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Andrew Menke

Head of School
Dartmouth College
M.A.
andrewmenke@waterfordschool.org
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Andrew Menke

Head of School
Dartmouth College
M.A.
andrewmenke@waterfordschool.org
Andrew Menke became Waterford’s second Head of School in 2016. Andrew came to Waterford after serving as the Head of the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH.

Andrew has spent his entire career in education. He has served three different independent schools for the last 26 years as a faculty member, coach, advisor, admissions and development director and, for the past 16 years, as a School Head. He first served as Head of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School; for the past nine years, Andrew has led New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH.

Andrew holds a B.A. from Towson University and M.A. from Dartmouth College. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, running, fly fishing, climbing, surfing, and road cycling. Andrew’s wife, Jennifer, is a Physical Therapist. The Menkes have two children — Anna, a recent graduate of Princeton University, and Auden, a rising freshman at the University of Notre Dame.
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Brandon Bennett

Associate Head of School
English
University of Utah
Ph.D.
brandonbennett@waterfordschool.org
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Brandon Bennett

Associate Head of School
English
University of Utah
Ph.D.
brandonbennett@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Brandon Bennett, Waterford’s Associate Head of School, grew up in the Salt Lake area, before going to St. Mary’s College of California on a basketball scholarship. At St. Mary’s, Brandon first encountered the liberal arts philosophy of education, and was inspired to pursue the life of the mind through graduate school and a career in teaching and school administration. Brandon earned a BA in English at St. Mary’s, an MA in English from the University of Virginia, and finally a PhD in English from the University of Utah. Brandon started his career in independent schools in 1991 at the Meridian School, where he taught English and philosophy, coached basketball, and served as the Upper School Supervisor. He came to Waterford in 2002, where he has taught English and philosophy, coached Middle School basketball, served as a Class Dean, the Accreditation Self-Study Coordinator, Academic Dean, Assistant Head, Interim Head, and now Associate Head of School. Brandon continues to be a passionate advocate for the transformative power of liberal arts education, and is committed to teaching, administering, and continually improving the liberal arts approach to learning at the Waterford School. Brandon has two sons who have attended the Waterford School, the older graduating in 2016, and the younger slated to graduate in 2019. With his wife, a pediatrician in the area, Brandon lives in Salt Lake City, and enjoys the opportunities provided by the Wasatch mountains.
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Todd Winters

Director of Admissions
University of Utah
B.S.
toddwinters@waterfordschool.org
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Todd Winters

Director of Admissions
University of Utah
B.S.
toddwinters@waterfordschool.org
Todd Winters, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, is a graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a B.S. in Organizational Communications with a marketing concentration.

Todd envisioned a career in high finance, beginning his journey as an Analyst with Fidelity Investments in 1985.  Working on a special project for Fidelity in Boston, MA,  Todd learned about the ground-breaking work in computer-assisted education undertaken by the Waterford Institute back in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Drawn to some higher calling, Todd traded Wall Street for what he expected would be a pit stop at a start-up private school.  In 1987, Todd was appointed as Waterford's first Director of Admissions.  

In his leadership role at Waterford, Todd has been responsible for developing and administering all aspects of the comprehensive and strategic enrollment management plan, including admissions, marketing, communications, external affairs and financial aid and scholarship programs.

Todd was honored by his colleagues to receive the Waterford Educator Prize in 1995, the award's inaugural year.

Todd has raised his four children at Waterford and enjoyed the strong sense of community for his family and the abiding professional relationships with Waterford colleagues.

An avid cyclist, Todd logs an average of 5,000 miles per year.  In his additional free time, he plays golf or can be found in his home wood shop enjoying the cathartic exercise found in fine woodworking.
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Ben Hoke

Director of Advancement
Davidson College
B.S.
benhoke@waterfordschool.org
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Ben Hoke

Director of Advancement
Davidson College
B.S.
benhoke@waterfordschool.org
 

In July of 2016, Ben Hoke began as Waterford’s Director of Advancement. He is a graduate of Davidson College where he earned a B.S. in Political Science. With nearly 20 years of fundraising experience in the education sector, Ben was most recently the Director of Institutional Advancement at King Low Heywood Thomas School (King School) in Stamford, CT. In this role, Ben led all of the school’s fundraising, alumni, and communications efforts. Prior to King, Ben was the Director of Development at the Palmer Trinity School in Miami, FL for seven years. Ben has also held a variety of other advancement positions, including at Bullis School in Potomac, MD; Darlington School in Rome, GA; and George Washington University in Washington, DC. He found his passion for independent school education after his own three-year high school boarding experience at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. Ben ​is a regular presenter ​at school conferences around the country​ and is quite active as a Reunion/Class Agent for his respective alma maters. ​

​Early in his career, Ben taught Modern World History and coach​ed basketball, track, and volleyball. He and his wife, Katherine, are ​thoroughly enjoying “life elevated” in Utah, ​after moving to Salt Lake​ City​ from Greenwich, CT. Katherine is also joining the Waterford community as a Class III teacher. 

​In their spare time​, Ben and Katherine love to travel in the U.S. and abroad, explore local restaurants, exercise outdoors, attend speakers​ events, and catch up with ​family and friends in every possible social media outlet. Ben has visited 48 ​of 50 ​U.S. states, and plans to visit the last two​, ​Alaska and North Dakota, in the near future. 
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Greg Miles

Director of Finance
Brigham Young University
C.P.A.
gregmiles@waterfordschool.org
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Greg Miles

Director of Finance
Brigham Young University
C.P.A.
gregmiles@waterfordschool.org
Greg Miles has been the Director of Finance of Waterford School since 2004. Prior to Waterford, he worked for Deloitte and for a pharmaceutical company. Greg received his Bachelors & Masters degrees from BYU’s Marriott School of Management and is a licensed CPA. He coaches Middle School basketball at Waterford and hopes to someday become a head coach or player in the NBA. Greg was born in Germany in the 70s, lived in South Korea in the 80s, and volunteered for a church mission in Canada in the 90s. He volunteers as a Boy Scout leader and spends his free time with his four children and his sweet wife, Nicole. Greg loves being part of the Waterford community and enjoys getting to know other Waterford parents.

 
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Sari Rauscher

College Counseling Director
Dartmouth College
B.A. Government
sarirauscher@waterfordschool.org
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Sari Rauscher

College Counseling Director
Dartmouth College
B.A. Government
sarirauscher@waterfordschool.org
Sari Rauscher, the Director of College Counseling at the Waterford School, earned her BA at Dartmouth College in Government, where she also competed as a two-time NCAA All-American in Alpine Skiing. She has gained college counseling expertise through the Harvard Summer Admissions Institute, annual professional development conferences, and working with hundreds of talented Waterford students. She has visited over 50 colleges and admission offices in her fifteen years of college counseling at Waterford. Sari has served as a National Delegate for the National College Admissions Association (NACAC) as well as on the Board of the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counseling. She currently serves as Chair of the Utah RMACAC College Fair. Sari began at Waterford in 1998 as part-time ski coach, while doing post-grad pre-medical coursework, and soon started teaching Senior English electives and Class X Writing Colloquium. She liked it so much she stayed, coaching, teaching PE, English electives and ancient history, and serving as community service advisor and college counselor. She became Director of College Counseling in 2004. She enjoys a good read about U.S. history and explorers, and has recently taken courses in Contemporary China and India. She enjoys hearing from Waterford alumni, and staying up to date on interesting new opportunities in higher education and careers. She enjoys outdoor adventures with students, and makes time for hiking, mountain biking, running, and skiing with her husband and two daughters, current Class V and VII students. She is a fan of Waterford sports teams, and especially Waterford Ballet, Music and Theater programs.
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Kia Mosenthal

Director of Communications
Brown University
B.A.
kiamosenthal@waterfordschool.org
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Kia Mosenthal

Director of Communications
Brown University
B.A.
kiamosenthal@waterfordschool.org
Kia Mosenthal, Director of Communications, received her B.A. from Brown University in Public Health. 

Prior to arriving at Waterford in 2015, Kia worked on the newspaper staff of the Jackson Hole News & Guide in Jackson, WY. She then returned East to join the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire as its Assistant Director of Communications. After two years at New Hampton, Kia was compelled to move West for the mountains and the amazing opportunity to lead Waterford's communication efforts.

In her current role, Kia is responsible for developing Waterford's strategic marketing plan in close collaboration with the Admissions and Advancement teams. She also assists with Waterford's remarkable Outdoor Program. 

Kia is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys mountain biking, climbing, and spending her spare time in the Wasatch Mountains. When she's not exploring the West, she loves to return to NH to spend time with her family on the lake. 

Academic Administration

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Susan Johnsen

Lower School Director
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.S.
susanjohnsen@waterfordschool.org
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Susan Johnsen

Lower School Director
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.S.
susanjohnsen@waterfordschool.org
Susan B. Johnsen, the Director of Lower School, is a graduate of Utah State University where she earned a B.A. She majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Children’s Literature. While at USU she was awarded the coveted Greeves Memorial Scholarship. Susan loves to dance and was a performer in the USU dance company while also performing in community theater in her home town. Susan began her teaching career with a move to Connecticut so her husband, Ken Johnsen, could attend Yale Law School. Her first teaching job was at Gan Hayeled Nursery School of B’Nai Jacob Synagogue in Woodbridge, CT (1983 – 1985). In the afternoons, she worked as an Extended Day teacher at St. Thomas More, a private elementary school in Hamden, CT. Her next move was to San Francisco, CA for Ken’s judicial clerkship. Susan earned a teaching appointment at The Laurel School, a private elementary school that specialized in educating children with learning disabilities (1985-1986). The following year the Johnsens moved back to Utah, and Susan began teaching for the Waterford School in the preschool program during the first two years of the Sandy City Waterford campus (1986 – 1988). Susan then switched roles and became a Waterford parent for ten years. She returned to Waterford as a Class IV teacher in 2000. Prior to her appointment as Lower School Director, she was a Class IV teacher (2000 – 2012), Lead Teacher for Classes III – IV (2009 – 2012), Lower School Community Service Coordinator (2006 – 2009), and a preschool teacher (1986 – 1988). Susan received the Waterford Educator Prize in 2011. Susan’s three children are all Waterford graduates. She is extremely appreciative of the lasting impact their Waterford education continues to have on the their lives. She enjoys hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, reading, teaching, and traveling.
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Nancy S Nebeker

Middle School Dean
Communications
American University
M.A.
nancynebeker@waterfordschool.org
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Nancy S Nebeker

Middle School Dean
Communications
American University
M.A.
nancynebeker@waterfordschool.org
Nancy Nebeker, Middle School Dean and Library Department Chair, is a graduate of Brigham Young University where she received her B.A. in Political Science. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Communication with a focus on Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington D.C. Shortly after finishing her Master’s degree, Nancy moved to Bangkok, Thailand where she and her husband lived for over a decade. While there, Nancy began work at The Early Learning Centre, the leading preschool for expat children in Bangkok. Her work was centered in the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy for preschool children, using a creative, project based curriculum rich in art, music and drama. When Nancy returned to the states, she came to work in Waterford’s Pre-K Fours program for a number of years. Nancy stepped away from Waterford for a time when her last two children were born. She then started course work for a second Master’s in Library and Media Education through an online program at Minnesota State University. Nancy returned to Waterford in the Middle and Upper School Library while completing her Master’s degree. Her work with students soon expanded to Senior Class Dean and then in 2012 Nancy was named Waterford’s Middle School Dean. Nancy and her husband Michael are the parents of six children, four of whom are Waterford graduates. As a family, they have been deeply involved in humanitarian work, most recently working with refugee families resettled to Utah. She served as the faculty advisor for Waterford’s Upper School Community Service Council and has helped lead three Waterford humanitarian trips to Kolkata, India.
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Ken Wade

Upper School Dean
East Asian Studies
George Washington University
M.A.
kenwade@waterfordschool.org
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Ken Wade

Upper School Dean
East Asian Studies
George Washington University
M.A.
kenwade@waterfordschool.org
Ken Wade, history teacher and Upper School Dean at the Waterford School, graduated from the University of Utah (B.A. in History and Asian Studies) and The George Washington University (M.A. in East Asian Studies), and completed coursework toward a Ph.D in History at The University of California at Berkeley. He also spent a year studying Japanese history at Kumamoto University in Japan as a recipient of the the Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan Studies Scholarship. Before his appointment as Upper School Dean, Ken was Chair of the History Department at Waterford and has served as Coordinator of Scholarship Students and as an advisor to students in both Middle and Upper School. He was awarded the Waterford Educator Prize in 2012. Ken joined the Waterford School faculty following his graduate studies and has since taught a variety of ancient, medieval, and modern history courses. He has collaborated with colleagues to develop new courses in Human Geography and Medieval Japanese and West African history and has also developed senior elective courses that he teaches yearly in Early Modern Japan and the Pacific War. He taught AP European history for eight years, including four years where he was employed as a College Board reader for the AP European history exam, and he also served on an educator advisory panel during the exam revision period that culminated in 2015. Ken has also led many summer term courses at Waterford, including traveling with students to Japan and Europe. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Ken has been the Waterford head tennis coach since 2003 and has coached multiple state champion men’s and women’s teams and individuals. He loves playing tennis, skiing, cycling, and traveling with his family.
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Harmony Button

Academic Dean
English
University of Utah
M.F.A.
harmonybutton@waterfordschool.org
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Harmony Button

Academic Dean
English
University of Utah
M.F.A.
harmonybutton@waterfordschool.org
Harmony Button, the Academic Dean at The Waterford School, earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Before coming to Waterford, she taught in the English Department at Phillips Exeter Summer School for six years and earned several awards and nominations for excellence in teaching at the University of Utah. Harmony joined the Waterford faculty in 2008, and along with developing new curriculum at many grade levels, she has served as the English Department Chair and launched a school-wide Writing Across the Curriculum initiative, including founding a highly popular Writing Center at Waterford. She is now very happy to work with her dedicated team of Waterford faculty and administrators as the Academic Dean. As well as being an educator dedicated to continual professional growth, Harmony is an active writer and poet. Her work has been included in Best American Notable Essays of 2015, she been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Web awards, and she was awarded the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets. She continues to give regular readings upon invitation from the Salt Lake City Arts and the Salt Lake Poetry Society, and she has traveled to give guest readings for Bayou magazine at AWP and Whitworth College in Spokane Washington. Harmony has presented at the &NOW conference as part of the Lake Forest Literary Festival, and she was a featured artist at TEDx Sandy in 2014. You can find her work in numerous literary journals such as Adirondack Review, Colorado Review, Chicago Quarterly and Rock & Sling. Harmony lives in Salt Lake with her partner, Jason, and their dog, both of whom insist on frequent trips to the mountains and time spent digging in the garden.
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Craig Morris

Athletics Director
Farleigh Dickenson University
M.S.
craigmorris@waterfordschool.org
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Craig Morris

Athletics Director
Farleigh Dickenson University
M.S.
craigmorris@waterfordschool.org
Craig Morris, Athletic Director and P.E. teacher, is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned a BA and MA in History and Education and played lacrosse. Craig began teaching at Waterford in 1995 and has served as both the Athletic Director and P.E. Department Chair. Under his leadership, the athletic and P.E. programs at Waterford have grown and flourished. Waterford’s athletic teams have won 37 State Championships over the course of his tenure. Prior to coming to Waterford, Craig was Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Residence Life at the Juilliard School in New York City where he met his wife Kathy. After moving to Utah, Craig spent two years working for Video Journal of Education, a professional development company located here in Sandy, Utah. Craig has been Coach of the Year for Region 14/17 Girl’s Basketball in 2015-2016, 2012-2013, 2004-2005, and 2003-2004. He was also Coach of the Year for Utah High School Men’s Lacrosse League Division I in 2000 and Coach of the Year in the RMLC Division 1 Men’s College Lacrosse in 2012 with the University of Utah. Craig was awarded the Waterford’s Educator prize in 2010. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Craig is an Upper School advisor and participated in the Drug and Alcohol committee and was their keynote speaker. Craig was also Head Coach of the University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse from 2008-2012. Craig currently serves as the Region 14 Chair for the Utah High School Activities Association. He also serves on the UHSAA Executive Committee, Bylaws and Constitution Committee, the Awards Committee, the Music Committee and the Realignment Committee. Craig is also the Chair of the Executive Counsel for the Utah High School Lacrosse League and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Lacrosse Association. Craig is happily married to Kathy Morris and has two children. He enjoys skiing, golfing, cooking, traveling and supporting his New York Teams - The Giants/Yankees/Rangers.
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Javen Tanner

Dean of Arts
Theater Department Chair
University of San Diego
M.F.A.
javentanner@waterfordschool.org
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Javen Tanner

Dean of Arts
Theater Department Chair
University of San Diego
M.F.A.
javentanner@waterfordschool.org
Javen Tanner, Dean of Arts and Theater Department Chair, received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe / University of San Diego, where he was awarded the Craig Noel Fellowship. He has performed off-Broadway and regionally. Javen is the Artistic Director of The Sting & Honey Company.

Admissions

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Todd Winters

Director of Admissions
University of Utah
B.S.
toddwinters@waterfordschool.org
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Todd Winters

Director of Admissions
University of Utah
B.S.
toddwinters@waterfordschool.org
Todd Winters, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, is a graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a B.S. in Organizational Communications with a marketing concentration.

Todd envisioned a career in high finance, beginning his journey as an Analyst with Fidelity Investments in 1985.  Working on a special project for Fidelity in Boston, MA,  Todd learned about the ground-breaking work in computer-assisted education undertaken by the Waterford Institute back in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Drawn to some higher calling, Todd traded Wall Street for what he expected would be a pit stop at a start-up private school.  In 1987, Todd was appointed as Waterford's first Director of Admissions.  

In his leadership role at Waterford, Todd has been responsible for developing and administering all aspects of the comprehensive and strategic enrollment management plan, including admissions, marketing, communications, external affairs and financial aid and scholarship programs.

Todd was honored by his colleagues to receive the Waterford Educator Prize in 1995, the award's inaugural year.

Todd has raised his four children at Waterford and enjoyed the strong sense of community for his family and the abiding professional relationships with Waterford colleagues.

An avid cyclist, Todd logs an average of 5,000 miles per year.  In his additional free time, he plays golf or can be found in his home wood shop enjoying the cathartic exercise found in fine woodworking.
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Nicole Miranda

University of Utah
M.A.
nicolemiranda@waterfordschool.org
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Nicole Miranda

University of Utah
M.A.
nicolemiranda@waterfordschool.org
Nicole Miranda, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Waterford School, is a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a B.A. in International Studies, a B.S. in Economics, and a Master of Public Administration.

Prior to her arrival at the Waterford School in 2012, Nicole was a Foreign Exchange Analyst for Goldman Sachs and an Admissions Counselor and Recruiter for the Office of Student Recruitment at the University of Utah. Having presented at nearly all high schools in Utah and visited all institutions for higher education in the state she continues to serve the K-16 population. As a first generation college graduate, Nicole is passionate about opportunity and empowerment through quality education for all students.

Nicole is a first-generation Chilean-American and spends a portion of her free time writing short stories about her parents' life in exile. She enjoys researching global birth experiences, reading historical novels and most of all spending time with the two little people that inspire her most, her children. Nicole lives downtown with her husband and two children. 
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Vicky Manning

Admissions Assistant
vickymanning@waterfordschool.org

Advancement

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Ben Hoke

Director of Advancement
Davidson College
B.S.
benhoke@waterfordschool.org
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Ben Hoke

Director of Advancement
Davidson College
B.S.
benhoke@waterfordschool.org
 

In July of 2016, Ben Hoke began as Waterford’s Director of Advancement. He is a graduate of Davidson College where he earned a B.S. in Political Science. With nearly 20 years of fundraising experience in the education sector, Ben was most recently the Director of Institutional Advancement at King Low Heywood Thomas School (King School) in Stamford, CT. In this role, Ben led all of the school’s fundraising, alumni, and communications efforts. Prior to King, Ben was the Director of Development at the Palmer Trinity School in Miami, FL for seven years. Ben has also held a variety of other advancement positions, including at Bullis School in Potomac, MD; Darlington School in Rome, GA; and George Washington University in Washington, DC. He found his passion for independent school education after his own three-year high school boarding experience at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. Ben ​is a regular presenter ​at school conferences around the country​ and is quite active as a Reunion/Class Agent for his respective alma maters. ​

​Early in his career, Ben taught Modern World History and coach​ed basketball, track, and volleyball. He and his wife, Katherine, are ​thoroughly enjoying “life elevated” in Utah, ​after moving to Salt Lake​ City​ from Greenwich, CT. Katherine is also joining the Waterford community as a Class III teacher. 

​In their spare time​, Ben and Katherine love to travel in the U.S. and abroad, explore local restaurants, exercise outdoors, attend speakers​ events, and catch up with ​family and friends in every possible social media outlet. Ben has visited 48 ​of 50 ​U.S. states, and plans to visit the last two​, ​Alaska and North Dakota, in the near future. 
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Jen Voros

Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Annual Giving
Case Western Reserve University
M.A.
jennifervoros@waterfordschool.org
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Jen Voros

Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Annual Giving
Case Western Reserve University
M.A.
jennifervoros@waterfordschool.org
Jen Voros joined the Advancement team at Waterford in 2015. She has a B.A. in Theatre History and English from the University of Puget Sound and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University. Jen brings significant experience in fund development, alumni engagement, and donor relations to Waterford through her prior work at Colorado Academy, Case Western Reserve University, Regis University, and her work as a nonprofit consultant.

Jen serves on the Case Western Reserve University Alumni Board and the University of Puget Sound Alumni Council. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, hiking in Glacier National Park and rooting for the Cleveland Indians. Jen and her husband Jeremy are the proud parents of two Waterford students and one future Waterford student.
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Lisa Sintz

Stewardship & Systems Manager
University of Utah
B.S.
lisasintz@waterfordschool.org
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Lisa Sintz

Stewardship & Systems Manager
University of Utah
B.S.
lisasintz@waterfordschool.org
Lisa Sintz has held numerous volunteer positions at Waterford since 1999. She chaired Book Fair for many years, began the Waterford Parent Book Club, worked on every Auction/Gala held at Waterford, and was Parent Association Vice President. Her extensive volunteering and love for Waterford led to a position on the staff as Event Coordinator.  In 2014 Lisa transferred to the Advancement Department where she is currently Systems and Stewardship Manager.

 

Lisa is a graduate from the University of Utah where she earned a B.S. in Communications. Prior to working at Waterford, Lisa worked for a Non-Profit in marketing and event management. She also owned a web design business and is HTML certified.

 

She and her husband Ken have two children, Sam (alum ‘14) and Emma who is currently in Upper School.  When not at work, Lisa enjoys pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. She also enjoys reading, learning anything new, going on long walks with her dog, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with her family.
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Ann Good

Development Finance Manager
Westminster College
B.S.
anngood@waterfordschool.org
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Stacy Aldous

Director of Events
University of Utah
B.A.
stacyaldous@waterfordschool.org
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Stacy Aldous

Director of Events
University of Utah
B.A.
stacyaldous@waterfordschool.org
Stacy Aldous holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Utah.  She taught second grade for four years.  Her three children are Waterford alumni.  Stacy volunteered extensively as a Waterford parent, including serving three years as the Parent Association President.  She was also a member of PAC.

Stacy began working at Waterford in 2014 as the Director of Annual Giving; she is currently the Director of Events.  In this role Stacy helps plan and organize fundraising and social events for the school community.  She enjoys the opportunity it provides her to maintain former friendships and cultivate new relationships with current Waterford parents as we work together to build successful events that benefit the school.

Stacy enjoys cooking for my friends and family, all things French, and summertime.

College Counseling

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Judy Rasetti

Associate Director of College Counseling
Georgetown University
M.A.
judyrasetti@waterfordschool.org
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Judy Rasetti

Associate Director of College Counseling
Georgetown University
M.A.
judyrasetti@waterfordschool.org
Judy Rasetti, Associate Director of College Counseling, is a graduate of Colgate University, where she earned a BA in English and Fine Arts. An internship with the U.S. Senate Commission on Art inspired her to move to Washington, D.C. after college, where she embarked on a career in higher education. During her twelve-year stint in the admissions office at Georgetown University, she traveled around the world to recruit and educate students (including her first visit to Utah) and earned a master’s degree in English. While at Georgetown, she was the faculty advisor for the student recruitment group (Georgetown Admissions Ambassadors Program) that supported the university’s enrollment goals, and wrote and edited admissions materials. A frequent presenter on admissions at secondary schools, she was also a reader for the United States Presidential Scholars Commission.

After taking some time to raise her three children, during which time her family moved from D.C. to Michigan, North Carolina and finally to Utah, she returned to higher education as a college counselor. An active member of the the college admissions counselors’ national and regional professional groups, and once again a reader for the United States Presidential Scholars Commission, she enjoys the challenge of helping Waterford students explore their options for life beyond high school.

With family back east and in Italy, Ms. Rasetti luckily enjoys traveling and when possible tries to fit in visits to area colleges. She lives with her husband, three teenaged children, two cats, three dogs and an ever changing number of foster kittens. She is an avid reader, and an occasional jogger, hiker and knitter.
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Sari Rauscher

College Counseling Director
Dartmouth College
B.A. Government
sarirauscher@waterfordschool.org
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Sari Rauscher

College Counseling Director
Dartmouth College
B.A. Government
sarirauscher@waterfordschool.org
Sari Rauscher, the Director of College Counseling at the Waterford School, earned her BA at Dartmouth College in Government, where she also competed as a two-time NCAA All-American in Alpine Skiing. She has gained college counseling expertise through the Harvard Summer Admissions Institute, annual professional development conferences, and working with hundreds of talented Waterford students. She has visited over 50 colleges and admission offices in her fifteen years of college counseling at Waterford. Sari has served as a National Delegate for the National College Admissions Association (NACAC) as well as on the Board of the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counseling. She currently serves as Chair of the Utah RMACAC College Fair. Sari began at Waterford in 1998 as part-time ski coach, while doing post-grad pre-medical coursework, and soon started teaching Senior English electives and Class X Writing Colloquium. She liked it so much she stayed, coaching, teaching PE, English electives and ancient history, and serving as community service advisor and college counselor. She became Director of College Counseling in 2004. She enjoys a good read about U.S. history and explorers, and has recently taken courses in Contemporary China and India. She enjoys hearing from Waterford alumni, and staying up to date on interesting new opportunities in higher education and careers. She enjoys outdoor adventures with students, and makes time for hiking, mountain biking, running, and skiing with her husband and two daughters, current Class V and VII students. She is a fan of Waterford sports teams, and especially Waterford Ballet, Music and Theater programs.

Counseling

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Anna Boller

LS School Counselor
Clinical Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D.
annaboller@waterfordschool.org
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Anna Boller

LS School Counselor
Clinical Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D.
annaboller@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Anna Boller, Psy.D. believes she has the best job at Waterford. As Lower School Counselor, her approach is solution focused, with an emphasis on research based interventions. Compassion and informed hope are the values that serve as her guide. Professionally, Anna’s area of expertise is as a licensed psychologist, with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. This is Anna’s 21st year at Waterford. For her first eight years, she was the the School Counselor for PreK-3 through 12th grade. For the last 13 years, Anna has been the Lower School School Counselor. Anna attended Virginia Tech, the University of Michigan, and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her Doctoral Internship at Primary Children’s Hospital, and continued to work their for 5 years. Anna has been awarded multiple scholarships. This includes a full scholarship for her Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan, and more recently for advanced national training in OCD and Tourettes. She have presented at National Conferences on topics including Maximizing Outcomes through Home and School Collaboration, and supporting Gifted Children. Anna has a small private practice in Sugarhouse and also volunteers on Utah’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team, a multidisciplinary team that provides interventions for first responders (EMT, Police, Fire, Dispatch) following potentially traumatic events. Anna has taught at the University of Michigan and Loyola University in Chicago. Currently she is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, providing training seminars to Residents in the Department of Psychiatry, regarding treatment issues. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Tourette Center for Excellence in Utah.
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Sari Soutor

MS/US School Counselor
Clinical Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth university
Ph.D.
sarisoutor@waterfordschool.org
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Sari Soutor

MS/US School Counselor
Clinical Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth university
Ph.D.
sarisoutor@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Sari Soutor is Waterford's Middle and Upper School counselor. She grew up in Minnesota and is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned her B.S. in Communication Studies. Sari then spent several years in the airline industry as a revenue management and human resources professional. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, where she published several articles about predictors of diabetes self-care behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood. She completed her an externship at Children's Hospital of Richmond and an internship at Primary Children's Medical Center before joining Waterford in Fall of 2005. In addition to more than a decade of experience as a therapist in several clinical settings and as Waterford's school counselor, Sari has specialty training in neuropsychological, psychological, learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental assessments as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, pediatric psychology, and trauma treatment. Sari has a small private practice where she conducts neuropsychological evaluations and provides postdoctoral supervision. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Utah Psychological Association. Very early in life, she learned that “West is best” through her family's camping trips, somehow retaining only good memories of a family of seven in a tent trailer. Sari continues to enjoy the outdoors, especially cross country skiing and Utah's National Parks with her husband and her two daughters.

Communications

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Kia Mosenthal

Director of Communications
Brown University
B.A.
kiamosenthal@waterfordschool.org
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Kia Mosenthal

Director of Communications
Brown University
B.A.
kiamosenthal@waterfordschool.org
Kia Mosenthal, Director of Communications, received her B.A. from Brown University in Public Health. 

Prior to arriving at Waterford in 2015, Kia worked on the newspaper staff of the Jackson Hole News & Guide in Jackson, WY. She then returned East to join the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire as its Assistant Director of Communications. After two years at New Hampton, Kia was compelled to move West for the mountains and the amazing opportunity to lead Waterford's communication efforts.

In her current role, Kia is responsible for developing Waterford's strategic marketing plan in close collaboration with the Admissions and Advancement teams. She also assists with Waterford's remarkable Outdoor Program. 

Kia is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys mountain biking, climbing, and spending her spare time in the Wasatch Mountains. When she's not exploring the West, she loves to return to NH to spend time with her family on the lake. 

IT

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Darren Beck

IT Director
darrenbeck@waterfordschool.org
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Darren Beck

IT Director
darrenbeck@waterfordschool.org
Darren Beck, IT Director at Waterford School attended Advanced Technical Center learning network and system administration and achieved the following technical certifications: Networking Essentials, A+ Certification, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Daren later attended Guru Labs, which was focused on Linux System Administration, and earned the certification of Redhat Certified Systems Engineer.

Darren started at Waterford School in 1999 as a Systems Administrator. Since then he has worked for the Waterford Institute as a Systems/Network Administrator, Linux Networks as a Feild Service Systems Engineer, and as a Small Business IT Consultant. Darren returned to Waterford School as the IT Director in 2004.

Darren enjoys spending time with his family and if at all possible be in the mountains hiking, skiing, or simply relaxing.
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Kent Hodson

Network Administrator
kenthodson@waterfordschool.org
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Daniel "Gus" McGee

IT Specialist
gusmcgee@waterfordschool.org

Finance/HR

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Greg Miles

Director of Finance
Brigham Young University
C.P.A.
gregmiles@waterfordschool.org
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Greg Miles

Director of Finance
Brigham Young University
C.P.A.
gregmiles@waterfordschool.org
Greg Miles has been the Director of Finance of Waterford School since 2004. Prior to Waterford, he worked for Deloitte and for a pharmaceutical company. Greg received his Bachelors & Masters degrees from BYU’s Marriott School of Management and is a licensed CPA. He coaches Middle School basketball at Waterford and hopes to someday become a head coach or player in the NBA. Greg was born in Germany in the 70s, lived in South Korea in the 80s, and volunteered for a church mission in Canada in the 90s. He volunteers as a Boy Scout leader and spends his free time with his four children and his sweet wife, Nicole. Greg loves being part of the Waterford community and enjoys getting to know other Waterford parents.

 
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Roxine Hodson

Human Resource Assistant
roxinehodson@waterfordschool.org
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TJ Smith

Accounts Payable
tjsmith@waterfordschool.org
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Janilyn Strom

Student Accounts Billing
janilynstrom@waterfordschool.org

Lower School

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Susan Johnsen

Lower School Director
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.S.
susanjohnsen@waterfordschool.org
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Susan Johnsen

Lower School Director
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.S.
susanjohnsen@waterfordschool.org
Susan B. Johnsen, the Director of Lower School, is a graduate of Utah State University where she earned a B.A. She majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Children’s Literature. While at USU she was awarded the coveted Greeves Memorial Scholarship. Susan loves to dance and was a performer in the USU dance company while also performing in community theater in her home town. Susan began her teaching career with a move to Connecticut so her husband, Ken Johnsen, could attend Yale Law School. Her first teaching job was at Gan Hayeled Nursery School of B’Nai Jacob Synagogue in Woodbridge, CT (1983 – 1985). In the afternoons, she worked as an Extended Day teacher at St. Thomas More, a private elementary school in Hamden, CT. Her next move was to San Francisco, CA for Ken’s judicial clerkship. Susan earned a teaching appointment at The Laurel School, a private elementary school that specialized in educating children with learning disabilities (1985-1986). The following year the Johnsens moved back to Utah, and Susan began teaching for the Waterford School in the preschool program during the first two years of the Sandy City Waterford campus (1986 – 1988). Susan then switched roles and became a Waterford parent for ten years. She returned to Waterford as a Class IV teacher in 2000. Prior to her appointment as Lower School Director, she was a Class IV teacher (2000 – 2012), Lead Teacher for Classes III – IV (2009 – 2012), Lower School Community Service Coordinator (2006 – 2009), and a preschool teacher (1986 – 1988). Susan received the Waterford Educator Prize in 2011. Susan’s three children are all Waterford graduates. She is extremely appreciative of the lasting impact their Waterford education continues to have on the their lives. She enjoys hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, reading, teaching, and traveling.
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Teri Andrach

Lower School Curriculum Specialist
Brigham Young University
B.S.
teriandrach@waterfordschool.org
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Teri Andrach

Lower School Curriculum Specialist
Brigham Young University
B.S.
teriandrach@waterfordschool.org
Teri Andrach is the Lower School Curriculum Director at the Waterford School. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She began her career at Waterford in October 1995 as a Lower School Computer Lab Manager. The following school year she became a Class III teacher and continued in that position until transitioning into her current position in 2014. Teri is proud to call herself a Waterford Original. She was a Waterford student when the school opened its doors in Provo, Utah in 1981. She also has two sons who are Waterford graduates, having attended Waterford beginning in the PreK-3 Program, as well as a stepson in the Class of 2018. She has a unique perspective of having experienced Waterford as student, parent, and faculty member. While teaching Class III, Teri was Lead Teacher for Classes III-V for seven years. She also served on several curriculum committees and summer curriculum development projects. She was awarded the Waterford Educator Prize in 2007. Teri defines herself as a life-long learner, particularly fascinated by how children learn and how new research affects current teaching practices.
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Madison Horne Anderson

Class III
Early Child./Elem. Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.S.
madisonanderson@waterfordschool.org
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Madison Horne Anderson

Class III
Early Child./Elem. Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.S.
madisonanderson@waterfordschool.org
Madi Anderson, a Waterford alum, is the Pre-K 4 Full Day morning enrichment teacher. Madi is a graduate of Brigham Young University where she earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). Prior to teaching at Waterford, she taught at Alianza Academy and Lakeview Academy.

Madi started her Waterford career in 2013 in Class III, where she taught for two years. She team taught with Kristie Rasmussen in the 2015/16 school year in Pre-K 3’s. Madi most enjoys working with preschool-aged students, guiding them through a variety of emotions transitioning from home to school, supporting them when learning to create friendships and socialize with their peers, and experiencing with them as they make new discoveries about the world around them.

Madi and her husband, Nathan Anderson (also a Waterford graduate), live by the University of Utah, where they enjoy exploring the city, dozens of parks and the mountains. Her husband is currently working on his PharmD at the University of Utah.
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Molly Anderson

Preschool
mollyanderson@waterfordschool.org
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Melissa V. Armenta

Kindergarten
Early Childhood Education
Hood College
B.A.
melissaarmenta@waterfordschool.org
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Melissa V. Armenta

Kindergarten
Early Childhood Education
Hood College
B.A.
melissaarmenta@waterfordschool.org
Melissa Armenta grew up just outside of Washington, DC (Go Redskins!) and graduated with honors from Hood College in Maryland with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2006. After a couple years of student teaching, her career started at S. Christa McAulliffe Elementary where she taught kindergarten for two years. In the process, Melissa got married and followed her husband to Utah where he was in the midst of finishing his graduate school education. Melissa's first teaching job in Utah was at the Waterford School and she taught PreK 4's in 2008. After acquiring an ELL certification for the state of Utah, her career path led her to help open a charter school in Park City, where she taught for 6 years. She helped develop and implement the second grade curriculum. Melissa was also the team lead for first and second grade teachers as well as the ELL Director at Weilenmann. For her efforts, Melissa was awarded 2014 Teacher of the Year for the Weilenmann School of Discovery. Last year, she jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Waterford School community again. Melissa has currently been teaching full day Kindergarten at the Waterford School from September 2015 to the present and can't wait to share her passion for elementary education with you and your child! Outside the classroom, Melissa enjoys shopping, skiing, running, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her family. She and her husband recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary. They have one boy that is ready to jump into PreK 4's and a dog named Abby. Melissa feels that every child is an individual of great value, and she has high expectations for each student. She will do her best to meet the needs of every individual child in her classroom and is looking forward to having a great year here at Waterford!
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Susan Banks

Kindergarten
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.A.
susanbanks@waterfordschool.org
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Susan Banks

Kindergarten
Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
B.A.
susanbanks@waterfordschool.org
Susan Banks, Kindergarten teacher and Pre-K and Kindergarten lead teacher, is a graduate of Utah State University where she earned a BS in Early Childhood Education with a minor in music.

While doing graduate study at Utah State University in Family Human Development, Susan was a head teacher in the Adele & Dale Young Child Development Lab for three years. Her responsibilities included supervising and working closely with student teachers and practicum students who were majoring in early childhood education, as well as teaching 4-5 year old children and working with their parents. Susan also taught undergraduate early childhood development courses for USU at their Logan campus and at the Salt Lake's Regional campus.

Susan began teaching PreK 3's and PreK 4's at The Waterford School in 1994. In 2010 she joined the Kindergarten team. Susan was recognized with the Waterford Educator Prize in 2015.

Susan enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with family, particularly on the family ranch in Idaho.
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Michelle Curtis

Class V
University of Utah
B.S.
michellecurtis@waterfordschool.org
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Michelle Curtis

Class V
University of Utah
B.S.
michellecurtis@waterfordschool.org
Michelle Curtis has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah with emphases in Psychology and English. Her undergraduate study also included language study in Latin.

Michelle is a licensed Social Service Worker (SSW) with significant experience in mental health therapy, social work practice, social welfare policy, and human growth development. Her social service has included crisis and hospital intervention at the Rape Crisis Center in Salt Lake City, and counseling, advocacy, and long-term support for rape victims and their families. In her capacity as a Social Worker, Michelle has helped assess foster care visits, foster hearings, investigations, custody evaluations, home studies, and handicapped visits. On behalf of individuals and families, she has also attended hearings on case reviews and evaluations and has completed home studies for interstate compact custody evaluations.

Michelle’s initial experience as a teacher bridged her work in education with her experience in social work. She began her teaching career as a teacher of Intervention Drug Courses at Jordan School District (for which she also wrote the curriculum). Michelle taught parents and students in courses required as a result of students’ drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia, and/or distribution of drugs. Topics covered included drug education for parents, penalties and the law, self-respect, self-control, personal responsibility, and the physiological effects of drugs on individual perspective and choice.

Since 2004, Michelle has been a teacher at the Waterford School where she initially taught Latin in 4th- 6th grades and American History for 7th grade. Michelle also taught English as Independent Study courses to Middle and Upper School students in need of Special Topics and/or remedial support in that subject. In Waterford’s early years, Michelle served as a long-term substitute counselor in the Counseling Department. She has also been recommended as a math tutor to Middle and Upper School students who have needed support and remediation.

For the last ten years, Michelle has been a Class V Lower School teacher. In that capacity, she has developed advanced curriculum in Writing, English, and Mathematics, as well as curriculum in character education and study skills. Michelle has collaborated on the development of Waterford’s fifth-grade-level grammar units and has worked yearly on the development of standards that enable the smooth transition of Lower School students into Middle School, especially in math.

Michelle loves to read fiction and history, and her hobbies include running, hiking, playing the cello, and participating in soccer and kick-ball leagues. She is known for her championship trophies in kick-ball, her Ninja videos, and her fantastic desserts and rolls.
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Suzanne Dahl

Class I
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
suzannedahl@waterfordschool.org
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Suzanne Dahl

Class I
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
suzannedahl@waterfordschool.org
Suzanne Dahl, Class I teacher, graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Music. She began teaching in the Pre-K program at Waterford in 2002 and moved to Class I in 2015. Prior to teaching at Waterford, she taught Kindergarten and First Grade for 6 years at an independent school in Salt Lake. Suzanne and her husband are the parents of three Waterford graduates. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, and hiking.
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Joy Duke

Preschool
joyduke@waterfordschool.org
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Paula Getz

Class V
Educational Psychology
Northern Arizona University
M.Ed.
paulagetz@waterfordschool.org
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Paula Getz

Class V
Educational Psychology
Northern Arizona University
M.Ed.
paulagetz@waterfordschool.org
Paula Getz, Lower School homeroom teacher, has been a teacher at the Waterford School since 2001 and has over 25 years of classroom teaching experience. Paula has experience teaching grades four through eight in numerous states across the country, but for the past 15 years she has been employed as a Class V teacher at Waterford. In 2011, Paula was awarded Waterford’s Educator Prize.

Paula enjoys being a student as much as she enjoys being a teacher. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh and Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University. In May of 2015, Paula once again returned to graduate school to pursue a second Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction/Gifted Education. Currently, she is enrolled in her final class and will graduate from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University this December. Paula places strong emphasis on the development of a “growth mindset” in her students and has a particular interest in the utilization of “brain-based” teaching practices.

In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Paula serves as a mentor to new teachers and coaches the Class V Robotics team.
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Katherine Hoke

Class III
Lesley University
M.Ed. Moderate Disabilities
katherinehoke@waterfordschool.org
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Katherine Hoke

Class III
Lesley University
M.Ed. Moderate Disabilities
katherinehoke@waterfordschool.org
Katherine Hoke, Class III teacher, is a recent transplant to Salt Lake City with her husband, Ben, who is Waterford’s new Director of Advancement. Katherine graduated from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) with a B.S. in Psychology, earning a Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. During her time at SLU, Katherine attended James Cook University (Townsville, Australia) for a semester abroad, worked in the IT office, and earned membership in the English and Greek honoraries: Irving Bacheller Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha, respectively. Following a year-long internship at The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA, Katherine earned an M.Ed. at Lesley University in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8, with a concentration in language-based learning disabilities. Through this program, she also earned her Massachusetts State Licensure. Following this formal training, Katherine also received Responsive Classroom training and taught at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, MA for three years as a 4th Grade Humanities and Co-Homeroom Teacher. During this time, she was trained as a Critical Friends Group (CFG) facilitator and participated in the SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) program. Over three consecutive summers in MA, she also worked as a camp counselor and then Upper Camp Division Coordinator at Summer Fenn Day Camp (Concord, MA). Heeding a lifelong call to travel and explore the places of her mother's European childhood, Katherine moved to London in 2007, where she worked for two years as the Grade 5 Learning Specialist at The American School in London. There, she served on the Educational Excellence Committee. Following her return to the U.S. in 2009, Katherine taught Grade 5 at Ethical Culture School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, serving on the Diversity Committee. Most recently, she taught at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT as a 4th Grade Teacher and Co-Coordinator of Middle School Diversity (Gr. 4-6). Over the course of her time at GCDS, she was trained in Singapore Math, SEED facilitation, Google Apps, and Reader’s Workshop (through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College). Her additional workshop experiences include the NAIS People of Color Conference (POCC) for People of Color and their allies, Harvard’s Think Tank on Global Education, and Harvard’s Universal Design for Learning, among others. She also served for one year stints on the GCDS Trustee Education Committee and the Middle School Building Committee. Since her teenage years, Katherine has often visited Park City with her family. Now that she is a Utah resident, she is thrilled to join the Waterford community and hike, bike, and ski all the nearby slopes with her husband, Ben. Together, they enjoy outdoor exercise, reading, FaceTiming with East Coast relatives, traveling, attending speaker events and concerts, and exploring new restaurants.
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Mike Johnson

Class V
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
mikejohnson@waterfordschool.org
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Erin Knight

Preschool
University of Utah
B.A.
erinknight@waterfordschool.org
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Erin Knight

Preschool
University of Utah
B.A.
erinknight@waterfordschool.org
Erin Knight, PreK-4 teacher, is a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. She studied French and Art History at the American College in Paris. She has also done post-graduate work in early childhood education at Stanford University Bing Nursery School. She began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at The Waterford School in 1990. This launched her teaching career. She has taught Class III, PreK-3, and PreK-4 at Waterford. She has been teaching preschool since 2002. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Erin has run the Lower and Middle School Ski and Ride program, as well as coached the Waterford Mighty Mite Ski Team. An avid skier, she spent her high school years ski racing with the Rowmark Ski Academy. Erin lives in Sandy with her husband and three children. She loves to cook, travel to Turks and Caicos, and collect children's books. Two of her children are Waterford graduates and are attending college, the third will graduate from Waterford in 2018.
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Sheriann Kovacs

Class II
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
sherikovacs@waterfordschool.org
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Sheriann Kovacs

Class II
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
sherikovacs@waterfordschool.org
Sheri Kovacs wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a young girl. With the help of a scholarship and a part-time job, she entered Brigham Young University, completing her bachelor’s degree in three years, proud to be the first college graduate in her family. She married shortly after graduation, and began her first teaching contract on her twenty-first birthday.

Following two years of teaching first grade in Alpine School District, Sheri retired and moved with her husband to California, where their first son was born. Shortly afterward, they returned to Utah, and Sheri to teaching, this time in third grade in Alpine School District. Following the birth of her second son, she co-wrote the proposal for and was a part of the pilot program for job-sharing in second grade in the Alpine District.

When the Kovacs family moved to Sandy, Sheri was employed in the Jordan School District, teaching first grade for one year, and then third grade for seven years. Her career at Waterford began in the school year of 1998-1999, and she has enjoyed teaching Class II since that time. She loves Class II students and their parents, the Class II curriculum, and interacting with her colleagues. She has served as a Lead Teacher and was the recipient of the Waterford Educator Prize in 2012.

In the course of her career, Sheri has taught more than 800 students. If asked, she will tell you that she plans to teach until she is 94.

Sheri has enjoyed attending conferences, with special interest in math, reading and phonics, and learning about the brain. In her out of school hours, she is involved in her church, volunteered in an addiction recovery program, and loves to read, bake, and play with her grandchildren. During the summer, she enjoys going to the neighborhood pool daily and going to the beach as often as the opportunity presents itself.

Currently, Sheri resides in South Jordan with her husband. Their family includes their two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. Sheri considers her family to be her most important accomplishment.
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Cami LaForge

Lead Teacher, I-II
Elementary Education
North Central University
B.S.
camilaforge@waterfordschool.org
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Cami LaForge

Lead Teacher, I-II
Elementary Education
North Central University
B.S.
camilaforge@waterfordschool.org
Cami LaForge, Class II Teacher and Lead Teacher for Class I-II, is a graduate of North Central University in Minneapolis, MN where she earned a B.S. in Elementary Education (1st-8th grade) with a Kindergarten Endorsement. Before arriving at Waterford School in 1997, Cami taught full day kindergarten for two years at St. Sebastian School in Akron, OH and while taking graduate classes at Notre Dame of Cleveland and Malone College.

From 1997 to 2000, Cami served as Class V teacher at Waterford School. She took a short leave from the classroom to care for her young children from 2000-2005. During that time, she privately tutored at the secondary level and maintained her Utah teacher’s license with graduate coursework at the University of Utah. 11 years ago, she returned as Class II teacher. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Cami has been Lead Teacher at Waterford School for 6 years.

A devoted mother, she spends most of her time with her family. When she is not reading, cooking, or watching baseball, she works on puzzles, dines with friends, or plays with her dogs. As a parent who adopted out of foster care, she has a special place in her heart for those in need of a family. Cami lives with her husband, three teenagers, and two beloved dogs.
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Madeline Loughridge

Class I
Harvard University
M.Ed.
madelineloughridge@waterfordschool.org
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Madeline Loughridge

Class I
Harvard University
M.Ed.
madelineloughridge@waterfordschool.org
Madeline Loughridge joins Waterford as a Class I teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2013 and earned her B.S. in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. She spent two years teaching at an independent school on the North Shore of Massachusetts and most recently received her M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Reading Specialist. Madeline is excited to take advantage of Utah's skiing and hiking.
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Betty Neal

Class I
Elementary Education/Fine Arts
University of Utah
B.S.
bettyneal@waterfordschool.org
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Kyle Nelson

Class II
National-Louis University
M.A.
kylenelson@waterfordschool.org
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Kyle Nelson

Class II
National-Louis University
M.A.
kylenelson@waterfordschool.org
Kyle Nelson, Class II Teacher, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame located in South Bend, Indiana where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Letters and obtained a double major in Psychology and Computer Applications. She received her Master in Arts of Teaching from National-Louis University located in Wheaton, Illionois. She graduated from both schools with honors.

Prior to joining Waterford in 2014, Kyle taught at River Trails Middle School located in Mount Prospect, Illinois, where she taught sixth grade Math and Language Arts. While teaching at this location, she served as team lead and participated on several special committees. In addition to teaching, Kyle was employed at Arthur Anderson and Protiviti as a computer security consultant. She made a career change after volunteering in schools and working with students; she knew she wanted to work with children and help them to shape their future.

Outside of school, Kyle enjoys her time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys traveling with them and exploring various cities. She and her family enjoy hiking in the mountains and exploring museums.
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JoAnne Price

Kindergarten
Early Child./Elem. Ed.
Utah State University
B.A.
joanneprice@waterfordschool.org
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JoAnne Price

Kindergarten
Early Child./Elem. Ed.
Utah State University
B.A.
joanneprice@waterfordschool.org
JoAnne Price is a native of Indiana and has taught Kindergarten at Waterford since 2005. A graduate of Utah State University, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Her graduate studies at Brigham Young University were in Early Childhood Education, where she was awarded a fellowship as a Lead Teacher in the Child Development Laboratory School. Before coming to Waterford, JoAnne taught Kindergarten for one year in the Alpine School District, then six years in the Jordan School District. During a leave of absence from Waterford in 2014-2015, JoAnne and her husband spent a year as the teachers in a one-room schoolhouse in an Amish community in rural Ohio. The mother of four, JoAnne is involved in church and community service. She and her family enjoy traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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Kristie Rasmussen

Preschool
Brigham Young University
M.Ed.
kristierasmussen@waterfordschool.org
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Rayann Sandstrom

Class IV
Health and Phys. Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.S.
rayannsandstrom@waterfordschool.org
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Rayann Sandstrom

Class IV
Health and Phys. Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.S.
rayannsandstrom@waterfordschool.org
Rayann Sandstrom, a class IV teacher at Waterford, is a graduate of BYU-Idaho where she earned a BS in Health Education with a minor in History Education. During her education training, Rayann was nominated and elected president of the Health Education Society. In this role, she organized public events promoting health awareness and facilitated additional training meetings within her department. As Student Director of the volleyball program within the athletics department at BYU-Idaho, she organized club tryouts, oversaw student coach training, and ran several leadership training events. Rayann, prior to these roles at BYU-Idaho, played volleyball at the collegiate level. She later coached at the college club level.

Rayann began her teaching career after her collegiate volleyball experience and prior to earning her degree. In 2004 she worked at Horizon Elementary in Murray as a teacher in the after school program. During the remaining years of her formal education, she tutored college peers, as well as students at Rexburg High School. Rayann was fully immersed into teaching as a student teacher at RIgby High School. After starting a family, she came to Waterford in 2006 as a tutor in the reading program. As the tutoring program for Waterford's Middle School expanded, she quickly transitioned to tutoring students of various ages in reading, English, writing, history, and math. She substitute taught Lower Schools homeroom classes while also working as a tutor.

When a full-time teaching position in 2009 opened, Rayann was offered a demo-teach and was hired immediately as a Class IV teacher. She has served on the Lower Schools technology committee since 2010 and as the Lower Schools Community Service Leader since 2015. She is currently assisting with the Class VI volleyball team which her daughter plays on.

In addition to her school responsibilities, Rayann and her husband, Justin, are busy parents of a daughter and three sons. When she can find a spare moment, Rayann enjoys playing volleyball, singing, building or refurbishing furniture, decorating her home, and gardening. She has lived in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains for most of her life and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, backpacking, and snowboarding.
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Brittany Smith

Class IV
Brigham Young University
B.S.
brittanysmith@waterfordschool.org
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Brittany Smith

Class IV
Brigham Young University
B.S.
brittanysmith@waterfordschool.org
Brittany Smith, Class IV Teacher, graduated with her B.S. in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and M.Ed. from Utah State University. She taught grades 1, 2, 4, and 6 in Utah’s public school system then moved to California and taught grade 5 for 7 years in San Jose. She has been teaching Class IV at Waterford since the fall of 2010. Brittany really enjoyed teaching from the “Step Up to Writing” program in San Jose and was able to share this writing structure with Waterford. She attended a “Step Up to Writing” conference in Texas. Upon returning, she trained administrators and Kindergarten through 5th grade teachers in this program. She currently organizes Waterford’s Early Morning Service Program which provides an opportunity for students in Classes IV and V to serve in many areas around the school each morning. Brittany loves to learn, serve, and travel. Some highlights for her were traveling to Honduras, El Salvador, Peru, and China to do humanitarian work. She enjoys American history and has traveled to many significant U.S. sites. Brittany plays the piano and relishes reading historical fiction books. She has loved learning more about the Middle Ages since teaching Class IV and was able to visit Ireland recently, learning more about castles and life on a manor.
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Jenny Sorenson

Class III
Human & Family Development
University of Utah
B.S.
jennysorenson@waterfordschool.org
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Jenny Sorenson

Class III
Human & Family Development
University of Utah
B.S.
jennysorenson@waterfordschool.org
Jenny Sorenson received a Bachelors of Science degree, with a focus on Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a Early Childhood Education certification from the University of Utah in 2001. During her college years, she taught preschool with Granite School District and earned other real-world experience working in the fields of banking, dining service, floral design, and pet care. She also worked several years for the postal service. Upon graduation, she worked for the Jordan School District for 5 years as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in Herriman and South Jordan, Utah.

Wanting to spend more time with her family, she ran an independent tutoring service, Yearning For Learning, from 2005 to 2009. Efforts to find more effective strategies to meet the needs of students with Dyslexia led Jenny to Waterford, a pioneer in Utah for the Wilson and Fundations programs for reading and spelling interventions. She began her journey with Waterford in 2009 in the tutoring program, where she tutored middle school students in English, history, and study skills. In 2010, she transitioned back into the classroom and has been teaching in Class III ever since.

Jenny is proud to be teaching at The Waterford School, where the liberal arts program aligns well with her philosophies of teaching and living. She grew up in Sandy, Utah, just a few blocks away from the campus, where her parents continue to reside. Her husband and two daughters are also proud to be a part of the Waterford community.

Jenny prides herself on being a life-long learner and is currently studying mindfulness and the positive effects of this practice, especially as it relates to the classroom environment. She enjoys learning through travel opportunities and drawing parallels between the ancient cultures explored in the Class III curriculum and other ancient cultures. Most recently, she visited Machu Picchu on a faculty trip to Peru in 2015 and Chichen Itza, in the Yucatan peninsula, in 2016. She also enjoys making jewelry, singing with her “family band,” and the beauty of nature in all of its forms. She looks forward to the adventures ahead.
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Colleen Thompson

Class III
Human & Family Development
Colby College
B.A.
colleenthompson@waterfordschool.org
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Colleen Thompson

Class III
Human & Family Development
Colby College
B.A.
colleenthompson@waterfordschool.org
Colleen Thompson is currently a Class III teacher and the Lower Schools Outdoor Coordinator. She received her B.A. in Human Development from Colby College in Waterville, ME. Subsequently, she completed a year-long Master's program at Lesley University where she focused her efforts on elementary education.

Colleen began her teaching career at Wildwood School in Los Angeles, CA, as a fourth grade teacher. While at Wildwood, she also served as a Division Coordinator and spent two years on the Multicultural Leadership Team. She has training as a Critical Friends Group coach and in VISIONS multicultural work. Colleen also attended Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Project. After seven years in the busy city, Colleen and her husband relocated to Salt Lake City where she promptly began teaching at Waterford.

In addition to her enthusiasm for education, Colleen is thrilled to be living at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and can typically be found on a trail hiking, jogging, or biking with her dog. She is also an avid reader who is always eager to share book titles.
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Deanna Williams

Class IV
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
deannawilliams@waterfordschool.org
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Deanna Williams

Class IV
Elementary Education
Brigham Young University
B.S.
deannawilliams@waterfordschool.org
Deanna Williams began her career in 1986 with Granite School District, located in Salt Lake City, after completing her B.S. degree at Brigham Young University. She worked for six years in public school teaching second, fifth, and sixth grades. She looks at this experience with fondness, as she was given many opportunities to mentor colleagues in special education practices and reading instruction.

In 1992, Deanna joined the Waterford School. While working at Waterford, she has been a Lead Teacher for Classes III - V, mentored and hired new LS teachers, and served in the capacity as Lower School Director for three years. She is an advocate for the School and counts teaching at Waterford as a “dream come true.”

Her interests and passions vary, but she loves to teach first and foremost. Her weekends are spent with her three children and their spouses and ten grandchildren, ranging from three months to twelve years. A lover of art and art history, Deanna loves to travel and read. She loves to learn anything new, having attended many educational conferences throughout her career. Spending time in the great museums of the world, especially the Hermitage, viewing the ballet of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and attending a Rachmaninoff concert in the Herodes Atticus on Athens Hill have been her traveling gems.

Lower School Specialists

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Jay L. Beck

Music
Piano Pedagogy
Brigham Young University
M.M.
jaybeck@waterfordschool.org
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Jay L. Beck

Music
Piano Pedagogy
Brigham Young University
M.M.
jaybeck@waterfordschool.org
Jay L. Beck, Primary Schools Music Specialist and Lead Teacher for Lower Schools Specialists, is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Pedagogy. He studied piano performance with Paul Pollei, and music composition with Robert Manookian and Merrill Bradshaw. His research book “The Compositional Process of Charles Ives’s First Piano Sonata, First Movement” is a monumental study of the compositional process. A copy is kept in Yale Library's Ives Collection. Mr. Beck began teaching at Waterford in 1990. In his Waterford music room and piano lab, Mr. Beck teaches music to Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, Class I, and Class II. He was also the accompanist for Middle School and Upper School choirs at Waterford through 2015. In 2003, he received the Waterford Faculty Educator Prize. As Co-Lead Teacher, he leads and supports 14 other specialists in the Lower Schools. Mr. Beck completed Intermuse, a three-summer Kodaly course at Brigham Young University, and participated in Education through Music and Kindermusik training. He studied studio voice with BYU Professor J. Arden Hopkin. He taught private piano students for over 30 years and has assembled 18 volumes of original pieces and songs by children. For 15 years, Mr. Beck worked for the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, first as a volunteer and then as Associate Director. He was President of the Utah Music Teachers Association for four years and President of the Utah Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. He was Director of the recital/lecture series for the Alpine Community Arts Council for 20 years, and Director of the Steinway Hall Recital Series in Salt Lake City and a recital series at the Springville Museum of Art. He has presented at local, state, and national music conferences. His compositional works include pieces for solo piano, pieces for string and woodwind ensembles, songs for solo voice, arranged and original prizewinning songs for children’s voices, two original concert dramas, songs for educational software produced by the Waterford Institute, a piece premiered by the Waterford Wind Symphony, and music for eight theatrical productions—one that toured 130 Utah schools and played at Sundance Institute’s Summer Theatre, and another produced in New York City with a grant from the Drama League. As a leader of youth, Mr. Beck received the Silver Beaver Award for service in the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys children’s literature, outdoor adventures, biking, and hiking. He and his wife Martha have four adult children and reside in Alpine, Utah.
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JeNeal N Miller

Librarian
English
Arizona State University
B.A.
jenealmiller@waterfordschool.org
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Cindy Brandol

Computer Lab
cindybrandol@waterfordschool.org
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Cindy Brandol

Computer Lab
cindybrandol@waterfordschool.org
Cindy Brandol, the Lower School Computer Lab Manager and Lower School Scheduler, attended early childhood classes at Salt Lake Community College along with an independent study while raising a family in the 1980’s. Prior to starting her family, she was an executive secretary at Van Waters & Rogers from 1974-1982. Prior to arriving at The Waterford School in 1994, Cindy worked at Bellview Elementary in the Jordan School District. From 1986-1994, Cindy was an early morning computer specialist when the district implemented their breakfast program for students. She also volunteered with the PTA at Bellview during her childrens’ elementary years. Cindy is married to her high school sweetheart, and has raised two fabulous sons. She dabbles in golf, and enjoys traveling and camping at various spots in Utah with family and friends. Her pride and joy is her new grandson, Kallen, whom she absolutely adores.
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Sherry Egan

Reading Program Director
Reading Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
sherryegan@waterfordschool.org
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Sherry Egan

Reading Program Director
Reading Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
sherryegan@waterfordschool.org
Sherry Egan, the Reading Specialist for the Waterford Lower School, is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where she received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Reading Specialty. Sherry began teaching in 1981 as a Class I teacher at the Waterford School Provo Campus and continued teaching until she moved overseas in 1986, to Australia and New Zealand. Upon returning to Utah, she once again began teaching at the Waterford School, this time at the Sandy Campus as a Class III teacher, where she remained for nine years. Sherry then began working with the Waterford Institute of Research in educational (reading) software development. In 2001, in addition to her research, Sherry began the Waterford School Reading Intervention Program, which is currently in it’s fifteenth year. The association with the institute provided a strong research foundation for the reading tutoring program, which after a few years became her sole responsibility. Before joining the Waterford School, Sherry taught in the Jordan School District, teaching grades I-III at Crescent Elementary, Granite School, and opening Willow Canyon School. Sherry has privately tutored students in reading over the past 20 years, particularly Dyslexic students. She regards the University of Utah Reading Center staff and its director, Dr. Kathleen Brown, as her mentors. She has received her training in Next Steps, Higher Steps, Wilson Training, and more, through their program. She attends national conferences in the area of reading, particularly the International Dyslexic Conference and Wilson Conferences. In addition to her school responsibilities, Sherry spends a lot of time on the East coast (Boston and Philadelphia) where her children and grandchildren live. Sherry has six children that have graduated from Waterford School and are now productively involved in their professions and college careers. She enjoys reading, cooking, sewing, and hiking.
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Shira Fagan

Dance
Dance
University of Wisconsin
M.A.
shirafagan@waterfordschool.org
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Shira Fagan

Dance
Dance
University of Wisconsin
M.A.
shirafagan@waterfordschool.org
Shira Fagan is a Dance and English teacher, the Lower School Dance Academy Director and coordinator of Middle and Upper School standardized testing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Grinnell College and an Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches Lower School creative dance, Middle School English and Upper School dance, as well as overseeing and teaching Lower School students in the Dance Academy after school. Her past responsibilities at Waterford have included tutoring, care of the garden, planning formal dances, helping during Middle School lunch and attendance monitoring. Before moving to Sandy, she lived in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2007 she performed in the Florentine Opera Company’s production of the Merry Widow and with Danceworks Performance Company II. Her master’s thesis piece, collaborating with a fine-art quilter, was presented at Danceworks in their annual show Art to Art. Since arriving in Salt Lake, Shira has participated in two seasons of the collaborative dance company, co.da, based out of SugarSpace and has done two years of the Ririe Woodbury Dance Teacher workshops. Shira enjoys reading, watching terrible movies, roller skating, pretending to organize, baking and funny cat videos. She has two daughters here at Waterford and her husband teaches in the history department. It makes the morning commute very efficient.
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Kyle Haderlie

Computers
Utah State University
B.S.
kylehaderlie@waterfordschool.org
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Kyle Haderlie

Computers
Utah State University
B.S.
kylehaderlie@waterfordschool.org
Kyle Haderlie, the Lower School Computer Lab Teacher at Waterford School, is a graduate of Utah State University where he earned his B.S. in Psychology in 2014. He is currently pursing his M.Ed at the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. He is entering his third year at Waterford, two of which have been teaching Lower School Computers. Prior to Waterford, Kyle held a variety of titles while attending Utah State University. He has a love for athletics and worked as the Co-Director of Athletic Marketing for USU. He helped produce scripts and marketing materials for all athletic events hosted at USU. Kyle was also a Director of Student Involvement at USU where he helped students program a variety of student events. Kyle was part of a collaborative research team during his undergraduate thesis, which was recently published in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Journal. His thesis uncovered the Influence on Parental Involvement in Youth Sport. Alongside Kyle’s teaching responsibilities, he has also been involved with Waterford athletics, coaching the 6th grade boy’s basketball team. Outside of Waterford, Kyle enjoys the outdoors and playing any sport. Kyle grew up outside of Utah in nearby Star Valley, Wyoming but now enjoys beautiful Sandy, Utah with his wife, Cami, and two-year-old son, Bronson.
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Meg Hungerford

Art
Painting/Drawing
University of Utah
B.F.A.
meghungerford@waterfordschool.org
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Jan Perkins

Science
Animal Science
Brigham Young University
B.S.
janperkins@waterfordschool.org
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Jan Perkins

Science
Animal Science
Brigham Young University
B.S.
janperkins@waterfordschool.org
Jan Perkins, Lower School Pre-K 4 through Class II Science teacher, is a graduate from Brigham Young University where she earned a B.S. in Animal Science with a secondary concentration in Elementary Education. Jan worked for a veterinarian as a veterinarian assistant for 5 years and then started her own business of dog training, owning and operating Live Oak Dog Obedience. With her passion for teaching children, love for animals and their behavior, and interest in the medical field, teaching science to children is a natural for her. Shortly after moving to Utah from California in 1995 Jan started teaching science in the Kindergarten grades and then moved into Classes I and II and Pre-K 4’s where the children are introduced to many different subjects in science. In addition to teaching elementary science, Jan also has a passion for working with dogs, specifically obedience and behavioral training and preparing and certifying dogs for Service and Therapy dogs. She enjoys riding and training horses, being with her family, hiking, riding or just being out in the mountains.
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Tim Pettus

Physical Education
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
M.A.
timpettus@waterfordschool.org
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Tim Pettus

Physical Education
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
M.A.
timpettus@waterfordschool.org
Tim Pettus begins his eleventh year as the Lower School Physical Education Teacher. Throughout his 10 years at Waterford, Tim has coached Middle School volleyball, basketball, and cross-country. Tim received his BS in Recreation Management from Springfield College in 1995. Tim competed on the tennis team at Springfield College and received the Outstanding Senior Male Individual athlete award. After graduating from Springfield, Tim worked for eight years as a tennis instructor at Wild Dunes Resort and Kiawah Island Golf and Tennis Resort in Charleston, SC. During this period he received his Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education from Winthrop University and worked as a graduate assistant teaching PE classes. Tim was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Intern by the Winthrop University Physical Education program in 2003. Tim comes from a family of educators. He grew up in New England living on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, where his father was a math teacher, and later St. Marks School where his mother was the head librarian. Tim’s wife, Jen, is a special education teacher in the Granite School District. Tim regularly attends and presents at the annual state Physical Education conference. Tim enjoys mountain biking, skiing, pickleball, and playing with his children, Jaden and Yori.
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Martha I. Quinn

Librarian
Library Science
Emporia State University
M.L.S.
marthaquinn@waterfordschool.org
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Michele R. Starcher

Music
Capital University
M.Mu.
michelestarcher@waterfordschool.org
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Michele R. Starcher

Music
Capital University
M.Mu.
michelestarcher@waterfordschool.org
Michele Starcher, Lower School Music Specialist, is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Music Education Degree. Michele also holds a Masters of Music Education Degree with Kodály Certification from Capital University in Ohio. She has had one year of training in the Orff-Schulwerk method of music education. Michele is also the Children’s Music Director and Accompanist for the Hilltop United Methodist Church. Prior to Waterford, Michele taught General Music Education at Licking Heights Local School District and Zanesville City Schools in Ohio. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crafting.
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Emmy Thomson

Dance
Dance
University of Utah
M.F.A.
emmythomson@waterfordschool.org
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Emmy Thomson

Dance
Dance
University of Utah
M.F.A.
emmythomson@waterfordschool.org
Emmy Thomson has been teaching at the Waterford School for 15 years. Emmy teaches Lower School dance classes III – V and Middle and Upper School fundamentals, technique, and independent study. She teaches modern dance for the Waterford Dance Academy and is involved in choreographing the annual spring shows. Teaching students dance at the Waterford School is one of her greatest joys in life. Emmy’s dancing and acting career began at the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) as a child. After graduation from high school, she was hired as faculty by CTC and taught ballet, modern dance and was a house manager and counselor. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the Modern Dance Department at the University of Utah where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, was President of Orchesis, on the Dean’s List, and received the Elizabeth Hayes Scholarship and the Dee R. Winterton Award. Emmy danced with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company for seven years and was Associate Artistic Director for two years. During this time, The Salt Lake City Tribune nominated her as ‘Best addition to the Salt Lake City dance scene’ in 2001 and called her dance, Invocation, ‘best of the year.’ She was the department chair of dance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota for several years where she directed the Macalester Dance Ensemble. Her choreography was adjudicated into the final gala performance at the Midwest ACDF. She also was head of the dance department at Apple Valley High School and took the dance program from 30 students to 170 students in five years. Her students were adjudicated into the gala performance at the International High School Dance Festival in Miami five years in a row. Emmy’s choreography has been set on professional dance companies, universities, and high schools throughout the US. Her educational film, ‘There is Strength in Diversity,’ funded by Camille Cosby, is used throughout the United States as a teaching tool for compassion, empathy, and equality in the schools. She spent a summer in India teaching dance and English at the Rising Star Academy for 190 children from 10 leprosy colonies in Tamil Nadu. She also travelled with a medical team caring for the leprosy-affected adults in the colonies of Southern India. Emmy volunteers at the state prison, teaching classes about addiction and recovery.
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Lesa Udall

Art
Brigham Young University
B.A.
lesaudall@waterfordschool.org
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Lesa Udall

Art
Brigham Young University
B.A.
lesaudall@waterfordschool.org
Lesa Udall worked as a teacher in secondary education for 13 years in Utah public schools before arriving at Waterford in 2002. She has taught art to nearly every grade level at Waterford from Lower to Upper School. Lesa has taught a wide variety of classes including Upper School figure drawing, color theory, art foundations, printmaking, and Lower School general art classes. Lesa has also taught adult level art classes within the community, as well as evening oil painting classes for Waterford parents. Currently, Lesa is the art specialist in Lower School for Kindergarten, Class I, and Class II. Lesa’s love of art started early in her life as she was inspired by her father, who was a well-known artist and university professor. Lesa is an accomplished oil painter who is always looking for ways to integrate her love of teaching with her passion for painting. She regularly shows her artwork in exhibitions and competitions. In addition to honors in state competitions, Lesa was particularly pleased to win an Award of Merit in the International Art Exhibit sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lesa is a native of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Art and Design. She has done post graduate work at the University of Utah.
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Kristi Watabe

Science
University of Kansas
M.S. Geology
kristiwatabe@waterfordschool.org
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Kristi Watabe

Science
University of Kansas
M.S. Geology
kristiwatabe@waterfordschool.org
Kristi Leavitt Watabe teaches Lower School Science. She received an M.S. degree in geology, specializing in invertebrate paleontology, from the University of Kansas. While there, she studied fossil ostracods—very small crustaceans. She discovered, described, and named a new species of ostracod from the Lower Permian Speiser Shale in Kansas. Kristi also holds a B.S. degree in geology from the University of Utah. She is a Waterford graduate – a member of the first class to graduate from the Sandy campus in 1990. Kristi started teaching at Waterford in 1995, but after four years, took a long break from teaching as she and her husband moved around the country as he completed his medical training. Kristi returned to teach at Waterford in 2013. She has also taught geology courses at Salt Lake Community College and at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. When her children were young, she enjoyed volunteering as a fossil preparator at the Natural History Museum of Utah. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Kristi has been in charge of Lower Schools Community Service and currently coaches a Lower School robotics team. She is passionate about planning vacations with her family, and she recently bought a mountain bike that she claims is intimidating/taunting/mocking her to take it out for a ride. Kristi and her husband Jeff have two kids, both enrolled at Waterford.

Lower School Staff

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Laura Peterson

Extended Day
laurapeterson@waterfordschool.org
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Laura Peterson

Extended Day
laurapeterson@waterfordschool.org
 
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Debbie Allred

Reading Assistant
Ricks College
B.A.
debbieallred@waterfordschool.org
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Debbie Allred

Reading Assistant
Ricks College
B.A.
debbieallred@waterfordschool.org
Debbie Allred has been teaching children formally and informally since 1978. She attended Ricks College after receiving a musical scholarship, where she majored in child development and music. Debbie managed the office affairs at Farm Bureau Insurance in Salmon in 1976. She worked at the headquarters for Farm Bureau Insurance handling the death claims in Denver, Colorado from 1978 - 79. As an assistant director at a day care facility in Sandy, Utah (1984-85), she created curriculum and taught preschool for children ages 3 and 4. She helped manage the bookkeeping needs for Moller-Up Moving and Storage, 1986 -87. Debbie owned, directed, and taught a singing and dancing group for seven years (1989-96), scheduling many different performances for her 120 students every month for parents and patrons throughout the Wasatch front. This included creating floats and performing in parades during the summer. Before coming to Waterford, Debbie taught musical theater at The Children's Theater of Salt Lake, creating original mini productions. She also was the stage manager for the theater's main productions from 2002-04. Debbie began substitute teaching at Waterford in 2002. The next year she tutored reading, and then in 2004, she became a reading assistant, creating and teaching lessons for reading groups in the second grade. She currently teaches the phonetic Fundations program for reading groups in second grade.
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Louise Anderson

Reading Specialist
louiseanderson@waterfordschool.org
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Louise Anderson

Reading Specialist
louiseanderson@waterfordschool.org
 
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Donna Cavanaugh

Teacher
Education
Brigham Young University
B.A.
donnacavanaugh@waterfordschool.org
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Juli R. Dalton

Reading Assistant
julidalton@waterfordschool.org
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Juli R. Dalton

Reading Assistant
julidalton@waterfordschool.org
Juli Dalton, Waterford Kindergarten reading assistant, Pre-K enrichment teacher, and tutor, has completed four years of undergraduate study with a focus in early childhood development at the University of Utah. Prior to her arrival at Waterford, Mrs. Dalton enjoyed tutoring math and teaching various children’s classes for Granite School District’s Continuing Education program while starting her family. Mrs. Dalton also taught and designed curriculum for 3 years at WhisperCreek Preschool. In 2005, Juli began assisting in the Kindergarten reading program at Waterford, then added math and reading tutoring to her responsibilities a few years later. In addition to tutoring during summer term, Mrs. Dalton teaches two camps for students at Waterford: ABC camp and Books and Cooks camp. In 2012, Mrs. Dalton was asked to create and teach the enrichment afternoon class for the full-day Pre-K students and continues to do this. Mrs. Dalton involves herself with family, enjoying hiking, skiing and other community activities. Her personal hobbies include gardening and cooking. Mrs. Dalton has and currently serves in church administrative and teaching responsibilities.
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Julie Gunther

Reading Specialist
juliegunther@waterfordschool.org
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Kathleen McCann

Reading Specialist
kathleenmccann@waterfordschool.org
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Michelle McMasters

Kindergarten Assistant
michellemcmasters@waterfordschool.org
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Heather Mortenson

Assistant to Lower School Director
heathermortenson@waterfordschool.org
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Julie Mower

Extended Day
juliemower@waterfordschool.org
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Julie Mower

Extended Day
juliemower@waterfordschool.org
Julie Mower has been an employee of Waterford School since 2009, and the Director of Extended Day since 2010. Prior to Mrs. Mower’s employment at Waterford, she worked for Canyons School District. She was also a member of the PTA board for Canyons where she assisted the principal in various responsibilities. Mrs. Mower loves children and has had the opportunity to spend most of her career working with the youth. She is proud to have been a stay-at-home mom for 27 years. She has been the leader of youth groups in her community for many years and fulfilled an internship at Bellview Elementary. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. Mrs. Mower lives in Sandy with her husband Brett and their five children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, doing crafts and movie night.
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Melinda Zabriskie

Reading Assistant
University of Kentucky
M.S.
melindazabriskie@waterfordschool.org
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Melinda Zabriskie

Reading Assistant
University of Kentucky
M.S.
melindazabriskie@waterfordschool.org
Melinda Zabriskie, Class I Reading Assistant, graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a French minor, having also studied at the University of Grenoble in Grenoble, France. She also completed a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 2004. Mrs. Zabriskie taught in both the Salt Lake and Ogden City School Districts at the elementary level in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5. Her independent school experience began in Lexington, Kentucky where she taught Classes lV and V at Sayre School. She received the Short Award for Excellence in Teaching at Sayre School in 2005. After returning to Utah in 2006, Mrs. Zabriskie taught Kindergarten for four years at the Waterford School, followed by six years in Class l. She was awarded the Educator Prize at Waterford School in 2014. Having retired from full-time teaching in the spring of 2016, Mrs. Zabriskie continues to work with Class l students in the reading program and at the Waterford Institute.

MS/US Class Deans

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Kirsten Jorgenson

Class VI Dean
English
University of Utah
M.A.
kirstenjorgenson@waterfordschool.org
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Kirsten Jorgenson

Class VI Dean
English
University of Utah
M.A.
kirstenjorgenson@waterfordschool.org
Kirsten Jorgenson is the Class VI Dean and a homeroom, Humanities, and English teacher at the Waterford School. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, an MA in British and American Literature from the University of Utah, and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Lake Forest College. She is the author of one full-length collection of experimental poetry, Sediment & Veil (Horse Less Press, 2014). Her poetry and prose has been widely published in both indie and established venues. Before joining Waterford in 2015, she taught in the Writing and Composition Program at Appalachian State University. During her time at Appalachian State, she served as Co-Director of the University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, which not only hosted diverse, influential writers from across the country, but also mentored students in how to run and host reading series of their own. Though currently on hiatus, she also co-founded, co-edited, and co-curated Ark Press, a boutique independent poetry press and reading series with her husband. When she isn’t teaching, Kirsten enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading with her husband, son, and dog.
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Lisa Rands

Class VII Dean
Math/Physics Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.A.
lisarands@waterfordschool.org
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Lisa Rands

Class VII Dean
Math/Physics Ed.
Brigham Young University
B.A.
lisarands@waterfordschool.org
Lisa Rands graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brigham Young University where she earned a B.A. in Math Education. Lisa also holds a Professional Educator License for the State of Utah with endorsements in Mathematics (Level 4) and Physics.

After completing her student teaching at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, Lisa joined the Waterford Math Department in September of 1999. She enjoys teaching math at all levels—from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus. In addition, she serves as Class VII Dean and has been involved with Middle School Student Government and Community Service for many years. In 2010 she received the Waterford Award for excellence in teaching.

Lisa loves baking, biking, traveling, reading and gardening. She is a certified Master Gardener, and she enjoys taking classes during the summer from the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah.
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Ryan Judd

Class VIII Dean
Physical Education
ryanjudd@waterfordschool.org
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Ingrid Knowles

Class IX Dean
Science
Bates College
B.A.
ingridknowles@waterfordschool.org
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Ingrid Knowles

Class IX Dean
Science
Bates College
B.A.
ingridknowles@waterfordschool.org
Ingrid Knowles is a graduate of Bates College. She earned a B.A. (Hons) in Geology and a minor in East Asian Studies. In 2006, Ingrid received a grant from US Fish & Wildlife to do salt marsh restoration research on the coast of Maine. From the research she wrote an honors thesis, A Biogeochemical Study of Ditchplug and Natural Pools in the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, ME. Ingrid arrived at The Waterford School in August of 2013. She has been a Science Teacher, Outdoor Instructor, and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach since joining Waterford. She was appointed the role of Class IX Dean in 2014. Before arriving at The Waterford School, Ingrid taught at KIPP Intrepid in Houston, TX. In the summer of 2007, Ingrid joined Teach For America Corps where she taught summer school at Dowling Middle School in Houston, TX. For her teaching education, she went through the Teaching Excellence Certification Program and is a Certified Texas teacher as a Generalist for Grades 4-8. In 2008, Ingrid was appointed to Grade Level Chair (GLC) of the 7th grade at KIPP Intrepid. As a GLC, she participated in the KIPP Leadership Course. While at KIPP Intrepid, Ingrid coordinated community events, advised faculty on curriculum development, and managed all 7th grade teachers in order to create a positive grade level culture. When not in the classroom, on the lacrosse field, or leading students on excursions, Ingrid is on adventures of her own. She enjoys trail running, cross country skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and ski touring during her free time.
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Andrew Patteson

Class X Dean
Photography
Ohio University
M.F.A.
andrewpatteson@waterfordschool.org
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Andrew Patteson

Class X Dean
Photography
Ohio University
M.F.A.
andrewpatteson@waterfordschool.org
Andrew Patteson teaches photography at Waterford and is the Class X Dean. He has a BA in English Literature (photography minor) from the University of Miami and an MFA in Studio Art/Photography from Ohio University. He started his career in education in 1999, teaching English at a large public high school in Florida, and then English and photography at a small upstart charter school. After four years he decided to return to school to pursue an advanced degree in photography, and in 2007 completed his MFA and moved to Utah to embark on his career at Waterford. He is active as a working artist and has had photographs selected for regional and national exhibitions. You can see galleries of his work at http://andrew-patteson.com. He spends his free time having fun with his wife and young son, and his other passions include Ultimate disc and vintage steel bicycles.
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Hillary Williams

Class XI Dean
Physical Education
University of Utah
M.S. Exercise & Sport Science
hillarywilliams@waterfordschool.org
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Hillary Williams

Class XI Dean
Physical Education
University of Utah
M.S. Exercise & Sport Science
hillarywilliams@waterfordschool.org
Hillary Williams received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of Utah in 2008. She returned to school in 2009 to work on her Master’s degree in Sports Pedagogy while working as a full-time Athletic Trainer for the University of Utah’s Club Sports as well as the ballet and modern dance departments. She received her Master’s of Science degree in 2011 with the completion of her Master’s Thesis project on ‘Motivation to participate in high school physical education classes. Hillary Williams started her career at the Waterford School in 2011. She joined the Physical Education and Athletics Department as a full-time faculty member in 2012, teaching both Middle and Upper School students. She started coaching the Middle School girls basketball team in the Winter of 2012 and became the Class XI Dean in 2015. During her time at Waterford, Hillary has worked as a full-time Athletic Trainer, providing coverage to Waterford athletic teams and athletes. Hillary enjoys being active and sharing her passion for fitness with others. She enjoys the outdoors, going on hikes, camping and fishing. She participates in recreational sports in her spare time such as softball and basketball.
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Erika Munson

Class XII Dean
MS/US Librarian
Harvard University
B.A.
erikamunson@waterfordschool.org
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Erika Munson

Class XII Dean
MS/US Librarian
Harvard University
B.A.
erikamunson@waterfordschool.org
Erika Munson is a graduate of Harvard University where she received a B.A. in Fine Arts. She began her teaching career in the Park City School District where she was a reading intervention specialist at a Title 1 elementary school. She joined the English Department at Waterford in 2011 and in addition to her teaching is currently the Middle and Upper School Librarian and Class XII Dean. In 2016 she was awarded an Oxbridge Teacher Fellowship for summer study focusing on The Library and the Academy at Oxford University. In 2012 Erika co-founded Mormons Building Bridges, an LGBTQ advocacy group for members of the LDS church. She spends her summers and weekends working on bringing diverse communities together for conversations about faith, values, and identity. Erika is the mother of five and grandmother of two. She and her husband Shipley live in Sandy where they read, write, garden, and walk their rescued greyhound together.

MS/US Art

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Colby Brewer

Art Department Chair
Pratt Institute
M.F.A.
colbybrewer@waterfordschool.org
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Colby Brewer

Art Department Chair
Pratt Institute
M.F.A.
colbybrewer@waterfordschool.org
Colby Brewer is an artist and teacher, currently Department Chair of Visual Arts, at the Waterford School where he has taught since 2007. He has been a visiting artist and sculpture teacher at the Király Endre technical school in Budapest, Hungary, at the Beginning with Children Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, and was co-teacher of Design and Architecture courses at the Pratt Liberty Partnership Program, also in Brooklyn. Colby has exhibited his  artwork in galleries and museums in New York City, Budapest, and Salt Lake City. In 2009, Colby was named a Visual Arts Fellow for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. He holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Brigham Young University.
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Jared Clark

Art Teacher
Virginia Commonwealth University
M.F.A.
jaredclark@waterfordschool.org
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Jared Clark

Art Teacher
Virginia Commonwealth University
M.F.A.
jaredclark@waterfordschool.org
Jared Clark, art instructor at the Waterford School since 2012, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Masters of Fine Arts program of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and New Genres. While at VCU, Jared received grants and fellowships including a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Robert Motherwell Foundation Dedalus Fellowship awarded to two nominated graduate students in the country per year. Since returning to Utah Jared has won the Utah Arts Council Fellowship awarded to two artists yearly. He has also been awarded artist residencies with accompanying fellowships at The Vermont Studio Center, Art Omi (an international residency in upstate New York), Kompact Living Space in Berlin, and locally as a year- ong artist in residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Before graduate school Jared earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Brigham Young University and, shortly after, a secondary education teaching certification through Salt Lake Community College while teaching art to junior high and high school students at Heritage School in Provo, Utah. Jared has also taught as an adjunct faculty in Weber State University’s Department of Visual Arts.

Jared exhibits his artwork locally and nationally and has designed and produced public sculptures for the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. He is represented by ada Gallery of Richmond, Virginia which has also represented him in a gallery in New York City (Mulherin and Pollard) and art fairs in England, Miami, and New York City. A large survey of Jared’s work was exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and he has exhibited in local museums at the Leonardo, the Springville Art Museum, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

A Spanish speaker who harbors a fascination and nostalgia for Mexico and Spain, Jared looks forward to someday introducing his wife and son to those countries in addition to his hope to someday exhibit his artwork in Mexico City and Andalucia, Spain.
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Suzanne Conine

Art
Art Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
suzanneconine@waterfordschool.org
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Suzanne Conine

Art
Art Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
suzanneconine@waterfordschool.org
Suzanne Conine shares the experience of awe, inspiration, and intrigue produced by beautiful handmade objects with her students. These are the objects that enrich daily life and elevate mundane experience by connecting a maker and its user. The process of making things well comes with a series of problems that, when resolved, give the maker the confidence to accept the next challenge. Students in Suzanne’s classroom learn that it is not the solution, but the problem, that is the best teacher as they wind their way through processes required by their inventions.

Suzanne’s teaching career started with guest lecture demonstrations at elementary schools in Southern Utah. She would be dying wool with local plants, making small weavings or clay projects with brave teachers in their classrooms; she found that she enjoyed sharing her passions with others. After completing her degree in art education at Southern Utah University she began teaching at Dixie High School in St.George. Suzanne earned her masters in Art Education at BYU. In 1998 she joined the Waterford School Art Department. She received an Art Educators Fellowship residency at Skidmore College in New York in the summer of 2008. Her art earned a public art commission from Utah Heritage and Arts in 2011 and she received the Waterford Educator Prize in 2013. Being a Waterford School art educator has been the highlight of Suzanne’s career along with seeing her students recognized with local and national awards every year.
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Brant Vest

Art
Painting/Drawing
San Francisco Art Institute
M.F.A.
brantvest@waterfordschool.org
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Brant Vest

Art
Painting/Drawing
San Francisco Art Institute
M.F.A.
brantvest@waterfordschool.org
Brant Vest has been an art teacher at the Waterford School since 2011.

Brant studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Brigham Young University, and graduated with a BFA in Studio Art in 2003. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received his MFA in Painting in 2009. He is the recipient of several grants and scholarships including the 2007 Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, awarded by the San Francisco Arts Council.

Brant has worked in galleries throughout Utah and San Francisco, garnering practical behind-the-scenes art world experience. He is currently represented by Toomey-Tourell Fine Art in San Francisco. His work is influenced by popular and foreign cultures, and often deals with themes of spirituality, personal symbolism, and his own disparate experiences in mortality.

In addition to teaching at the Waterford School, he has taught private art lessons, community art classes, and has served as an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Brigham Young University. Brant has enjoyed being part of the Waterford community and the many unique art opportunities the Waterford School affords.

MS/US Computer Science

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Steve Manning

Computer Science Department Chair
Psychology/German
Brigham Young University
B.S.
stevemanning@waterfordschool.org
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Steve Manning

Computer Science Department Chair
Psychology/German
Brigham Young University
B.S.
stevemanning@waterfordschool.org
Steve Manning is Chair of the Computer Science Department and Director of Summer Term Programs. His educational background includes a B.S. degree from BYU in Psychology and all-but-dissertation graduate work in Experimental Psychology, also at BYU. His graduate studies and research emphasized fundamental principals of learning and motivation.

Steve was hired as Waterford’s first Middle School mathematics teacher in the spring of 1982. He taught math, served as Chair of the Mathematics Department for several years, and was appointed Chair of the newly formed Computer Science Department in 1996. He is a recipient of the Waterford Educator Prize, a member of Cum Laude, and a founding member of Utah’s chapter of Computer Science Teachers of America.

For twelve years Steve coached the women’s volleyball team. He is an avid photographer. He takes particular satisfaction in having composed the lyrics of Waterford’s school anthem. He has six children - all married and five of whom are Waterford graduates - and fourteen grandchildren.

MS/US Dance

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Kate Linsley

Dance Department Chair
State Ballet of Missouri School
katelinsley@waterfordschool.org
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Kate Linsley

Dance Department Chair
State Ballet of Missouri School
katelinsley@waterfordschool.org
Kate Crews-Linsley is currently the Dance Department Chair at The Waterford School, as well as the Director of the Waterford Dance Academy. Kate started working at Waterford in 2012. Kate was a soloist dancer with Ballet West for ten seasons retiring in June of 2010. She was a corps de ballet dancer with Kansas City Ballet from 1995-2000. She has also performed with AVA Ballet Theater and SB Dance Company. Kate trained with State Ballet of Missouri School under Todd Bolender and The Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Professionally, Kate has been highlighted in works in the following world-renowned dance festivals and tours: Edinburg International Dance Festival in Scotland, Dance Across America in Washington DC and Fall For Dance in New York City. She has been on staff locally at Creative Arts Academy, Ballet West Academy, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Salt Lake Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet and The University of Utah. Kate currently performs in Salt Lake City and abroad with NOW-ID Dance company.

Kate was recently the Chairman of the Board of Inbody Outreach after working as their Executive Director for five years. Inbody Outreach is a local nonprofit supplying qualified yoga instructors to populations in need. She has served on staff in the yoga community at Centered City Yoga, The Yoga Center, University of Utah and small group youth classes at Primary Children’s Medical Center. She is certified to teach Vets through the Yoga Warriors Program. Kate has led mindfulness session on trips traveling with River’s of Recovery. Kate is also certified to teach at-risk youth under the Street Yoga training. She has also completed the on-line course for Mindful Schools to implement mindful teaching in schools.
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Emmy Thomson

Dance
Dance
University of Utah
M.F.A.
emmythomson@waterfordschool.org
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Emmy Thomson

Dance
Dance
University of Utah
M.F.A.
emmythomson@waterfordschool.org
Emmy Thomson has been teaching at the Waterford School for 15 years. Emmy teaches Lower School dance classes III – V and Middle and Upper School fundamentals, technique, and independent study. She teaches modern dance for the Waterford Dance Academy and is involved in choreographing the annual spring shows. Teaching students dance at the Waterford School is one of her greatest joys in life. Emmy’s dancing and acting career began at the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) as a child. After graduation from high school, she was hired as faculty by CTC and taught ballet, modern dance and was a house manager and counselor. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the Modern Dance Department at the University of Utah where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, was President of Orchesis, on the Dean’s List, and received the Elizabeth Hayes Scholarship and the Dee R. Winterton Award. Emmy danced with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company for seven years and was Associate Artistic Director for two years. During this time, The Salt Lake City Tribune nominated her as ‘Best addition to the Salt Lake City dance scene’ in 2001 and called her dance, Invocation, ‘best of the year.’ She was the department chair of dance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota for several years where she directed the Macalester Dance Ensemble. Her choreography was adjudicated into the final gala performance at the Midwest ACDF. She also was head of the dance department at Apple Valley High School and took the dance program from 30 students to 170 students in five years. Her students were adjudicated into the gala performance at the International High School Dance Festival in Miami five years in a row. Emmy’s choreography has been set on professional dance companies, universities, and high schools throughout the US. Her educational film, ‘There is Strength in Diversity,’ funded by Camille Cosby, is used throughout the United States as a teaching tool for compassion, empathy, and equality in the schools. She spent a summer in India teaching dance and English at the Rising Star Academy for 190 children from 10 leprosy colonies in Tamil Nadu. She also travelled with a medical team caring for the leprosy-affected adults in the colonies of Southern India. Emmy volunteers at the state prison, teaching classes about addiction and recovery.

MS/US English

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Brandon Bennett

Associate Head of School
English
University of Utah
Ph.D.
brandonbennett@waterfordschool.org
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Brandon Bennett

Associate Head of School
English
University of Utah
Ph.D.
brandonbennett@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Brandon Bennett, Waterford’s Associate Head of School, grew up in the Salt Lake area, before going to St. Mary’s College of California on a basketball scholarship. At St. Mary’s, Brandon first encountered the liberal arts philosophy of education, and was inspired to pursue the life of the mind through graduate school and a career in teaching and school administration. Brandon earned a BA in English at St. Mary’s, an MA in English from the University of Virginia, and finally a PhD in English from the University of Utah. Brandon started his career in independent schools in 1991 at the Meridian School, where he taught English and philosophy, coached basketball, and served as the Upper School Supervisor. He came to Waterford in 2002, where he has taught English and philosophy, coached Middle School basketball, served as a Class Dean, the Accreditation Self-Study Coordinator, Academic Dean, Assistant Head, Interim Head, and now Associate Head of School. Brandon continues to be a passionate advocate for the transformative power of liberal arts education, and is committed to teaching, administering, and continually improving the liberal arts approach to learning at the Waterford School. Brandon has two sons who have attended the Waterford School, the older graduating in 2016, and the younger slated to graduate in 2019. With his wife, a pediatrician in the area, Brandon lives in Salt Lake City, and enjoys the opportunities provided by the Wasatch mountains.
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Erika Munson

Class XII Dean
MS/US Librarian
Harvard University
B.A.
erikamunson@waterfordschool.org
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Erika Munson

Class XII Dean
MS/US Librarian
Harvard University
B.A.
erikamunson@waterfordschool.org
Erika Munson is a graduate of Harvard University where she received a B.A. in Fine Arts. She began her teaching career in the Park City School District where she was a reading intervention specialist at a Title 1 elementary school. She joined the English Department at Waterford in 2011 and in addition to her teaching is currently the Middle and Upper School Librarian and Class XII Dean. In 2016 she was awarded an Oxbridge Teacher Fellowship for summer study focusing on The Library and the Academy at Oxford University. In 2012 Erika co-founded Mormons Building Bridges, an LGBTQ advocacy group for members of the LDS church. She spends her summers and weekends working on bringing diverse communities together for conversations about faith, values, and identity. Erika is the mother of five and grandmother of two. She and her husband Shipley live in Sandy where they read, write, garden, and walk their rescued greyhound together.
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Jan C Van Arsdell

History
English
University of Utah
M.A.
janvanarsdell@waterfordschool.org
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Jan C Van Arsdell

History
English
University of Utah
M.A.
janvanarsdell@waterfordschool.org
Jan Van Arsdell graduated with a degree in English from Dartmouth College. After earning his M.A. from the University of Utah he continued there for three more years as a Ph.D. candidate in English with an emphasis in American Studies before joining the Waterford School faculty in 1986. For the past 28 years, he has taught A.P. U.S. History at Waterford; he was an A.P. U.S. History Exam Reader for the last seven years. Jan has held a number of administrative posts with the School including serving as a Dean, a College Counselor for many years, and History Department Chair for 15 years. Jan earned his Teaching Certificate in a year-long co-operative program between Waterford and the University of Utah Graduate School of Education in 1997. He coached Waterford’s Ski Team and currently helps with the Saturday Waterford Ski and Ride program. Over his three decades of teaching at Waterford, Jan has continued his own learning at many summer teacher institutes in both American and World History. He was twice selected to be a William Robertson Coe Fellow for the study of American History at Stanford University (under the tutelages of David M. Kennedy and Jack Rakove), and was chosen to attend a Gilder Lehman History Institute led by Gordon Wood at Brown University. Jan was also selected to be part of a three-week “Revolutionary Virginia” teacher institute at the University of Virginia as well as to be a Woodrow Wilson History Institute Fellow for a month of study at Princeton University. In addition to his long tenure as the school’s A.P. U.S. History teacher, he taught and continues to teach a wide variety of courses and age levels in both the History and English Departments. In the fall of the 2015-2016 he enjoyed a sabbatical from teaching, immersing himself in the literature of natural history and environmental humanities. He was awarded the Waterford Educator prize in its third year, 1998. He is the author of The History of the Waterford School (2007), a 280 page school history, published by the Waterford School for its 25th anniversary. Jan can be spotted riding his bike, early summer mornings, on the back roads and paths of Teton Valley, Idaho and he continues to enjoy both track and downhill skiing in the winter.
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Calvin Bennett

Yale University
B.A.
calvinbennett@waterfordschool.org
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Calvin Bennett

Yale University
B.A.
calvinbennett@waterfordschool.org
Calvin Bennett graduated from Yale University in 2011, where he earned degrees in Evolutionary Anthropology and English Literature. Unable to unite the two majors into a single thesis, Calvin wrote two theses, publishing the former through PLOS with the hopes of jumpstarting his career as a primate geneticist. Since Calvin's brilliant tennis career had already vanished due to a wrist fracture during practice one fateful afternoon, he felt grateful that, upon graduation, he only had to struggle with two gravitational dents in space-time--English and Anthropology--rather than the usual three. Calvin often refers to theoretical physics in his poetic musings because he feels that the physics of language and emotion follow similar principles. Do bodies in motion have any control or choice in their life trajectories? Why does the “I” in every body reimagine itself to be in control of its motion? For Calvin, the practice of reading major works of literature brings everyone involved into the “friction-zone” of these very questions. The practice of imaginative reading also develops the rudders, tires, flaps and feet that can turn the poem of our lives wherever we’d like. The issue then becomes how to use these tools artfully so that others may follow in their wake. The fruits of Calvin's myriad academic passions are questions or observations like these. After spending his postgraduate years teaching graceful falling (aka skiing) at Alta and Anthropology at Utah Valley University, he returned to graduate school at the University of Utah to his first love--English Literature. Calvin continues to study English at Waterford, with the help of enthusiastic colleagues, students, and words. He feels indebted to the many inspiring teachers who have guided his orbit and does his best to continue their legacy at Waterford.
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Harmony Button

Academic Dean
English
University of Utah
M.F.A.
harmonybutton@waterfordschool.org
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Harmony Button

Academic Dean
English
University of Utah
M.F.A.
harmonybutton@waterfordschool.org
Harmony Button, the Academic Dean at The Waterford School, earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Before coming to Waterford, she taught in the English Department at Phillips Exeter Summer School for six years and earned several awards and nominations for excellence in teaching at the University of Utah. Harmony joined the Waterford faculty in 2008, and along with developing new curriculum at many grade levels, she has served as the English Department Chair and launched a school-wide Writing Across the Curriculum initiative, including founding a highly popular Writing Center at Waterford. She is now very happy to work with her dedicated team of Waterford faculty and administrators as the Academic Dean. As well as being an educator dedicated to continual professional growth, Harmony is an active writer and poet. Her work has been included in Best American Notable Essays of 2015, she been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Web awards, and she was awarded the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets. She continues to give regular readings upon invitation from the Salt Lake City Arts and the Salt Lake Poetry Society, and she has traveled to give guest readings for Bayou magazine at AWP and Whitworth College in Spokane Washington. Harmony has presented at the &NOW conference as part of the Lake Forest Literary Festival, and she was a featured artist at TEDx Sandy in 2014. You can find her work in numerous literary journals such as Adirondack Review, Colorado Review, Chicago Quarterly and Rock & Sling. Harmony lives in Salt Lake with her partner, Jason, and their dog, both of whom insist on frequent trips to the mountains and time spent digging in the garden.
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Matthew Davis

English Teacher
American Studies
University of Oklahoma
Ph.D.
matthewdavis@waterfordschool.org
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Matthew Davis

English Teacher
American Studies
University of Oklahoma
Ph.D.
matthewdavis@waterfordschool.org
Matthew Davis joined The Waterford School in 2015 and teaches English in the Upper and Middle Schools. He is a graduate of Austin College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and he is currently a PhD candidate in American Literature at the University of Oklahoma. His dissertation focuses on the work of some lesser-known African American authors at the turn of the twentieth century.

Matthew has taught English and Composition in graduate school, and he lived and taught English in South Korea for two years after graduating from Austin College. He also spent part of his childhood living abroad. At various times he lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Stavanger, Norway; and Cairo, Egypt. He graduated high school from the International School of Kuala Lumpur.

Matthew is an avid follower of the NBA and MLB and a supporter of all Houston sports teams, especially the Rockets and Astros. He also enjoys playing basketball and baseball, camping, listening to live music, and cooking. He lives with his wife, Ashley, and their Plott Hound mix, Gordie, in Salt Lake City.
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Kirsten Jorgenson

Class VI Dean
English
University of Utah
M.A.
kirstenjorgenson@waterfordschool.org
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Kirsten Jorgenson

Class VI Dean
English
University of Utah
M.A.
kirstenjorgenson@waterfordschool.org
Kirsten Jorgenson is the Class VI Dean and a homeroom, Humanities, and English teacher at the Waterford School. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, an MA in British and American Literature from the University of Utah, and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Lake Forest College. She is the author of one full-length collection of experimental poetry, Sediment & Veil (Horse Less Press, 2014). Her poetry and prose has been widely published in both indie and established venues. Before joining Waterford in 2015, she taught in the Writing and Composition Program at Appalachian State University. During her time at Appalachian State, she served as Co-Director of the University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, which not only hosted diverse, influential writers from across the country, but also mentored students in how to run and host reading series of their own. Though currently on hiatus, she also co-founded, co-edited, and co-curated Ark Press, a boutique independent poetry press and reading series with her husband. When she isn’t teaching, Kirsten enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading with her husband, son, and dog.
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Casey O'Malley

English Department Chair
Columbia University
B.A.
caseyomalley@waterfordschool.org
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Casey O'Malley

English Department Chair
Columbia University
B.A.
caseyomalley@waterfordschool.org
Casey O'Malley is a cum laude graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York. She completed two bachelors degrees (English and Russian Language & Culture) in her time there and studied abroad in Moscow, Russia. She graduated with distinction for her senior thesis, "To The Heights Ahead: Mountaineering as Political Expression in the Soviet Union."

Casey came to Waterford School as a rowing coach in 2010; she has been teaching in the English department since 2013 and will be the chair of the English department beginning Fall 2016. She was the first director of the School's Writing Center. In 2015, Casey jointly led a revitalization effort for the School's sixth-grade curriculum with Dr. Luana Uluave, combining separate English and History classes into a single blended Humanities course.

In her free time, Casey can usually be found in the mountains: she is an avid climber, skier, and trail runner.
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Mary Powers

English
Special Education, Early Child
Bank Street College of Education
M.Ed.
marypowers@waterfordschool.org
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Mary Powers

English
Special Education, Early Child
Bank Street College of Education
M.Ed.
marypowers@waterfordschool.org
Mary Powers has degrees from Harvard University, the Columbia University School of Social Work, and Bank Street College of Education. She worked for twelve years as a clinical therapist for teens and their families in a variety of educational and residential treatment settings. Mary has taught English at The Waterford School for eighteen years, serving as department chair from 2003 to 2012,
and has taught courses in Class VIII through Class XII, including AP English Literature. The College
Board selected Mary to work as a mentor, providing coaching and guidance to other AP English teachers around the country.

Mary has worked as faculty advisor to the Community Service program, the literary magazine, and the Respect club; she has served on numerous faculty committees, including the Drug and Alcohol program committee, the Professional Review committee, the schedule committee, and the faculty and curriculum committees tasked with developing the Healthy Relationships curriculum. Currently, many of Mary's duties outside the classroom are centered around helping colleagues improve their teaching; she serves as a Faculty Fellow, providing individual coaching to colleagues, and as a facilitator for both Critical Friends Groups and the Conversations About Teaching meetings. Mary received the Waterford Educator Prize in 2008.

Mary's fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in Salt Flats Annual, Night Train, Lit Pot,
and elsewhere. She was a recipient of a Utah Humanities Council Book Award for personal essay. She has served on the working boards of Writers at Work, sponsors of an annual writing conference in the Salt Lake area, and Inbody Outreach, an organization that provides free yoga to underserved and at-risk populations.

Mary has three adult sons who do lots of interesting things and don't call home nearly as often as she'd like. She and her husband Phil live in Summit Park, amid the mountains and moose, where they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, practicing yoga, working on crossword puzzles, creating improbable vegan recipes, and chasing two incorrigible Labradors around the great outdoors.
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Charles Rosett

English
Finance and Statistics
University of Chicago
M.B.A.
charlesrosett@waterfordschool.org
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Charles Rosett

English
Finance and Statistics
University of Chicago
M.B.A.
charlesrosett@waterfordschool.org
Charles Rosett teaches Middle and Upper School English and Economics at Waterford, and serves as Director of Professional Development. His roles at the school over the past 25 years have included Class Dean, English Department Chair, and interim chair of the Music, Art, and Foreign Language departments; from 2000-2010 he served as the Academic Dean. In 1999 he was selected by his colleagues as a recipient of the Waterford Educator Prize. He holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A. in finance and statistics from The University of Chicago. His academic focus includes Shakespeare, British poetry, and political economy. He is a regular participant at think-tank conferences and round tables on liberty, economics, and the role of markets in a free society.

Charles' four children are all graduates of Waterford, and he feels fortunate to have raised them in the school community, where has wife Heather has also taught intermittently over the years. He enjoys hiking and skiing with his family in the Wasatch, and is an avid road cyclist who is a nine-time finisher of the Logan-to-Jackson Race, America's longest single-day bike race. When not teaching at Waterford or playing in the mountains, he can be found reading in a comfortable chair in his living room, just a few blocks from campus.
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Luana Uluave

English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D.
luanauluave@waterfordschool.org
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Luana Uluave

English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D.
luanauluave@waterfordschool.org
Luana Uluave teaches English XI and Humanities VI at the Waterford School, where she has been on the faculty since 2004. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has worked as a college writing instructor, writing program administrator, curriculum developer, adult education assessment specialist, and tutor. At Waterford, Luana has served as Class XI and Class XII Dean, Literary Magazine Adviser, Debate Team Coach, Ethics Bowl Coach, Ethics Club Adviser, New Teacher Program Coordinator, Instructional Support Consultant, and Middle School Homeroom Adviser. Luana is particularly interested in the role of technology in the teaching of writing; ethics education; and the value of choice in promoting self-sponsored literacy and lifelong love of reading. Luana recently completed training at a Summer Teacher Institute sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and was a 2008 participant in the Klingenstein Summer Institute through Teachers College. She has presented at the national conferences for the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). She has recently been invited to serve as a program reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), an accrediting body that works in concert with the NCTE to promote quality teacher preparation programs.

MS/US Foreign Language

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Mark Beckwith

Latin
Latin/English
Grand Valley State University
B.A.
markbeckwith@waterfordschool.org
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Mark Beckwith

Latin
Latin/English
Grand Valley State University
B.A.
markbeckwith@waterfordschool.org
Mark Beckwith is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned a B.A. and double-majored in Latin and English with a focus on secondary education. Mr. Beckwith was recognized as the outstanding student of the year by both the Classics Department and the College of Education. Before coming to Waterford in 2013, Mr. Beckwith taught at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, where he acted as teacher, coach, and dorm parent for middle school boys. Mr. Beckwith enjoys hiking, traveling to National Parks, and reading about history, religion, and philosophy. Along with teaching Latin, Mr. Beckwith coaches debate and previously served as Class VI Dean.
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Barbara Biscupovich

Spanish
University of Leon
M.A.
barbarabiscupovich@waterfordschool.org
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Barbara Biscupovich

Spanish
University of Leon
M.A.
barbarabiscupovich@waterfordschool.org
Barbara Biscupovich was born in Viña del Mar, Chile and at age twenty-one she moved to the United States where she lived in New York for 12 years.  She has three children, Christopher, Kimberly and Melissa, and she is married to Nicki Biscupovich, also a Waterford Spanish teacher. 

She moved to Utah in 1996 and, after graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Translation and Interpretation in 2000, went to work for the Alpine School District as an ESL instructor. She has a Masters degree in Pedagogy from the University of Leon in Spain and she has been a member of the Waterford community for the past thirteen years. 

Presently, Barbara teaches Spanish in the Upper School. She is one of the leaders and organizers of the Waterford School's summer Spain trips and a leader of the service projects to Guatemala and Perú. 

Barbara is very involved with the Chilean community in Utah County. She has been the assistant to the Honorary Council of Chile and secretary of the Chilean Association of Utah.  Presently she is a member of the BYU Management Society, Hispanic Chapter where she serves as the Director of Scholarships and awards.  

She enjoys reading, traveling with students and family and the outdoors.
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Nicki Biscupovich

Spanish
Spanish
Brigham Young University
M.A.
nickibiscupovich@waterfordschool.org
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Brett Chancellor

French Teacher
University of Virginia
M.A.
brettchancellor@waterfordschool.org
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Brett Chancellor

French Teacher
University of Virginia
M.A.
brettchancellor@waterfordschool.org
Brett Chancellor, Upper School French teacher, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a B.A. in French and Political Science and the University of Virginia where she earned an M.A. in French Literature and Language. During her time at these universities, Brett was a resident advisor, research assistant in the Political Science department, English as a Second Language student teacher, French graduate assistant and Social Chair of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Council. Brett has been at the Waterford School since the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Brett enjoys cinema (having helped put on a city-wide French Film Festival in Charlottesville, VA), participating in and watching sports, and cooking.
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Heidi Poole

Latin
Latin/Greek
University of Florida
M.A.
heidipoole@waterfordschool.org
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Heidi Poole

Latin
Latin/Greek
University of Florida
M.A.
heidipoole@waterfordschool.org
Heidi Poole, a Latin teacher at the Waterford School, is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned an M.A. in Latin. Prior to her studies at the University of Florida, Heidi completed a B.A. in Secondary Education with a focus on History, Latin, and English as a Second Language at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp, Belgium.

Before arriving at the Waterford School in 2011, Heidi taught Latin, Spanish, and French for seven years at the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2003 to 2004, Heidi taught Latin, History, English as a Second Language, and Dutch Language Arts at the Sint-Ludgardis School in Merksem, Belgium.

In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Heidi coordinates the Waterford Ski and Ride program and leads the Waterford New Faculty Mentoring program. She has chaperoned several overseas student trips and leads the Waterford Summer Term Italy trip.

An avid traveler and learner, Heidi enjoys spending time in Europe, playing classical guitar, studying languages, and attending spoken Latin events.
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Nathalie Ricci-Whaley

Spanish
Spanish
University of Oregon
M.A.
nathaliericciwhaley@waterfordschool.org
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Nathalie Ricci-Whaley

Spanish
Spanish
University of Oregon
M.A.
nathaliericciwhaley@waterfordschool.org
Nathalie Ricci was born in France where she earned a D.E.U.G. in Spanish Language and Literature at the Université Paris-X. She later moved to the United States and lived in several western states. She earned a B.A. with a double major in French and Spanish Literature from the University of Montana and a Master's degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Oregon. After graduating in 1992, she taught both Spanish and French at the University of Oregon and was a second-year supervisor, leading teaching graduate students in the Foreign Language Department.

In 2005, Nathalie started working at the Waterford School as a Spanish teacher. Shortly after joining Waterford, she served as Dean for Class XI and Class XII. Later, she served as the Foreign Language Department Chair. She continues to teach Spanish as well as French and yoga. She has worked as both an Upper School and Middle School advisor as well as a tutor of French and Spanish during the summer terms.

In addition to teaching Spanish, Nathalie has spent the last two years developing curriculum in the History Department, where she offers a course titled “Mexico through Film: Mexican American Relations in the Twentieth Century.”

In her free time, Nathalie enjoys yoga, camping, traveling, cooking, and watching foreign and indie movies. She is the Executive Director of Inbody Outreach, a local non-profit organization that offers free yoga to at-risk populations in the community. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family.
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Timothy Stout

Class XI Dean
Japanese Pedagogy
Columbia University
M.A.
timstout@waterfordschool.org
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Timothy Stout

Class XI Dean
Japanese Pedagogy
Columbia University
M.A.
timstout@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Timothy G. Stout, Foreign Language Department Chair and Chinese Teacher at Waterford School, earned his M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University (2002) and his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Utah State University (2013). He jointed Waterford as a Japanese teacher in 2006, and has served in various student support roles, including MS Homeroom Teacher, US Advisor, and Class X and XI Dean. Timothy started the new Chinese program at Waterford, and currently teaches Chinese 1, 2, 3, and AP Chinese. Timothy lived in Japan for 20 years, and he has visited China numerous times. He has served on the AP Japanese Development Committee, working with specialists from the College Board and Educational Testing Services, creating test items to be used in the annual AP Japanese examinations. As a member of the APDC Timothy has presented at numerous regional and national conferences, including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention and the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in locations such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Timothy also serves as an AP test reader each year in Salt Lake City. Timothy has published several language study books, including the best-selling “Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners,” and the forthcoming “Japanese Kanji for Beginners.” These books highlight Timothy’s love for drawing, and feature original picture mnemonics designed to help readers better learn and recall kanji characters. Timothy uses these same methods in his classes at Waterford to help students learn hundreds of new Chinese characters each year. Timothy and his wife, LaNae Stout, have five children and two grandchildren. In his spare time Timothy enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with his family.
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Christopher Todd

Latin
Outdoor Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed.
chriswtodd@waterfordschool.org
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Christopher Todd

Latin
Outdoor Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed.
chriswtodd@waterfordschool.org
Chris Todd is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a Masters of Education with a focus in teaching Latin and Classical Humanities at the Secondary Level. He began his studies of the Classics at the University of Oregon where he learned Latin and Ancient Greek as part of Bachelor of Arts degree. He was awarded the Lowenstam Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies and Translation by the Classics Department at Oregon. Chris arrived at Waterford in 2011 to help create the Middle School Latin program and write its curriculum, which has grown each year since its foundation, including an international trip with students to Italy in the summer of 2014. He has added to the program an increased focus on speaking Latin and learning Latin as a living language after completing an immersive Latin program at Loyola Marymount University in the summer of 2012. In addition to his responsibilities in the Foreign Language Department, Mr. Todd is a teacher and trip leader in the Outdoor Program. His involvement in the Outdoor Program places him in both the Middle and Upper School courses year round. In the fall, winter, and spring, he teaches students safe travel in the backcountry, leave no trace ethics, wilderness first aid, rock climbing and mountaineering, canyoneering, pack rafting, backcountry skiing, as well as an overall appreciation and love for nature and the outside world. In the summer, Mr. Todd has led students on multiple trips that have included Zion and Moab in Utah, the Tetons in Wyoming, and the Oregon wilderness. Mr. Todd is a Wilderness First Responder. He has completed the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course for rock climbing, Swift Water Rescue course for safe river travel, and the Avalanche Level 2 Awareness and Rescue Course.
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Veronique Willardson

French
French
Brigham Young University
B.A.
veroniquewillardson@waterfordschool.org

MS/US History

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Jan C Van Arsdell

History
English
University of Utah
M.A.
janvanarsdell@waterfordschool.org
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Jan C Van Arsdell

History
English
University of Utah
M.A.
janvanarsdell@waterfordschool.org
Jan Van Arsdell graduated with a degree in English from Dartmouth College. After earning his M.A. from the University of Utah he continued there for three more years as a Ph.D. candidate in English with an emphasis in American Studies before joining the Waterford School faculty in 1986. For the past 28 years, he has taught A.P. U.S. History at Waterford; he was an A.P. U.S. History Exam Reader for the last seven years. Jan has held a number of administrative posts with the School including serving as a Dean, a College Counselor for many years, and History Department Chair for 15 years. Jan earned his Teaching Certificate in a year-long co-operative program between Waterford and the University of Utah Graduate School of Education in 1997. He coached Waterford’s Ski Team and currently helps with the Saturday Waterford Ski and Ride program. Over his three decades of teaching at Waterford, Jan has continued his own learning at many summer teacher institutes in both American and World History. He was twice selected to be a William Robertson Coe Fellow for the study of American History at Stanford University (under the tutelages of David M. Kennedy and Jack Rakove), and was chosen to attend a Gilder Lehman History Institute led by Gordon Wood at Brown University. Jan was also selected to be part of a three-week “Revolutionary Virginia” teacher institute at the University of Virginia as well as to be a Woodrow Wilson History Institute Fellow for a month of study at Princeton University. In addition to his long tenure as the school’s A.P. U.S. History teacher, he taught and continues to teach a wide variety of courses and age levels in both the History and English Departments. In the fall of the 2015-2016 he enjoyed a sabbatical from teaching, immersing himself in the literature of natural history and environmental humanities. He was awarded the Waterford Educator prize in its third year, 1998. He is the author of The History of the Waterford School (2007), a 280 page school history, published by the Waterford School for its 25th anniversary. Jan can be spotted riding his bike, early summer mornings, on the back roads and paths of Teton Valley, Idaho and he continues to enjoy both track and downhill skiing in the winter.
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Matthew Douglas

History Teacher
History
Marquette University
Ph.D.
matthewdouglas@waterfordschool.org
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Matthew Douglas

History Teacher
History
Marquette University
Ph.D.
matthewdouglas@waterfordschool.org
Matthew Douglas, is a first year History Teacher at Waterford. He graduated from Austin College where he earned a BA in History and Classical Civilization in 2008. He then finished his MA at the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on eighteenth century criminal history in 2010. He is finishing his Ph.D. at Marquette University, while currently revising his dissertation on religious toleration in eighteenth century France.

Before coming to Waterford, Matthew taught for three years at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as tutored at both Irving and Irving Nimitz High Schools in Irving Texas. Matthew looks forward to teaching both the ancient and modern history courses offered at Waterford.

Matthew is a published scholar, and continues to remain active in the wider historical community. He recently presented his work at conferences in Chicago and Milwaukee, and has future conferences in Nebraska, Iowa, and Toronto for the upcoming Fall and Spring.

In addition to being a historian, Matthew enjoys reading historical fiction, playing pick-up games of basketball, and rooting on the Dallas Cowboys!
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Dylan Esson

History Department Chair
University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D.
dylanesson@waterfordschool.org
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Dylan Esson

History Department Chair
University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D.
dylanesson@waterfordschool.org
Dylan Esson, the Chair of the History Department, earned his B.A. in History from the University of Utah and his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation entitled “Selling the Alpine Frontier: The Development of Winter Resorts, Sports, and Tourism in Europe and America, 1865-1941” analyzed the reasons why Europeans and Americans transformed their winter mountains from dismissed rural landscapes into sunny refuges for elite leisure and recreation before World War II.  Prior to his appointment as chair, Dylan served as Class X Dean.

Before arriving at Waterford in 2010, Dylan taught seminar courses at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2004.  At Waterford, Dylan teaches United States and European History as well as Human Geography.

In his free time, Dylan enjoys trail running, biking, skiing (cross country and downhill), and swimming.
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Kelley Heuston

History
History
University of Utah
M.A.
kelleyheuston@waterfordschool.org
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Kelley Heuston

History
History
University of Utah
M.A.
kelleyheuston@waterfordschool.org
Kelley Heuston has been working at Waterford since 1988. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1988 with a BA in history, and earned her masters degree from the University of Utah in 2004. She has taught US history at The Waterford School, as well as teaching Medieval history, Geography, and English. She also currently teaches Poverty and Social Issues, and The Civil Rights Movement.

Kelley founded the community service program at Waterford, and ran it for 14 years. She is the leader of the Kolkata, India humanitarian trip, and she has also served as a coach for both Middle and Upper School Girls basketball and soccer. Her administrative duties have included Class VI, Class VII, Class X and Class XI Dean.

Kelley received the Waterford Educator Award in 2001.
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Jason LaBau

History Teacher
US History
University of Southern California
Ph.D.
jasonlabau@waterfordschool.org
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Jason LaBau

History Teacher
US History
University of Southern California
Ph.D.
jasonlabau@waterfordschool.org
Jason LaBau joined the history department at The Waterford School in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a BA from Pomona College. Before arriving at Waterford he taught at three campuses of the California State University system in the Los Angeles area.

Dr. LaBau enjoys exploring a wide variety of historical subjects with his students. At Pomona he wrote a thesis on W.E.B. Du Bois and black autobiography, then shifted focus to modern conservative politics for his dissertation at USC. In graduate school he taught about the Holocaust and later offered courses in American Studies and California History. Now, at Waterford, he teaches Ancient History and Human Geography, with an elective on Political Science in Fall 2016.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. LaBau is a voracious follower of politics, religion, and race in America. He loves playing board games and is always in the middle of a good book. He lives in Sandy with his wife, a professional pastry chef and recipe developer, and his son, who loves attending Waterford with his dad.
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Julie Ransom

History
Humanities
Brigham Young University
B.A.
julieransom@waterfordschool.org
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Julie Ransom

History
Humanities
Brigham Young University
B.A.
julieransom@waterfordschool.org
Julie Ransom teaches the AP European History classes and sixth grade Humanities at The Waterford School. She also serves as a class six homeroom advisor. Prior to her arrival in 2014, she was on the faculty at Brigham Young University for 20 years, specializing in teaching the History of Civilization courses for the Humanities and Honors departments. She received her BA from BYU where she studied Humanities and Political Science. She received her MA from Penn State University where she studied Humanities and wrote her graduate thesis on art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Ms Ransom enjoys writing and has published articles about art, parenting and religion. She also enjoys collecting and sharing good literature and thought-provoking podcasts.
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Kristin South

History
Anthropology
Yale University
M.A.
kristinsouth@waterfordschool.org
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Aaron Stockham

Director of Professional Review
History
Marquette University
Ph.D.
aaronstockham@waterfordschool.org
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Aaron Stockham

Director of Professional Review
History
Marquette University
Ph.D.
aaronstockham@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Aaron J. Stockham, a History Faculty Member as well as the Director of Professional Review and the NWAIS Self-Study Coordinator, is a graduate of Grinnell College, where he earned a B.A. in History and Economics, and Marquette University, where he received a M.A. and Ph.D. in American History. His research concentration is on the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served as the Chair of the History Department from 2011 to 2016 and has taught AP US History, Standard European History, Human Geography, US Government, Medieval European History, Medieval Islam, and Medieval Japanese History. Before arriving at The Waterford School in 2008, Aaron taught introductory American history courses at Marquette University. He was a recipient of the 2008 Smith Family Fellowship and was President of the History Graduate Students Organization and the secretary of the Alumni Memorial Union Advisory Committee. He also currently serves on the Grinnell College Class of 2001 Committee and the Waterford School Alumni Council. Aaron continues to publish articles on the history of the FBI, most recently with an article in The Historian in 2014. Besides his research, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, going to movies, supporting the local dance scene, and exploring Utah's highways and byways.
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Ken Wade

Upper School Dean
East Asian Studies
George Washington University
M.A.
kenwade@waterfordschool.org
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Ken Wade

Upper School Dean
East Asian Studies
George Washington University
M.A.
kenwade@waterfordschool.org
Ken Wade, history teacher and Upper School Dean at the Waterford School, graduated from the University of Utah (B.A. in History and Asian Studies) and The George Washington University (M.A. in East Asian Studies), and completed coursework toward a Ph.D in History at The University of California at Berkeley. He also spent a year studying Japanese history at Kumamoto University in Japan as a recipient of the the Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan Studies Scholarship. Before his appointment as Upper School Dean, Ken was Chair of the History Department at Waterford and has served as Coordinator of Scholarship Students and as an advisor to students in both Middle and Upper School. He was awarded the Waterford Educator Prize in 2012. Ken joined the Waterford School faculty following his graduate studies and has since taught a variety of ancient, medieval, and modern history courses. He has collaborated with colleagues to develop new courses in Human Geography and Medieval Japanese and West African history and has also developed senior elective courses that he teaches yearly in Early Modern Japan and the Pacific War. He taught AP European history for eight years, including four years where he was employed as a College Board reader for the AP European history exam, and he also served on an educator advisory panel during the exam revision period that culminated in 2015. Ken has also led many summer term courses at Waterford, including traveling with students to Japan and Europe. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Ken has been the Waterford head tennis coach since 2003 and has coached multiple state champion men’s and women’s teams and individuals. He loves playing tennis, skiing, cycling, and traveling with his family.

MS/US Mathematics

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Thomas Brennan

Math Department Chair
Mathematics
University of Utah
M.S.
tombrennan@waterfordschool.org
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Thomas Brennan

Math Department Chair
Mathematics
University of Utah
M.S.
tombrennan@waterfordschool.org
Tom Brennan has taught mathematics at Waterford for nearly two decades.  He loves the relationship students at the school have with the teachers and he can’t imagine teaching kids at any other institution.

Tom grew up in Salt Lake and earned a B.S. as well as an M.S. from the University of Utah.  He worked on his Ph.D. for several years there too, but the advent of one child, followed by another, and another…required his getting a real job doing what he loves most.

In addition to teaching math, Tom was the Mathematics Department Chair for 10 years.  He and some colleagues ran a professional development program in mathematics for the Lower School.  Also, Tom led a professional development program in math for his Upper School colleagues for several summers.
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Tim Dolbin

Math
Mathematics
Brigham Young University
M.A.
timdolbin@waterfordschool.org
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Tim Dolbin

Math
Mathematics
Brigham Young University
M.A.
timdolbin@waterfordschool.org
Tim Dolbin, Math Teacher at the Waterford School, is a graduate from Brigham Young University where he earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics Education and an M.A. degree in Mathematics. He also completed minors in Physical Education and Coaching. He was Chair of the Mathematics Department at Waterford from 1996-2005 and earned the Educator Prize in 2006.

In addition to teaching a full load of mathematics classes, Tim currently serves on the school wide Emergency Preparedness Committee, runs the racquetball program as head coach, serves as assistant coach to the Upper School boys soccer team, and is the Upper School girls soccer team head coach. He has lead the racquetball and soccer teams to a combined 18 state championships.

Before arriving at Waterford in 1994, Tim taught and coached at Murray High School (Murray, Utah) for three years. He has remained a Utah level 4 licensed and certified math teacher since that time.

Tim is married with 5 children (4 Waterford graduates and 1 current student). He moonlights as a Brigham Young University evening mathematics instructor and has been a racquetball pro at three different athletic clubs for more than 25 years. He spends his summers roofing homes and doing other construction projects. He enjoys running half-marathons, spending time in the mountains, and racing dirt bikes across the desert.
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Jeff Instefjord

Math
jeffinstefjord@waterfordschool.org
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Alan C Layton

Math Instructor
Mathematics Education
University of Utah
M.S.
alanlayton@waterfordschool.org
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Alan C Layton

Math Instructor
Mathematics Education
University of Utah
M.S.
alanlayton@waterfordschool.org
Alan Layton first arrived at The Waterford School as a fifth grader in 1986, graduating seven years later in 1994. Alan completed degrees in psychology at Brigham Young University and in mathematics at the University of Utah, followed by a Masters in Mathematical Education from the University of Utah. He taught mathematics at the Stillwater Academy for two years and at Butler Middle School for nine years. He made his return to Waterford in 2015, where he teaches Middle School and Upper School mathematics.

Alan and his wife Janette have two young sons, Samuel and Everett. They can often be found at the zoo or Thanksgiving Point, when they aren’t hanging out in the sandbox dueling with Nerf swords.
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Megan Orton

Math
Western Illinois University
M.S.
meganorton@waterfordschool.org
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Megan Orton

Math
Western Illinois University
M.S.
meganorton@waterfordschool.org
Megan Orton, a math teacher at Waterford School, is a graduate of the Westminster College where she earned a B.S. in Math Teaching, with a History Teaching Minor. She also received a M.S. in Mathematics from Western Illinois University. After completing her graduate studies, Megan worked as a full time Math Instructor at Western Illinois University for four years, spending her summers as an adjunct Math Instructor at Spoon River College.

Megan started tutoring Waterford students privately while working on her Bachelor's degree, and after returning to Utah became formally employed as a Waterford Tutor. After this, she joined the Waterford math faculty in the fall of 2014. She loves working with the Waterford community, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and cat at her home in West Jordan.
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Shawn Orton

Class X Dean
Math/Physics
Guilford College
B.S.
shawnorton@waterfordschool.org
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Shawn Orton

Class X Dean
Math/Physics
Guilford College
B.S.
shawnorton@waterfordschool.org
Shawn Orton is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, double majoring in Math and Physics while also obtaining a teaching certificate. Her first teaching job was at an all-boys, Catholic, military high school (St. John's College High School) in Washington DC.

She retired from teaching for 20 years to raise four delightful children, keeping her foot in math education through substitute teaching. Being a sub at Waterford led to a full-time teaching position in 2006. Since then, she has also served for many years as a Class Dean and is currently the School Scheduler.

Though she enjoys teaching all types of math, she has come to find great satisfaction in teaching statistics. She was selected to be an AP grader for the College Board last year and plans to continue AP grading for many summers to come. Outside of school, Shawn enjoys quilting - a craft where creativity and mathematics intersect on a regular basis.
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Trey Sayes

Math
University of Utah
M.Ed.
treysayes@waterfordschool.org
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Trey Sayes

Math
University of Utah
M.Ed.
treysayes@waterfordschool.org
Trey Sayes received his B.S. in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After fulfilling his military service he attended Utah State University where he earned a secondary teaching certificate with two endorsements (level 4 mathematics and physics), and later a M.Ed. from the University of Utah.

His first teaching assignment was in Granite School District at John F. Kennedy Junior High School. He then moved on to Cyprus High School where he taught every math course in the curriculum while serving as the department chairman for 10 years. While at Cyprus, he was a club advisor/mentor for several clubs and coached the boy’s and girl’s tennis teams for nineteen years. Skyline High School, sorely in need of an AP Calculus BC teacher, enticed Trey to transfer to Skyline, where he taught for seven years.

Trey also served on the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) for several years and in that capacity presented at many state and regional NCTM mathematics conferences. Throughout his career as a teacher, Trey has been recognized by several different institutions. In 1992, he was designated the Granite School District’s Teacher of the Year and he was a two-time recipient (1999 & 2007) of the Outstanding Utah High School Teacher in Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Utah’s School of Mines and Earth Sciences. Trey received the Inspirational High School Teacher award from the Mathematics Department at the University of Utah, the George Shell Award in 2007 from the UCTM, and the Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award from the United Sates Department of Education. He once received an “attaboy” from The Waterford School where he has taught for 9 years.

He lives in Sandy and enjoys photography, playing squash, racquetball, tennis, biking, and hiking.
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Tyler R Waterhouse

Math
Princeton University
tylerwaterhouse@waterfordschool.org
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Tyler R Waterhouse

Math
Princeton University
tylerwaterhouse@waterfordschool.org
Tyler Waterhouse, a MS/US Math Teacher, US XC coach, and US Outdoor Instructor, began working at Waterford in the fall of 2013. Originally hailing from New Hampshire and having attended St. Paul’s School and Princeton University, Tyler is delighted to work in a community that so values the liberal arts philosophy that framed his own schooling. Tyler’s path to Waterford is unique in that he graduated Princeton in 2003 with a BA in Economics with minors in Finance and German. His senior thesis, a requirement of every Princeton graduate, was entitled: “Super Commercials: An Analysis of Super Bowl Advertisements in an Investor Relations Framework.” Tyler’s first job out of college was working for an option trading group on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for Goldman Sachs. After Goldman, Tyler worked five years as an equities, commodities, and currency trader at Wexford Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund in Greenwich, CT. In 2009, with Tyler’s wife, Lu Lu, in her last year of medical school and a move to Utah pending for her pediatrics residency the following year, Tyler chose to leave finance and seek greater fulfillment from his employment through a career in education. Tyler has served as an apprentice teacher at the New Canaan Country School, student teacher at Rowland Hall while enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at Westminster College, and lead MS math and science teacher at McGillis prior to finding Waterford. Since arriving at Waterford in 2013, Tyler has enjoyed the variety of teaching both MS and US students and teaching his way through the full Waterford Mathematics Curriculum. In the summer of 2015, Tyler completed a fellowship at the Klingenstein Summer Institute. Tyler has two sons, Bode and Nash, that keep him well occupied when he is away from school, but still finds time to enjoy the variety of Utah’s landscapes through skiing, biking, and trail running.
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Nancy Woller

Math
Mathematics
Brigham Young University
M.A.
nancywoller@waterfordschool.org

MS/US Music

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Daniel Chamberland

Percussion
Percussion Performance
Cal State at Northridge
M.M.
danchamberland@waterfordschool.org
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Scott Harris

Woodwinds
Clarinet Performance
University of Utah
B.M.
scottharris@waterfordschool.org
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Scott Harris

Woodwinds
Clarinet Performance
University of Utah
B.M.
scottharris@waterfordschool.org
Scott Harris began teaching music at the Waterford School in the fall of 2000. He has also taught, as an adjunct, at Weber State College, Los Angeles Pierce College (as a Chamber Music instructor), and at Judge Memorial High School. He completed a degree in Clarinet Performance at the University of Utah. He also studied privately with some of the country’s finest musicians: Mitchell Lurie, Dominic Fera, Martin Zwick, and Gary Bovier.

Scott Harris has worked throughout the United State as a professional musician. He has performed with numerous ensembles including the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, the Utah Wind Symphony, Burbank Symphony, the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra, and Opera Ala Carte. He is the founder of The Prevailing Winds woodwind quintet. Scott has performed numerous recording, theatrical, and live performances with many popular and jazz artists including Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, The Moody Blues, Phil Woods, Kurt Bestor, Gladys Knight, and Seth McFarland. While living in Los Angeles Scott worked on numerous film scores including Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, and Schindler's List. He also worked on TV scores for the Academy Awards and The Simpsons. Scott continues to perform in Salt Lake City and elsewhere as well as teaching Woodwinds and directing the Jazz Bands at Waterford School.

Scott is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and a past member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS - The Grammy's). Among Scott’s hobbies are golf, travel, and raising dogs.
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Heidi Hicks

Strings
Violin Performance
Boston University
M.Mu.
heidihicks@waterfordschool.org
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Heidi Hicks

Strings
Violin Performance
Boston University
M.Mu.
heidihicks@waterfordschool.org
Heidi Hicks is the Assistant Orchestra Director and Viola Specialist at the Waterford School and has been teaching there since 2006. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Viola Performance. Following her undergraduate degree, she moved to Boston where she attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts. There she earned her Masters of Music, also with an emphasis in Viola Performance.

While in Boston, Heidi's string quartet was invited to perform in many venues, including Boston Symphony Hall, as live performers on Classical Radio Boston, and in Moscow, Russia, as part of a collaborative program with the Moscow State Conservatory. She was also a member of the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, which performed regularly around the Boston area.

Heidi has participated in the National Orchestral Institute, Blossom Festival where she performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, and was personally invited to perform with the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

Upon returning to SLC, UT, Heidi became a member of the Ballet West Orchestra, where she met her amazing husband in the bassoon section. Music is very much a part of their life. In addition to music, Heidi loves DIY, and constantly has a project going. She and her husband have a darling little girl who is hoping to play the flute someday.
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Joshua Holder

Band Teacher
joshuaholder@waterfordschool.org
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Kathy Morris

Strings
Music
Royal Conservatory of Music
A.R.C.T.
kathymorris@waterfordschool.org
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Kathy Morris

Strings
Music
Royal Conservatory of Music
A.R.C.T.
kathymorris@waterfordschool.org
Kathy Morris, Music Department Chair and Orchestra Director, is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she earned a BA in Music Performance with violin.

Kathy began teaching at Waterford in 1993 and since then has grown the orchestra into a robust and diverse program. Kathy instructs a wide range of levels and ensembles including string orchestra, chamber orchestra and a symphony orchestra. Kathy has created a quality, multi-dimensional program that exemplifies the liberal arts values of Waterford.

Kathy was awarded Music Educator of the Year in 2014 by the Utah High School Activities Association. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a Charter member in 2012 and was awarded the Waterford Educator Prize in 2007.

In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Kathy is an Upper School advisor, Region 14 Music Chair and has taken her orchestra on tour to Germany, Austria, China, Italy, Greece and Ireland. She will take the orchestra to Estonia, Finland and Russia in the summer of 2017.

Kathy is passionate about music. She truly believes that music is for everyone, and that she has been fortunate to serve at a school that emphasizes and supports the arts.

Kathy is happily married to Craig Morris and has two children. She enjoys all music, sports and international travel, especial the beaches in the Dominican Republic.
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Cassie Olson

Strings
Manhattan School of Music
M.M.
cassieolson@waterfordschool.org
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Willem Scott King

Chorus Teacher
University of Northern Colorado
M.Mu.
scottking@waterfordschool.org
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Willem Scott King

Chorus Teacher
University of Northern Colorado
M.Mu.
scottking@waterfordschool.org
Willem “Scott” King, the Accompanist for the Middle and Upper Schools music programs and Assistant Choral Director, is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where he earned his Masters in Music with an emphasis in Collaborative Piano. Prior to this, Scott achieved his B.A. in Applied Piano studies at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Prior to his arrival at the Waterford School in 2015, Scott worked as an adjunct professor at the College of Idaho (Caldwell, ID) from 2011-2012 and as the Staff Accompanist for Fountain-Fort Carson High School (Fountain, CO) from 2012-2015. Scott has had a great love for music ever since he was very young and has participated in numerous musical competitions and earned various piano awards for festivals in the Southwestern Idaho region. In addition to his piano activities, Scott enjoys finding opportunities to sing and has toured in the United States, England, Scotland and Italy. He also has been a member of the Colorado Springs Chorale, the Utah Symphony Chorus as well as performing both as a vocalist and pianist for various churches. In addition to his love of music, Scott also enjoys hiking, photography and traveling to new places.
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Marilyn Swan

Strings
Music
Brigham Young University
M.M.
marilynswan@waterfordschool.org
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Patrick Tatman

Chorus Teacher
Choral Conducting Performance
Brigham Young University
M.M.
patricktatman@waterfordschool.org
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Patrick Tatman

Chorus Teacher
Choral Conducting Performance
Brigham Young University
M.M.
patricktatman@waterfordschool.org
Patrick Tatman serves as the Choral Director at the Waterford School where he oversees choral music studies at the Middle and Upper School level. Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Penn State University. His career has included teaching experience in choral music at the elementary, secondary, and university levels in Utah, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.

In addition to his work at the Waterford School, Patrick serves as a conductor, professional singer, and guest clinician with several organizations in the Utah and Salt Lake valleys, including the Mapleton Chorale, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake Choral Artists, and the Brevitas professional choir. He is a published choral composer and operates a private voice studio specializing in classical voice. In the past he has served as the conductor of the BYU University Chorale and the Cantorum early music chamber choir.

Since coming to the Waterford School in 2015, Patrick has started the Waterford Chorale, a community choir comprised of students, family members, alumni, faculty and other friends of the Waterford School. The choir holds scheduled evening rehearsals and presents an opportunity for everyone to participate in the choral music community at Waterford.
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Denisse Vallecillos

Strings
Music
Brigham Young University
M.M.
denissevallecillos@waterfordschool.org

MS/US P.E. & Athletics

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Dave Brattin

Phys. Ed. Teacher
davebrattin@waterfordschool.org
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Jackie Hertgen

Assistant to the Athletic Director
jacquelinehertgen@waterfordschool.org
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Ryan Judd

Class VIII Dean
Physical Education
ryanjudd@waterfordschool.org
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Craig Morris

Athletics Director
Farleigh Dickenson University
M.S.
craigmorris@waterfordschool.org
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Craig Morris

Athletics Director
Farleigh Dickenson University
M.S.
craigmorris@waterfordschool.org
Craig Morris, Athletic Director and P.E. teacher, is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned a BA and MA in History and Education and played lacrosse. Craig began teaching at Waterford in 1995 and has served as both the Athletic Director and P.E. Department Chair. Under his leadership, the athletic and P.E. programs at Waterford have grown and flourished. Waterford’s athletic teams have won 37 State Championships over the course of his tenure. Prior to coming to Waterford, Craig was Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Residence Life at the Juilliard School in New York City where he met his wife Kathy. After moving to Utah, Craig spent two years working for Video Journal of Education, a professional development company located here in Sandy, Utah. Craig has been Coach of the Year for Region 14/17 Girl’s Basketball in 2015-2016, 2012-2013, 2004-2005, and 2003-2004. He was also Coach of the Year for Utah High School Men’s Lacrosse League Division I in 2000 and Coach of the Year in the RMLC Division 1 Men’s College Lacrosse in 2012 with the University of Utah. Craig was awarded the Waterford’s Educator prize in 2010. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Craig is an Upper School advisor and participated in the Drug and Alcohol committee and was their keynote speaker. Craig was also Head Coach of the University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse from 2008-2012. Craig currently serves as the Region 14 Chair for the Utah High School Activities Association. He also serves on the UHSAA Executive Committee, Bylaws and Constitution Committee, the Awards Committee, the Music Committee and the Realignment Committee. Craig is also the Chair of the Executive Counsel for the Utah High School Lacrosse League and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Lacrosse Association. Craig is happily married to Kathy Morris and has two children. He enjoys skiing, golfing, cooking, traveling and supporting his New York Teams - The Giants/Yankees/Rangers.
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George Shirley

Soccer Coach
georgeshirley@waterfordschool.org
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Christopher Todd

Latin
Outdoor Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed.
chriswtodd@waterfordschool.org
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Christopher Todd

Latin
Outdoor Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed.
chriswtodd@waterfordschool.org
Chris Todd is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a Masters of Education with a focus in teaching Latin and Classical Humanities at the Secondary Level. He began his studies of the Classics at the University of Oregon where he learned Latin and Ancient Greek as part of Bachelor of Arts degree. He was awarded the Lowenstam Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies and Translation by the Classics Department at Oregon. Chris arrived at Waterford in 2011 to help create the Middle School Latin program and write its curriculum, which has grown each year since its foundation, including an international trip with students to Italy in the summer of 2014. He has added to the program an increased focus on speaking Latin and learning Latin as a living language after completing an immersive Latin program at Loyola Marymount University in the summer of 2012. In addition to his responsibilities in the Foreign Language Department, Mr. Todd is a teacher and trip leader in the Outdoor Program. His involvement in the Outdoor Program places him in both the Middle and Upper School courses year round. In the fall, winter, and spring, he teaches students safe travel in the backcountry, leave no trace ethics, wilderness first aid, rock climbing and mountaineering, canyoneering, pack rafting, backcountry skiing, as well as an overall appreciation and love for nature and the outside world. In the summer, Mr. Todd has led students on multiple trips that have included Zion and Moab in Utah, the Tetons in Wyoming, and the Oregon wilderness. Mr. Todd is a Wilderness First Responder. He has completed the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course for rock climbing, Swift Water Rescue course for safe river travel, and the Avalanche Level 2 Awareness and Rescue Course.
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Christopher Watkins

Outdoor
University of Utah
B.S.
chriswatkins@waterfordschool.org
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Christopher Watkins

Outdoor
University of Utah
B.S.
chriswatkins@waterfordschool.org
Chris Watkins, the Outdoor Program Director, is a graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a B.S. in the News Editorial sequence of Mass Communications, with a focus on photojournalism and additional studies in literature.

Mr. Watkins is currently a MS and US Outdoor Class Instructor, Yearbook Advisor, Upper School Yoga Instructor, Ultimate Frisbee Coach, and the Community Service Advisor.

Mr. Watkins has filled numerous roles during his 12 years at The Waterford School. Beginning with Class VIII English and as a middle school basketball coach, Mr. Watkins has been the MS Community Service and Student Government Advisor, Class Dean at both the Middle School and Upper School level, and a consistent trip leader as part of the Summer Term Program. Mr. Watkins has been a leader on trips to Mt. Whitney, the Grand Tetons, Norway, Tanzania and the Waterford Humanitarian trip to Kolkata, India.

A native of Carmel, Calif., Mr. Watkins was the Staff Photographer and Photo Editor for a local outdoor publication, Utah Outdoors, then worked for the Salt Lake Tribune during the 2002 Winter Olympics, before working at the Deseret Morning News.

A dedicated recreationalist, Mr. Watkins spends as much time as possible outside, with a particular passion for mountain biking, rock climbing, and backcountry snowboarding. Mr. Watkins has competed in Ultimate Frisbee National Championships and the 2002 World Championships. He is also began the Ultimate Frisbee team at the University of Utah in 2005 and coached the team until 2009. Mr. Watkins lives in the Millcreek area with his wife and daughter, Torrey, who is in Class II at Waterford.
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Hillary Williams

Class XI Dean
Physical Education
University of Utah
M.S. Exercise & Sport Science
hillarywilliams@waterfordschool.org
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Hillary Williams

Class XI Dean
Physical Education
University of Utah
M.S. Exercise & Sport Science
hillarywilliams@waterfordschool.org
Hillary Williams received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of Utah in 2008. She returned to school in 2009 to work on her Master’s degree in Sports Pedagogy while working as a full-time Athletic Trainer for the University of Utah’s Club Sports as well as the ballet and modern dance departments. She received her Master’s of Science degree in 2011 with the completion of her Master’s Thesis project on ‘Motivation to participate in high school physical education classes. Hillary Williams started her career at the Waterford School in 2011. She joined the Physical Education and Athletics Department as a full-time faculty member in 2012, teaching both Middle and Upper School students. She started coaching the Middle School girls basketball team in the Winter of 2012 and became the Class XI Dean in 2015. During her time at Waterford, Hillary has worked as a full-time Athletic Trainer, providing coverage to Waterford athletic teams and athletes. Hillary enjoys being active and sharing her passion for fitness with others. She enjoys the outdoors, going on hikes, camping and fishing. She participates in recreational sports in her spare time such as softball and basketball.

MS/US Photography

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Bernard Meyers

Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.F.A.
bernardmeyers@waterfordschool.org
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Bernard Meyers

Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.F.A.
bernardmeyers@waterfordschool.org
Bernard C. Meyers is recognized internationally as an artist and master printer. His work is held in public, private, and corporate collections nationwide. He has taught photography at the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Media Workshops. His art can be seen at bernardcmeyers.com, 1stdibs.com, and the Klotz Gallery in New York City. His pursuit of beauty, the abstract and uncompromising craft through photo based fine art has been an unwavering life long passion. To quote Burk Uzzle, “Bernie has that rarest of combinations, the mind of a scientist and the heart of a poet.”
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Andrew Patteson

Class X Dean
Photography
Ohio University
M.F.A.
andrewpatteson@waterfordschool.org
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Andrew Patteson

Class X Dean
Photography
Ohio University
M.F.A.
andrewpatteson@waterfordschool.org
Andrew Patteson teaches photography at Waterford and is the Class X Dean. He has a BA in English Literature (photography minor) from the University of Miami and an MFA in Studio Art/Photography from Ohio University. He started his career in education in 1999, teaching English at a large public high school in Florida, and then English and photography at a small upstart charter school. After four years he decided to return to school to pursue an advanced degree in photography, and in 2007 completed his MFA and moved to Utah to embark on his career at Waterford. He is active as a working artist and has had photographs selected for regional and national exhibitions. You can see galleries of his work at http://andrew-patteson.com. He spends his free time having fun with his wife and young son, and his other passions include Ultimate disc and vintage steel bicycles.

MS/US Science

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Mark Bromley

Science
Zoology
Brigham Young University
M.S.
markbromley@waterfordschool.org
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Mark Bromley

Science
Zoology
Brigham Young University
M.S.
markbromley@waterfordschool.org
Mr. Bromley grew up in Downey, California. After earning a degree in Zoology from B.Y.U., he taught science at Orem High School and Orem Jr. High School. In 1981, Mr. Bromley joined Waterford in its inaugural year. He has taught all manner of biology courses in the last thirty-five years and has led field trips to Belize, Kenya and many trips to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Prior to moving to the Sandy Campus in 1990, Mr. Bromley earned an M.S. in Zoology. He keeps company with fifty-five mounted animals, seventy-two skulls and several hundred pinned insects. His room is a perfect place for a Victorian biologist.

Mr. Bromley’s extracurricular interests include wildlife watching, making furniture, reading murder mysteries and achieving deep frustration with his latest project: building a Shelby Cobra replica in his garage. Mark and Lee have raised six Waterford graduates and currently have thirteen grandchildren with names Mark can occasionally remember.
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Barr Dolan

Science
Physics
M.S., M.B.A.
barrdolan@waterfordschool.org
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Barr Dolan

Science
Physics
M.S., M.B.A.
barrdolan@waterfordschool.org
Barr Dolan, Physics Instructor at the Waterford School, holds a B.A.in Chemistry and M.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, a B.A. in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

From 1982 to present, Barr has worked in venture capital in silicon valley as a partner at Charter Venture Capital and currently as a partner at Charter Life Sciences, investing in early stage technology and healthcare start­ups. Successful investments that Barr has helped start and fund include Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC, NYSE), Elli Mae, Inc. (ELLI, NYSE), and EP Technologies, Inc. (cardiac electrophysiology, acquired by Boston Scientific).Barr currently sits on the boards of KFX Medical, Inc. (private, orthopedic devices) and Elli Mae, Inc. (cloud software).

Barr also is a mentor to the Waterford robotics team and coaches his daughter’s AYSO soccer team.
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James Harris

Science Department Chair
Natural Resources
Cornell University
B.S.
jamesharris@waterfordschool.org
James Harris's picture

James Harris

Science Department Chair
Natural Resources
Cornell University
B.S.
jamesharris@waterfordschool.org
James Harris teaches Middle and Upper School Science, is the Science Department Chair, and leads Waterford’s Robotics Program. James earned a Bachelors of Science degree at Cornell University where he studied Natural Resources. While attending university he competed as part of the Lightweight Rowing team.

A faculty member at Waterford since 1990, James has filled many roles over the years. James has taught both in the Math and Science Departments and has held numerous leadership roles including Upper School Dean, MS/US Dean of Students, and founder of the Outdoor Program.

James has a keen interest in facility and campus design and has been involved in planning as Waterford’s campus has grown and developed. Specific projects of interest include design and construction of the indoor climbing wall in the East Gym, design and development of the campus Arboretum, development of the Campus Master Plan, and the design of a future science facility.

James has been Science Department Chair since 2010. In this role he has facilitated technology integration initiatives, founded and designed the Robotics program, and has worked to optimize learning in current facilities while planning for future expansion.

Having grown up in Massachusetts, James misses the ocean but greatly enjoys the landscape of Utah and, in particular, the proximity of the Wasatch Mountains, where he spends time with friends and family hiking, biking, skiing, and rock climbing. And, whether in his backyard or in the wild, James always keeps eye and ear alert for interesting birds.

James particularly enjoys the opportunities that come from a multi-generation career at Waterford. He finds it gratifying and fun to teach alongside students-turned-colleagues and to teach, with increasing frequency, the offspring of alumni who have included their own children in the Waterford community.
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Andrew Henrikson

Science
Thermal Geophysics
University of Utah
M.S.
andrewhenrikson@waterfordschool.org
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Andrew Henrikson

Science
Thermal Geophysics
University of Utah
M.S.
andrewhenrikson@waterfordschool.org
Andy Henrikson graduated from Skidmore College in 1997 with a B.A. in Geology. He then moved to Utah for graduate school at the University of Utah. After earning a M.S. in Thermal geophysics, Andy worked briefly in the petroleum exploration business, building thermal models to predict hydrocarbon maturation in various basins. Had he traveled to the basins he was modeling, he might still be in that business! Alas, it was all computer work to which Andy was ill-suited.

With a bit of reflection Andy realized that teaching undergrads at the University of Utah was the most rewarding part of his time there and that being a teacher might be a good fit. After a discussion with a lab mate and Waterford alum, Marshall Bartlett, Andy sent former Head of School Nancy Heuston his resume and soon after accepted a position teaching physics, starting in September of 2000.

Andy discovered that working physics problems based on rowing was a natural fit for the subject, and allowed him to bask in his college rowing days. Before long, students started to ask if they could try rowing. In September of 2002, Andy took the first group of Waterford students for a row on the Great Salt Lake. Since then, the program has grown steadily. The Waterford rowing team has a trailer full of quality rowing shells and has enjoyed a degree of success that has, at times, been surprising. The crew travels to two regattas per season and a week-long training trip in the spring.

Andy has enjoyed teaching and working at Waterford and looks forward to many more years as a teacher and coach.
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Ingrid Knowles

Class IX Dean
Science
Bates College
B.A.
ingridknowles@waterfordschool.org
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Ingrid Knowles

Class IX Dean
Science
Bates College
B.A.
ingridknowles@waterfordschool.org
Ingrid Knowles is a graduate of Bates College. She earned a B.A. (Hons) in Geology and a minor in East Asian Studies. In 2006, Ingrid received a grant from US Fish & Wildlife to do salt marsh restoration research on the coast of Maine. From the research she wrote an honors thesis, A Biogeochemical Study of Ditchplug and Natural Pools in the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, ME. Ingrid arrived at The Waterford School in August of 2013. She has been a Science Teacher, Outdoor Instructor, and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach since joining Waterford. She was appointed the role of Class IX Dean in 2014. Before arriving at The Waterford School, Ingrid taught at KIPP Intrepid in Houston, TX. In the summer of 2007, Ingrid joined Teach For America Corps where she taught summer school at Dowling Middle School in Houston, TX. For her teaching education, she went through the Teaching Excellence Certification Program and is a Certified Texas teacher as a Generalist for Grades 4-8. In 2008, Ingrid was appointed to Grade Level Chair (GLC) of the 7th grade at KIPP Intrepid. As a GLC, she participated in the KIPP Leadership Course. While at KIPP Intrepid, Ingrid coordinated community events, advised faculty on curriculum development, and managed all 7th grade teachers in order to create a positive grade level culture. When not in the classroom, on the lacrosse field, or leading students on excursions, Ingrid is on adventures of her own. She enjoys trail running, cross country skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and ski touring during her free time.
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Richard Malatesta

Science
Marine Ecology
University of Connecticut
Ph.D.
richardmalatesta@waterfordschool.org
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Richard Malatesta

Science
Marine Ecology
University of Connecticut
Ph.D.
richardmalatesta@waterfordschool.org
Richard Malatesta holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tampa and a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the University of Connecticut. He served for seven years as a Chief Scientist and Professor of Oceanography for the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and for there years as the Academic Dean for the School for Field Studies in Salem, Massachusetts. He has been with Waterford for the last fifteen years.
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Harold L. Miller

Psychology Teacher
Harvard University
Ph.D.
halmiller@waterfordschool.org
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Daniel Osipovitch

Chemistry
Science
Dartmouth College
Ph.D.
danielosipovitch@waterfordschool.org
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Daniel Osipovitch

Chemistry
Science
Dartmouth College
Ph.D.
danielosipovitch@waterfordschool.org
Dr. Daniel Osipovitch, chemistry teacher at Waterford, received his Ph.D. in Experimental and Molecular Medicine from Dartmouth College (NH) in February of 2015. His thesis research used protein engineering/bioengineering to develop new ways of treating drug-resistant Staph. infections with engineered enzymes. Daniel also has a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in forensic science from the University of New Haven (CT).

Daniel spent much of his life (from tenth grade on) as a tutor, either working independently, for a school, or for a tutoring company. It was through this work that he developed his passion for teaching and recognized that he needed to be in the classroom inspiring our future scientists and engineers; he hopes to show students that chemistry, although challenging, is a beautiful and exciting view into how the world around us works. Daniel believes that science is one of the best ways to connect to the world around us.

Other passions of his include playing competitive Scrabble, cooking (which includes canning jam, baking bread, and making cheese), hiking, and traveling. Daniel brings these passions into the classroom--his Scrabble club at Waterford helps to build critical thinking skills.

At Waterford, Daniel regularly teaches sixth-grade chemistry, honors chemistry, and AP chemistry. In 2016, he worked alongside Dr. Pope to create a pharmacology senior elective, a topic that is relevant to everyday life, and that helped to unite all areas of science that the students have learned at Waterford. He has also developed a forensic science summer class for class VI titled “Solving Mysteries with Chemistry.” This engaging class has allowed students to explore how chemistry can be used beyond the classroom, providing an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in many lab activities including fingerprinting, casting footprints and tire tracks, identifying art forgery, and analyzing potentially poisoned samples.

It is Daniel’s goal to develop in his students a curiosity about the world, and he hopes his students leave with a true understanding of Rosalind Franklin’s poignant statement, “science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”
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Maryann Pope

Science
Chemistry
University of Utah
Ph.D.
maryannpope@waterfordschool.org
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Maryann Pope

Science
Chemistry
University of Utah
Ph.D.
maryannpope@waterfordschool.org
Dr. MaryAnn Pope is a science teacher at Waterford, specializing in chemistry and molecular biology. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Utah in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. Her graduate research involved elucidating the mechanism of the DNA repair enzyme MutY and murine MYH. She has published several peer review scientific papers in respected journals such as: Biochemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biology, and DNA Repair.

During her time at the University of Utah, MaryAnn received several prestigious awards. As an undergraduate student she was awarded both the Leon Watters and the Walter D. and Grace G. Bonner Memorial Awards for her outstanding achievement in academics from the University of Utah Chemistry department. As a graduate student she received an NIH Fellowship Grant and was given the William W. Epstein Outstanding Educator Award by the University of Utah department of Chemistry for her work as a teaching assistant.

Prior to joining the Waterford faculty in 2014, MaryAnn taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. The courses that she taught include: introduction to chemistry, general chemistry lab I and II, and elementary bioorganic chemistry.

Outside of teaching, MaryAnn enjoys tennis, hiking, running, reading, roller coasters, and watching action movies. She lives in Sandy with her husband and two daughters.

MS/US Theater

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Javen Tanner

Dean of Arts
Theater Department Chair
University of San Diego
M.F.A.
javentanner@waterfordschool.org
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Javen Tanner

Dean of Arts
Theater Department Chair
University of San Diego
M.F.A.
javentanner@waterfordschool.org
Javen Tanner, Dean of Arts and Theater Department Chair, received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe / University of San Diego, where he was awarded the Craig Noel Fellowship. He has performed off-Broadway and regionally. Javen is the Artistic Director of The Sting & Honey Company.
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Tara Tanner

Theatre Teacher/Actor
Middlebury College
M.A.
taratanner@waterfordschool.org
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Tara Tanner

Theatre Teacher/Actor
Middlebury College
M.A.
taratanner@waterfordschool.org
Tara Lynn Tanner, a teacher of English and theater, graduated from Middlebury College with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Tara is a founding member of The Sting and Honey Theater Company, a professional theater company in Salt Lake City. She has been at Waterford for ten years, teaching English, history, debate, and theater classes as well as directing and designing for the Waterford Theater Department. She also runs a summer Shakespeare program for Middle School. Before Waterford, Tara taught high school in New York City and San Diego. She has two children, River and Rain, who both attended Waterford.

Physical Plant

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Marcia Duheric

Maintenance
maricaduheric@waterfordschool.org
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Mehmed Duheric

Maintenance
mehmedduheric@waterfordschool.org
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John Hansen

Grounds Supervisor
Journeyman Landscape Gardener
Utah State University
johnhansen@waterfordschool.org
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Juan Henao

Custodial Supervisor
juanhenao@waterfordschool.org
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Dave Taylor

Building Maintenance
davidtaylor@waterfordschool.org
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Jim Williams

Maintenance Supervisor
jimwilliams@waterfordschool.org

Staff

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Beth Hamideh

Director of Offices
University of Utah
B.S.
bethhamideh@waterfordschool.org
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Lynn Lonsdale

Waterford School Archivist
Brigham Young University
M.L.I.S.
lynnlonsdale@waterfordschool.org
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Lynn Lonsdale

Waterford School Archivist
Brigham Young University
M.L.I.S.
lynnlonsdale@waterfordschool.org
Lynn Lonsdale is the Waterford School Archivist. Lynn holds a MLIS from BYU and retired as the Director of the Waterford School Libraries in 2008.  In the fall of 2008, Lynn became the school archivist when the school officially established the Waterford School Archive.

Lynn was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Utah in 1970 to attend the University of Utah and later BYU.  She joined Waterford in 1993 as the Head Librarian after completing her Masters in Library and Information Science. Her family joined the school when it opened in Provo in 1981 and her six children are alumni. Lynn now has grandchildren attending the school. She is a quilter, practices yoga, reads and bikes.
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Aniko Brewer

Study Hall Supervisor
anikobrewer@waterfordschool.org
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Lee Bromley

Assistant to the Head of School
Brigham Young University
B.S.
leebromley@waterfordschool.org
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Lee Bromley

Assistant to the Head of School
Brigham Young University
B.S.
leebromley@waterfordschool.org
Lee Bromley began with the School in its earliest days as Director of Admissions in Provo. Over the years she has had responsibilities over maintenance and operations, transportation and, because of her training as a RN, nursing and emergency services.  Currently, she is the Assistant to the Head of School with the primary responsibilities of School events, Master Calendar and Parents Association.
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Amy Dolbin

Registrar
Brigham Young University
B.S.
amydolbin@waterfordschool.org
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Nancy Durrant

Office Manager
nancydurrant@waterfordschool.org
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Kristine Wilkins

Executive Assistant
Office of the Head of School
University of Utah
B.A.
kristinewilkins@waterfordschool.org

Tutoring

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Karen Barker

Tutor
karenbarker@waterfordschool.org
Martha Beck's picture

Martha Beck

Math Tutor
marthabeck@waterfordschool.org
Jessica Brooke's picture

Jessica Brooke

Tutor (Math/Science)
jessicabrooke@waterfordschool.org
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Michelene Brown

Tutor
Brigham Young University
B.A.
michelenebrown@waterfordschool.org
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Michelene Brown

Tutor
Brigham Young University
B.A.
michelenebrown@waterfordschool.org
Michelene Brown, a Lower School Reading Tutor, is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Michelene has experience teaching fourth grade as well as substitute teaching. She has been tutoring at Waterford since 2013. She and her husband have six children, who are all Waterford School graduates. Michelene loves reading, libraries and bookstores. She especially loves teaching kindergartners — inviting them into the wonderful world of reading.
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Christa Datwyler

Tutor
christadatwyler@waterfordschool.org
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Jazmyn Dolbin

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
jazmyndolbin@waterfordschool.org
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Michelle Donahue

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
michelledonahue@waterfordschool.org
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Sherry Egan

Reading Program Director
Reading Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
sherryegan@waterfordschool.org
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Sherry Egan

Reading Program Director
Reading Education
Brigham Young University
M.A.
sherryegan@waterfordschool.org
Sherry Egan, the Reading Specialist for the Waterford Lower School, is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where she received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Reading Specialty. Sherry began teaching in 1981 as a Class I teacher at the Waterford School Provo Campus and continued teaching until she moved overseas in 1986, to Australia and New Zealand. Upon returning to Utah, she once again began teaching at the Waterford School, this time at the Sandy Campus as a Class III teacher, where she remained for nine years. Sherry then began working with the Waterford Institute of Research in educational (reading) software development. In 2001, in addition to her research, Sherry began the Waterford School Reading Intervention Program, which is currently in it’s fifteenth year. The association with the institute provided a strong research foundation for the reading tutoring program, which after a few years became her sole responsibility. Before joining the Waterford School, Sherry taught in the Jordan School District, teaching grades I-III at Crescent Elementary, Granite School, and opening Willow Canyon School. Sherry has privately tutored students in reading over the past 20 years, particularly Dyslexic students. She regards the University of Utah Reading Center staff and its director, Dr. Kathleen Brown, as her mentors. She has received her training in Next Steps, Higher Steps, Wilson Training, and more, through their program. She attends national conferences in the area of reading, particularly the International Dyslexic Conference and Wilson Conferences. In addition to her school responsibilities, Sherry spends a lot of time on the East coast (Boston and Philadelphia) where her children and grandchildren live. Sherry has six children that have graduated from Waterford School and are now productively involved in their professions and college careers. She enjoys reading, cooking, sewing, and hiking.
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Elizabeth Elggren

Tutor Program Director
lizelggren@waterfordschool.org
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Richard R Gaebler

Tutor
richardgaebler@waterfordschool.org
Ruth Harvey's picture

Ruth Harvey

Tutor
ruthharvey@waterfordschool.org
Emily Jensen's picture

Emily Jensen

Tutor (Math/Science)
emilyjensen@waterfordschool.org
Rebecca Klaus's picture

Rebecca Klaus

Tutor (Math/Science)
rebeccaklaus@waterfordschool.org
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Kiersten Lopez

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
kierstenlopez@waterfordschool.org
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Cherese Mathews

Tutor
cheresemathews@waterfordschool.org
Tina Monosson's picture

Tina Monosson

Tutor
tinamonosson@waterfordschool.org
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Carol Jean Mulé

Tutor
University of Utah
M.Ed.
carolmule@waterfordschool.org
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Carol Jean Mulé

Tutor
University of Utah
M.Ed.
carolmule@waterfordschool.org
This 2016-17 school year will mark Carol Jean Mulé's forty-second year in the teaching profession. She has taught full time for thirty-seven years in the Salt Lake area, teaching virtually every grade at the elementary level, including the gifted program and Class III at the Waterford School during its opening year in Sandy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey, her Master of Education degree from the University of Utah, and her Gifted and Talented endorsement from Utah State University. Carol Jean was nominated by colleagues, parents, and students for the 2008 Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. This will be her fifth year tutoring students in mathematics here at Waterford. Carol Jean delights in working with children and seeing them succeed. She enjoys making concepts in mathematics clear and relevant for students, along with helping them retain important facts; recognize patterns; make connections; and build and strengthen their computation and application skills.
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Ella Newman

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
ellanewman@waterfordschool.org
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Erin Pickens

Tutor
University of Utah
B.A.
erinpickens@waterfordschool.org
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Erin Pickens

Tutor
University of Utah
B.A.
erinpickens@waterfordschool.org
Erin Pickens, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School math tutor, attended the University of Utah in the special education program. Erin began working at Waterford in August of 2013.

Erin worked at Smith's Pharmacy for 12 years as a pharmacy technician before coming to Waterford. Prior to that, Erin was at Brighton High School teaching in their at-risk program. Erin also taught at Jordan Valley Special School from 1978-1983. Erin still meets with 6 of her former special needs students. They have done a variety of activities over the past 30 plus years such as bowling, swimming, gymnastics, movies, dinners, and shopping.

Erin enjoys spending time with her husband Len, of 36 years, her daughter Tori, son-in-law, Dave, grandson, Wyatt, son, Jaeden, and daughter-in-law Katie. Erin and her family play at their cabin up Fairview Canyon, go boating and camping, and now plan trips to Hurricane, Utah to stay at their newly built home! Erin's other passions are swimming and golfing.

Erin has thoroughly enjoyed these past three years at Waterford. She is still learning from her students and plans to continue supporting each of her students with their math skills. Erin is truly thankful to be part of the Waterford family.
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Susan Sharma

Tutor
susansharma@waterfordschool.org
Shidasha Silva's picture

Shidasha Silva

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
shidashasilva@waterfordschool.org
Julie Smart's picture

Julie Smart

Tutor
juliesmart@waterfordschool.org
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Kylee Snuffer

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
kyleesnuffer@waterfordschool.org
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Kathy Thames

Tutor
kathythames@waterfordschool.org
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Steven Udall

Tutor (Math)
stevenudall@waterfordschool.org
Idamae Wallace's picture

Idamae Wallace

Tutor
idamaewallace@waterfordschool.org
Julie West's picture

Julie West

Tutor
juliewest@waterfordschool.org
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Kameron Winterton

Director of Mathematics Tutoring
Finance and Statistics
University of Utah
B.S.
kameronwinterton@waterforschool.org
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Kameron Winterton

Director of Mathematics Tutoring
Finance and Statistics
University of Utah
B.S.
kameronwinterton@waterforschool.org
Kameron O. Winterton, the Director of Mathematics Tutoring at the Waterford School, graduated from the University of Utah in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. He was awarded several academic scholarships while attending the University of Utah, including the prestigious Honors at Entrance Scholarship, which he maintained during his tenure. Prior to attending the University of Utah, Kameron attended Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, UT. He was very active in academic, athletic, and musical arenas. Throughout high school, he excelled in many AP and Honors courses, participated in the swim and water polo teams, dedicated time to multiple honor societies and community service clubs, and worked part-time at a local grocery store. He earned perfect scores on both the AP Calculus BC and ACT Mathematics exams. Before joining the faculty at the Waterford School in 2015, Kameron worked for six years as the Director of Education Services for a highly specialized child psychology and education clinic in South Jordan, UT, wherein he received extensive cognitive and psycho-educational training from multiple pediatric psychologists. This training fine-tuned his prior decade of professional tutoring experience, which he passionately shares with his Waterford students and colleagues. Prior to his clinical experiences, Kameron worked as an Advanced Equity Derivatives Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, UT. He was an integral member of the Equity Derivatives Client Management Team but came to realize that he was vastly more passionate about education and tutoring than the world of finance. To some, his choice to resign from a promising career with one of the top global financial firms in the world is still a mystery. To him, it was one of the easiest and most fulfilling choices he has ever made. Kameron is an accomplished pianist and composer, and has been playing the piano since he was four years old. He was classically trained by his grandmother, Bonnie M. Winterton, who holds a Ph.D. in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. He is confident that his deep love of music, particularly the piano, has directly contributed to his mathematical abilities, and he is indescribably grateful to his grandmother for it. He is also passionate about health and fitness, pop culture, computer and video games, and spending time with family and friends.
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Jeannie Woller

Tutor (Reading/Writing)
jeanniewoller@waterfordschool.org