Specials

  • Elizabeth Bourland
    Elizabeth Bourland
    Gardening & Farming Teacher
    Elizabeth Bourland
    Gardening & Farming Teacher

    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!



  • Grecia Garcia-Vela
    Grecia Garcia-Vela
    Spanish Teacher
    Grecia Garcia-Vela
    Spanish Teacher
  • Jessica Robison
    Jessica Robison
    Games and Movement Teacher
    Jessica Robison
    Games and Movement Teacher
    Jessica is so excited for this up coming year and this new opportunity.

    Jessica went to Southern Utah university where she played on the women's basketball team and competed  at the Division I level. She graduated with her degree in Physical Education.  Jessica has taught  physical education for over 10 years throughout the state of Utah.  

    She has many interests and loves all sports especially playing golf whenever she can. 
  • Raquel Callis
    Raquel Callis
    Handwork Teacher
    Raquel Callis
    Handwork Teacher
  • Clorissa Bascom
    Clorissa Bascom
    Social Worker
    Clorissa Bascom
    Social Worker

    Licensed as a Social Service Worker since 2004, Clorissa has an extensive background in teaching, social work, and service in the community.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science emphasis Psychology and a second applied degree in Early Education and Family Studies. Additional graduate studies in social work were pursued through Campbellsville University in Kentucky.  

    She loves dancing, singing, playing the violin, gardening and being with her spouse and four daughters.   She is super excited to be a part of the Waldorf environment because it aligns with her personal passions for continual growth and balance in all areas of development.  Being part of team and school that honors experiential learning, and the innate value of the whole child is a dream come true. 

  • Debbie Gulledge
    Debbie Gulledge
    Library Aide
    Debbie Gulledge
    Library Aide

    Debbie is never sure how to answer the question,  "Where are you from?" as she was delighted to be a military dependent moving every few years. But, she's lived in Utah longer than anywhere else now, so it is home.  She came to Utah for an education at Brigham Young University earning a BS in Zoology in preparation for medical school.  That next step was put on an indefinite hold and she discovered teaching in the meantime including earning a second degree in early childhood from Utah Valley University. 

    Debbie has taught at a child development center, in outdoor education, as an educational docent at the zoo and operated her own preschool for 10 years.  Her favorite part of teaching is sharing stories and has a nice collection of children's literature.  

    She came to MSA as a parent three years ago and now joins the support staff as the Library Aide and Library Committee member over Readers Arena. Her passion for books allows her to travel through space and time while staying in one place. It's her hope to instill in the children a hunger for stories and to see the Library "In principle and reality, ... (a) life-enhancing palace of wonder."

    Debbie's days are filled with her busy family of six children and husband of 26 years, volunteering and serving with various humanitarian organizations, reading, singing, preserving the stories of her amazing ancestors and living out nostalgic notions of tending chickens, fruit trees and a garden.
  • Kami Carlson
    Kami Carlson
    Off Campus School Nurse
    Kami Carlson
    Off Campus School Nurse
    Kami was born and raised in Utah. She has lived in Saratoga Springs since 2014 and loves the nature nearby. She enjoys spending time exploring with her family and traveling. Recently she became scuba certified and is excited to see more of what the world holds under water.

    Kami has been in the nursing field for nearly 2 decades.  She received her RN and BSN degrees through Weber State University. Over the years she has enjoyed the variety the nursing field offers.  She started her career on a medical/surgical/oncology floor. As opportunities came she was able to further her certifications in chemo and enjoyed working with bone marrow transplant patients and their families. This specialty took her travel nursing to USC Norris in L.A. and Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Currently she cares for patients in a rehabilitation facility and enjoys the flexibility this gives her to be a mom. Having her 3 children attending MSA she loves being able to use her nursing skills there and serve the school community.