What Brought you to AHS? — The Spirit of the Holy Ghost led me here unexpectedly. Yet here I am and feel so grateful that I listened to the promptings of the Spirit. I was referred to the school by a dear friend after 23 years with Seminaries and Institutes and my experience here has been remarkable. The Lord is at the helm despite the challenges of the last few years. I have seen remarkable blessings and assurances that the Lord loves and sustains our family.
Family – My children and grandchildren are my greatest passion. I have six amazing and beautiful children; four grandchildren, and a fifth grandson on the way.
Education – Master of Arts, Education with an emphasis in Professional Development, Heritage University; Bachelor of Science, Business, University of Phoenix.
Curriculum Highlight – I love US History. I served for five months in and around Valley Forge during my mission to Philadelphia. I drove through the park almost daily. On preparation days, we would go to history sites, and I fell in love with US History.
What do you do in your spare time? – For three years now, I have had the privilege through my church calling with LDS Correctional Services to visit jails and prisons in Central Utah nearly every Sunday. During the week, I work with non-profits and other sympathy groups toward the end of promoting positive change for men and women transitioning from Utah’s jails and prisons. I participated in producing a prototype program that has promise to reduce the recidivism rates in the State of Utah, which includes housing, employment, mental health and addiction recovery helps.
Why do you love teaching at AHS? — American Heritage School is literally a shining school on a hill where the “Spirit of Place” is very real and is accompanied by the presence of the Holy Ghost daily. Heavenly Father and His beloved Son, Jesus Christ are so welcome here that their influence is seen and felt by all. That presence leads each student toward heaven in a world that is filled with so much contradiction. Competing voices clamor for our children’s attention every day. If the worth of a soul is equal to its capacity to become like God, this school then, is of incalculable worth
“I hope that my students will retain in their memory the ability to hear and listen to the Holy Ghost now and into their futures. This ability will assist them in countless ways, both academically and spiritually.”
– Mr. Raleigh