Krystelle Rose has a Masters in Education with a concentration in Waldorf Education and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from BYU.
Krystelle has been on a wonderful journey involving Waldorf Education which started in 2004, over 16 years ago. In 2011, she founded Utah Waldorf which has over 600 members and put on many festivals, events, and activities for participants. She initiated 6 annual Utah Waldorf Conferences which brought in participants from 8 states and served as the Executive Director for these conferences. In October 2012, Krystelle initiated the first Waldorf Charter in Utah. She invited others to the first hours-long required state training of which three other people attended. Wasatch Charter in Salt Lake City was approved by the State Charter School Board and she served as one of three Directors for one and a half years during the pre-operational phase. In 2015 there was interest in starting another school and she stepped down from her previous role to co-initiate another Waldorf Charter in Provo called Treeside Charter, which opened in 2017. She initiated and founded Mountain Sunrise Academy in 2016 which was approved in January 2019 and serves as the Executive Director.
Waldorf Education is a passion of hers as it is an education that values arts-integration and nature, is developmentally driven and holistic, and has a deep wisdom in its pedagogical approach which has been time tested for over 100 years. Krystelle has been invited to present on Waldorf Education at BYU, the Family Education Expo at Weber State University, and Homeschool Conferences. She is currently working on writing a book collecting personal and international stories about Waldorf Education.
She enjoyed visiting 15 Waldorf Schools across the U.S., both public and private. She is especially drawn to the multicultural aspect of Waldorf Education as she values diversity and the different perspectives that come from learning from other cultures and people. This love of cultures and people has intensified through travel to 15 foreign countries and visiting most of the states in the U.S.
Past work experience includes working for United States Energy Association, (USEA) a non-profit organization in Washington D.C that has functions domestically and internationally. USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies and is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). During her employment, Krystelle helped plan and assist at the World Energy Conference held in Houston, TX with many thousands of worldwide participants. She has also served in the business and financial industry working in the Operation Department in the Corporate office in San Francisco for Bank of America.
Other work experiences include involvement in businesses and organizations that have focused on information technology, human resources, education, counseling, special education, medical, insurance, retail, marketing, music, and the travel industry. Krystelle is a successful business owner and for over 10 years has run a music studio in which she has enjoyed teaching music to children and adults. She plays various instruments and loves to compose her own piano music.
Krystelle’s volunteer experiences are wide and varied. She was trained and certified as an EMT for Fairfax County in Virginia and began training as a firefighter, rode in the ambulance, and worked in the emergency room. She also participated as a Council member for Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division. She loves singing and participated in the Millennial Choir for 4 years which performs bi-annually at Abravanel Hall. Krystelle served a church mission for one and a half years in Poland.
Some other fond memories she has include hang-gliding in North Carolina in the same place the Wright brothers learned to fly, floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, parasailing in the Bahamas, completing a sprint triathlon in Utah, scuba diving in Hawaii, and river rafting in West Virginia. She has 4 delightful children and has been happily married for 20 years. She is so excited to extend her family circle to include the children, parents, teachers, and community members who are part of Mountain Sunrise Academy!
Having this opportunity to join the school as the Educational Director at Mountain Sunrise Academy is for Laura a joy and privilege to bring this wonderful educational approach to education for children, families and teachers to our community.
Her long history in education has been quite a journey beginning with an undergraduate program as an Elementary Education major at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Her first teaching job took her to Alaska, her husband’s boyhood state, where she taught the lower elementary grades for 15 years. When her family returned to Eugene, Oregon, she enrolled in the two year Waldorf teacher training program. At the local Waldorf schools, she led an aftercare program for two years and then became a reading interventionist at private Waldorf schools, Eugene and Corvallis for 5 years. When they moved to Chico and Napa California, she was a Waldorf class teacher for 4 years at two Charter Waldorf schools. When they returned to Oregon she went to graduate school at Pacific University in Special Education and as a Reading Specialist. For the last 7 years she has taught in Special Education programs as a case manager in grades K- 8th grade with her last year in Holladay, Utah at the local Waldorf charter school. This accumulative experience in education has brought her to Mountain Sunrise Academy to help support this new beginning as the school grows and develops.
Her special interest is in assessments and remedial interventions. This combination with Waldorf education has shown her that every student can make progress in the academic areas of reading and math and also shine in the arts: music, printing, and drawing and activities such as gardening, cooking, movement and plays. When she is not at school, she enjoys her home, indoors and outdoors, with interior decorating and keeping their yard beautiful. She loves plants and flowers and if you come to our office wing you will see some of that too. Sometimes the great outdoors beckons where she finds Utah to be a great state to explore and find new beautiful areas to visit. She looks forward to meeting you at school and welcomes you to drop by her office.
Jessica received her B.A. in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013 and her M. Ed in Severe Needs Special Education from the University of Utah in 2017. Jessica has taught in a variety of settings including Montessori and STEAM centered schools. She has taught everything from elementary, high school and transition GED students. Jessica has a strong passion for math, science and the arts. She loves to do a variety of engaging activities and experiments that spark creativity and wonder in her students She loves hands-on learning and learning through investigation/play alongside her students. Jessica believes all students can learn when given the right tools, supports and experiences.
When she's not in the classroom Jessica enjoys spending time with her two cats, Rummy and Charlie. She enjoys being outside outside with nature, whether it be camping, hiking or just going for a nice walk around her neighborhood. Jessica has a passion for music and enjoys singing, playin the violin, and viola. Jessica, in recent years, has become interested in painting and is really enjoying it. Jessica is very excited to be here at Mountain Sunrise Academy.
Chelle is a native Texan and she has loved the 4 years she and her family have had here in Utah! She is a momma to 4 kiddos aged 7 to 26 and is married to a handsome genius. Chelle has been in the nursing field for about 20 years but believes that she's finally found her niche in office management. Chelle loves to organize, spend time with her family and to meet new people. She is thrilled to be a part of the MSA family, as well as learning and growing!
Lindsey grew up in nearby Orem and has lived in Eagle Mountain for fourteen years. She enjoys
raising her family here and associating with the good people in this community. Lindsey enjoys
learning about people, ﬁnding out what motivates individuals and how they make sense of the world.
She likes listening to podcasts, preferring those that tell a good story or teach her something new.
Lindsey is a singer and songwriter with a passion for bringing joy to others through music. She is a
member of Vocal Expressions, a local women’s a cappella group, and a part of the group’s
administrative team. She has arranged familiar songs for the group to perform, and others for her
church choirs. She has also composed a number of original pieces.
Lindsey has devoted her adult life to the nurture of her four children, two teenage boys and two
elementary-age girls. She felt the call to homeschool her children as her oldest son progressed through
the public school system, deciding to jump into that adventure after his third grade year. She has
enjoyed the journey this decision has taken her on as she has developed a passion for motherhood and
come to appreciate the power of educating the whole person. Lindsey is excited for this new
opportunity for her daughters and herself to participate in Waldorf education and to be part of this