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camille deem - infant teacher

Camille has a Master’s of Education from Westminster College. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, and completed her Montessori Credential training at Westminster College in 2016. From the time she became a big sister in 1987, Camille has enjoyed being a guide to young children.

A single mother of four children, she lives in the Avenues with her sons (ages 16, 14) and daughter (age 8). She enjoys baking for others!

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lauren johnson - Infant Teacher

Lauren is returning for her second-year teaching in the Infant house at Elizabeth Academy. Prior to joining Elizabeth Academy, she was an assistant infant teacher at St. John’s CCDC, and a nanny to a family in Sandy, Utah. She plans to graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology next Fall before attending graduate school.

Lauren moved to Salt Lake in 2011, after moving from Cocoa Beach, Florida. She was born in Laguna Hills, California but considers her home to be in Rogers, Arkansas. Lauren has a four-year-old daughter. 

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Anna GIbbs - infant teacher

Anna is continuing at Elizabeth Academy for her third year. This summer she began her Montessori Infant Toddler Training with the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College. Her past teaching experiences include volunteering to teach young children to read and teaching a theater class for young girls at a community theater, as well as nannying.

She currently lives on a small farm in Fruitland, Utah with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, dancing, singing, and theater. Anna has always wanted to make an impact on society for the better and truly believes that there is no better way to accomplish that than through working with young children.

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teresa black - infant/toddler/early childhood classroom support

Teresa has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah. She has four years of experience working as a paraeducator for the Granite school district. She will be supporting the infant, toddler, and early childhood classrooms.

She is a mother of four kids and she is also a foster parent. She enjoys hiking and camping with her family. She likes to use her free time to be creative and crafty.

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Molly Anderson - Toddler Teacher (Classroom 1) & Infant/Toddler Classroom Support

Molly has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction for early childhood and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Special Education with endorsements in early childhood development and cognitive impairments through Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also completed her MACTE accredited Infant/Toddler credential through MEPI (Montessori Education Programs International).

Prior to joining the Elizabeth Academy staff, Molly was a preschool teacher at the Waterford School and the Hawken School, as well as an intervention specialist and ABA therapist in Cleveland, Ohio. She also taught in an early childhood classroom at a Montessori school in Traverse City, Michigan.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking with her dogs, distant running, traveling, and camping.

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Tarina Cutler - toddler teacher (classroom 3) & INfant/TodDler Classroom Support

Tarina has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and completed her MACTE accredited Infant/Toddler credential through MEPI (Montessori Education Programs International). Prior to joining the Elizabeth Academy team in 2013, Tarina was the Center Director of Small World Child Care, where she supervised the daily operation of a school of over 190 children from 6 weeks to 12 years old and 30 staff members. She also worked for two years as a wound care technician.

Tarina and her husband Chris have four daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, including camping, fishing, hiking, football games, and bike rides.

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lauren kurt - speech therapist - m.s., ccc-slp

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 on American Sign Language. She has clinical experience working with children in the Granite School District, Ensign Elementary School, St Francis Xavier School, the University of Utah and the University of Northern Iowa.

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scott titensor - music therapist

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Utah State University.  Scott is also a board certified Neurologic Music Therapist and has completed training which emphasizes the effect of music on the brain and how it impacts cognitive, communication, and sensorimotor processes.

He previously worked at Harmony Music Therapy, where he provided music therapy services in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. His experience includes music therapy service provision at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute and at Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked with individuals with mild to severe disabilities including: intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, apraxia with aphasia, communication delay, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, alopecia, blindness, seizures, pervasive developmental disorder, hearing impairment, and Bi-Polar disorder, ages 8-50.

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Patrice Mcqueen - occupational therapist

Patrice has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist at a private sensory clinic and for Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas. 

She enjoys hiking, camping, and playing volleyball with her husband and son.

tara permenter - physical therapist