Bob Sonju

Bob Sonju

Bob Sonju is executive director of learning and development for Washington County School District and a former adjunct professor of education at Dixie State University in Utah.

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Bob Sonju

Bob Sonju is an award-winning educational leader and educational consultant recognized for his energetic commitment to building effective teams, developing RTI structures that support teachers and students, and creating effective school culture committed to student learning. He is currently executive director of learning and development for Washington County School District and a former adjunct professor of education at Dixie State University in Utah. Bob was formerly the principal of nationally recognized Fossil Ridge Intermediate School and has also served as a high school administrator and special education teacher.

Together with his staff, Fossil Ridge developed into a true a professional learning community that continues to produce extraordinary results. Fossil Ridge was selected as a 2013 (and 2016) National Breakthrough School by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Their work as a school has been featured in Principal Leadership Magazine and on allthingsplc.info. Bob is currently leading the implementation of the professional learning community process in a district comprised of 50 schools.

Bob was named 2011 Principal of the Year for middle-level schools by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals and was selected one of three finalists for National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. His work has been published in Principal Leadership Magazine, Impact Journal, and most recently featured in the Solution Tree publication It’s About Time.

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and an endorsement in school administration from Southern Utah University.

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Presentation titles by Bob Sonju

  • Help Our Team!: Solving Common Team Challenges
  • From Chaos to Clarity: Aligning the Work of Districts, Schools, and Teams
  • Better: Practical intervention Strategies for the Middle Level
  • Big Rocks: What Effective Teams Do to Increase Student Learning
  • If You Build It: Building and Sustaining an Effective School Culture
  • Answering the Bell: Developing Culture and Commitments That Drive Your School
  • Courageous Leadership in a Professional Learning Community
  • Building Managers vs. Those Who Lead