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School board honors assistant superintendent

Mar 09, 2022 04:25PM ● By Becky Ginos

School Board Vice President Marie Stevenson shares some thoughts about Assistant Superintendent John Zurbuchen before presenting him with an award for his leadership in the district. Photo by Becky Ginos

FARMINGTON—In the last two years, Assistant Superintendent John Zurbuchen has been at the helm helping the Davis School District navigate two of the toughest things the district has seen – COVID and the DOJ investigation. In spite of these challenges, Zurbuchen has maintained a steady hand in getting the job done. Superintendent Reid Newey and the school board recognized Zurbuchen for his leadership at last week’s meeting.

“He serves kids every single day,” said Newey. “He does a great job. He has some of the hardest jobs in the superintendency.”

Two years ago when there was a full dismissal of school due to COVID, John was able to get delivery of learning to all households, he said. “He had to define and put out updates every single night and he’s done that without the slightest utterance of complaint. We've seen some of the most divisive, tenuous struggles and we’ve never fallen into that. Every time John has handled it with class and efficiency.”

“We do what we have to do to get the job done,” said Zurbuchen. “We all recognize in each other that we’re doing the best we can. We went through it together.”

John is the calm in a storm, said School Board Vice President Marie Stevenson. “He’s the first one in the parking lot and the last one to leave. I send parents to him and he’s always willing to meet with them. He got us through COVID and the DOJ.”

 “I love John,” said Newey. “He's certainly deserving of this honor.”