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Our Team

The team at Advantage Arts Academy is made up of caring individuals who are committed to enriching student lives through arts integration. Our team consists of talented professionals with academic and leadership experience. Faculty members are licensed and highly qualified to teach.

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Megan Redd

Art Integrationist

My name is Megan Redd and I will be working as the Arts Integration Specialist at Advantage Arts Academy. I grew up in Oakton, Virginia, just about thirty mi...

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Addison Bowcut

K 2 Instructional Aide

Hi everyone! My name is Addison Bowcut, and I am so excited for the opportunity I have to work at Advantage Arts Academy! I grew up in Logan and moved to Mem...

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Emily Harper

Special Education Teacher

Greetings! My name is Emily Harper and I am thrilled to be teaching and directing the Special Education program at Advantage Arts Academy for the 2020-2021 s...

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Chelsie Lambert

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Chelsie Lambert and I will be teaching Kindergarten this upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I wanted to introduce myself. I grew up down the street i...

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Cari Phillips

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello students and families! My name is Miss Cari Phillips and I am thrilled to work with the Kindergarten students this year! I grew up the middle child in ...

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Annie Iverson

1st Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Annie Iverson. I am excited to teach first grade at Advantage Arts Academy in 2020-2021! I recently graduated from Utah State University with ...

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Jami Rasmussen

1st Grade Teacher

My name is Jami Rasmussen and I am very excited to teach 1st grade at Advantage Arts academy this year! I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Educat...

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Lauren Smuin

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Lauren Smuin. I was born and raised in Vernal, a small town in Utah. Growing up I tried a little bit of music, dance, and sports, but fell in love...

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Sarah Wagaman

3rd Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Sarah Wagaman. I am really looking forward to teaching third grade this upcoming school year! I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho ...

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Katy Martin

3rd Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Katy Martin, and I am so excited to teach third grade at Advantage Arts Academy! I recently graduated from Utah Valley University with a b...

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Alyssa Gastelum

4th Grade Teacher

Hi, My name is Alyssa Gastelum. I grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I graduated from Southern Virginia University in 2019 with a BA in English and was a member of th...

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Lauren Popp

4th Grade Teacher

Hello Advantage Arts Academy community! My name is Lauren Popp. I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade this upcoming school year! I graduated from Color...

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Maggie Thompson

5th Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Maggie Thompson. I grew up in Spring Creek, NV. It is a small town in Northeastern Nevada with beautiful mountains, lots of sagebrush, and gre...

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Emma Thomas

5th Grade Teacher

Greetings! My name is Emma Thomas and I will be one of the fifth grade teachers for the upcoming school year! I was born in Rockford, Illinois, but moved to ...

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Kelly Simonsen

6th Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Kelly Simonsen, and I could not be more thrilled to be teaching 6th grade at Advantage Arts Academy this year! This is my tenth year as a t...

Parents have the right to request and receive information on the qualifications of their child’s teacher. If you have questions or want more information please contact school administration or refer to the student information system. Advantage Arts Academy employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endorsements in accordance with Utah Admin. Code R277-301-7.
Additional information on educator licensing can be found at: https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch

The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies).
--Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
--Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level.
--LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation and is not currently enrolled in one.

• Professional 80%
• Associate 15%
• LEA Specific 5%

If you are interested in working with our incredible team, please visit our Jobs page.