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Principal’s Message


Principal’s Message
2020 - 2021 School Year



My name is Rita Bouillon and I’m proud to be the principal of South Valley School.  It is a pleasure to work with such a passionate and dedicated staff.  It’s hard to believe that I’m in my 39th year as an educator.  I started my career as a Speech and Language Pathologist in my home state of Illinois but my career path has taken me through Illinois, Missouri, Idaho and ultimately to Utah where I landed 27 years ago.


I am delighted to work with the students and school community at South Valley.  The resounding theme of South Valley staff is a desire to support students to increase their independence so they can become the best they can be.  We teach through community experiences, but this year things will look a little different as we help students adapt to a world with pandemic restrictions in place.  It is more important than ever for us to teach students self-advocacy and confidence in decision making.  There will also be many opportunities for students to experience personal growth and develop strong friendships.


This year we can all relate to new students as they approach their new school with uncertainty.  The world seems to be filled with uncertainties at this time.  However, I can assure you that ADVENTURE AWAITS and South Valley School will push all of us into a place of greater learning and increased confidence that we can do anything we set our minds to.

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