People

Faculty K-6

Kindergarten Team

Leslie Herrmann

Kindergarten Teacher

 I LOVE being a teacher and look forward to a great year ahead! I truly enjoy working with young students. They make incredible progress during the school year and have such wonderful enthusiasm!

Brittany Holladay

 I am so excited be in kindergarten because I love working with children who are just developing a lifelong love of learning. Coming to school and seeing those darling smiles is one of the best perks of being a teacher.

Meighan Rossi

Meighan Rossi

Kindergarten Teacher

Angela Bleazard

Kindergarten TA

 I have an educational background in early childhood education and love singing silly songs with my students.

Vanessa Mariano

Kindergarten TA

 I love witnessing their growth and observing how their personalities bloom.

Karen Mendez Karen Mendez

Karen Mendez

Kindergarten TA

Megan Pizarro

Kindergarten TA

 I am so excited to be returning to work with our cute kinder kids!

First Grade Team

Connie Page

1st Grade Teacher

 I teach 1st grade part time in a job-share with Mrs. Sorenson.

Angela Sorenson

1st Grade Teacher

My true joy is nurturing young minds, helping them become skilled readers and writers.

Nancy Walker

1st Grade Teacher

 I am a lifelong learner and began my teaching career following retirement from the grocery industry after 37 years.

Desiree Weser

1st Grade German Immersion Teacher

I taught high school German for 3 years before coming to Summit Academy. This is my 10th year here at Summit Academy.

Janalie Youngblood

1st Grade Teacher

I am really excited to be your student's teacher!

Elise Cushing

Elise Cushing

1st Grade TA

Tamira Nennig

Tamira Nennig

1st Grade German Para

Susie Swensen

1st Grade TA

 I love teaching reading and math and having fun while we learn.

Rene Van Hess Rene Van Hess

Rene Van Hess

1st Grade TA

Second Grade Team

Rebecca Dustin

2nd Grade Teacher

Summit Academy is my home.

Laura Ebeling

2nd Grade German Immersion Teacher

The light my students bring into the classroom is so inspiring.  I hope to guide each student on a path that will lead to life-long learning.

Courtney Harrison

2nd Grade Teacher

This will be my second year at Summit Academy. I love it here and especially love teaching 2nd grade!

Heather Wheeler

2nd Grade Teacher

I look forward to getting to know you and your students!

Anke Friedrichs

Anke Friedrichs

2nd Grade TA

Jennifer Rosemeyer

Jennifer Rosemeyer

2nd Grade TA

Annika Schaer

Annika Schaer

2nd Grade German Para

Third Grade Team

Joseph Billings

3rd Grade German Immersion Teacher

Susan Christensen

3rd Grade Teacher

 I have been teaching at Summit Academy for 7 years, first as the math specialist and now as a 3rd grade teacher!

Amanda Dohmen

3rd Grade Teacher

This will be my 8th year teaching and I am lucky to spend it with you all.

Jamie Mayhew

3rd Grade Teacher - Child Find Specialist

I'm beyond excited to be working at Summit Academy! Teaching has always been my passion.  I'm constantly striving to inspire students to love all subjects, but most importantly love themselves.  

Jubilee Rasmussen

Jubilee Rasmussen

3-4 German Para

Abbigail Rogers

Abbigail Rogers

3rd Grade TA

Nicole Sanovich Nicole Sanovich

Nicole Sanovich

3rd Grade TA

Fourth Grade Team

Rachel Behrens

 I am extremely excited to be your teacher this year! This is my second year teaching and I love teaching here at Summit Academy. GO CUBS!

Jamie Coleman Jamie Coleman

Jamie Coleman

4th Grade Teacher

Alessandra Gulino

4th Grade Teacher

 This is my second year teaching and I know it's going to be a GREAT one!

Antonia Klawitter

4th Grade German Immersion Teacher

Originally I worked with teenagers so now I love the enthusiasm for learning that 4th grade brings.

Brittni Burt

Brittni Burt

4th Grade TA

Nathan Bayly

Nathan Bayly

4th Grade TA

Jubilee Rasmussen

Jubilee Rasmussen

3-4 German Para

Fifth Grade Team

Jennifer Canals

5th Grade Teacher

I enjoy teaching history and writing.

Erin Hughes

5th Grade Teacher

 I love learning myself and am currently working on getting my Technology and English Language Learners endorsements.

Keith Taufer

5th Grade Teacher

 I’m excited to return to my true passion of teaching elementary students the skills that will set them up for successful and fulfilling lives.

Heike Ueberjahn-Walkey

5th Grade German Immersion Teacher

This is my second year teaching DLI German at Summit but I have been a teacher for almost 20 years.

Constanze Kocherscheidt

Constanze Kocherscheidt

5-6 German Para

Veyance Ramirez

Veyance Ramirez

5th Grade TA

Josh Schildknecht

Josh Schildknecht

5-6 German Para

Ashley Walker

5th Grade TA

 I also love to read and usually read around 100 books each year.

Sixth Grade Team

Julie Clark

6th Grade Teacher

Teaching is my passion!

Heidi Hawkins

6th Grade German Immersion Teacher

 It has always been my dream to be a teacher, and I am excited to start fulfilling that dream this year at Summit.

Natalie Westwood

6th Grade Teacher

 My children have all attended Summit Independence and participate in the German program here. This is my 5th year teaching, 3rd at Summit.

Karrie Wilbur

6th Grade Teacher

 I have taught for 27 years, in 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th grades and completed my Educational Leadership degree and internship.

Heather Hatch

Heather Hatch

6th Grade TA

Constanze Kocherscheidt

Constanze Kocherscheidt

5-6 German Para

Josh Schildknecht

Josh Schildknecht

5-6 German Para

Brandy Wilbur

6th Grade TA

I look forward to getting to know the students and watching them learn and grow!

Intervention Team

Heather Bowles

Heather Bowles

Interventionist

Lindy Miller

Lindy Miller

Interventionist

Other Team

Ekaterina Fullmer

Jr High Art Teacher

 I love teaching art and completed my bachelor’s degree in Art Education at Utah State University.

Natalie Lloyd

Elementary Math Specialist

That lightbulb moment when a student makes a connection is my favorite thing!

David Martin

K-8 P.E. Teacher

I was an Assistant Strength Coach with the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Ravens, the USA Bobsled Team.

Amber Mock

Librarian

 Introducing children to the written word is my passion.  I want your child to grow to love reading as much as I do, which is a lot!