Richard Siddoway< Back to author list
I left Bountiful High School when I became vice principal at Viewmont High School--Bountiful's cross-town rivals. I then moved to the Davis School District Office as the supervisor of library/media and technology education. In 1994 Governor Michael O. Leavitt asked me to build the first state-wide virtual high school. When I retired in 2007 the Electronic High School was the largest high school in the nation.
I served three terms in the Utah House of Representatives--the last two years as Speaker Pro Tempore.
I have been lucky enough to have several books published; one of them, "The Christmas Wish" was a New York Times best seller and was made into a movie starring Debbie Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, and Naomi Watts.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have served as a Bishop and Stake President. My wife and I have served missions in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Taylorsville, Utah (Spanish).
Most importantly we have eight children and twenty six grandchildren.