Shane Ogden, principal of Logan High School since 2012, announced his resignation on Monday. The resignation will take effect June 30. Ogden was awarded Administrator of the Year for the Logan School District as recently as 2014.
According to Logan City School District Superintendent Frank Schofield, Ogden wanted to pursue other interests that allowed him to spend more time with his family.
“As he and I have visited, he has a young family and being a principal of a high school can make that challenging,” Schofield says.
Schofield praised the energy and effort Ogden has dedicated to Logan High during his nearly four years at the position. As Logan High School undergoes a significant remodel and expansion, Ogden has been heavily involved in the design process and managing students and teachers during construction.
“His involvement in the design process was critical,” Schofield continues. “The remodel has allowed us to address our community needs for decades to come. We look at the variety of opportunities after high school and the programs, and design that Principal Ogden helped us with, play a huge role to facilitate that.”
Besides his involvement in the redesign of the school, Ogden was heavily involved in the One-to-One Initiative which launched this fall, giving each student a laptop computer.
“Something that big, making sure every student gets a laptop, is going surprisingly well,” Schofield continues. “We are seeing kids taking a more active role in learning. Principal Ogden changed a paradigm with learning with these kids.”
Ogden graduated from Utah State University in 1998 and moved into school administration in 2006, working in administrative capacities in Burley, Idaho and Rawlins, Wyoming before coming to Logan.
Ogden also received praise from Logan City School Board President Ann Geary.
“Shane Ogden is a good man. He has taken on some tough issues at Logan High School, such as instituting an intervention hour to help struggling students and reducing student tardiness,” Geary stated in a press release. “He has been instrumental in creating the Logan High School of the future. That future builds on the excellence of the past and includes the implementation of laptop computers for each student and a high tech new building. He has admirably dealt with the challenges of educating a large student body during construction; ensuring that student safety is always at the forefront. I wish Shane and his family the very best!”
The Logan City School District will immediately begin a search for Ogden’s replacement. It is anticipated that the new principal will be named by the end of March.
“We really appreciate the service of Principal Ogden and his family to Logan High,” Schofield says. “We’ll find someone who has a passion to keep Logan moving forward.”