The Millard School District is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Duane Rawlinson as the principal of the Delta South Elementary School for the upcoming 2022-2023 School Year. Mr. Rawlinson replaces Miss Rhonda Harrison will be retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Mr. Rawlinson graduated from Delta High School in 1983. Following graduation, he served a mission for his church in the Spain, Seville Mission. When he returned home, he attended college at UVU, which was known as “The Tech” at the time and received an associate’s degree. He then enrolled in SUU where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1991. Mr. Rawlinson completed his Master’s Degree in Education from SUU and received his Administrative License in 1997. In 2016 he earned a second Master’s Degree in School Counseling/School Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
Following graduation from SUU in 1991, Duane returned to Delta where he was hired to teach at the same school he had attended as a student, Delta North Elementary School. It was also here that Duane became known as “Mr. R”. While at Delta North Elementary Duane taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades and then became the school librarian.
Duane’s next stop was at Delta Middle School where he was hired as the Vice Principal and part time teacher. This lasted for 10 great years and then it was on to a new experience at the high school level. Duane became a counselor at Delta High School and Eskdale High while also taking on the responsibility for the Adult Education program. Finally, Mr. Rawlinson was able to return to his elementary education roots at Delta South Elementary as the school counselor giving him the claim to have worked in every school in West Millard.
Duane and his wife, LaRene, have been married for thirty-two years. They have spent most of their married life here in Delta. They are the parents of 10 children and they have 5 grandchildren. They can boast having a vested interest in Education since they have had children in the education system of Millard County for over 27 years (and counting). Duane has spent over 30 years working for the Millard County School District. He has loved working with students, fellow colleagues, and the parents and families of students. He is excited to continue working with the faculty, students, and families at Delta South.
We are excited to welcome Mr. Rawlinson as the new principal and look forward to continued excellence from Delta South Elementary!