FACULTY & STAFF

Head of School

Annette Warnick

Head of School, Founder

annette.warnick@archesacademy.com

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

Administration

Pam Penrod

Language Arts Head, Founder

pam.penrod@archesacademy.com


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

Kris Crowther

Assistant Principal, School Nurse

kris.crowther@archesacademy.com


B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University

M.S., Organizational Leadership, Columbia Southern University

16 years administrative experience, 26 years nursing experience

Audrey Nair

Receptionist

audrey.nair@archesacademy.com

Heather Shallenberger​

Curriculum Director, Program Scheduling, Founder

heather.shallenberger@archesacademy.com

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

Becca Hardman

Fine Arts Head, Student Programs Director

becca.hardman@archesacademy.com


B.S. Recreation Management, Brigham Young University

Certified life coach in Gallup's StrengthsFinder Assessment

Vocal coach since January 2016

5 years administrative experience

Bree Goates

Accounting

accounting@archesacademy.com

Karen Norton

PreK Advisor, Founder

karen.reeder@archesacademy.com


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

Jenna Crowther

Marketing Specialist, Executive Assistant

jenna.crowther@archesacademy.com

 

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

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

2 years marketing experience

Teachers

Preschool/Kindergarten
Taylor Jameson

Nursery School (2-year-olds)

taylor.jameson@archesacademy.com

Charli Johnston

Preschool (3-year-olds) 

charli.johnston@archesacademy.com

Shalei Harwood

Kindergarten 

shalei.harwood@archesacademy.com

 

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) 

emily.ralls@archesacademy.com

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

11 years teaching experience

Kerry Stott

​Kindergarten 

kerry.stott@archesacademy.com


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

Elementary School
Sharmel Issa

1st Grade

sharmel.issa@archesacademy.com

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

maria.meredith@archesacademy.com

 

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

keri.wahl@archesacademy.com


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

heather.peay@archesacademy.com

Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education, Utah Valley University

Working towards B.S. in Elementary Education

9 years teaching experience

Julie Tait

​8th/9th Grade

julie.tait@archesacademy.com

M.A. Humanities, University of California

B.A. English, BYU

3 years teaching experience

20 years private tutoring experience

Math, Science, and Specialists
Katy Ives

Middle School Math, Elementary/Middle School Science

katy.ives@archesacademy.com


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

Drama 

alex.kalaher@archesacademy.com

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

kylen.laws@archesacademy.com


A.A. Liberal Arts, Butler Community College

B.S. Cinema Arts and Sciences, Columbia College

3 years teaching experience

Heidi Poppleton

Math, PE

heidi.poppleton@archesacademy.com


B.S. Exercise and Wellness, Brigham Young University 

1 year teaching experience

Kevin Roberts

STEAM, Space Camp Director

kevin.roberts@archesacademy.com

 

B.S. Digital Media, Utah Valley University

Flight Director, Christy McAuliffe space center

2 years teaching experience

Andrea Smith

French, Middle School Math

andrea.smith@archesacademy.com

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 

Tom Elder

Spanish

tom.elder@archesacademy.com

B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University

Distinguished Military Graduate, Brigham Young University

4 years teaching experience

Lara Allen

Music

lara.allen@archesacademy.com

 

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

jennifer.colletti@archesacademy.com

B.A., English Literature, Utah Valley University

Student Support

Vicki Maetani

Reading Specialist

vicki.maetani@archesacademy.com


 

Suzanne Sawyer

Speech Therapy

suzanne.sawyer@archesacademy.com

 

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