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Tony Pellegrini

SUU
Department Chair - Teacher Education
Cedar City, UT
Dr. Tony Pellegrini is a professor of Education at Southern Utah University. He received his B.A from Brigham Young University, his M.Ed. from Utah State University, and terminal degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before eventually becoming school principal at Blanding Elementary School and Three Falls Elementary school in Southern Utah. He served as the President of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals and as the state representative for Utah for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. After his twelve-year career as a principal, Dr. Pellegrini returned to Cedar City, Utah, where he accepted a tenured teaching position preparing future K-12 Principals at Southern Utah University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Pellegrini is a regular contributor to the Educational Testing Service’s School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), and the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) reviews. He collaborates and presents annually at the Utah Rural Schools Conference. He was awarded the 2005 Utah State System of Higher Education's “Technology Innovator of the Year” award. Dr. Pellegrini presents annually, regionally and internationally, on topics involving 21st century learning and learners, web-based learning tools and approaches, and methods and approaches for crafting graduate research initiatives. In his spare time, he enjoys working in his yard, traveling with his sweetheart, and searching through Italian birth, marriage, and death records for his Italian ancestors. He currently resides in Cedar City, UT with his wife, Lisa.