7th Grade Teachers



Erica Robinson
Science
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Hello! My name is Erica Robinson, and I am thrilled to be taking this adventure into junior high school with your children! I received my Bachelorís degree in Agricultural Education from Utah State University. I have earned additional teaching endorsements in Environmental Science and Middle Level Science. Prior to joining the Scholar Academy team, I taught science at Tooele and Grantsville High Schools.

My husband and I have two amazing boys that both attend Scholar Academy. When I am not at school, I enjoy working on my family farm, gardening, and training barrel racing horses. Iím ready to help students gain a better understanding of the world around them through science exploration!



Courtney Harder
Social Studies/Geo
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Hello Scholar Academy families! My name is Courtney Harder. I grew up on a potato farm in Shelley, Idaho. I love the hard work ethic that farm life instilled in me. I have one older and one younger brother. I grew up loving water sports, because our farm is located on the Snake River. I enjoy ALL outdoor activities, especially skiing. Iím thrilled to be living so close to so many amazing ski resorts! I am entering into my fifth year of teaching. I received my B.S. degree in Education from the University of Idaho. While in college I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Alicante, Spain, where I learned Spanish and tutored English as a second language. I often get asked, ďwhy do you teach,Ē and my response is simple. I love it!!! Teaching is by far the most exciting and rewarding job Iíve ever had. I love this age group; they are full of energy and curiosity. I love introducing my students to new ideas and helping them form their own educated opinions about the world around them. I look forward to working with you and your child throughout this upcoming school year!


Sandra Arslanian
Spanish
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Owls Ņcomo estŠn? Me llamo Sandra Arslanian. I was born in Dominican Republic and survived my teenage years in NYC, New York. This is my 6-year in education and my 4-year as the Spanish Department Chair at Scholar Academy. I love sharing with our students the beauty of being able to express themselves in another language and the wonders of the countries where the language is spoken. I received a B.A. in Communications from BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in Spanish. I am currently working in my APT Certification as well as Education Technology Endorsement. Iíve been married 7-years to Spencer, we have three wonderful kids and a very silly beagle. We have lived in Tooele since 2010. For fun I love cooking, baking, dancing, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to another great year, full of opportunities to be creative, learn and try new things. I hope you are as excited as I am about this incredible journey.


Lanette Sharp
k-8 Music/Theater
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Hi! My name is Lanette Sharp. I have lived in Utah my entire life. I currently live in West Valley, Utah with my daughter who is a Kindergarten TA at Scholar Academy. After graduating from Cottonwood High, I went to the University of Utah for two years. I transferred to Weber State University where I received my Bachelors and Masters in elementary education. I have a music minor in vocal performance, and a Level I Endorsement in Elementary Music. I was recognized in 2007 as Fine Arts Teacher of the Year in Utah. I also have written several textbooks for teachers to incorporate music in their classroom.
Three years ago, I retired from Weber School District after teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 30 years. I have been the music specialist at Wasatch Peak Academy for the past two years. I enjoy teaching children to love and appreciate the Fine Arts, especially music. I have had the wonderful opportunity for the past years to help my students write and perform original operas in the classroom. Through music, I have seen remarkable growth in children in their academics and self-esteem. Music is my passion and my motto is MUSIC ROCKS!! I am thrilled to be at Scholar Academy!



Todd Crane
K-8 Tech Instructor
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Hello! My name is Todd Crane. I am excited to start my third year in the Scholar Academy Computer Labs. I completed a Bachelorís Degree in Information Technology at American Military University. I grew up in West Jordan and graduated from West Jordan High in 2001. My family had a small farm with chickens, ducks, goats, cows, horses, rabbits, and a vegetable garden. I served an LDS Mission to the Philippines where I learned to speak Cebuano, Illongo, Kinaray-a, and Capiz-non. I married in 2005 to my beautiful wife, Jessica, and have five energetic sons. I also dedicated nine years to the US Air Force, during that time I learned Korean, and spent 14 months in Afghanistan. I moved to Tooele on October 31 2015. Some of my hobbies are: fishing, cooking, making up new recipes, and camping with my family.


Maria Flores
k-8 PE/Health
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Good day, my name is Maria Flores and I am very excited to be Scholar Academyís new Physical Education Specialist to help students stay active and healthy. I am blessed to be a mother of three wonderful boys (ages 9, 7, & 5). I joined the service (ARMY) back in 2004 (4-year term), and ever since I have been a very active veteran and love to maintain a healthy and fit life style. I earned my Associates of Arts in Psychology in 2011, and earned my bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2015. I moved to Utah in 2013 and started working for the school district in 2014. I have always volunteered at my childrenís schools and realized how great it is to work with children. I had the opportunity to work at Northlake Elementary for two years as the English Learners Specialist, AmeriCorp, and as the P.E. Teacher. In addition, I had the opportunity to work very close to the school counsellor where I put my psychology skills to work. I love running, as it is a great stress relief for me. I have run from 5kís to full marathons and earn several medals including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places throughout my running races. I cannot stress enough the benefits of being fit and eating well, as the human body was designed for activity. I am looking forward to motivate students, teachers, and parents to follow a healthy and active life style at Scholar Academy. Thank you, and have a Healthy Fit Fantastic Day!


TBA
7th Grade
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Biography Coming Soon!



TBA
7th Grade
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Biography Coming Soon!