Staff

Front Office

Emily Jensen

Emily Jensen

Front Office

Ms. Jensen has worked throughout various organizations in different administrative and customer service capacities for nearly 15 years. A big believer in doing whatever it takes to help our children succeed.

Ms. Jensen supports Charter school and STEM based schools. Ms. Jensen is no stranger to working at the front desk and working with children, having spent 5 years as a daycare owner and several years in customer support and administrative roles, which taught her the importance of patience, and hard work.

Ms. Jensen is married with four children, 3 of which will be attending Bonneville Academy this coming year and one at Stansbury High. Her sons, fifteen, twelve and nine, will be in ninth, seventh and fourth grade and her daughter is six and is very excited to start first grade. As a family, they love to cook, listen to and make music, read and spend time outdoors. Ms. Jensen’s varied background in Customer Service, Reception and Day Care provided the perfect foundation for Bonneville Academy’s Receptionist.

Ms. Jensen has been a founding member of our school since its inception and is looking forward to seeing the school grow. She is excited about Charter School and its possibilities with the STEM program. She is also excited to continue to help the growth of Bonneville Academy and is committed to building strong relationships with parents while assisting the students in having a positive educational experience.

Specialists

Colee Rylant

Colee Rylant

Librarian/Student Support

Ms. Rylant was born in Copperton, Utah and has been a resident of Stansbury for 13 years. She is so excited to be part of Bonneville Academy! Ms. Rylant has two boys, one is 18 and a soldier with the Utah Army National Guard and the other is 14 and an avid hockey player.  When Ms. Rylant isn’t  at school, she raises puppies to be service dogs for an organization in California called Canine Companions for Independence.  She loves hanging out with her puppies at hockey games! She also loves to read, watch documentaries, crochet  and draw. She loves meeting new people, especially kids. Learning new things from students is always an exciting adventure.

Ashley Metzger

Ashley Metzger

DIBELS Specialist

Mrs. Metzger lives in Stansbury Park with her husband and two boys, and is currently studying Social Work at the University of Utah. 

Before joining the Bonneville team, Mrs. Metzger homeschooled her children, gaining invaluable experience working with children with special learning needs.

Her experience has given her a passion to look beyond initial behavior issues to help children recognize their feelings, and communicate their needs in a healthy, more recognizable way.
 
She looks forward to working with the students at Bonneville Academy, especially working to empower students through positive interactions, helping them find the confidence they need to truly succeed.
JaLyn Christensen

JaLyn Christensen

Lunchroom Specialist

Amanda McCoy

Amanda McCoy

Kindergarten Teacher Aide

Mrs. McCoy is originally from Mesa, Arizona and decided to come to Utah for college. She studied at Brigham Young University where she met her husband of 13 years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Exercise Science, with the desire to become a physical therapist.

After moving all over Utah and Idaho, she and her family fell in love with Stansbury Park and have called it home for the past 5 years. Since moving here, her family has grown from 2 kids to a family of 2 kids and 4 cats (Marble, Mint, Peppermint, and Butterscotch), much to her
husband’s dismay.

While both of her kids have been attending Bonneville Academy, Mrs. McCoy has been a regular volunteer in their classes. She loved working with her son’s kindergarten class so much that she decided to become an aide.

When Mrs. McCoy isn’t busy teaching or taking her kids to different activities, she can be found wandering the aisles of Home Depot, doing home DIY projects, listening to music while she goes cycling, or just snuggling with her cats.

Deb Tomich

Deb Tomich

1st Grade Teachers Aide

Mrs. Tomich was born in Seattle WA and lived there for 7yrs. Due to her father’s job with Boeing, numerous relocations and 13 different schools were to follow. The majority of growing up was spent in Montana so if asked where she’s from, she will say “I’m from Montana”. Working and living in different places must be in her blood as she did both while working on an oil exploration seismic crew. It was there that she met her husband, Gary. He is a Holladay UT native so they decided to make Cottonwood Heights their home. After 9 yrs and a newborn son, Steven, they moved to their home in Grantsville where they have now lived for the past 19 yrs.  Two mini dachshunds, Elly & Wally, have joined the family and have taken it upon themselves to pretty much rule the roost! She enjoys rockhounding, gardening, crafting, traveling, camping and her compass always seems to lead her to antique and thrift stores!

She is one of the “originals” as she has been at Bonneville Academy since the doors first opened.

2017-2018    SPED Paraprofessional

2018-2019    K-5 STEM Specialist

Present          1st Grade TA

She is excited for this upcoming school year and working with her awesome team of teachers and the classes of “littles”.

Tera Peterson

Tera Peterson

2nd Grade Teachers Aide/SPED Aide

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.”

Heidi Ringlee

Heidi Ringlee

3rd Grade Teacher Aide

Whitney Baker

Whitney Baker

4th Grade Teachers Aide

Mrs. Baker was born in Corvallis, Oregon, but raised almost her entire life in Provo/Orem Utah.  Thanks to some amazing parents she was raised to always be involved in sports.  From a young age Mrs. baker got to enjoy t-ball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, and much more.  She has always been able to attend many different sporting events and even met her husband at a BYU football game.  They have been married for 13 years and have 3 wonderful children.  Over the last few years her new exercise choice has been running and she has run several 5k’s with her mom, her favorite race being the one she did at Disneyland. If she is not running races you can often find her out taking pictures, traveling, or enjoying activities with her family.

Lindsey Tanner

Lindsey Tanner

5th Grade Teachers Aide

Lindsey Tanner is excited to be back at Bonneville Academy. She loves working with the Middle School students and finds so much joy in watching them learn and grow each year. She loves getting to know each student and her number one goal is to make sure each child she works with finds their own personal strengths and becomes the best
they can be.

Lindsey attended Salt Lake Community College of Cosmetology and received her degree in Cosmetology and Barbering in 1997. She and her husband have been married for 16 years and have lived in Stansbury Park since 2003. They have 4 children, 3 boys and one girl. Her 4 children attend Bonneville Academy.

Lindsey has several years of experience through volunteering at their local elementary school as well as serving on the PTA board as VP of education for 2 years. Lindsey ran a daycare in her home for 7 years where she cared for a variety of children aged 3 months to 12 years.
In her free time Lindsey’s most favorite thing to do is read, she loves all types of books and will often get lost in one for hours. She also enjoys baking, swimming and spending time with her family. Most weekends, when the weather is warm enough, you will find her with her family at the pool. She also spends many hours at the soccer fields watching her children play soccer. She is looking forward to
sharing new adventures and experiences with the Bonneville Team.

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Chancy Sanders

Chancy Sanders

6th Grade PE Specialist

Coach Sanders is a genuine Stocktonite, originally from Stockton, UT, she is a down home country girl at heart. Along with being a country girl, Coach Sanders has a passion for dance and cheer as it is her best form of expression. Throughout her life, dancing has always been there which she has passed on to her own girls that are currently attending Bonneville Academy. In her “spare time”, you will find Coach Sanders enjoying time with her family, her two loving goats (Ellie and Liberty), and hanging out with Ms. Sharpie. This is Coach Sanders first year of teaching at Bonneville Academy and she looks forward to many years working with our Mariners. “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” –Martha Graham.  

 

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Amanda Woolery

Amanda Woolery

BAC Teachers Aide

Amanda Woolery was born and raised in Downey Idaho. She and her family moved to Stansbury Park in 2017. She and her husband Chris have been married for 16 years and together they have 4 children. 3 daughters who attend Bonneville Academy and their son will be preschool this year. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Amy Ayres

Amy Ayres

Tier II Coordinator

Mrs. Ayres  was born and raised in Salt Lake but has lived in both Davis and Utah counties and is happy to be settled here in Stansbury Park. She has been married for 15 years and has 2 boys, 2 girls and 2 dogs. 
 
She enjoys cooking, paddle boarding, summer lake days and movie nights at home with family, and is excited to be spending another great year at Bonneville Academy!
 

Kitchen Staff

Sheri Searle

Sheri Searle

Kitchen Manager

Ms. Searle was born in Cresent City California. She grew up in Taylorsville Utah, and graduated from Taylorsville High School. She is excited to be back with you at Bonneville Academy for her 3 rd year! She loves working in the lunch room! In fact, it’s her 19th year working in a cafeteria!! She is dedicated to serving healthy nutritional meals that the students love. Sheri and her husband Mike have been married for 31 amazing years and have 5 wonderful children, 9 adorable grandchildren and one dog named Snickers. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with the grandbabies and being outdoors playing games and cooking dinners on the campfire. Ms. Searle’s says Fall is her absolute favorite time of year and that is when her favorite sport is also being played. She has always loved football and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan.

Melanie Shelley

Melanie Shelley

Kitchen Staff

Ms. Shelley is super excited to start her 3rd year in the kitchen with such an amazing staff! She enjoys getting to know the students as well as helping and serving them in the lunch room. 
 

Ms. Shelley grew up in Lehi and moved with her family after graduating from High School to Sanpete County. There she met and married her husband Jeff. After two years in Magna they moved to Tooele County to raise their family. She has 5 children, Austin who is serving a Mission in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kelton (18), Chase (16) a Junior at Stansbury High School,  Porter (13) he will be attending Bonneville again this year in 7th grade, and Makenna  (11) she will also be attending Bonneville again this year in 6th grade. We are all very excited for another great year here at Bonneville Academy!!

Bri Jones

Bri Jones

Kitchen Staff

Jen Hansen

Jen Hansen

Kitchen Staff

Maintenance

Kenny Thacker

Kenny Thacker

Maintanence

Elmer Gonzalez

Elmer Gonzalez

Maintenance