Student Interactions — Every day something happens that warms my heart. I love the students coming back and telling me of their successes.
Fun Memory — My first year of teaching several little girls got together after school and made me a gigantic fold out poster with drawings of a barn, cat, dog, horses, pigs. On the poster, the children had written, “Of all the animals in the barn, you’re the nicest one on the farm.”
What Brought you to AHS? — I was brought to AHS by no less than a miracle!
Education — Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Utah Valley University
Why Teaching? — When I was completing my BSN one of my friends asked me what I really wanted to do with my life. I answered after some thought that I wanted to help children read because I knew reading is the key that unlocks living a full life. I felt the spirit flood my entire body. So I chose teaching, but God really chose where I was to work and the timing of my employment.
Why AHS? — AHS is the only school I could teach in because at my core is a desire to bring others to Christ. It is the only school I know of that has a mission statement of assisting parents in preparing the minds hearts and bodies of children to be useful in the hands of the Lord.
Family — We have raised eight children–5 boys, 3 girls. My husband is a master electrician with his own business. We have six married children and only two left at home. We have 13 beautiful, perfect grandchildren. We live on a little farm. We have one acre, but our children have had access to 12 acres that belongs to my parents. Our children have been raised working, fishing, hiking and camping. We grow a large garden every year. Our children have traveled all over the United States. As a family we believe that the best way to know history is to experience it. We have had many different pets over the years. We have had parakeets, rats, mice, lizards, llamas, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, guinea hens, goats.
Treasured Memory — One of our treasured family experiences was our participation in the Nauvoo Pageant.
“I hope that others feel unconditional love and acceptance from me. While the children are learning to understand what the spirit feels and sounds like for them, I hope that I can be a voice that speaks to their heart and reminds them “I am important. God loves me. I can become whatever I want to become.”
— Mrs. Davis