Hi, my name is Paula Edmunds. I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley with my family of 1 sister and 3 brothers. I married my husband M. Klyn Edmunds in 1976 and started our adventure. We have six children, three boys and three girls. Our first two boys are miracle babies. Our oldest has served his country in the Marine Corp for the last eight years and is now currently based in Connecticut as a recruiter for the Marines. Our second son now lives with us in Roosevelt and manages the fueling station in Myton. We had the privilege of adopting our three girls when they were ages 4, 5, and 6. They have brought such joy to our lives. They are now married and are raising six of our seven grandchildren. Our last son we adopted at age 12 and has graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City on a Sterling Scholarship. We moved to Sanpete County in the year 1999 and that is where we raised our last five children.
I worked for North Sanpete School District as a Paraprofessional, Substitute Teacher and in the Migrant Summer School for ten years. I decided to go back to college and pursue my education in Elementary Ed. I was a non-traditional student, being I was going back later in life. I loved learning and was very excited to teach children. I moved to Roosevelt in 2012 and started teaching at King's Peak Elementary where I have taught 3rd grade for the past three years.
I am so excited to start working at Athenian eAcademy. I love their curriculum and what they have to offer the students. I just finished a week long training at Snow College this summer and have come back with a wealth of knowledge and information for my students. I can't wait for school to begin. I have a great love for children and believe that everyone can learn and deserve the chance to show their self worth and their own individual ability. Every student has a unique way of learning, as a teacher I feel it my responsibility and opportunity to find the way to help each individual student to grow and learn. I feel at Athenian eAcademy, through their program each student will have a wonderful opportunity to achieve to their highest ability.
My name is Mariah McMickell. I have lived in the Uintah Basin most of my life. I am the mother of 2 beautiful boys, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and married to a great guy. I enjoy hunting, camping, being outdoors, watching my husband and dad drag race, simple quilting, hanging out with my family, and most of all watching my oldest boy play football and my youngest cheer him on. I’m currently raising my favorite football player, and in another 2 years, I will have 2 players that are my favorite. I have worked for Athenian for 2 ½ or 3 years now. I have greatly enjoyed it, I started out as a substitute for our local school district and very much enjoyed that. Due to some health issues with my youngest son, I had to stop temporarily. When he became well enough for me to work again, I was told about Athenian needing substitutes. I was hired on as a sub offered a TA and now work with SpEd and couldn’t be happier. I very much enjoy the scholars smiling faces. I love the small size of the school because it allows me to remember every scholars name and allows for a great learning experience for them.
I was born and raised in Delta, Utah and the small community and caring atmosphere has always been home. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and later pursued my teaching license. I chose focusing on education because I wanted to make a difference with our youth and felt that education was a vital area. I have three amazing boys who are my inspiration. I also have 2 cats, 1 turtle and a dog.
Teaching is an incredible opportunity to help today's youth excel in not only academics but life. I have been with Athenian from the beginning and have seen great things from the scholars. Through blended instruction, hands on learning, a positive atmosphere and a safe environment the scholars have accomplished many goals. The determination and love for learning is one of the greatest rewards from teaching and I look forward to many more awesome years!
Hi, my name is Linda Fors. I live in Spring City. I love camping, fishing, hunting and being outdoors. I also love to garden so I can freeze and bottle fruits and vegetables to last us through the winter and to share with friends and neighbors.
I have been teaching for 20 years. I have A Child Development Associates, Montessori Certification in Early Childhood, and a BA in Early Childhood Education. I have a positive teaching style, dedication, and great compassion for children. My focus is on developmentally appropriate practices to aid in the growth of the whole child. I have learned about many different types of diversity in children and their families and how to provide to them skills, resources, and education.
I believe that the classroom needs to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment where the children learn respect for self, others, and their environment, and to gain a helping community perspective.
Every child is unique and diverse; I will respect their individual needs and celebrate their cultures. I believe children need to experience and explore every aspect of life that includes: science, history, geography, art, music, literacy, language, math, physical, health, gardening, culinary skills, and conflict and resolution. I will continue to learn and grow as a teacher for the children.
Born in Richfield Utah. She attended South Sevier High School in Monroe Utah. Rebecca has three children and two grandchildren. She has worked with children in both Head Start and in K-12th grade.
At Athenian she did her first year working with students in third and fourth grade later moving up to 7-8 and then to high school for two years.
Before, working with the school she worked with adults with disabilities, volunteered work with women and children in the homeless shelters and worked in a youth program.
Rebecca attended Snow College where she received her associates of science with a focus on Computer Networking and Criminal Justice. She then graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelors in Criminal Justice Administration/Cyber Security.
Rebecca plans on returning to school this summer with Liberty University to obtain her Master’s degree in education.
Her favorite things to do is spend time with her family, traveling around the world, and just being with the people she loves. Her love is teaching and watching children and youth grow and being able to be a mentor/teach to children in the community.
My name is Charlene Howell. I am a graduate of Utah State University. Go Aggies! After graduation, My husband and I moved to El Paso, Texas where I taught Fifth Grade at Dolphin Terrace Elementary. For the past five years I have been working with students in all grades K-5. I have always enjoyed helping students feel successful and develop a love for learning. I am very excited to help the young students at Athenian eAcademy become awesome readers.
I am married to my best friend and have seven wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, sewing, playing the piano, and learning new things.
Trista Taylor is 33 years old and from Richfield Utah. She is married and has 2 kids, a boy (8 years old) and a girl (12 years old).
Trista graduated from Richfield High School, received a Certificate in Computer Applications from Snow College, received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University, and received her Masters of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix. While attending college she worked with female youth in youth facilities in Cedar City, Utah. She worked with girls ranging from age 12-17 for 6 years.
Trista had initially planned to get her PsyD in psychology, but when her husband went to work in Afghanistan she chose to stay home with her children. She says, "Staying home with my children was the best decision I've ever made!" Before staying home with her children, Trista had been independent and career driven. She said that staying home with her kids "humbled me and taught me an immense amount of patience." While at home, Trista and her husband invested in rental properties that they manage and maintain still today.
On her free time, Trista enjoys camping, hiking, skydiving, rappelling, snowmobiling, swimming in the canal with the kids and anything else outdoor. She considers herself an easy going and simple person. She says that she tries "to keep my life simple and stay out of the glitz and glamour of the world outside." She believes in family values and personal integrity. She believe in being honest and hard working and simply doing the best we can with the cards in life we're given.
As a teacher at Athenian eAcademy, she hopes to be the kind of teacher the kids can rely on to help them be successful in school, but also to encourage them to be everything God intended for them to be. She believes that every person is unique and has a unique gift to offer the world. She says that her job is to encourage the students to find their own unique self and encourage them to share that person with the world. She believes that students excel best academically when they have a solid understanding of who they are and where they are going in life. She hopes to inspire scholars who value integrity, honesty, and hard work!
My name is Richard Hawley. I am 37 years old and grew up in Central Valley. I am married and have five children, four girls and one boy.
I graduated from South Sevier High School and then attended Snow College in Ephraim. After serving a two year mission for the LDS church, I returned and finished my Associate of Science degree at Snow College Richfield campus. I then attended Utah State University where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. After graduating with my degree, I was hired by the Division of Juvenile Justice Services as a line-staff counselor at Wasatch Youth Center, a secure facility where I worked with delinquent adolescents. I ran treatment groups and assisted licensed professional counselors with the rehabilitation of these youth and their re-entry into society. While I was working on my degree in Psychology, I was particularly interested in child development and decided to pursue a Master's degree in Education and earn my teaching certificate. I began attending Weber State University and earned my license in 2011. I am in the process of completing my thesis and am set to graduate from Weber State in Spring 2017. I was hired by the Davis School District at Antelope Elmentary School to teach P.E. during the 2011-2012 school year. I continued to teach P.E. the following year and was asked by the administration to direct the schools Title 1 before/after school program. I wanted to get into the classroom and began looking for open positions within the Davis School District. I was hired to teach 5th grade at Eagle Bay Elementary. I also served as the schools assistant webmaster and was a lead advisor in the schools STEM club. I am excited about the opportunity to work for Athenian eAcademy and bring my experience and skills to help my students succeed.
My personal interests include cycling, both road and mountain, skiing, snowboarding, camping, and motorcycles. I enjoy reading and serving in my church and community. I love being involved in the scouting program and earned my eagle scout award as a youth. I love my family and the support they give to me.
As an educator at Athenian eAcademy, I will build the relationships and trust that are imparitive in order to create a learning environment that will help my students use the talents they have and value themselves and each other as unique individuals that have much to offer to their community and the world if they are willing to work for it.
I’m Janie Hawley and I am so happy to be able to mentor at Richfield Campus. I grew up far away in the distant lands of Pennsylvania and California. Both are as different from each other as they can possibly be, which might be why I am so easy going but have a deep love for history and facts. I have four daughters, one son and one amazing husband whom I am luck to work next door to! I love being involved in drama productions and making costumes. I like being behind the scenes helping everyone work together to create something amazing! I really enjoy helping scholars make and reach their goals in class and seeing them succeed!.
I was born in St George Utah a very long, long time ago on February 17th. I was 7th of 8 children and called a “Miracle Baby” because my mother had to have open heart surgery while six months pregnant with me (which was unheard of back then). We both made it through and it made for a very close bond between my mother and myself for as long as she lived.
My Jr year of High School I went as a Rotary Exchange Student to the Philippines
My name is Ashley Batty. I was born and raised in Vernal Utah, I love the basin! I received my elementary education degree from Utah Valley University. I taught 1st grade for one year in Vernal and then met and married my husband. We moved to Logan so that he could get a degree in engineering. While we were living in Logan I taught Kindergarten for three years. After my husband graduated we moved back to Vernal and I got to be a stay at home mom! I have two sons. Miles is one and Jack is two months. I love working with children and am super excited to be part of this school!