Superintendent Dr. John Goldhardt
Dr. John Goldhardt began as superintendent of the Albany County School District on July 1, 2022 and is currently in his 34th year as an educator. Both he and his wife are happy to now call Laramie home.
Before his current position, he served as superintendent of the 13,000-student Manchester, NH, School District. Dr. Goldhardt also worked in various educational leadership positions, including a district executive in the Salt Lake City School District, high school principal, visiting professor of Teacher Education, middle school principal, high school assistant principal, and middle school assistant principal. He began his career as a teacher at West Jordan, UT High School, when it had over 3,000 students.
Goldhardt grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Granite High School (now closed and demolished). When he graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Interpersonal Communication and Reading Education, he was the first person from both sides of his parents' families to graduate from college. He earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in Local Government Administration and a School Administration license from the University of Utah. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His dissertation received the departmental dissertation of the year and the College of Education dissertation of the year, and he was a finalist for the university dissertation of the year.
Dr. Goldhardt and his wife have been married for 34 years and are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents to one granddaughter. They also have one canine child, 12-year-old Snowball, a very spoiled Bichon Frise.