New Utah State Schools Superintendent has CPD roots

October 9, 2012 by Kelly Smith

Portrait of Dr. Martell Menlove

Dr. Martell Menlove

Dr. Martell Menlove will be the next Utah State Schools Superintendent after a unanimous endorsement by the state school board on Monday. Menlove¬† finished his doctorate while he worked as program director for the Utah Assistive Technology Program at the CPD.¬† From there he went to the Box Elder School District as the Special Education Director and then the Superintendent, and has served as the Deputy Superintendent at the Utah State Office of Education. In 2010, he was named the CPD’s Alumnus of the Year.

An article published by the Salt Lake Tribune on Monday explains that the board chose Menlove after peppering him and the other candidates with a set of eight questions about how they would tackle the job.

Menlove was asked how he sees the role of superintendent in helping to guide and oversee 41 school districts, about 1,000 schools and the nearly 600,000 students they serve.

“More than anything, I see my role as being an advocate for children in this state and advocating for public education in this state and moving forward with everything I can do to assure a quality education for every student in the state of Utah,” Menlove said.