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Kristi Kunz

West Jordan Middle School Principal

I love being part of the Hawthorn Academy family.  This year will be my 20th year in education and my 13th year at Hawthorn. I was here when it first opened and frantically helped build the desks and tables the night before the school opened. Hawthorn Academy is my home and it is filled with great teachers, parents and students.   This year will be my 4th year as an Administrator at Hawthorn Academy and I am looking forward to working with all the middle school students.  

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Sterling College in Kansas (while on soccer and softball scholarships) and my Master’s degree from WGU.  It was a great experience to be able to have my kids watch me walk in my Master’s commencement in August 2019.  I want them to see that they can reach any goal they set for themselves as long as they keep trying.

I love being able to work with and get to know all the students in the school and am looking forward to another great school year.  It is a pleasure to come to school each day to work alongside a phenomenal faculty and staff and to experience all the wonderful personalities of all of our students.  

My husband and I have 4 children, who have all gone through Hawthorn Academy.  Our daughter is a Senior in high school and my boys are in 10th, 8th and 4th grades.  We are a huge soccer family, so when we are not in school we are on a soccer field somewhere.  

I look forward to working together to make this year a successful one for all.  My door is always open, so please come by and say hi. 

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