Staff Bios

  • Executive Director

    Gail Williamsen

    Gail Williamsen, along with her husband Thom, founded Elizabeth Academy in 2008.

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  • Interim Director

    Carl Spikner

    Carl has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from DePaul University.

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  • Assistant Director

    Lisa Carling

    Lisa has been a Montessori school administrator for over a decade and holds a global MBA with distinction from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BBA in International Business and Spanish.

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  • Director of Inclusion

    Mandy Fuhriman

    Mandy has a Master's Degree in Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and an AMS Early Childhood Montessori credential from the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College.
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  • Assistant Director of Inclusion

    Cami Johnston

    Cami Johnston completed her AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential through  the Institute of Montessori Innovation at Westminster College.

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  • SLP Director & Inclusion Specialist

    Kelsi Bailey, M.S. CCC-SLP

    Kelsi has a Master of Science degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University.

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  • Receptionist

    Barbara Ward

    Barbara has over 15 years of experience as a receptionist.

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  • School Social Worker

    Makyla Ordonez

    Makyla has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Westminster College.

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  • Coordinator

  • 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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  • Advisor

    Renee Crane

    Renee Crane has been involved in the education field since 1988, having completed her Montessori Early Childhood credential through Fort Valley State College and her Montessori Administrati

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