Alicia Rudd Appointed the Special Education & Federal Programs Director

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 19:37
Alicia Rudd

Alicia Rudd -- Special Education & Federal Programs Director

With the recent appointment of Michael Larsen as the Human Resource Director, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alicia Rudd as the new Special Education & Federal Programs Director. 

Mrs. Rudd received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and completed her Master’s in Education degree from Southern Utah University. In 2007, Alicia earned her Administrative Education license from Southern Utah University.

Alicia Rudd has served the last five years as the Elementary Coordinator where she has been instrumental in collaboration and instructional coaching. She served as principal at both Brookside Elementary for five years and Mt. Loafer Elementary for three years. Mrs. Rudd served as a Title I teacher and coordinator at Park View Elementary for one year, transitional first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary for nine years, second-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary for one year, and staff developer at Westside Elementary for one year. Mrs. Rudd was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2006 by Nebo School District. 

A colleague said, “Alicia is a master teacher in all curriculum areas and one who knows how to effectively facilitate change. She is an instructional leader who has a good grasp of best practice and always implements whatever strategies are needed to ensure student success in a positive and productive learning environment.”

Alicia tries to live by the quote: “Stay humble, work hard, be kind.” 

Mrs. Rudd thanked the School Board for having the faith in her and said, “Over the course of my career as an educator, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from the best. Early on, I worked with administrators who pushed me to step out of my comfort zone, to think differently, do differently, and to ask for my dreams; so, I built my vision and dreamed big! I am grateful for the confidence those early years provided me and for all those that have believed in me. I am leaving my Curriculum dream team to enter a new dream team. I am beyond excited to join the team Mike Larsen has developed. He is leaving some big shoes to fill and speaking of early years, he has always been my champion and also grateful Mike will now become my mentor. Thank you for this amazing opportunity.”

Alicia strives to be: “The person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and grace.” She is the daughter of Shirl and Jean Olson of Spanish Fork. Alicia and her husband, Kirk, live in Benjamin and have three children.

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By Lana Hiskey