Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Mark Ernst currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for Tooele County School District; before this role, he was an assistant superintendent, area director, principal, assistant principal, and teacher.
Dr. Ernst earned his Bachelor's degree at Weber State University in History Education, his Master's at the University of Phoenix in Secondary Teaching, and his Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practices at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Ernst is a TCSD Teacher of the Year Finalist (2006), TCSD Administrator of the Year (2012), and a Utah State Administrator of the Year Finalist, (2014).
Dr. Ernst is married to his wife Julie; they have three children and three granddaughters. Along with spending time with his family, Mark enjoys cooking, reading, building Lego, and relaxing with a good television show.
Dr. Ernst looks forward to assisting Tooele County School District in bettering practices and enhancing students' education.
Jeffrey D. Hamm
Jeff Hamm currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent in Tooele County School District (TCSD), where he has worked 29 of his past 32 years in education. Mr. Hamm has also served as the Director of Elementary Education for TCSD (2008-2011) and the Tooele Area Director (2019-2022). Prior to his administrative roles, Mr. Hamm taught a variety of subjects including English, French, health, and math.
Mr. Hamm has two Bachelor’s degrees: an Honors B.A. in Business Finance with an English minor from the University of Utah (1988) and a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in French and P.E. from Southern Utah University (1992). Mr. Hamm also graduated with his Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University (1996), completing his Administrative and Supervisory Endorsement in 1997. He is currently completing his Doctoral work in Educational Leadership through Brigham Young University, with an expected graduation date in Spring 2024.
Mr. Hamm and his wife, Tonya, are the proud parents of three sons. When he’s not working, Mr. Hamm loves to read, travel, make music on his piano or guitar, and spend time with his family.