Derek Beer

Phone: 435-563-3866


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Derek Beer

Dear Sunrise Elementary Families, 

Welcome to another school year at Sunrise Elementary. We look forward to starting the 2019-2020. For those of you that are new to our school, we are excited to have you join such an amazing group of students and school community. Our teachers and staff always have the students best interest in mind. Their hard work and caring approach to education make Sunrise Elementary stand out. We work collaboratively to maintain and strengthen a strong learning community while keeping the students at the center of our focus.   

This is my third year as the principal of Sunrise Elementary and my 16th year in education. I taught 6th grade for seven years and have been in administration for the past nine years. My main responsibility is to ensure every student has access to the best education possible. I love working with the students in classes, playing games with them at recess, and building positive relationships. It is important for me to have every interaction with the students be a positive one. I have the best job in the world because of them. 

I am excited to get to know all of you a little more this year. It is truly rewarding to be involved in important organizations and committees like PTA and School Community Council. I also know that many of you cannot volunteer your time at school, but you provide support in many other ways. An important aspect of my responsibilities is understanding that we all want what is best for our students. I am always open to suggestions and input on how we can improve. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.