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Kevin Mecham – Assistant Principal Salem Junior High

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:04pm
Lana Hiskey

Kevin Mecham was appointed the assistant principal at Salem Junior High School by the Nebo School Board of Education.

Mr. Mecham is currently an assistant principal at Payson Junior. Previously he taught mathematics at Payson High for seven years and at Payson Junior High for two years. He was also the student council advisor at Payson High.

Mr. Mecham received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University (BYU), and his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from BYU in 2002. Also, he was selected as the Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) recipient.

Mr. Mecham was voted Teacher of the Year by PHS in 2010. He organized a math tutoring lab and has coached girls’ softball at Payson High and boys’ basketball at Payson Junior High.

When addressing the Nebo School Board of Education, Mr. Mecham said, “Thank you very much for having confidence in me. I am thrilled and look forward to working with Mrs. Suzanne Kimball at Salem Junior High. I want to make a difference in helping students accomplish things that they didn’t know that they could accomplish.”

Suzanne Kimball, Principal at Salem Junior High, stated, “Kevin’s easy demeanor and personality allows him to instantly develop a relationship with students, parents, and staff alike. Kevin approaches every interaction listening first.  He was helpful and friendly to everyone and gave our school a great face for first impressions and meaningful problem solving. Kevin truly has the aptitude and skills necessary to be a successful leader and any school would benefit from his talents.”

Kevin stated, “I love life and the prospects each new day offers. I love positive attitude quotes, statements, or thoughts. If things seem bad, just keep smiling and better times are sure to come.”

Kevin enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and helping students reach their greatest potential. He is married to Valerie, and they have five children.