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Sallie Warmath

Sallie Warmath

Director of Admissions

At McGillis since 2005


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B.A., Art History, University of Utah
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Utah
M.Ed., Education, Culture, and Society, University of Utah



Sallie first began her teaching career in the fall 1984 as a 4th grade teacher long term substitute in Park City for 1/2 a year, and then shifted to Independent Schools as a fifth-grade teacher in January1985, later moving to 6th grade English and history and 8th grade US History and Civics. In 2005 she began her career at McGillis as the first Middle School Director and taught 8th grade Humanities. In 2010, Sallie became the Assistant Head of School for Admissions, Communications, and Operations. Then in 2015, she began devoting her time to Admissions, finding that this is her passion! Sallie is married with 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren, and now lives with her partner, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. In her free time, she is an avid hiker, skier, and dog mom.


I am currently reading:

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah


Favorite McGillis lunch:

Lentil Soup


I am learning:

Reformer Pilates


Favorite McGillis tradition:

Class trips in Middle School


Favorite McGillis moment:

My favorite McGillis Moment happens every year when the new Kindergarteners get dropped off on the first day of school.  I love the tears of the parents and knowing that their children will be cared for and loved for the next nine years.


Which value do you most appreciate?

Gemilut Hasadim/Doing good and kind deeds. We need a lot more kind people in our world right now!


The defining moment that led you to your career in education:

My grandmother asked me in 1983 why I wasn't teaching after I complained to her about the jobs I had in the for-profit world since 1980. I flew back to SLC from Florida, immediately enrolled in the Elementary Ed program at the U of U, and was teaching by 1984.


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?

My Middle and High School math teacher, Bob Satterfield, always was there for me no matter what when I struggled with everything to do with math but especially algebra.  His patience, kindness, and total belief in me made all the difference in those formative years.