Faculty & Staff


Annette Warnick

Head of School, Founder




B.A., Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University
M.A., Elementary Education, Lesley University
16 years teaching experience, 8 years administrative experience 

Annette is an enterprising and dynamic voice for this growing school. With her leadership and vision, Arches Academy has become a prominent educational pillar in Utah County. 

Pam Penrod

Language Arts Head, Founder


B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
18 years teaching experience

Heather Shallenberger


Curriculum Director, Program Scheduling, Founder


B.S., Early Childhood Education, Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
6 years teaching experience

Karen Norton

PreK Advisor, Founder


B.S., Family Economics Home Management, Brigham Young University
Teaching Endorsements in Counseling Psychology and Special Education, BYU
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
25 years teaching experience

Kris Crowther

Assistant Principal, School Nurse


B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University

M.S., Organizational Leadership, Columbia Southern University

16 years administrative experience, 26 years nursing experience

Becca Hardman

Fine Arts Head, Student Programs Director


B.S. Recreation Management, Brigham Young University

Certified life coach in Gallup's StrengthsFinder Assessment

Vocal coach since January 2016

5 years administrative experience

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What could a great school teach a child if the school effectively uses the hours the child is there?  

Arches Academy is a school full of administration and teachers that love to teach and love what they do.  (I even overheard one of the staff at the grocery store telling somebody how much they love their job.)  If you imagine what great educators are and what great educators do, I think that would describe the staff at Arches."

                              - Chris Wood

Jenna Crowther

Marketing Specialist, Executive Assistant



B.A., Communications--News Media Emphasis, Brigham Young University

Regional Winner: Best Online Feature Reporting, 2018 Society of Professional Journalism

2 years marketing experience

Audrey Nair



Bree Goates




Taylor Jameson

Nursery School (2-year-olds)


Charli Johnston

Preschool (3-year-olds) 


Shalei Harwood




B.S., Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education, Southern Utah University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah

3 years teaching experience

Emily Ralls

Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) 



Preschool & Kindergarten Enhancement Teacher, Dynamics Preschool, Orem, UT

11 years teaching experience

Kerry Stott



B.S., Elementary Education
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
10 years teaching experience

Elementary School
Sharmel Issa

1st Grade



B.A., Elementary Education, Southern Utah University

M.A., Elementary Education with Reading minor, Southern Utah University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah

20 years teaching experience


Maria Meredith

2nd/3rd Grade



B.S. Education, Utah Valley University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah

Soccer Coach

5 years teaching experience 

Keri Wahl

4th/5th Grade, Math Department Head, Founder


B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
Gifted and Talented Endorsement in Progress
26 years teaching experience

Middle School
Heather Peay

6th/7th Grade


Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education, Utah Valley University

Working towards B.S. in Elementary Education

9 years teaching experience

Julie Tait

​8th/9th Grade


M.A. Humanities, University of California

B.A. English, BYU

3 years teaching experience

20 years private tutoring experience

Math, Science, and Specialists
Lara Allen




B.A., Piano Performance & Pedagogy, Brigham Young University

Boston University - Graduate studies in Piano Performance

35 yrs. collaborative performing in choral and instrumental ensembles

40 yrs. solo concert experience

20 yrs. private piano studio teaching

6 years teaching experience

Jennifer Coletti 

6/7 English, Lunch


B.A., English Literature, Utah Valley University

Tom Elder



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University

Distinguished Military Graduate, Brigham Young University

4 years teaching experience

Katy Ives

Middle School Math, Elementary/Middle School Science


B.A. School Health Education, Utah Valley University

4 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, chemistry, and health, as well as other core subjects

Alex Kalaher



B.A., Theatre, University of Utah

Instructed & built curriculum for MS Acting, Playwriting, and Musical Theatre

4 years teaching experience

Kylen Laws

Art, Afterschool Director


A.A. Liberal Arts, Butler Community College

B.S. Cinema Arts and Sciences, Columbia College

3 years teaching experience

Heidi Poppleton



B.S. Exercise and Wellness, Brigham Young University 

1 year teaching experience

Kevin Roberts

STEAM, Space Camp Director



B.S. Digital Media, Utah Valley University

Flight Director, Christy McAuliffe space center

2 years teaching experience

Andrea Smith

French, Middle School Math


B.S. Biology, French minor, Brigham Young University

5 years tutoring experience in French, SAT/ACT prep, math, reading, and biology

3 years teaching experience 

Aldina Rosdahl

Elementary Math


B.A. Brigham Young University

1 year teaching experience

Student Support


Vicki Maetani

Reading Specialist



Suzanne Sawyer

Speech Therapy



M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Brigham Young University

Licensed Speech/Language Therapist, State of Utah

Arches Parent Organization (APO) Leadership

Mitch Bingham
Jill Lewis

280 S 400 E

Orem, UT 84057

(801) 374-5480

Hours: 8-4, M-F