Rayann Sandstrom 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.