Special Education

Jenny Westover

Jenny Westover

Special Education Teacher/Intern

Mrs. Westover, is nearing completion of her degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Western Governor’s University. She has worked as a substitute teacher for the last 3 years in Wyoming and in Utah.  She discovered early that she had a talent and passion for special education and would look for opportunities to substitute in special education classroom.  Struggling with her own learning disability, Mrs. Westover is able to better understand the struggle learning disabilities bring but also the joy of successfully working through them.

Mrs. Westover and her husband have 4 wonderful children that bring them great joy. As a family they have lived in Provo, UT, Kansas and Wyoming before moving to Grantsville in August of 2015.  Mrs. Westover loves reading, spending time with her family, having a house full of neighborhood kids and being outdoors. The last two summers she has also enjoyed helping her dad build a log cabin.  Mrs. Westover is excited to begin her teaching career at Bonneville Academy.

 

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Kathy Palo

Kathy Palo

K-4th Special Ed Specialist

Ms. Palo grew up in Idaho Falls, ID where she graduated from Bonneville High School in 1992 and began a new career as a Dental Assistant. It was there that she met and married John, her husband of over 23 years while he was stationed there for the U.S. Navy. Many moves and not a few children later, Ms. Palo and her family finally settled down in Grantsville, UT in 2005. She is a mother of five (1 girl and 4 boys), two of whom are autistic. It was her children who connected her with Spectrum Academy in North Salt Lake (a charter school specializing is teaching children on the Autism Spectrum) where they started attending school in 2011. She began working with the school as a volunteer aide and quickly moved into the role of a paraprofessional, embarking on her current career.

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In the past six years, Ms. Palo has worked with the children served by that school in a variety of ways. In the classroom she has assisted students with their work and their IEPs, tracking goals, and even taught the course of instruction in Social Skills in the absence of a qualified teacher.Additionally, she has taken pictures for the school’s yearbook at numerous events, been the assistant basketball coach for two years and chaperoned numerous dances and fieldtrips. Ms. Palo’s hobbies outside of work include camping (both trailer and tent), bowling and working with ceramics (though she misses having 4,000 molds and her own kiln as she used to some 15 years ago). Ms. Palo is excited to begin working with the students at Bonneville Academy where a new chapter of her career as a paraprofessional will begin.

Terri Seach

Terri Seach

Paraprofessional

Ms. Seach will be assisting the awesome special education team at Bonneville Academy.Her passion and desire to assist, comfort and console people led her to focus her career in the medical field. Her last employment was in a pediatric office. She found this to be the most challenging but the most rewarding. Ms. Seach is married, has 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 furry dog children, Drake and Chloe. She was born and raised in Wisconsin for 12 years, moved to Utah, California and back to Stansbury Park, Utah in 1996.

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She loves working in her vegetable garden, keeping her yard dandelion free (a losing battle with our winds), craft, paint, draw and read. She also loves to go on road trips and try out little mom and pop cafes. She still has family in California, so they visit often. Although the traffic is crazy there, the sunny beaches are worth the relaxing treat for her! She is looking forward to meeting all of you!

Jeannie Hamilton

Paraprofessional

Deb Tomich

Deb Tomich

Paraprofessional

Ms. Tomich has worked as a para professional during the 2016-17 school year at a school for autistic students. She worked with students with varying academic abilities which included one on one, small groups and classroom sized settings. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, crafting, camping and traveling.

Jenn Burman

Jenn Burman

Paraprofessional

Ms. Burman grew up in the Denver area where she was a paraprofessional for 3 years before moving to Tooele a year ago with her 7 and 8 year old sons. She has been a Teachers Assistant in Tooele and is looking forward to continuing her work at Bonneville Academy. She and her family are an active family and enjoy skiing, camping, biking and playing at the pool. She is looking forward to working with all your children.

Renee’ Burns

Renee’ Burns

Paraprofessional

Ms. Burns has worked with children for the Tooele County School District since 2006 as a SPED para at West Elementary and later in the lunchroom at Rose Springs Elementary.Originally Air Force brats, she and her husband relocated from NJ to UT in 1994 and lived several years in West Valley before making Stansbury their home in 2001. They have two terrific daughters, a wonderful son in law, and three adorable dachshunds. She is excited to start the next chapter in her life with the Bonneville Academy team!

LEAs are required by Utah law, 53A – 1a – 704(10), to inform parents of students with IEP’s enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program.

Prospective applicants and their parents can find program information and application forms for the CSS Program at http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx

Additional Information:

UTAH’S TRANSITION ACTION GUIDE

CARSON SMITH SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GENERAL OVERVIEW

USBE Procedural Safeguards