Parent Organization

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Kristalle Ford

Kristalle is the PTO President for the 2022-2023 school year. Born and raised in Montana, Kristalle transplanted to Tooele in 2016 with her husband, Robert, with their two kids (now 10 and 7).

Kristalle has been a Scholar parent for 6 years. By day, she is a quality supervisor at Purple. By night, she volunteers for the city with the Miss Tooele City Pageant, is a member of the public library board, and she loves to enjoy family time. In Kristalle's spare time, she adores reading, fitness and loves to watch people enjoy her cooking. 

Jeff Shuemaker


Hello!  My name is Jeff Shuemaker and I am the PTO Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year.  I have been a part of Scholar Academy for the past 9 years and I have been a volunteer since before the school opened.  I feel Scholar Academy is "home" and I am grateful to be a part of this amazing school. 

I am an EMT and am currently working as a security guard.  I have been an active part of both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs for the past 17 years and am the Troop Cookie Manager for my daughters' troop.  I have also had the honor of helping several young men obtain their Eagle Award.  My wife and I recently received the Girl Scout Family Service Award and the Community Service Award for outstanding community service.  

We are excited for the upcoming school year and have lots of fun activities planned.  

Summer Crowder

Summer is the PTO Secretary for the 2022-2023 school year. Summer has grown up here in Tooele and is married to her husband Alex. They have 3 daughters (7th grade, 1st grade and a 1-year-old).  This is Summer’s first year as a Scholar parent and first year as PTO Secretary.

In her spare time, Summer enjoys crafts, baking, being outdoors, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.  Professionally Summer has worked as a manager in call centers and truck industry roles.  More recently, she has taken a break to take care of her children and be more involved in their school and activities.  

Liz Gualtier
Board Member


Liz Gualtier is a Salt Lake native. She and her family moved to Erda in 2020 after living in Millcreek for 9 years. Liz and her husband Josh are owners of Espavo Realty Group and have worked with many members of the Tooele community over the years. When they aren't working you will find them working on their almost 5 acre homestead where they grow and raise much of their own food, enjoy their horses and make sourdough bread, butter, kombucha and elderberry wine. 


Chelsey Hanson
Board Member 

Coming soon!                                                             

Destrie Roden
Board Member 

Coming Soon

Robert Ford
Board Member 

Coming Soon

Molly Kynaston
Board Member

Molly is a Board Member of the PTO for the 2022-2023 school year. She grew up in Wyoming, moved to Utah fourteen years ago, and has lived in Tooele for seven years. She is married to Trever, an IT wiz, and their daughter has attended Scholar for four years. Despite her Scholar School Spirit, this is her first year as a member of the PTO. 

Outside of the PTO and school activities, she loves everything Disney, has a degree in accounting, and values the time with her family as a Wife, Mom, and Student. She also enjoys baking, reading, knitting, and playing in Excel in her free time. 

Her greatest goal is to make at least one person smile every day, and she firmly believes kindness is contagious. 


Kathleen Berry
Board Member 

Coming soon                                                               

Amy Thorup
Board Member 

Amy is part of the PTO for 2022-2023. Her and her husband wanted to live in a small town so they moved to tooele 11 years ago. This year Amy has 3 kids attending scholar. It’s their first year and it’s her first time being part of the PTO.

 Amy has been a stay at home mom for nine years. She has enjoyed every minute of it. Five years ago her and her husband started their own business. Amy loves being around family and friends. She loves to cook and especially smoking meat. She loves to go golfing and learning jiu jitsu. Amy really enjoys being involved with her kids school.