School Social Workers/SafeUT


McKay Esplin, LCSW
Uintah High School/Ashley Valley Education Center
[email protected]
435-781-3110, ext. 2666

Keith Beard, LCSW

Vernal Middle School/Uintah Middle School
[email protected]
435-781-3100, ext. 1036

Heather Barnes, LCSW
Ashley Elementary
[email protected]
435-781-3170, ext. 1302

Julie Maxwell, SSW
Davis Elementary
[email protected]
435-781-3155, ext. 1140

Kandice Searle, LCSW
Discovery Elementary
[email protected]
435-781-3146, ext. 1544

Melinda Allridge, SSW
Eagle View Elementary/Lapoint Elementary
[email protected]
EVE 435-722-2247, ext. 1603/Lapoint 435-247-2637, ext. 1703

Heidi Bennion, SSW
Maeser Elementary
[email protected]
435-781-3160, ext. 1269

Amy Hammond, CMHC
Naples Elementary
[email protected]
435-781-3150, ext. 1403

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No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The district is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services and employment including its policies, complaint processes, program accessibility, district facility use, accommodations and other Equal Employment Opportunity matters. The district also provides equal access to district facilities for all youth groups. The following persons have been designated as Title IX coordinators to handle inquires and complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: Dr. Mistalyn Leis, Human Resources Director (435) 781-3100. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, at (303) 844-5695.