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!
Stephanie grew up in Dallas, TX for the first 35 years of her life. While growing up she was homeschooled with Waldorf principles. She spent many years enjoying museums and musical performances at the variety of venues available to her. When she was in 4th grade she attended a field trip to the Meyerson Symphony Hall designed by I.M. Pei. That building was the first of many to inspire her pursuit in Architecture at the University of Texas - Arlington. She graduated in 2008 and has grown from working alongside architects to sharing her design talents on a smaller scale on her own.
For the past 3 years, Stephanie and her family have lived in Eagle Mountain. She has been married for 15 years and has 4 children ranging from 6 to 13.
Stephanie’s love of creating doesn't stop with architecture; she has spent the last 20 years developing her love of fiber arts, all the colors and all the textures have drawn her to quilting, wardrobe sewing, knitting, and embroidery. She enjoys attending musical events, mountain biking, gardening and building things. She is looking forward to being part of the MSA Handwork program.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly is the mother of 5 kids and her 3 youngest attend MSA. She has a bachelors degree in visual technology, but has spent most of the last 17 years as a full-time mom.
Kelly taught an outdoor preschool class at Wasatch Nature School in Provo last year, and appreciates that MSA also utilizes the outdoors. She loves being a part of Forest Fridays, and is happy to be helping in the Peace Cottage, lovingly supporting children as they learn to find balance and face life’s challenges.
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.