Meet Our Faculty & Staff
Rowland Hall faculty members are united in their efforts to teach the content, culture, and character that today’s students will need to succeed in college and the workplace. In addition to their commitments as teachers, advisors, mentors, and coaches, our faculty members take time to keep current on the latest learning research, teaching techniques, curriculum development, and technological trends. Rowland Hall’s financial support for professional development of both faculty and staff is simply unparalleled among our peer Utah schools.
Our employees’ backgrounds and interests vary widely. Many are transplants to Utah who were educated in colleges and universities nationally, and even internationally. Our students’ horizons are broadened when these multifaceted role models share lessons learned from their personal pursuits.
Above all, Rowland Hall students perceive faculty and staff as creating a caring, well-structured learning environment in which academic risk is encouraged and expectations are high, clear, and challenging.
At Rowland Hall, relationships matter.—Jij de Jesus, director of strategic initiatives, former Lower School principal (2015–2021)
We are so comfortable with being vulnerable, being ourselves, and not taking ourselves too seriously.—Mary Lawlor, Middle School English teacher from 1996 to 2023
When I came to Rowland Hall, it was a dramatic step up.—Doug Wortham, Upper School French teacher from 1978 to 2021