I have spent most of my adult life as an educator in one way or
another, first and foremost as a parent to my four beautiful children
alongside my amazing husband, Aaron. While my children attended
elementary school, I enjoyed numerous opportunities to participate in
their education. I volunteered frequently in their classrooms and was
also a "room mom”. I spent many hours aiding the teachers in
instruction, preparing class materials, organizing class parties and
activities, and choreographing for the school dance festival.
I have also been an educator in more formal capacities. I
graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Secondary Dance
Education and taught dance in Granite School District for three years
before starting my family. Since then, I have worked part-time at BYU,
directing a children's folk dance camp every summer and as an adjunct
instructor in the Dance Department. I teach prospective elementary and
early childhood educators how to integrate dance with core curriculum. I
also worked for three years at Pioneer High School for the Performing
Arts in various capacities: an English teacher, an English tutor in the
computer lab, a distance education mentor, and as the front desk
attendant. Finally, I taught creative and folk dance to children ages
4-14 for ten years at our local community center in Lehi.
I feel like all of my varied experiences have led me to
Franklin Discovery Academy and I am so excited to be a part of the team
here! The school aligns closely with my values as an educator. I am
particularly thrilled about the Engage! classes, as well as the focus on meaningful play and kinesthetic learning, parent and student choice, and mastery learning.