Former East High School Principal Takes Post as South Summit Superintendent
Starting July 1, Greg Maughan will take over as South Summit School District’s new superintendent.
The district has been run by interim superintendent Steve Hirase since last December when former superintendent Shad Sorenson left to join the Park City School District.
Greg Maughan has a 21-year history in education as a teacher and a principal. He’s served as principal of East High School in Salt Lake City for the last ten years. This will be his first job as superintendent and he’s excited to start.
“I don't have to be the expert on everything, but I need to know where the experts are,” he said. “And as far as my management; I do, I try to model what I preach and lead by example. And I try to keep things always tied to the mission and vision of our organization, whether that be here at East High School or the mission and vision and values of South Summit School District. I like to collaborate, like seek input and feedback from, from people. And I actually try to help get people involved in some of the decision making, while also realizing ultimately at the end of the day, sometimes decisions some decisions have to be made by a single individual, so that's where we're trying to gather as much feedback and input as possible, tends to give you the best outcomes.”
He says the role of superintendent is a liaison between the community, the faculty, and staff, the students and ultimately reports to the board of education.
“Sometimes in education we lose sight of the most important stakeholder in our schools and that's the students ... we're all there for students,” he said. “One of the roles that I will play as superintendent is to help make sure that our board is there. They're aware and apprised of the things that are going on in the schools, and how we're moving forward in meeting our board goals. And, and to receive your guidance and then direction. At times from the board as a whole.”
He says that he and his wife plan to sell their residence in the Salt Lake Valley and move to South Summit as soon as they can find a place to live.