Support Staff

Kaley Newbry

Teaching Assistant

Kaley Newbry

Kaley Newbry

Teaching Assistant

My name is Kaley Newbry. I recently graduated from Utah Valley University with my Associates Degree. I'm excited to continue my education with receiving my Bachelors in Special Education. For the last two months I was in Ecuador volunteering at a special needs orphanage- I absolutely loved my time there working with the kids. I love sushi, traveling and spending time with family. My favorite place to visit is Lake Powell-I love to go surfing and be in the sun.

I'm excited to work with the 6th graders at Ascent Academy!

Katelyn Wagstaff

Teaching Assistant

Katelyn Wagstaff

Katelyn Wagstaff

Teaching Assistant

Hi, I am KatelynnWagstaff. This is my first year at Ascent working as a teacher aide for the junior high. I’m currently in college at UVU and attended SUU prior. My major is Communications and I’m working towards becoming a Speech Pathologist.

I served a mission for my church in Rancho Cucamonga California from 2016-2018. While there I learned Spanish!  Not yet fluent but hoping to be.

I love golfing, lacrosse, softball, and dancing. My biggest dream is to be on dancing with the stars. I’m the oldest of 4 kids and we all love to travel!

Connie O'Rullian

Reading Aide

Connie O'Rullian

Connie O'Rullian

Reading Aide

My childhood was spent in California and being an active girl in a large family, one brother and four sisters, there is always something fun to do.   So, in my youth, I was attending a fun school with my siblings and had many friends.  I enjoyed swimming, family time, enjoyed vacations, fishing, camping trips and visiting the beach often.  As my family grew, my parents decided that it would be best to move to the state of Idaho, here is where I lived to adulthood.

While in Idaho, I did finish all of my schooling and while in High school, I was involved with a few programs, such as drill team, drama and many sport school assemblies.  After graduating from High School, I attended BYU-Idaho (Ricks College) for two years and also attended Eastern Idaho Technical College for another two years, receiving my Associate Degree.  With many opportunities in the working world, I have been able to grow in many aspects.

I am grateful for the best day ever to marry my wonderful husband Jason, and we welcomed two great kids within a few years, a girl named Myranda and a boy named Rayce.   They are a joy to me, I have a happy family.  The decision was made that I would stay home with our children, and I was thankful that I did.  This gave me an opportunity to help my children in learning many basic skills before entering school.  With time, we moved to Utah with a job transfer and have been here for 10 years.

With coming to Utah, I was able to obtain a job at a local elementary school as a Kindergarten aide and continued with this for three years, plus recess duty, lunchroom help and assisting in other classes as well.  I was able to apply with Kelley Education as a substitute teacher and I continued on with this for six years.  I’m grateful for all experiences I’ve had as a substitute teacher and gained respect for each school, all teachers, students and receiving a great understanding on how schools work so hard for each student to explore great things.

 

Paul Hazelbarth

Elem. PE / Athletic Director

Paul Hazelbarth

Paul Hazelbarth

Elem. PE / Athletic Director

Hello my name is Paul Hazelbarth and I’m excited to start my first year with Ascent Academy, as the P.E. Teacher for grades 1st-6th.

I was raised up in Northern Virginia right outside Washington D.C. where I had the opportunity to be involved in various sports throughout my years in school. My main sports that I played were basketball, football and lacrosse. I had the chance to play lacrosse for Utah Valley University (UVU), where I currently attend.

I received my A.S. in Communication at UVU and will be graduating with my B.S. in Speech Communication in 2018. For the past year I’ve been able to be a SPED paraprofessional for K-12, where I was able to assist students who had learning or physical disabilities. In high school, I was able to coach a 6th grade basketball team, where we were able to make it to the championship.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family and going on adventures. I also, enjoy going to the gym and cooking.

I’ve always found teaching/coaching to be fun and exciting for me and I can’t wait for this year to begin and to meet all of you.

“Work hard, play hard”

Email:  phazelbarth@ascentutah.org
Website:  https://coachhazelblog.wordpress.com/​

Amanda Judd

Music Teacher

Amanda Judd

Amanda Judd

Music Teacher

I was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. I was a part of many choirs throughout my grade school years and loved it so much that I decided that I wanted to become a music teacher. I attended Southern Utah University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Shortly after I graduated from college I married my wonderful companion, who also has a passion for music, and moved to Provo, Utah. We love traveling to new places together and sharing our love of music. Some of the places that I have been able to travel to and perform are Germany, Switzerland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and various places in Utah.

I love teaching music and love working with young kids. I taught at St. Marguerite’s Catholic School, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, and Mountain West Montessori Academy as their General Music and piano teacher, Band teacher, and Orchestra teacher respectfully. I enjoy learning how to do new things and play new instruments. When I am not doing something music related, you would find me doing yoga, reading a book, or being active in the great outdoors.

I look forward to getting to know all of the wonderful students, parents, and faculty at Ascent Academy. It’s going to be a great one!

Email:  amjudd@ascentutah.org

Allison Moss

Library

Allison Moss

Allison Moss

Library

I currently reside in Eagle Mountain, and I am so excited to be the librarian at Ascent Academy – Lehi.  I’ve been married to my husband Steve for 12 years, and we have 2 wonderful kids, and a dog named Jeter.

I’ve lived in Utah my whole life, I never want to move.  I love the outdoors, and breathtaking scenery of this state.  I love to hike and camp.  I enjoy playing tennis and basketball.

I can honestly say, I never thought the word librarian would appear next to my name.  I’ve grown to love reading over the last few years.  I am thrilled to watch these young kids lose themselves in a book, and watch their imagination grow.

Email:  amoss@ascentutah.org
Website:  http://blogs.ascentutah.org/amoss/

Angie Hupp

Reading Aide

Angie Hupp

Angie Hupp

Reading Aide

Hi, my name is Angie Hupp. I grew up in Draper, Utah and graduated from UVU in Elementary Education in 2011. I've been working at Sylvan Learning Center for the past 5 years, teaching students reading and math. I love working with kids and watching them grow.

I got married last July. I love camping and hiking; my favorite place to go is Bryce Canyon. I also love watching movies, eating cheesecake and spending time with family.

I am excited to be working at Ascent Academy and helping the students.

Ginny Adams

3rd Grade Assistant

Ginny Adams

Ginny Adams

3rd Grade Assistant

My name is Ginny Adams.  For the past 8 years I have loved working in a preschool and elementary school.   I value being involved in the development and learning process of children.  I am the mother of three children.   Our family loves the outdoors, my husband loves roughing it but I love a trailer! I enjoy a good bakery, a good book, and time with my family.

Sariah Larreal

Teaching Assistant

Sariah Larreal

Sariah Larreal

Teaching Assistant

My name is Sariah Larreal, I am from Venezuela. I lived there most of my life except for a time that I lived in Washington State, Provo UT, Mexico City and now here in Lehi. Even though I graduated as an Interior Designer I have always wanted to be a teacher, so I am very happy to have this opportunity to work as a Kindergarten Teacher Assistant. I feel really blessed to be able to be part of Ascent Academies.

I have a great husband named Pedro and 3 awesome kids, Abraham 14, Sofia 12, and Rebeca 9. I love to dance and I love to spend time with my family. I also enjoy traveling with my husband and learning new things from new cultures.

I am very excited to begin this school year and to be able to share with your little ones. Being able to share with your children is a privilege to me.

 

JaNale Evans

Teaching Assistant

JaNale Evans

JaNale Evans

Teaching Assistant

My name is JaNale Evans, I grew up in Provo UT. I graduated from Stevens Henager as a medical assistant. I worked in the Home Health field for 10 years to later discover I really enjoy working with students in the classroom setting. I have been a teacher’s aide for nine years, and  loved every moment of it.

I found the love of my life 23 years ago on a blind date, we have two amazing daughters. I enjoy scrap booking, camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I’m passionate about Jeeps, hot air balloons and Diet Coke!

I’m so excited to be a part of the new team at Ascent Academy and I'm looking forward to all the new adventures it will bring!

Morgan Bingham

Teaching Assistant

Morgan Bingham

Morgan Bingham

Teaching Assistant

My name is Morgan Bingham. I have lived in Utah my entire life. I recently graduated with my bachelor's degree from Utah State University and moved to Orem for my husband to continue his education. I just got accepted into a masters program this fall for school counseling. I have a passion for learning new things and helping others. I love to spend time outside camping, running, biking, or boating. I love spending all the time I can with my son. He brings me so much joy.

This will be my first year working at Ascent Academies. I will be working with the first grade. I am excited for this opportunity to work with your students this coming school year.

Collette Johnson

Teaching Assistant

Collette Johnson

Collette Johnson

Teaching Assistant

My name is Collette Johnson. I grew up in Orem Utah, but have lived in Lehi with my husband for the past 24 years. We have four children, ranging in age from sixteen to thirty-two and one grandchild. I studied art and design in college and worked in the print industry for more than twenty years but when I started teaching piano ten years ago I realized how much I enjoyed teaching children. It is so rewarding to see each child learn and progress. Every child is unique and I think it is so important to help each child reach his or her full potential. Two of my children attended charter schools and they benefited greatly from them.

In addition to my love of art and music, my other passion is reading and I can spend endless hours in a quiet space with a stack of books! I also love animals, especially dogs; they give so much and they ask so little of us in return. I enjoy the outdoors and going camping and hiking with my family and our dogs; Utah is such a beautiful state, I feel blessed to live here!

I am very excited to start this new school year with the wonderful children and teachers at Ascent Academy!

Angela Luke

Teaching Assistant

Angela Luke

Angela Luke

Teaching Assistant

My name is Angela Luke and this will be my first year at Ascent.  I have taught preschool for the last 2 years and I’m very excited to help in Kindergarten this year.  I love how they’re so eager and excited to learn as much as possible.  We’re going to have a great year of learning and fun!

I’m originally from Maryland, but have lived in Lehi for 17 years.  I graduated from the University of Utah in Therapeutic Recreation.  I have 5 fabulous kids, the oldest just graduated from Skyridge and my youngest is in 2nd grade.  When we aren’t busy doing yard work and working on projects around the house (which I love), we enjoy hiking, camping, road trips, kayaking, playing rugby and spending time with family and friends.

Kelley Jensen

Teaching Assistant

Kelley Jensen

Kelley Jensen

Teaching Assistant

My name is Kelley Jensen. I have lived in Utah for almost 13 years.  I grew up in Elk Grove, California. I graduated from University of Phoenix in 2014.  My degree is a  Bachelors of Science in Human Services.  I am a mother to five amazing children. My husband and children are my whole world. My hobbies are basketball, volleyball and running.
This is my first year at Ascent as a Teaching Assistant.  I am so excited to be able to help students grow and develop skills that will help them succeed.  I always tell my own kids “Getting an education is so important”. I truly believe that not only will the students at Ascent learn and grow, but they will help me learn and grow as well.  I look forward to this journey we are about to embark on together.

Lessley Sartell

Teaching Assistant

Lessley Sartell

Lessley Sartell

Teaching Assistant

Hi, I'm Lessley Sartell.  My husband, two children, and I moved here from Central Oregon this summer.  I have been a teaching assistant since August 2007.  I love spending time with my family.  I also really like reading and chocolate.   I also love helping children learn and grow.  I look forward to working here and getting to know the kids and helping them.

Sunny Atthi

Teaching Assistant

Sunny Atthi

Sunny Atthi

Teaching Assistant

My name is Sunny Atthi and I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have lived in Utah for 18 years. I graduated from Weber State University with Bachelor's in Criminal Justice with Minor being Psychology. I have always wanted to work in a school Environment. Teaching is such a rewarding job because you get to make a difference in children's lives and help guide them to make the right choices in life and accomplish their goals. I do believe that Education such an important tool you can receive, that can bring the most success in our lives and my goal is to help your children gain more knowledge so that more opportunities will open up to achieve better possibilities in career. I’m excited to begin my new school year with Ascent Academy working as a Teacher’s Assistant for Jr. High and develop relationship with students to make this school year a positive experience and encourage them to do their best.

School Nutrition and Food Services

Denise Faris

Kitchen Staff

Denise Faris

Denise Faris

Kitchen Staff

Rebecca Wright

Kitchen Staff

Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright

Kitchen Staff

Judy Simon

Kitchen Staff

Judy Simon

Judy Simon

Kitchen Staff

Hi, my name is Judy Simon. I am the wife of Brad and mother to six awesome kids and grandma to eight!!  My baby boy is currently serving a mission to Australia!  I love hanging with my family.  We love playing board games together and also enjoy sports, particularly basketball and soccer!  I love cooking, baking, eating and I love kids so I am excited about working at Ascent!  We lived most of our life in northern Idaho in a beautiful town called Coeur d' Alene!  We  recently became Utahans and we love being here closer to family :). I look forward to getting to know all of you and cooking yummy food for you to eat!!

Mari Glathar

Kitchen Manager

Mari Glathar

Mari Glathar

Kitchen Manager

I have lived in Utah for 12 years now. Before moving here, I lived in Japan my whole life. I have a wonderful husband who speaks Japanese very well so we always speak Japanese to each other. We have 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Our oldest is 22 years old and our youngest is 13 years old and she is already taller than I am! Our oldest son is currently serving an L.D.S. mission in California and loving it. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and playing the violin. I love cooking and I have worked at many different restaurants including those serving Chinese, Japanese and Italian food, but preparing meals for over 300 students is a new experience for me. I really enjoy working at Ascent Academy and getting to know the students and teachers here.

Lori Sacks

Kitchen Staff

Lori Sacks

Lori Sacks

Kitchen Staff

Jackie Hardy

Kitchen Staff

Jackie Hardy

Jackie Hardy

Kitchen Staff