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Staff

Cynthia Simpson
DIRECTOR
Cynthia Simpson is the owner and Director of a private school in Provo, Utah, established in 1988. Ivy Hall Academy has a four-fold focus on Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship...
Chandra Packham
PRINCIPAL
This will be my 5th year teaching at Ivy Hall and my 20th year teaching elementary school. I graduated from BYU and my dream...
Chelcie Richins
OFFICE MANAGER
I am excited to be the office manager at Ivy Hall! I have over 8 years of recent experience in a fast-paced environment...
Kris Crowther
REGISTRAR/DIRECTOR OF ASUPD ONLINE LEARNING/SCHOOL NURSE
Kris is a Business Analyst and School Nurse at Ivy Hall Academy in Provo, Utah responsible for directing its ASU Prep Digital online blended learning program as well as improving processes...
Farrah Jensen
PRESCHOOL TEACHER
I worked at residential treatment centers and outdoor therapy programs for youth for about 7 years before starting a family. I did group and individual recreational therapy sessions during my career...
Mary Hill
PRESCHOOL TEACHER
As a child my playtime activity of choice was always pretending to be a school teacher. I prepared rolls, worksheets, etc., and most certainly...
Marci Akagi
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
As early as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I am the oldest of five and eagerly helped my siblings learn all I could. Life experiences took me a different direction...
Tristan Magleby
1st GRADE TEACHER
This is my second year at Ivy Hall! I'm teaching first grade this year and last year, I taught Kindergarten. I grew up right here in Provo...
Brenda Giles
1st GRADE TEACHER
This is my first year at Ivy Hall Academy. I am excited about being in this unique setting. I have always loved teaching children and youth and...
Anna Gillespie
2nd GRADE TEACHER
I am happy to be working with the 2nd grade at Ivy Hall Academy. This is my first year at Ivy Hall, but I have been a professional certificated teacher for 25 years...
Charlotte Bingham
2nd GRADE TEACHER
Megan Hope
3rd GRADE TEACHER
I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2019 with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Growing up...
Sydney Rimando
4th GRADE TEACHER
I grew up in California and Utah. I moved to Utah when I was 12 and graduated from Timpview...
Kellie Hawkins
5th GRADE TEACHER
I am happy to be joining Ivy Hall for my first year as the 5th grade teacher. I grew up in California,...
Brianna Westbroek
6th GRADE TEACHER
I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I love kids and am passionate about learning. I graduated in 2013 from UVU with my Bachelor...
David Whitlock
JUNIOR HIGH TEACHER
After 20 years of teaching in Gilbert Arizona, I am excited to make the move to Utah and join the Ivy Hall Academy family.
Autumn Jensen
ART TEACHER
I have had the privilege of teaching at Ivy Hall for 2 years and I look forward to many more. I had the opportunity...
Allison Fowles
FRENCH TEACHER
Bonjour! This is my first year at Ivy Hall, however, I have spent the last 30 years...
Kylie Martin
SPANISH TEACHER
¡Hola! My name is Kylie Wride and I am so excited to be with Ivy Hall; I love all...
Chris Cardenas
SCIENCE TEACHER
My passion is helping kids reach their maximum potential in education. I received my Bachelor's...
Laura Raty
MUSIC TEACHER
I am excited for my first year at Ivy Hall as the music teacher! I am a Music Composition major at Brigham Young University...
Dinorah Robinson
COMPUTER TEACHER
I am so happy to be back at Ivy Hall for my second year! I helped with lunch last year and...
Beth Verbanatz
JR. HIGH MATH TEACHER
I am an education professional driven to inspire students to achieve personal and academic success. I have been with Ivy Hall since 2017...
David Shill
JR. HIGH MATH TEACHER
This is my second of many years with Ivy Hall Academy. I am a Civil Engineering student at Brigham Young University and...
Ashlie Karratti
JR. HIGH MATH TEACHER
Hello! My name is Ashlie Karratti and I started teaching math at Ivy Hall at the...
Marilyn Smith
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER / LUNCH AIDE
Hi, it's my first year working at Ivy Hall, but I have had children go through the fabulous programs...
Jacob Hill
PK-K TEACHER'S AIDE
Hello! I am happy to be joining my mom, Mary Hill, and the other PK and...
Alise McFadden
PRE-K AIDE
I am a Texas girl born and raised. Currently I am attending Brigham Young University and studying...
Heidi Pestana
PTO PRESIDENT
Karina Zeballos
LUNCH AIDE
This is my first year at Ivy Hall Academy and I am very excited! I love helping with lunch...
Charlene Knight
ONLINE TEACHER
This will be my twentieth year teaching and my thirteenth year at Ivy Hall. I have taught first, fourth and fifth grades. I also...
Joyce Tan
BOARD MEMBER/CHINESE STUDIES DIRECTOR
Joyce Tan graduated from BYU Hawaii (1995) in TESOL Education, minoring in P.E. She obtained her Masters in Educational...
Michael Simpson
BOARD MEMBER
For over 25 years, Michael’s practical, real world, business experience has been in corporate leadership, executive development, executive coaching, advisory and consulting services, sales and marketing, and business development...
David Reeves
BOARD MEMBER
David has a rich history of experience in the financial industry. He is the President and CEO of Agency Building Resources, a management consulting company specializing in the development of relationship and leadership oriented...
Peter Chan
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Dr. Peter Chan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of education at BYU where his responsibilities include overseeing several China-related programs and teach classes in instructional...