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Darin Nielsen



Darin Nielsen began his career in education as a school counselor at Teton High School after graduating from Utah State University. The following year, he started a 22-year professional relationship with Box Elder School District where he fulfilled assignments as a school counselor, elementary principal, CTE/secondary curriculum specialist, director of technology, assessment/professional development director, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent. 

In October 2017, he was hired as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning by the Utah State Board of Education where he provides leadership for the Teaching & Learning, Career & Technology Education, and Assessment & Accountability teams. Since joining the Utah State Board of Education, he has overseen the adoption of two new state assessment systems, the development of a strategic assessment plan, is leading efforts to redesign Utah’s school accountability system, and development of the Utah Consolidated Improvement Planning tool.