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Staff

Cynthia Simpson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cynthia Simpson is the Executive Director of Ivy Hall Academy, a role she took on in 2014 after teaching in the Junior High for many years.
Chandra Packham
PRINCIPAL
Chandra Packham became Ivy Hall's Principal in 2020, after serving as Vice Principal and teacher for 5 years. She has spent her entire 25 year career in education.
Kris Crowther
DEAN OF HIGH SCHOOL/ COLLEGE ADVISOR/ REGISTRAR/SCHOOL NURSE
Kris is responsible for directing Ivy Hall's online blended learning program, academic advisement, and improving processes...
Chelcie Richins
FINANCE MANAGER
I am excited to be the finance manager at Ivy Hall! I have over 8 years of recent experience in a fast-paced environment...
Magali Acevedo
FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
I am thrilled to be working at Ivy Hall and excited to help make the front office run smoothly!
Cami Parkinson
PRESCHOOL FOUNDATIONS TEACHER
I have been teaching preschool age children since 2019 and have absolutely loved it. I was introduced to Ivy Hall...
Taylor Jameson
PRESCHOOL TEACHER
I have been working with preschool age children since 2018 and I have loved every second of it! I think preschool is...
Maile Ashby
KINDERGARTEN FOUNDATIONS TEACHER
This is my second year teaching at Ivy Hall Academy. After my son started school here in 2020, I fell in love with the Ivy Hall community and family. I feel fortunate...
Mary Hill
KINDERGARTEN 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...
Lydia Cooper
1st GRADE TEACHER
I am so excited to be joining Ivy Hall for my first year as a first grade teacher. I grew up in ...
Becca Caswell
1st GRADE TEACHER
I am excited to be teaching here at Ivy Hall Academy. This year I will teach first grade and I look forward...
Meagen Nava
2nd GRADE TEACHER
I am excited to be teaching here at Ivy Hall Academy. I will teach second grade and I look forward to growing with the students all year. I studied...
Sydnie Button
3rd GRADE TEACHER
Hello! I am so excited to be teaching here at Ivy Hall Academy! I will be teaching third grade and I can't wait...
Shannon Christiansen
3rd GRADE TEACHER
This is my first-year teaching at Ivy Hall Academy, and I am so excited to be here! I absolutely love learning and being able to watch your children learn...
Karlisue Black
4th GRADE TEACHER
David Booth
5th GRADE TEACHER
My name is David Booth and I will be the 5th grade teacher for this upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year. I am very excited to be here at Ivy Academy and...
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...
Nicole Nielsen
7th GRADE TEACHER
I’m excited to be back teaching at Ivy Hall Academy. From 2012-2019, I was 4th grade teacher for the school. I received my Bachelor’s Degree...
Allison Fowles
HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES/ FRENCH
C’est magnifique à Ivy Hall! I am so excited to be returning to Ivy Hall this year.  In addition...
David Black
HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION LAB
My passion is helping kids reach their maximum potential in education. I received my Bachelor's...
Chris Cardenas
HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION LAB
My passion is helping kids reach their maximum potential in education. I received my Bachelor's...
Emily Clark
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH, MATH, INNOVATION LAB
Beth Verbanatz
HIGH SCHOOL MATH
Miriam Beazer
HIGH SCHOOL MATH
I am excited to be teaching math at Ivy Hall! I love math and think it can be really beautiful. I love helping students...
Ashlie Karratti
HIGH SCHOOL MATH
Catherine Sagers
HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Emily Covey
HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Emily is married to Stephen Hutchings Covey and has four wonderful children. She graduated from BYU...
Mary Poulton
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH, ART
I am incredibly excited to have joined the Ivy Hall team this year. I have taught and worked with children around the country for over eight years now and...
Gretchen Deppe
MUSIC
This will be my second year teaching Music at Ivy Hall. I have loved working with the students and staff and...
Courtney Snow
P.E.
Mikele Baugh
COMPUTERS
Wang Ke
CHINESE
Savannah Heath
SPANISH
I am thrilled to begin my first year teaching Spanish at Ivy Hall! I graduated from Brigham Young University
Laura Cole
ILP COORDINATOR, BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST
I love working at Ivy Hall! As the Individual Learning Plan coordinator, I develop practical solutions for our student's...
Lauren Ellison
READING SPECIALIST
Hello! I’m Lauren, and one of the easiest ways to get to know me is to ask, “What are you reading right now?”...
Suzanne Sawyer
SPEECH THERAPIST
I have 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, treating individuals of all ages with various speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
Paula Rogerio
CLASSROOM AIDE
This is my second year as a Kindergarten Class Assistant. It has been a privilege for me to be part of such a dedicated team of professionals who do their best for each student individually.
Karina Zeballos
CLASSROOM AIDE
This is my third year at Ivy Hall Academy and I am very excited! I love help the kindergarten class and getting to know all students.
Melissa Reetz
CLASSROOM AIDE