Staff Bios

  • Early Childhood Program Coordinator

    Jessica Rawlings

    Jessica has a Master of Education degree from Westminster College and a Bachelor degree in Theatre Arts/Dance with a minor in Teaching English from Southern Utah University.

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  • Early Intervention SLP

    Lauren Kurt

    Lauren Kurt has a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Utah and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and disorders from the University of Northern Iowa, with an emphasis o

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  • Classroom 1

  • Montessori Lead Teacher

    Jessica Ruud

    Jessica completed her Master of Education degree and Montessori AMS Early Childhood credential through the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College.

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  • Inclusion Lead Teacher

    Cassidy Cowley

    Cassidy has a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of Utah.
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  • Teacher

    Elise Rowley

    Elise has a Bachelor of Science degree in human development with an emphasis in child life from the University of Utah.

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  • Classroom 2

  • Montessori Lead Teacher

    Kate Savage

    Kate has over a decade of experience in the field of early childhood education and has a Montessori Early Childhood credential from the Center for Guided Studies.

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  • Inclusion Lead Teacher

    Amruta Narumanchi

    Amruta has masters degrees in education and philosophy of special education from the University of Utah, as well as Master of Science and Bachelor Science degrees in human development and family studies from the Mahar

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  • Teacher

    Vishnu Jivaji

    Vishnu has a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Her interest in Montessori began when considering schools for her daughter. She fell in love with the philosophy.

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  • Classroom 3

  • Lead Teacher

    Laura Kinmont

    Laura earned her MACTE recognized Montessori Education Programs International (MEPI) Montessori Early Childhood credential as well as her Elementary I credential though the Institute for Guided Studies.

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  • Teacher

    Margie Barton

    Margie completed her Early Childhood Montessori credential through MEPI (Montessori Education Programs International). She has been a Montessori teacher since 2006 and joined the Elizabeth Academy staff in 2011.
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  • Teacher

    Kelly DeLacluyse

    Kelly has experience as a special needs day camp assistant counselor and as a volunteer at the National Ability Center, where she supported individuals with disabilities in using adaptive ski equipment.

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  • Substitute

  • Substitute Teacher

    Lianna Lopez

    Lianna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in child development from Humboldt State University.

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  • Coordinator

  • Montessori Early Childhood Program Advisor

    Teresa Noble

    Teresa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in Special Education from the University of South Carolina.  Her Montessori Early Childhood credential was granted by Montess

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