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.
Motherhood was always ahead of career aspirations in Jade’s childhood fantasies about growing up. Becoming a mother to her children Mia, Luca, Arrow and Jax opened her up to new dimensions of love and devotion, making Motherhood her spiritual path. In a commitment to nurture her children’s spirits and help them reach their highest potential as human beings, Waldorf Education became a guiding star.
Jade dreams of a more heart-centered world and firmly believes it starts by orienting children to Truth, Beauty, and Goodness; something Waldorf Education does well. Jade enjoys playing and living the full spectrum of this human experience with an open heart, a true passion for art, music, and dance, as well as a deep reverence for Nature.
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.
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.
Mandy grew up in Sandy, Utah and moved to Arizona at age 18. Four years later she had a handsome husband and a shiny new bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Mandy worked in broadcast news for just a few years before deciding to stay home and raise a family. They were blessed with three boys and one girl, who are currently 21-13 years old. She homeschooled her two youngest children for six years and when they went back to school, so did she. She worked as an aide in a 2nd grade classroom and in a school kitchen, providing meals for kids. She also spent a couple of years working in various capacities with The Good and the Beautiful, a local homeschool curriculum company. Mandy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in library sciences.