This is Marcie Van Cleave. Marcie has taught first grade for thirteen years. She is excited for a new challenge of teaching reading in Special Education. Marcie loves Disney, particularly the Fab Five; Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto. She also loves to read. Here favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. She also loves the Harry Potter series. Marcie enjoys making dolls and doing geneology, listening to music and being with her cat. She is really excited for this year and learning new things. It's going to be a grand adventure.
Jennifer (Jenni) Moulton joins us from Spectrum Academy where she worked as a paraprofessional in first and third grade and a special education assistant for the past four years. Before that, she taught preschool at My Smart World Preschool in Lindon for three years. Jenni earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in English from Weber State University. She is the mother of three children, two of which have Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. She currently resides in Orem with her husband Ben and children aged 17, 13, and 11.
Alyson has a passion for teaching and being around children. She does everything she can to make sure that children have a wonderful learning environment so they can grow and progress. She has worked in specail education for 2 years and before that she worked at a daycare and as a preschool teacher assistant. During the summer she works as an ABA therapist at an autism and behavioral intervention center. She is getting an online degree in marriage and family studies through Brigham Young University of Idaho and is hoping to get RBT certified. She loves working at Ignite and cannot wait for another fantastic year!
Ms. Susie is so excited to return this year to Ignite. She loves developing meaningful curriculum that includes projects in writing as an art form. She has classroom teaching experience and many years of work as a para-educator. She has a special interest in ancient poetry, like that found in The Book of Isaiah and in epic poetry like that found in Beowulf, Gilgamesh, The Iliad, and The Odyssey. She loves to sew and loves musical theater. She appreciates the space provided by charter schools to teach with a focus most valuable to the teachers and parents of a community.
Rachael is a recent graduate from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has experience teaching in general education and special education classrooms in practicums and student teaching. Her background includes working with students who have disabilities from toddler age to grade five in small groups and one on one. Rachael has been married to her husband Justin for almost 3 years. Teaching has always been Rachael's passion along with writing and composing music. She also enjoys reading, the outdoors and playing with her puppy. She is excited to be part of Ignite Academy and to work to help students believe in themselves and find fulfillment in their learning.
Taña is incredibly excited to be working at Ignite and especially in the Special Education Department. She is passionate about helping students and being an advocate for them. Her knowledge and understanding come from her own life experience of being in the trenches with her own special needs children. She knows that hard work, consistency and patience brings about great rewards. She loves learning about ways to encourage and inspire those whose path may look hard and challenging. Working with the students brings her joy because they are so full of love and hope. She and her husband, Rick, have been married for twenty glorious years and have amazingly strong, courageous and resilient children. Together they have two sons and two daughters. She is grateful for the knowledge she has acquired from being their mom and their biggest cheerleader. As a family they enjoy playing all types of games and having quiet evenings at home. Taña is a native of Utah and enjoys the various seasons but definitely prefers the warmth of the sun. She looks forward to another great year working with the amazing staff and students at Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy!