What have you learned at AHS? — I’ve learned that when good people unite for a good cause, miracles happen and doors are opened.
Student Interaction — I love it when they tell me that I am pretty or they call me mom. I know our relationship has reached a whole new level of love and comfort when I am mistakenly referred to as “mom” and sometimes (cough) grandma.
Teaching Kindergarten — I especially love to teach children to read because it gives me goosebumps when the light comes on, it is a miraculous experience to witness.
Curriculum Highlight — I love teaching “His” story and helping the children learn about how each event in history was necessary in order for other events to happen to bring forth the establishment of America and the restoration of the gospel. I love the rich literature, especially Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit and Little House in the Big Woods. I love watching the children hang at the edge of their seats as they are able to engage with the stories and look forward to the celebrations that follow.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Brigham Young University
What Brought you to AHS? — We heard so many great things about AHS from so many people we respected and so we thought we’d see for ourselves. We thought, “can it really be that good?” Yes, it is! We moved to Highland from Heber so our family could attend AHS.
Why is AHS unique for you? — AHS is unique because of the people, curriculum and the spirit. It just feels safe, warm and inviting. It feels like home away from home. We also have a lot of FUN and feel united as a faculty and school community.
Family — We have been blessed with one daughter and one son, it wasn’t easy to get them here, but they both are our miracles. Our family loves to travel-anywhere and everywhere. As soon as one vacation is over, we are planning the next one. In our free time we love to play games, eat large amounts of popcorn and chocolate, sit in the hot tub and have family chats, and just be present!
“I hope that the children I teach know that I love them, I love the gospel and I love the founding principles of American government. I hope they know that I believe in them and they will accomplish anything they desire through hard work, courage, and faith. I hope they feel like my classroom was safe, fun and inviting.”