Support Services

Summit Academy

Home and Hospital Instruction 

Summit Academy recognizes the importance of providing instruction to students who are confined to home or hospital (medical facility) during a term of illness, injury or other extenuating circumstances though our Home and Hospital Instruction program.

Home and Hospital Instructional Program Contacts

Rebecca Howland

Assistant Principal / Counselor

 I believe that every person is born with a natural love for learning and it’s our job to cultivate that and to help students discover their strengths.

Jessi Bodell

Elementary Counselor

I am so excited to be part of the Summit family!

Carlysa Openshaw Burrows

Carlysa Openshaw Burrows

Jr High Counselor

Amy Rex

School Counselor

 I’m excited to get to know all the student’s here at Independence Jr. High as the School Counselor.

Kelcie Vance

Counselor 9th & 12th Grade

 I believe that students are the purpose of our work and it is a privilege to get to work with them.  

Rebecca Kreiling

Counselor 10th & 11th Grade

I find it rewarding to work with Summit Academy students due to their fun and unique personalities.

Home and Hospital Instructional Program Contacts - Special Education

Laraine Adams

Special Education Coordinator

I have had a passion for education since I was a child. I remember the exact day when I knew what my career choice would be.

Tara Hunsaker

Special Education Coordinator
SAHS Department Chair

I enjoy working with students and watching them learn and succeed.

Teemarie Mohowski

Special Education Coordinator
Jr. High
Draper, Independence

I have been at Summit Academy for 17 years as the coordinator and LOVE IT!

Gayle Petersen

Special Education Coordinator
Draper, Independence

I'm so happy to be a part of Summit Academy!