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A Community of Lifelong Learners

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Faculty & Staff Profile

Mr. Gerard de Jesus

Faculty Information

Administration, Lower School
Lower School Principal

Contact Information

School Email
McCarthey Campus (PreK-5)

Employment Information

Business Name
Rowland Hall
LS Staff
Job Title
Lower School Principal

Other Information


Jij (pronounced "jay") de Jesus joined Rowland Hall as Lower School Principal in 2015. He and his family moved to the Salt Lake City area from San Francisco, where Jij worked at Town School for Boys for nine years. In his time at Town, Jij progressed from intern teacher to 4th grade head teacher to serving in leadership roles in the areas of diversity and inclusion, sustainability, STEM and innovative curriculum design, and faculty evaluation and professional growth. Jij graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Environmental Science and earned his M.Ed in Private School Leadership from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He enjoys traveling, cooking, and outdoor adventuring, and looks forward to exploring the incredible landscape of Utah with his family.

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