Traelle Gailey
School Director

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

My name is Jeffery Hall. I have taught for over 11 years and I am in my 3rd year as an administrator.

My favorite part of being in education is that I love working with students to overcome obstacles and become better people together. My goal is to always understand a person’s perspective before taking action. I believe education, in all its shapes and forms, goes hand in hand with finding fulfillment in life.

I have a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. I completed the administration program with Utah State University. I also have a technology endorsement from Southern Utah University and have graduated from 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.

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.

I have been married for 14 years and have 3 amazing kids that attend Scholar Academy. 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

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! The goal of the Scholar Academy School Counseling 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 obtained a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in Family and Consumer Science 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 spent 30 years working as a school counselor for Tooele County School District. I began counseling students at Scholar Academy when the school added the junior high school program in 2018.

During my career I have received several awards including: School Counselor of the Year from Tooele High School, 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 love to read, cook, spend time with my beautiful grandchildren, have fun outdoors, play puzzle games and create. My latest adventure has been making projects with stained glass. I am excited to be working with the students, parents and all the great staff at Scholar Academy!

Ashley Tignor
Instructional Coach



Coming soon!


Scout the Owl
School Mascot


Hi!  I'm Scout!  I was born in 2012.  As a kid, I would fly to the highest tree and watch kids get dropped off at school.  I knew then that I wanted to be a mascot.


When I was 2, I got to go to school.  School was my favorite part of the day.  As the years passed, people looked up to me.  I think I wanted to be a mascot mostly because I'm caring, nice, and always look up to people.


When I was 6, my one wish was granted.  I became the mascot for Scholar Academy.  I had an owl dance party!


(Written by Chaunice Holm, 5th Grade, 2022)


Brandon Heaton
Office Manager

Cindy Perry