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Anderson, Heather
2nd Grade
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Hello! My name is Heather Anderson. I am extremely excited to be teaching 2nd grade here at Grace and in Utah! While it is my third year teaching at Grace it will be my 9th year teaching all together. I spent the last 6 years teaching 2nd grade at a Lutheran school in California. Before living in California I moved about every 4 years so I claim to be a little bit of a nomad at heart. I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education through Concordia Portland in Oregon and my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Literacy though Concordia Nebraska. I love teaching in general but my favorite subjects are Religion and Reading. I hope that throughout the year students will learn they are precious to God and develop a passion for reading and storytelling. When I am not at school I enjoy hiking, skiing, traveling, reading, watching The Green Bay Packers, going to concerts and sleeping. 

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Austin, Katelin
8th Grade
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class website: http://new.schoolnotes.com/MrsAustin2016/

 

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Beadles, Jill
Athletic Director
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Hello! I am Jill Beadles, the Athletic Director at Grace.  I moved to Utah with my family in 6th grade and enrolled in Christ Lutheran, Murray.  Remaining in Lutheran schools, I then graduated from Salt Lake Lutheran High and Concordia University, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree.  Athletics is important to me and my family.  In elementary and high school I played every sport offered and played collegiate basketball and volleyball.   I believe athletics promotes confidence, self-esteem and cooperation and is a great way to give glory to God. My husband, Brad, and I have 3 children, Zane (27), Kaden (11) and Kylie (9).  Kaden and Kylie attend Grace because the Christian education and the individual attention they receive here is important to us.

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Carlton, Lindy
4th Grade
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My name is Lindy Carlton and I am blessed to be teaching our fourth graders at Grace. I was born in East St. Louis, IL and moved with my family to Utah in 1963. I graduated from The University of Utah with a degree in Geography. That may explain why I enjoy working with maps. That also explains why the St Louis Cardinals and Utah Utes are my favorite teams. Ten years ago I received my Master of Elementary Education and have been teaching ever since. Before that I coached a variety of my children’s sports teams, taught Sunday School and worked with children in my church. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors, reveling in God’s great creation.

My passion is helping children see how they can use the gifts God has given them. I help them develop the desire to become a better person. I love to encourage children serving others. I feel that by serving those less fortunate, we’re allowed to better reflect on our blessings. May God continue to richly bless us as we work to fulfill His plans for us, and our children’s, lives.

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Davis, Shelly
Principal
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Hello and God’s richest blessings to you! I am Shelly Davis and I am the principal of Grace. I have served in Lutheran education since 1990, beginning at Salt Lake Lutheran High School, later known as Concordia Preparatory School, in Salt Lake City. At Concordia from 1990 – 2012, I served as teacher, advisor, coach, school counselor and in administrative roles. I have a B.A. from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI in education with specialties in English, health, psychology, and history and I hold a MaED from the University of Phoenix.

I am overjoyed to serve at Grace and be able to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus with all of our Grace family. Grace is a strong academic school with excellent teachers and curriculum; but the best thing about Grace is we are a family….God’s family.

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DeHoyos, Becca
Pre School
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As a new resident of Utah, I am thrilled to be the preschool teacher. My husband and our two four-legged babies moved from Atlanta, Georgia where I taught at the lower preschool level for two years. I graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in education.

I have lived around the country, but Arizona will always be home. My family will frequently travel back to Arizona to see relatives and enjoy the warm sun. I have a passion for serving my community, painting, coffee, and dogs. 

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Frausto, Randi
7th Grade
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class website: http://new.schoolnotes.com/rfrausto/

Randi Frausto is a Biology Major with a Minor in Southwest Indian Tribes, ESL endorsed and holds a teaching certificate in Secondary Education.  Randi began teaching in 1989 when she graduated from Southern Utah University and is considered a master teacher.  She has received numerous awards and is featured in Who's Who in American Teachers.  Randi loves being apart of Grace Lutheran School and teaching!  She loves that each and everyday God's love is shared with every student and that students truly learn at a gifted and talented level.  Grace is a second family to her and is so grateful to be surrounded by kind and loving faculty, staff, parents and students.

Randi Frausto
randifrausto@me.com
801-860-8563

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Garrido, Lillie
Spanish
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Harrington, Shelly
Kindergarten
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This is my fifth year teaching Kindergarten at Grace Lutheran.  I have taught elementary education for 15 years, 11 years were at Butler Elementary in special education and the past 4 years were here at Grace.

I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education/special education.  I am married and have 2 children.  My son, Alex, is a junior in college and attends the University of Utah.  My daughter Kayla is a senior in high school and attends ICS.  Both of my children attended Grace Lutheran from Pre School through 8th grade and had a wonderful school experience here!  I love teaching at Grace—it is such an awesome school!

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Hughes, Tina
School Administrative Assistant
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I am the Administrative Assistant here at Grace, as well as a church member.  My husband Dale and I have two beautiful daughters at Grace, and we LOVE it here!  Our family has felt very welcomed from the first day we started.  Grace Lutheran Church and School is a very special place.  The student body as well as the faculty and staff are truly a blessing to work with.  The students and families make Grace a wonderful place.  My husband and I also take care of Kids Place….the before and after school program.  I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such beautiful people.

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Lee, Dale
Band Director
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I’ve taught the bands at Grace Lutheran for several years. I have also taught at Christ Lutheran, Concordia Preparatory and other public schools. I attended the University of Utah and studied English and Music. I am also a private instructor of the saxophone and trumpet.

I’ve played with numerous bands, including Nova Paradiso and the Swingorillas, and composed and recorded several cds. I also enjoy reading, hiking, nature photography, coffee and crossword puzzles.

It is a great pleasure to work with the outstanding students at Grace Lutheran!

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Matson, Rebecca
1st Grade
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Rebecca Matson is an alumna of Concordia Lutheran Day School in Seattle, WA. In 2002 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Lutheran Elementary Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching from Concordia University, Wisconsin. She has experience in teaching all grades K – 8, but first grade is her favorite. Teaching the Lutheran faith brings her joy. She has coached girls’ volleyball and basketball for 4th-8th graders. In her free time, Rebecca likes to go for hikes, read many genres of fiction, Skype with her little niece and nephew in Boise, and knit warm hats and silly monsters.

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Maxson, Karen
5th Grade
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classroom website: http://new.schoolnotes.com/kmaxson

Hello, my name is Karen Maxson, and I feel so blessed to be teaching the 5th grade at Grace this year. I recently graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and am very excited for my first year at Grace! I enjoy teaching the 6-8th grade Math and Science classes, as well as Religion. I just moved to Utah from Kansas City, and am excited to explore this new area, and enjoy everything that it has to offer. Outside of school I enjoy reading, playing board games, and spending time with my fiancé, Brian, who also lives in the area and is a member of Grace Lutheran Church. We are looking forward to being married next summer.

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Phillips, A J
Athletics
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I attended Concordia University in Irvine, California graduating in 2009 with a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Christian Education. In 2010, after marrying Sarah, we moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota where I worked for the Boys and Girls Club as a Program Coordinator. During our time in Hot Springs, I was also the volunteer youth leader at our church. After moving to Salt Lake City in 2013, I started working with Stretch-N-Grow of Utah, in which I teach kids ages 3-7 beginning soccer and basketball skills along with running Before/After School here at Grace.
 
In Gym Class, students are learning how to work together in teams with different teammates. Students are also learning how to show good sportsmanship, to play fairly, and to encourage their fellow classmates.

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Phillips, Sarah
3rd Grade
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My name is Sarah Phillips and I am very happy to be the 3rd grade teacher and kid’s hand bell director here at Grace! I grew up in San Francisco, where my dad was a pastor. I went to a Lutheran elementary school. My mom and sister are also Lutheran school teachers and have inspired me. I have taught elementary education for 5 years.  My first 3 years of teaching, I taught a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade combined class in Hot Springs, South Dakota. I graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, California with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music.  I met my husband in college and were both active in hand bells and band.  I play the flute and piano. My husband AJ works for a company called “Stretch and Grow,” where he coaches children in various sports. We both love to go hiking and camping and work on puzzles. I love teaching and helping the students grow in God’s Word!

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Sperry, Kelly
6th Grade
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class website: http://new.schoolnotes.com/Qsperry/

My name is Kelly Sperry, also known to my students as Queen Sperry when playing the game of SMITE.  As a new resident of the state of Utah, I am looking forward to working at Grace Lutheran School.  My husband and I recently moved from Missouri where I taught at the middle school level.  I graduated from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and earned my masters in education at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.  I have previously taught pre-school, elementary, middle school, ESL and adult literacy.  However, I feel a special connection when working with middle schoolers.  As a mother of three I feel very blessed as they embark on their futures.  I enjoy reading, hiking, cake decorating, refinishing furniture and working with fused glass.

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Stueber, Denise
School Librarian
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Hello from the school librarian.  I have been at Grace for 18 years and have taught everything from 4th grade, Music class of handchimes and recorders, 7/8 confirmation classes and now the library classes, leading the Washington DC trip, running the Scholastic Book Fair and each summer directing Camp Invention.  Grace has been my Utah family for many years and I am honored to still be a part of it.  My children attend Grace and love learning about Jesus each day.  I look forward to teaching your children here at Grace.  May God bless you and welcome to the Grace family.