Staff Bios

  • Executive Director

    Gail S. Williamsen

    Gail Williamsen, along with her husband Thom, founded Elizabeth Academy in 2008. Gail was born and raised in Salt Lake City and attended public schools, graduating from Highland High School.

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  • Head of School

    Jennifer Spikner

    Jennifer has a Master of Education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Assistant Head of School

    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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  • Business Director

    Lisa Fels

    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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  • Inclusion Director

    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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  • Inclusion Coordinator - Infant, Toddler, EC

    Cami Johnston

    Cami Johnston has a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies (which is a dual bachelor's in Special Ed K-12 and Elementary Ed K-6) from Western Governor's University and teaching licenses in Special Education

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  • Inclusion Curriculum Development 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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  • Facilities Manager

    Dave Horn

    Dave has a Plumbing Trades degree from Salt Lake Community College and experience operating and supervising a residential plumbing company called Core Water Solutions.

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  • Receptionist

    Cindy Gardner

    Bio coming soon!

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  • Controller

    Jessica Collins

    Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grand Canyon University. She has nearly a decade of accounting/bookkeeping experience and joined the Elizabeth Academy team in 2016.

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  • Admissions Director

    Paige Helotes

    Paige has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) and holds her Utah State Teaching license.

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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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  • Social-Emotional Director

    Laura Van Hook, LCSW

    Laura brings 16 years experience as a clinical social worker, including leading a team of 13 medical social workers and working in the neuro-trauma unit at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. She

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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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