The teaching team at Bridge Elementary is made up of caring individuals who are committed to enriching student lives by providing a personalized learning environment and developing learners who are thorough, determined, reflective, flexible, enthusiastic and take initiative. Our team consists of talented professionals with academic and leadership experience. Because Bridge Elementary is a public school, Bridge must follow the licensing procedures put in place by the Utah State Board of Education. Faculty members at Bridge are licensed and qualified to teach. Some teachers hold professional licenses, some hold associate licenses and other hold an LEA Specific license. An explanation of the types of licenses issued by USBE can be found at https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/earning
Parents have the right to receive and request information on the qualifications of their child's teacher. If you have questions or want more information please contact school administration or view Aspire. Bridge Elementary employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endorsements in accordance with Utah Administrative Code R277-301-7. Additional information on educator licensing can be found at: https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch.
100% of all Bridge teachers are licensed by USBE. This is the breakdown of license percentages:
Parents will be notified in the event a teacher is absent for four consecutive weeks and the school must use substitute who does not meet the state requirements. The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies):
Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level license.
LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation but may be currently enrolled in one or have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. The has not completed the required PRAXIS exams. The LEA Specific is available for Elementary Education licensed areas.