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 and a little girl 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, a wonderful team, 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. Nelson : Title I Site Coordinator

Mr. Nelson | Title I Site Coordinator

My Email: dustin.nelson@washk12.org

Mr. Nelson actually began his teaching career at Sunset Elementary in 1999, teaching 1st grade (all his funny stories comes from teaching 1st grade). Since then he has worked at a number of schools (Coral Cliffs, Heritage and Coral Canyon) teaching a variety of grades. He has been a Staff Developer/Learning Coach, a mentor, a team leader and chair of many committees and is now the Title I Coordinator for Sunset Elementary. Mr. Nelson loves teaching, he loves teachers and he loves kids. Teaching really is his dream job and he is so happy to be back at Sunset Elementary.

He has three daughters who are now grown and moved out of the house. Believe it or not Mr. Nelson once had tons of dark curly hair before his daughters became teenagers but has since lost all his hair and any that is left has turned gray. He has one son still in high school and one beautiful wife. He has two grand kids who happen to be the most talented, most beautiful, most intelligent children he has ever seen.

Mrs. Moore : Learning Coach

Mrs. Moore | Learning Coach

My Email: susan.moore@washk12.org

Mrs. Moore has been a classroom teacher for 25 years. She has taught fifth, second, first, kindergarten and was also a Reading Recovery specialist for eight years. Mrs. Moore has her masters of education in administration from Southern Utah University and is currently working on her leadership endorsement  This will be her third year serving in the position of Learning Coach. The word "serving" is key because her job responsibilities include supporting all teachers and students in actively engaging in best teaching practices and learning through engagement strategies and teamwork. 

In her spare time, Mrs. Moore and her husband enjoy traveling and going to movies. They recently went on a Mexican cruise with their son and daughter-in-law and swam with dolphins. Making happy memories with family and teachers is something she strives for. 


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.  This is my sixth 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 been married for 27 years and I have five children -- four sons and one daughter and I just gained a daughter-in-law this summer! So exciting! We love spending time together as a family hiking, playing games, traveling and having new adventures.

I love being a School Counselor and helping 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. My job is to help our students in any way they may need help. I care about the students and want to make a difference in their lives.

Mrs. Ellison : Secretary

Mrs. Ellison | Secretary

My Email: susan.ellison@washk12.org

Mrs. Cox : Secretary

Mrs. Cox | Secretary

My Email: halli.cox@washk12.org

I was raised in some very small Nevada towns (Ely and Pioche). I attended Dixie College then stayed in Nevada until our dream to move to St. George came true in August, 2016.

I have been married for 25 years and we have two sons. Derek will be a senior this year, and Kaedon will be in 5th grade.

My favorite things to do are watch my kids play sports and cheer them on. I love to hike, bike and walk and play any sport, especially volleyball.

I am so excited to work with everyone at Sunset Elementary and get to know all the students better as the school year arrives.

Mrs. Terry : Secretary

Mrs. Terry | Secretary

My Email: whitney.terry@washk12.org

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