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Magna Crew – Programs

On this page you will find our current Kearns campus special education, discovery, art, etc. teachers and aides.

(Last Updated: 09/25/2019)

Discovery

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Alicia Seeley

Discovery Program Coordinator | [email protected]

Mrs. Seeley is the Discovery Program Coordinator. She coordinates with local partners and organizes unique classes for our students to participate in throughout the school year. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “Diversity and Inclusion”. This principle teaches students to have respect and value towards different communities, cultures, and backgrounds. Entheos has such a large diverse population, and being able to learn together creates stronger bonds one with another. Mrs. Seeley enjoys camping and reading. She would someday like to visit Greece, their ancient ruins, and black sand beaches which she finds fascinating. Mrs. Seeley is finishing her time at Salt Lake Community College and will be transferring to Utah State University for Elementary Education.

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Heather Pentico

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

Mrs. Pentico is the Discovery Para. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “The Primacy Of Self Discovery”. She encourages others to push the limits, explore new things, and try the unexpected in order to discover the best in themselves. Reading books and bright colors are two of her favorite things. She is a Hufflepuff and Audrey Hepburn is her spirit animal. Mrs. Pentico majored in theatre at SUU.

English Language Learners (ELL)

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Matt Merkley

ELL Director | [email protected]

Mr. Matt is the ELL Director for both Entheos campuses. His favorite EL Design Principle is “The Responsibility of Learning.” He believes that is everyone’s responsibilty to learn and to have fun while doing it. The more fun we have, the better the learning experience will be. The thing that he likes most about Entheos is the opportunity to work with many students who are learning English one on one. He loves to garden, go fishing and hang out with his family especially at the Oregon coast. He is married and has 6 children. He graduated from Weber State University and got a Master’s degree in English Language Learning from Western Governors University.

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Ashley Castro

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

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Library

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LaVon Hatch

Librarian | [email protected]

Mrs. Hatch is the Librarian. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “The Having of Wonderful Ideas” because a library is a great place to explore, let your imagination grow and learn about new things. She also encourages “Solitude and Reflection” in the library. For over 6 years, Mrs. Hatch has been the Entheos librarian, and has loved to see many wonderful students growing up and learning to read. She loves reading aloud as well as listening to audio books. Recently, she traveled to China with her daughters on a performing tour. Mrs. Hatch graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Spanish.

Music

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Jamie Crane

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

Mrs. Crane is the Music Para. She likes the EL Design Principle is the “Primacy of Self Discovery”. As we try new things, we learn about our strengths and weaknesses. Mrs. Crane has been teaching music for over 15 years. She has been the Music Specialist at Entheos Academy since 2014. Besides music, she also enjoys theater, reading, and chocolate. Mrs. Crane received her degree in Music Education from Southern Utah University.

Service Learning & 4H

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Melanie Louviere

Service Learning Coordinator | [email protected]

Mrs. Louviere is the Service Learning Coordinator. She loves the EL Design Principle “Service and Compassion”, which is a great fit since she gets to help students learn how to serve! She thinks this principle is important because even our youngest students can learn how to become amazing leaders and change the world. She was recently able to put some of this into action herself in villages on the other side of the world. In addition to service and having new adventures, Mrs. Louviere loves to read and spend time with her favorite people. She graduated from USU and is currently attending SUU.

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Deb Ivie

4H Coordinator | [email protected]

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Special Education

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Mike Smith

Special Education Teacher | [email protected]

Mr. Smith is a Special Education Teacher. His favorite EL Design Principle is “The Having of Wonderful Ideas” fostering curiosity about the world in my classroom. He gives each student “something important to think about, time to experiment, and time to make sense of what is observed”. Mr. Smith has 7 kids, 22 grandkids and his first great-grandchild on its way! He is an artist, was a dancer, and loves being a Special Education Teacher! He makes a great Santa for family parties at Christmas! He would love to go to Ireland to find his relatives. He has taught school for over 30 years! – kindergarten thru 12th grades, a Special Education Director and a Principal. Mr Smith has earned many scholastic awards and has two Bachelors degrees, a Masters degree, and an Administrator’s certificate.

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Jennifer Teo

Special Education Teacher | [email protected]

Mrs. Jenn is a Special Education Teacher. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “Service and Compassion”. She truly believes that when people are able to serve others, their lives will be blessed. She loves to craft and decorate for Christmas. Her favorite place to visit is Bear Lake every summer with her family. Mrs. Jenn graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Psychology.

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Brittney Teo

Special Education Secretary | [email protected]

Mrs. Brittney is the Special Education Secretary. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “The Primacy of Self-Discovery” because it emphasizes that learning should be creative and imaginative. She learns better when she is able to think “outside the box.” In her free time, she loves making crafts and spending time with family. She currently attends Weber State University

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Kayla Kimball

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

Ms. Kayla is a Special Education Para. Her favorite EL Design Principle is “Success and Failure” because students can learn from their mistakes and turn them into successes. There are too many times in this world when people are told they can’t do something or they won’t succeed because of the choices they make while they are young. It’s important for them to know that they can always change the choices they make. She enjoys reading and writing, and plays viola and guitar in her spare time. She will never turn down an opportunity to be active. Ms. Kayla graduated from SLCC and now attends classes at the University of Utah.

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Shirron Peterson

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

Mrs. Shirron is a Special Education Para. She has been married over 30 years and has 3 children and 3 grandsons. She has been in Special Ed over 20 years – 3 years as a volunteer. Her own daughter with special needs was her motivation to become a teacher and she loves her kiddos in the SPED program. Mrs. Shirron has been educated in various areas , A Class Para , to OT, PT, and a BHA.

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Lee Jenkins

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

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Cari Stott

Paraprofessional | [email protected]

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