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Arches Academy, The Best Private School in Utah
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Annette Warnick

Head of School, Founder

B.A., Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University
M.A., Elementary Education, Lesley University
16 years of teaching experience, 10 years of 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. 

FACULTY AND STAFF

of Arches Academy

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Take a tour with the Founder of Arches Academy.

Choosing the right school for your child can be overwhelming and we want to help.

ADMINISTRATION

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Jennifer Coletti

 Dean of Faculty,

Asst Head of School

B.A., English Literature, Utah Valley University,

2 years teaching experience, 1 year Office Admin experience 

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Keri Wahl

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

8 years administrative experience

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Kristen Bingham

Admissions Director,

Dean of Students

BS in Human Development,

19 years experience working

with children and families

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Becky Robison

Accounting,
Business Maganer

Accountant and Business Operations Manager, BS in Business Administration, 27 yrs experience

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Heather Shallenberger

Curriculum Director,

Program Scheduling, Founder

B.S., Early Childhood Education,

Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
6 years teaching experience

8 years administrative experience

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Wendy Butler

Receptionist

BA, Grant Writing, Utah Valley University

4 years experience in customer service and reception

3 years experience as teacher assistant

3 years with Americorp

1 yr Manager/Grant Writer for Little Lambs Foundation

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Pam Penrod

​Language Arts Head, Marketing, Founder


B.S., Elementary Education,

Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
18 years teaching experience

8 years administrative experience

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Kylen Laws

Marketing & Graphic Design Director, Art Teacher

A.A Liberal Arts, Butler Community College

B.S. Cinema Arts and Sciences, Columbia College

5 years teaching experience

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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Emily Ralls

Kindergarten 

Early Childhood Co-Dept Head

17 years teaching experience

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Katherine Moulton

Nursery School
(2-year-olds)

2 years teaching experience
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Nicole Hill

Pre-K Teacher

(4-year-olds)

BA, Elementary Education, Brigham Young University

5 years teaching experience, including owning/running her private Preschool

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Michaela King

Preschool Specialist,

Lunch Director

1  year of teaching experience

BS, Professional Studies, minors in Early Intervention and
Educational Foundations; emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education

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Elizabeth Moulton

Preschool Teacher

(3-year-olds)

1 year teaching experience

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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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

21 years teaching experience

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Maria Meredith

2nd Grade

B.S. Education, Utah Valley University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah

Soccer Coach

6 years teaching experience 

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Keri Wahl

3rd/4th Grade

Math Department Head, Founder

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

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Cammie Thorson

5th Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, University of Utah

9 years teaching experience 

TEFL Certified

MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Amanda Capener

6th-8th Grade

Middle School Math Teacher

B.S. in Elementary Education,

A.S., Early Childhood Education, Utah Valley University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah 

11 years teaching experience

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Keri Wahl

3rd/4th Grade,

Math Department Head, Founder


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

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Ryan McKay

9th Grade Mentor

World Language and Cultures


B.S Secondary French and Philosophy,

Utah Valley University, Graduating May 2022 

3 years French history and culture studies,

2 years living abroad in France, 

2 year teaching experience 

SPECIALISTS

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Heather Peay

Drama Director

B.S. in Elementary Education,

A.S., Early Childhood Education, Utah Valley University

Certified Teacher, State of Utah 

11 years teaching experience

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Amanda Capener

Music/Middle School Math



BA, Music Education,  Brigham Young University (Math Minor) Certified Teacher, Member of the National Association for Music Education.   Studied Music Education with an Instrumental (Strings) Emphasis. Member of the BYU Concert Choir, Women's Chorus, and Symphony Orchestra. 

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Kevin Roberts

STEAM, Space Camp Director

B.S. Digital Media, Utah Valley University

Flight Director, Christy McAuliffe space center

2 years teaching experience

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Spencer Livermore

Science Teacher/MS Math Teacher

BS, Biodiversity and Conservation, Brigham Young University

Extensive coursework in Science Education, Mathemetics, Computer Programming, and Engineering

i year Science teaching experience and field work

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Ryan McKay

B.S Secondary French and Philosophy,

Utah Valley University, Graduating May 2022 

3 years french history and culture studies,

2 years living abroad in France, 

1 year teaching experience 

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Kylen Laws

Marketing & Graphic Design Director, Art Teacher

A.A Liberal Arts, Butler Community College

B.S. Cinema Arts and Sciences, Columbia College

5 years teaching experience

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Cammi Quilter

Physical Education Teacher

BS in Exercise Science, UVU, Dec 2023,

1 yr experience.

STUDENT SUPPORT

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Pam Penrod

​Reading and Math Specialist, Founder


B.S., Elementary Education,

Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
18 years teaching experience

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Suzanne Sawyer

Speech Therapy

M.S., Speech-Language Pathology,

Brigham Young University

Licensed Speech/Language Therapist, State of Utah

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Vicki Maetani

Curriculum Consultant

 

B.S., Elementary Education,

Brigham Young University

20+ Years of Teaching Reading Experience 

Researched and supervised creation of reading program used by UPSTART

Former Member of the Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading
Former Member of the International Dyslexia Society

HONORABLE MENTION

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Karen Norton

Early Childhood Advisor, Founder


B.S., Family Economics Home Management, Brigham Young University
Certified Teacher, State of Utah
25 years teaching experience

Arches Parent Organization (APO) Leadership

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Angie Malone

APO Co-President
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Nikki Dangerfield

APO Co-President
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