Compassionate principal receives a High 5

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SANDY - The principal of an elementary school in Sandy goes above and beyond his job description to help students. For that, he won a High 5 Friday morning.

Garth Anderson is principal of Sprucewood Elementary at 12025 S. 1000 East in Sandy. Co-worker Deborah Hanson nominated him for a High 5.

"Many within the community and within the school feel like he's such a kind and caring and compassionate person. He always is doing special small acts of service for people just in a quiet, unassuming way. Sometimes that doesn't get recognized outwardly because he's so quiet about it," she said.

She said Anderson made sure that the children of a family that could not afford lunch got lunch every day.

He also showed optimism with the recent split of the Jordan School District and helped reassure others in the school about it.

"The students all love him," Hanson said. "They know that he cares about them individually. He'll sit with them at lunch and talk to them. He's also a lot of fun."

Anderson was overwhelmed by the High 5 surprise.

"What a great place to be. They're wonderful kids and wonderful staff and teachers. I couldn't ask for a better place to be. I'm honored. I don't feel that I deserve that. It's just a part of what you do," he said.

If you know someone deserving of a High 5, see the link on this page.


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