Administration





Traelle Gailey
School Director
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Hello! My name is Traelle Gailey. I have been teaching since 2005 and during that time I have taught second grade, and fifth grade. I have taught at a charter school my whole teaching career and truly believe in the missions of charter schools.

I grew up in Reno, Nevada and moved to Utah in 1997. I graduated from Bonneville High in 1999, and subsequently graduated from Weber State University in 2005 with a Bachelors. I then received a Master's in Education from the University of Phoenix, as well as an administrative and principal licensure. I have been actively engaged in learning as much as I can in the education realm. I have attended numerous trainings; such as; Love and Logic, Singapore Math, Core Academy, Step up to Writing, and My Math to name a few.

My husband and I have been married for 10 years and together we have 5 children. Some of my hobbies include; cooking, gardening, reading, camping, and hiking. I also love spending time with my family, both immediate and extended.

I love teaching! It is a passion of mine and I don't believe there is any other job I would love more than being in a school, and making a difference. I am excited each year to meet new students and parents and work to make learning engaging and fun!



Jeff Hall
Assistant Principal
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My name is Jeffery Hall. I have taught for over 11 years and I am a licensed educator with a bachelor's in education and a master's in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. I am currently working on my administration with Utah State University. I have a technology endorsement from Southern Utah University and have graduated the E-mints program, which is a 2 year program that helps teachers integrate technology into the class in a way that will give students a more in-depth learning experience. I have also participated in the iSchool Initiative which was the first program to integrate I-pads into the schools.

The Granite Association has recognized me for teaching Gifted Children because of my use of technology in the classroom. I have also worked as a technology specialist for Granite School District. I have been recognized by the Utah State Board of Education as a top five finalist for teacher of the year in Utah. Plus, I won on the "Price is Right" playing Plinko.

My favorite part of being in education is that I love working with students to overcome obstacles and become better people together. My goal in education is to increase learning and enjoyment at the same time.

I have been married for 12 years and have 3 amazing kids. I love camping, playing guitar, 3D printing, Video games, visiting family, and messing with technology.

"What we learn becomes a part of who we are."



Mary Murphy
School counselor
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Hello, I am Mary Murphy and I am excited to counsel Scholar Academy students as they transition out of the elementary level and into the secondary level of their education! I obtained a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in Home Economics Education and taught at a 7-12 grade school for three years. I completed my master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Utah and have spent the last 30 years working as a school counselor in Tooele County.

During my career I received several awards including. School Counselor of the Year for the State of Utah from the Utah School Counselors Association (USCA) and the Planning for Life Award for the State of Utah from the US Army. I was elected by school counselors across Utah to be the Secondary Level Vice President of USCA. I served in that position for 3 years and then I was appointed Executive Assistant for USCA and served for 2 more years in that capacity. I am eager to collaborate with the students, parents and staff at Scholar to create an exemplary Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program. The goal of the program is to help to set your students on the pathway to a successful high school and college experience and eventually happy life and great career.

I love to read, cook, spend time with my beautiful grandchildren, have fun outdoors, play puzzle games and create. My next adventure will be learning how to work with stained glass. I am excited to start this new chapter in my life working with all the great people at Scholar Academy!