Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

Mike Larsen, Principal at Sierra Bonita was recognized for Excellence in Educational Leadership through the University Council for Education Administration by the BYU McKay School of Education faculty for his excellent ability to successfully create change and make improvements.

BYU's faculty, Denis Poulsen, Shannon Dulaney, and Pamela Hallam, recognized Mr. Larsen at the Nebo School District Board meeting. They stated, “Mike takes the job of training future principals very seriously because he knows how important having an effective principal is on ensuring student learning. We are lucky to have such a bright, talented person helping interns.”

Mr. Larsen mentors interns by sharing professional knowledge that is inherent in the role of the principal. He openly shares his vast knowledge and exemplary administrative skills. 

Nebo Elementary Director, Julie Warren, said, “Mike is a phenomenal mentor for the up and coming administrators. He is cutting edge in his knowledge and practice; so when people have the opportunity to watch him, they learn best practices.”

Mr. Larsen used the Professional Learning Community (PLCs) techniques he learned through the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) partnership with BYU.  Mr. Larsen has since successfully opened the new Sierra Bonita. He continues to use collaboration and PLCs.
 
Congratulations on “Letting it Shine”.