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Veteran educator appointed new assistant superintendent

Aug 02, 2022 01:17PM ● By Becky Ginos

FARMINGTON—The Davis School District announced on Tuesday that Dr. Fidel A. Montero has been appointed as a new assistant superintendent. He fills the role previously held by Dr. Jackie Thompson who recently retired. He begins his position on Aug. 8.

In his new role, Montero will work with the district’s Office of Equal Opportunity and handle other responsibilities as he works closely with several departments.

“Fidel’s background, experience and expertise will be an invaluable and incredible asset in Davis School District and our students here,” said Superintendent Dr. Dan Linford. “His focus on student learning and his knowledge and understanding of organizational development are fantastic and we are excited to have him as a member of our leadership team.”

Montero has 20 years of experience and was most recently the principal of Timpview High School in the Provo School District. Prior to that he served as chief of staff to President Matt Holland at Utah Valley University, as principal of Alta High School in the Canyons School District and as superintendent intern in Miami-Dade Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia.

He also served as an assistant principal at Timpview High School and as an educational consultant in the Los Angeles area as well as in Utah.

Montero grew up as a migrant worker after his family immigrated from Mexico to the United States and said the experience instilled in him the values that shaped him as a college graduate and educator.

He is a published author, presenter and public speaker and an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University. Montero holds an Ed.D in Leadership and Management as well as a Master of Education from Columbia University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Foundations and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Teaching from BYU.

“Serving children at any level is a humbling stewardship I will never take for granted,” said Montero. “My personal journey, blended with my academic training and professional experience, uniquely equips me with the context to support the people that make up DSD. I believe we can make education remarkable, accessible and life changing to all students. By working together we can cement the role of DSD among the most influential K-12 institutions in the United States.” λ