Junior High Teachers

Erica Robinson
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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 Bachelor?s 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. I?m ready to help students gain a better understanding of the world around them through science exploration!

Eric Selfridge
Social Studies/Geo
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Hello Scholar Academy community! My name is Eric Selfridge and I am so excited to be with you this school year! I look forward to learning with and from you as we study History and Social Studies concepts. I am originally from Kingsburg, California. It is a small agricultural town within the Central Valley and home to Sun-Maid Raisins. While the majority of my family still live in California, I have lived in Utah for the last 8 years and love it! Since living in Utah, I met my wife and we have been married most of those years here in Utah. We have two beautiful daughters, my oldest is also a student here at Scholar Academy. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University in History & Social Studies Education. Additionally, I earned an Associates degree from Utah Valley University in Humanities & Social Sciences. When I am not in the classroom you will most likely find me drinking a nice cold Dr. Pepper and watching old tv show reruns, true crime shows, building LEGO sets with my girls or reading a non-fiction genre book. I enjoy travelling to new places, some of my favorite places that I have been to are Pearl Harbor, Gettysburg and Disneyland. In the future I would love to make it to Washington D.C. and explore all that is there.

Sandra Arslanian
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Lechuzas ¿Como est'n? Me llamo Sandra Arslanian, however I'm better known as "Señora A". I was born in Dominican Republic and survived my teenage years in NYC, New York. This is my 7-year in education and my 5-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. I've been married 7-years and have three wonderful kids. We live in Tooele since 2010. I love most things tech, cooking, baking, dancing, spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to our best year yet, full of opportunities to be creative, learn and try lots of new things. I hope you are ready for our journey. Vámonos!

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
JH Tech Instructor
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Hello! My name is Todd Crane. I am excited to start my sixth year in the Scholar Academy Junior High Computer Lab. I completed a Bachelor's 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.

Abraham Mendoza
k-8 PE/Health
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Hey Everyone! My name is Abraham Mendoza. I am very excited to be joining the team at Scholar Academy. I will be the new PE/Health teacher. I served ten years in the U.S Military during which time I obtained my BGS from Columbia College. I am originally from El Paso, Texas, married and have three children. I have had the pleasure of living in Utah for six years. My family and I enjoy anything and everything outdoors and feel blessed with everything Utah has to offer. I look forward to the upcoming school year to help students discover the joys and benefits of living an active lifestyle.

Angelique Waltzing
Language Arts
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I was born in Langen, Germany and spent much of my childhood there. I graduated High School from John R. Rogers High School in Puyallup, Washington. I moved to Utah for college and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Arts in English. I have also completed a Master's of Education Program with the University of Phoenix. My hobbies are many and varied, though LEGO is a primary passion of mine.
I have been teaching since 2008 and look forward to every year I can help students grow in their skills.

Shannon Proctor
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Hello! My name is Shannon Proctor and I am so excited to be part of the wonderful Scholar Academy team. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I have a passion for working with the young people in our community. It is my goal to help my students become math scholars, to guide them to think critically and to persevere in problem solving. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Teaching from the University of Utah. I did not begin teaching right away and instead spent ten years in retail management where I found hundreds of real life applications of the math I wanted to teach. My passion for teaching never dwindled and I finally followed my dreams and began teaching in 2014. I taught math at Tooele High School for four years before joining the Scholar Academy team. I married my high school sweetheart and together we have two boys who attend Scholar Academy. I have a variety of hobbies including reading, sewing, camping, running, yoga, baking, and Netflix binging. I love math and science and technology and Doctor Who and Harry Potter. I�m a self-proclaimed nerd and proud of it! I hope to bring out the inner nerd in each of my students this year at Scholar Academy.

Cynthia Spencer
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Hello, I am Mrs. Spencer. I have my dream job! This will be my second year as the 7th grade College and Career Awareness teacher. My hope is to help our students figure out their dream jobs and what they need to make that a reality. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelors of Science in Family Life and Home Economics in 2002. For me, cooking and sewing is relaxing. I also find joy in documenting life through pictures and stories. I spend my free time compiling pictures and writing stories for family history books. My greatest adventure is being a wife and a mother of 2 children. My favorite time at Scholar Academy has been as a volunteer in my children’s homeroom classes.