Teacher - Social Studies
Jo Daley-Croft was born in California and was raised all over. Her father was a civil engineer, so the family moved from project to project. In 1965 the family moved to Iran where they stayed for almost ten years. Jo attended a company school there until the 9 th grade then when to Ecole des Roches in Switzerland for high school. After high school she attended BYU where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies. She went to USU for a teaching certificate. Her first teaching job was in Vernal, Utah at Uintah High School . After five years in Vernal, Jo returned to USU to earn a Masters degree in History. The degree required two summer internships at the American West Center where she learned to cook on a wood-burning stove and wash clothes on an old fashioned wash board. Jo decided that the living history museum world was fun but not a good career choice so she returned to teaching, starting with Granite District at Granite Park Junior High School . Granite Park was a c hall enge, but she worked with really great people who made it fun. After four years, Jo applied to Cyprus High School to teach American History. That was in 1992 and she has been here since. She teaches American Government.