Meet Our Faculty and Staff
Rowland Hall’s teachers 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. Additionally, three quarters of our teachers have earned or are pursuing graduate degrees and are highly qualified with an average of 17 years teaching experience in the classroom.
Rowland Hall’s financial commitment to professional development is unparalleled among its peer Utah schools. 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.
Our teachers’ backgrounds and interests vary widely. In fact, 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, whether in the arts, literature, recreation, or travel.
Above all, Rowland Hall students perceive teachers as creating a caring, well-structured learning environment in which academic risk is encouraged and expectations are high, clear, and challenging.
Dr. Bret Allyn Jackson
Bret holds a doctorate of musical arts in trumpet performance from Arizona State University. As a trumpet soloist he has won several competitions, including the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Brass Solo Competition, and has performed throughout much of Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and Asia. Active as a freelance trumpeter, Bret has performed regularly with the Utah Symphony, the Ballet West Orchestra, the Sun Valley Symphony, and other musical organizations in the Salt Lake area. Before beginning his work at Rowland Hall in 2005, he was assistant professor of trumpet at Brigham Young University and the director of bands and music department chair at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. When not blowing his horn, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, and camping.
Read more about Bret Jackson in Fine Print, the magazine of Rowland Hall:
- Mixing Fine Arts (June 2016)