementary School. I was born in Provo, Utah, and grew up in Benjamin/Spanish Fork, Utah. I grew up on a farm, raising and showing various stock animals; horses, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, etc.

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s in Social Work in 1998. I began my career working with the Department of Human Services and then quickly gravitated toward public education and became licensed in school social work. I worked as a school social worker in Provo District schools, K-12th grade, for 15  years. In this position, I had the opportunity to teach in classrooms across the grade levels and work with a variety of students and faculties. I decided I wanted to go back to school and get a degree in educational administration with hopes to be able to impact student learning and wellness at a broader level. Since then I have worked as an Assistant Principal for 4 years at the high school level, an Assistant Principal at the elementary level for 4 years, and most recently an Elementary Principal for the last 5 years. My passion is working with elementary students where I feel there are so many opportunities to help students develop and grow.

I love teaching children and see education as the key to opening up a world of opportunities for them. I went into administration because I believe that as a principal I will be able to have a great impact on the lives of many children. I love working with parents who are involved in their children’s education and are committed to building and maintaining positive communication between the school and the surrounding community.

I am married and have 7 wonderful children ranging in ages from 17-28, and 4 grandchildren.  When I am not busy with school things, I enjoy anything outdoors and adventurous. Our family enjoys boating, four-wheeling hiking, skiing, and lately pickleball.

I am very excited to be working at Foothill Elementary. The focus of preparing students for the 21st Century, for jobs that do not yet exist, is something that I’m very passionate about. I look forward to working with students, teachers, parents, and community leaders to continue to lead the way with innovative learning.