495 N. Westridge Dr.
St. George, Utah 84770
P: 435.673.5669
F: 435.673.3544

Admin and Office Staff

Mr. Horrocks : Principal

Mr. Horrocks | Principal

My Email: anthony.horrocks@washk12.org

Mr. Anthony Horrocks grew up in the Foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah, the beautiful Island of Oahu, Hawaii, and the big city of Toquerville, Utah. He graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2004, and continued his education as he received his Masters of Educational Leadership in 2007.

Mr. Horrocks began his teaching career in St. George, Utah at Sandstone Elementary, where his next 10 years would be spent as a Fifth grade teacher, Staff Developer, and a Title I Coordinator. During his first year of teaching he married the love of his life Melissa and they now have three boys that have brought so much happiness and joy into their lives.

In 2013 Mr. Horrocks became the very fortunate principal of Sunset Elementary. He feels grateful to work with such exceptional students, wonderful faculty, and an elite school community as a whole. He chooses to take the optimistic approach in all things and always focuses on doing what is best for each student.

Mr. Yost : Title I Site Coordinator

Mr. Yost | Title I Site Coordinator

My Email: brandon.yost@washk12.org

Dr. Brandon L. Yost grew up in the small farm town of Kamas, Utah as the oldest of four boys, and graduated from South Summit High School. After high school, he attended Utah Valley University where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Drafting Technology. Brandon then transferred to BYU-Hawaii where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL and also completed his Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education.

While in Hawaii, Brandon met his beautiful wife, Collette. Together, they have six wonderful children – Dallin, Emmalee, Felicity, Gavin, Hunter, and Iley. When they left Hawaii, Brandon took his first teaching job at Snow Canyon Middle School where he taught 8th and 9th graders in the subjects of ESL, Latinos in Action, Reading, and Spanish.

Brandon completed his M.Ed. degree in Educational Leadership at Southern Utah University in 2011 and finished his Ph.D. degree in Teacher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015. Since 2014, Brandon has been serving as the Title I Site Coordinator at Sunset Elementary where he continues to enjoy working with the Sunset Stallion student body, faculty, and community.

Mrs. Vaughn : Learning Coach

Mrs. Vaughn | Learning Coach

My Email: talia.vaughn@washk12.org

I am originally from Cache Valley Utah, where I was born and raised with one sister and five brothers. Growing up, I participated in competitive gymnastics for 12 years. Once I graduated from Sky View High School, I moved to sunny St. George to attend Dixie State College. I met and married my husband, and had my first son while attending College. I graduated with my Elementary Education degree in May of 2005. I began teaching 4th grade here in St. George, and taught for two years before taking a year off to have another baby.

In 2008, I was hired to teacher first grade and to be a reading interventionist here at Sunset Elementary. For the following four years after that, I taught first grade full time. I am currently the Learning Coach at Sunset, and have been for 3 years. I love working with such amazing people everyday.   In the summer of 2013 I had a sweet baby girl who has been the joy of our lives. I enjoy spending time with my family by going on walks, spending time outside, watching my boys play basketball, football, baseball, going to Lake Powell, and swimming as often as possible. I also enjoy digital scrapbooking whenever I have time!

Mrs. Timmons : School Counselor

Mrs. Timmons | School Counselor

My Email: jana.timmons@washk12.org

My name is Jana Timmons.  I am the School Counselor at Sunset Elementary and Crimson View Elementary.  This is my fifth year as a School Counselor.  I earned a Counseling Psychology degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Utah.  I have five children -- four sons and one daughter.  

I love being a School Counselor and caring about the kids!  I am in all the classrooms for Guidance Curriculum Presentations and I try to get to know all of the students.  I offer small group counseling, especially friendship and social skills groups, for students.  I also provide individual counseling which is short term and solution focused in nature.  I care about the students and want to make a difference in their lives.

Mrs. Ellison : Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Ellison | Administrative Assistant

My Email: susan.ellison@washk12.org

Mrs. Gubler : Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Gubler | Administrative Assistant

My Email: jane.gubler@washk12.org

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