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Saturday, November 7 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hidden Among Us

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In the spring of 2014, WCSD decided to reopen a school in the polygamist town of Hildale, Utah. There had been no public education in this town since the district closed their school in 2001. The decision to reopen a school in the predominately polygamous community was a chance the district was willing to take. Many questions surrounded the decision but only time would tell if the district made the appropriate choice to bring public education back to a community that did not have formal education for more than a decade. Come enjoy this fascinating presentation of the journey they took in the challenging task of opening a school and bringing education "out of the ashes" and to the forefront of rebuilding a community traumatized for years of disillusion, mistrust and tyranny.


Darin Thomas

Darin Thomas, Principal at Water Canyon School in Hildale, Utah. Darin has been working for WCSD since 2007. He is currently assigned to Water Canyon School in Hildale, Utah as the principal. His school has many unique characteristics; one being that it is the only K-12 school in... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room Lecture Hall A Desert Hills High School

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