Special Education

Jenny Westover

Jenny Westover

Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Westover in in her second year of teaching at Bonneville Academy and teaching in general. Mrs. Westover graduated from Western Governors University with a BA in Special Education. Before joining Bonneville Academy, she worked as a substitute teacher for three years in both Utah and Wyoming. Mrs. Westover loves watching students overcome their challenges to be successful in school and in life.

Mrs. Westover and her family have lived in Provo, UT, Manhattan, Kansas and Kemmerer, Wyoming before moving to Grantsville, Utah in August of 2015. She loves reading, spending time with my family, having a house full of neighborhood kids and being outdoors. The last three summers, she has also enjoyed helping her dad build a log cabin.

 

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Lon Lovett

Lon Lovett

Special Education Teacher

Lon is the newest addition to the Bonneville special education team. He most recently finished three years of ESL teaching in South Korea. He graduated with a BS in history and religious studies and then earned his Masters degree in special education. Mr. Lovett is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys helping his students cultivate a genuine love of learning. During his time in Asia, he had the opportunity to experience many fascinating cultures. This experience made an indelibly positive impact on his teaching style and his outlook on life. 

Lon had been a Utah resident for the last nine years. He is a passionate and successful semi-professional photographer with award winning work that has been published. He is also a published poet and author with a novel due to be released early next year. He spends most of his free time on road trips taking pictures, writing, and hanging out with his sons. 

 

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Renee’ Burns

Renee’ Burns

Paraprofessional

Mrs. 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 two adorable dachshunds.

Tera Peterson

Tera Peterson

Paraprofessional

Ms. Tera was born in California but has lived in Tooele County for most of her life. She attended local schools and attended college at Weber State University. After short moves to California and Montana, she returned and lives with her family in Grantsville. She and her husband David have been married for 19 years. She has two children, ages 10 and 8 and two crazy dogs named Jax and Louie. When Ms. Tera isn’t working, you will find her watching her kids play sports, reading, camping, or going to watch dirt track races. She and her family also own two local businesses, Dickies Barbecue and Cool Beads Ice Cream. Ms. Tera is STAR tutoring certified and enjoys working with kids in all academic areas, especially reading. She believes that instilling a love of reading starts with children at a young age. Like JK Rowling said, “I think its the books that you read when you are young that live with you forever.”

Kayti Schroff

Kayti Schroff

Paraprofessional

Mrs. Schroff was born in Utah and raised in Stansbury Park. She graduated from Stansbury High School and lives in Tooele with her husband and 3 fur-children. She loves to cook, drink coffee and play with her dogs. 

Geraldine Russom

Geraldine Russom

Paraprofessional

Mrs. Russom was born in California but spent the majority of her life in Utah. She’s currently a full-time student majoring in Elementary Education. She has a passion for working with students and loves to volunteer in her community. She has a little dog who she spoils very much. Mrs. Russom is so excited to be part of the Bonneville Academy team! 

Aimee Morgan

Aimee Morgan

Paraprofessional

The smiles from the children each day, the laughter and joy they wear on their faces as they rush to class. Aimee’s passion, service, and dedication to the children is second to none, her volunteer work and time spent assisting in any way she can clear indicators of how important she feels about giving freely and donating her time.

Aimee Morgan currently resides in Stansbury Park. Married with children she enjoys reading in her spare time. Her favorite colors are purple and silver and she believes strongly in spending quality time with her family. Her favorite drink is Pepsi and milk chocolate her occasional indulgence. Aimee has been an active volunteer in the educational sector for some time now, and when the opportunity arose to become a staff member here at Bonneville Academy her excitement was overshadowed only by her gratitude. Her dedication to the educational development of the students will be a top priority, as well as mutual teamwork with staff and respect for one another.

Lauren Nelson

Lauren Nelson

CNA/SPED Aide

Lauren Nelson was born and raised in Utah and moved out to Stansbury with her family 8 years ago. She graduated from Stansbury high school in 2017. Since graduating she has worked as a CNA at a local assisted living facility and then received her Phlebotomist and medical assistant certification. When she is not here at school she is going to cosmetology school out is West Jordan, and is loving every minute of it. 

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