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. In 2011, she founded Utah Waldorf which has over 600 members. She put on many festivals, events, and activities for participants. As part of this endeavor 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 School in Utah. She invited others to the first required state training of which three other people attended. She served as one of three Directors for one and a half years during the pre-operational phase and Wasatch Charter was approved to open in 2016.. In 2015 there was interest in starting another school and she stepped down from her previous role to co-initiate a Waldorf-Inspired 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 opened in 2020. She currently serves as the Executive Director. She is thrilled that Mountain Sunrise Academy was awarded "Newcomer School of the Year" in 2022 from Utah Charter Network.
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.
In 2022, she published an international book that shares personal stories from Waldorf teachers, students, and parents that she collected. The book is now available on Amazon entitled, "My Waldorf Story: A Collection of Personal Waldorf Stories from Around the World."
She's enjoyed visiting over 20 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 16 countries and visiting all 50 states in the U.S.
Her 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 and surfing in Hawaii, river rafting in West Virginia, and cruising in Alaska. She has 4 wonderful children and has been happily married for over 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!
Mark has earned an MA.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Foundations from Brigham Young University, and an AS degree in Science/Visual Art/BS in Elementary Education/Art Specialization from Utah Valley University. He has worked in educational fields for more than 17 years and has been involved with the learning process from preschool to graduate level. He spent many years teaching 5th grade and helped to start Salt Lake Arts Academy and then started the DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts in Ogden, both art centered charter schools. He later worked as a Director of Education for Montana State University's Department of Education for several years and as a Superintendent of a small public school district.
Mr. Allen is a graduate of the Utah State Police Academy and he served an eight year enlistment with the Army National Guard as a Civil Engineer. He has also spent many years driving semi trucks; school, public, and charter buses, and is a skilled heavy equipment operator. While doing so he said he greatly enjoyed listening to a couple thousand fictional novels. He has built and remodeled several of his own homes, enjoys restoring muscle cars, and built many of his own home computer systems.
He enjoys spending time with his family playing a wide variety of board and card games. He also enjoys heading outside to ride their four-wheeler and dirt bike while enjoying the beauty of nature. He hasn't been able to utilize his artistic talent as much as he would like in recent years and looks forward to working in the Waldorf environment here at Mountain Sunrise Academy where the arts are central to our children's education.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Sanpete and Utah County. After High School, she went to school at Provo college for Massage Therapy and Bodywork and also received her certification in Inner Sound Tuning Fork sound healing. She then traveled all over our beautiful country fascinated by our diverse cultures. In 2012 she was invited to be a part of the beautiful healing community in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Nuna Ayni, where she was introduced to Waldorf Education. She is honored to be the mother of 2 wonderful boys.
Elizabeth attended a 4-year long teacher training program at The Center For Educational Renewal in California while homeschooling her children and received her Waldorf Teaching Credentials. She worked at both private and charter Waldorf schools in Sonoma County California for 6 years.
After 20 years, her path has led her back home to Utah. She is so happy to be back with the mountains, to be near her best friend again, and to have her boys around their very, very large family.
She truly feels the stars aligned when she was invited to join the Mountain Sunrise Academy family and is looking forward to serving and getting to know the community!
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 great school.