Special Education/Student Success

  • Tammie Penwell-Inkum
    Tammie Penwell-Inkum
    Special Education Teacher
    Tammie Penwell-Inkum
    Special Education Teacher
    Tammie is originally from Montana. She has spent most of her adult career as a behavioral therapist working with children with disabilities in Idaho and working with children in schools. She has also done some mental health work. Her favorite hobbies are music, arts and crafts type things, and she likes to use these things to assist in her work with others. She is glad to be a part of the Special Ed team.



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    Diane Pace
    Special Education Teacher
    Diane Pace
    Special Education Teacher
  • Samantha Cornia
    Samantha Cornia
    Special Education Secretary
    Samantha Cornia
    Special Education Secretary
  • Karee Read
    Karee Read
    Special Education Paraprofessional
    Karee Read
    Special Education Paraprofessional

    Karee has been happily married to her husband Michael for over 38 years. They have two children and two granddaughters. Her family lived in Loveland, Colorado where Karee worked in the Thompson school district for many years as a special education paraprofessional.  She moved back to Utah in 2004 and then became an early childhood center director for a licensed preschool and childcare program.

  • Grazziella Jones
    Grazziella Jones
    Special Education Paraprofessional
    Grazziella Jones
    Special Education Paraprofessional

    Grazziella grew up in Utah and is currently going to school to study psychology. She loves working with children and is pursuing a degree in child therapy. She has a passion for soccer and traveling!

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    Clara Winn
    Special Education Paraprofessional
    Clara Winn
    Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Brynna Porter
    Brynna Porter
    Special Education Paraprofessional
    Brynna Porter
    Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Marta Barlow
    Marta Barlow
    Assessment Specialist
    Marta Barlow
    Assessment Specialist

    Marta is SO excited to be at Mountain Sunrise Academy! Marta feels that Mountain Sunrise Academy is the school that she has been searching for her whole life! She believes it will fulfill her dream of creating a loving, nurturing, holistic environment for her students. Marta believes it will allow her to grow and to expand spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She also believes it will fulfill the dreams of countless families, who have also been searching for the perfect school to help their children achieve a high academic standard in the best environment possible. Marta has taught for over thirty years. She started out by homeschooling her own children. Then, Marta was asked to teach Grades 4-8 at a private school. Marta like it so well, she knew that she had to become a licensed teacher! Marta then spent six years completing a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Grades K-8 and a Masters in English Language Learning at Western Governors University. While going to school, Marta was a substitute teacher and instructor in the American Preparatory Schools, where she also completed her student teaching. After graduation, she became a licensed teacher and finally received her very own classroom while teaching 2nd Grade at Odyssey Charter School in American Fork! While teaching at Odyssey Charter, Marta did her student teaching to receive her Master's. Marta especially loved working with English Language Learners! She feels that they are precious, beautiful children and hold a special place in her heart! Recently, Marta upgraded her teaching license to a Level 2. Marta loves to learn and is always looking for opportunities to increase her knowledge and expertise. In her personal life, Marta loves to garden, grow flowers, and make dried flower arrangements. Her additional skills include knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and sewing. She is also a pretty good cook and baker! In her spare time, Marta likes to paint by number, work crosswords and do jigsaw puzzles. She adores being a mother and grandmother! Marta has eight children and forty grandchildren, with two more grandchildren due by the end of this year! Marta is very excited to begin this new chapter of her life!

  • Elisa Brazell
    Elisa Brazell
    ELL/Student Success
    Elisa Brazell
    ELL/Student Success

    Elisa Brazell has a love for education and learning, having taught 5th and 6th grades in the past, but more recently, she has been sharing her love of music as a guitar instructor. She is also an entrepreneur, building an online business, Journey to Become.  Elisa is passionate about self improvement and helping others to live up to their highest potential, through healthy living and healthy thinking. Being a checklist person, she loves to track things and create systems to help herself and others achieve success.  

    Elisa loves to hike, walk in the mornings and evenings, read and listen to great books, and play board and card games with her family and friends.

    She is excited to be a part of the Mountain Sunrise community!

  • Teresa Barrett
    Teresa Barrett
    2nd Grade Class Aide/SS Aide
    Teresa Barrett
    2nd Grade Class Aide/SS Aide
  • Malissa Rohbock
    Malissa Rohbock
    1st Grade Class Aide
    Malissa Rohbock
    1st Grade Class Aide
    Malissa Rohbock's current role in life is a full-time mama and energy worker. She was a stay at home mom for ten years and over the last three years has grown in the study of breath-work energy work and meditation. It has taught her to find joy in the little things and how to navigate this human experience with all its highs and lows, wholeheartedly. 

    Malissa was homeschooled by her grandma and mom, whom are both brilliant women. and feels fortunate to have been able to receive that kind of foundation. 

    Malissa is passionate about giving her time and presence to MSA for the vision of raising our youth to know who they uniquely are. Watching them thrive in mind, body and spirit while staying connected to learning through creativity, and having respect for Nature. 

    A few of her favorite things are: dancing, being in nature, good chocolate, holding safe space, hot springs and live music. 
  • Bethanie Edwards
    Bethanie Edwards
    SS Aide
    Bethanie Edwards
    SS Aide

    Bethanie and her husband Josh moved to Eagle Mountain in 2020. They have 3 children Kelsi (12), Londyn (7) and JJ (5). She loves being involved in the classroom and has served as room parent for two classes this past year as well as being PCC president. In her spare time, Bethanie enjoys reading, camping and exploring with her family. Bethanie is excited to be an aide and to see things in a different light. She truly believes that in order for our children to succeed we need our teachers to be successful and in order for our teachers to be successful we need our school to meet its full potential. Together we can make a difference.



  • Aimee Kieffer
    Aimee Kieffer
    SS Aide
    Aimee Kieffer
    SS Aide
  • Tamie Trotter
    Tamie Trotter
    SS Aide
    Tamie Trotter
    SS Aide

    Tamie grew up in Utah and loves learning. She graduated with a bachelors from UVU and a masters from BYU, both in Exercise Science. She owns a private tutoring business where she helps children find their own love of learning. 

    Tamie loves playing soccer and tennis, cooking, and doing Sudoku puzzles.