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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
BUSINESS ANALYST
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...
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
Kellie Hawkins
5th GRADE TEACHER
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...
Chris Cardenas
SCIENCE TEACHER
Laura Raty
MUSIC TEACHER
Dinorah Robinson
COMPUTER TEACHER
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 first year teaching Math at Ivy Hall, I am a Civil Engineering student BYU and I am passionate about Humanitarian Work and Music...
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/ASSISTANT CHINESE TEACHER
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...
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...