My name is Lauren Sweeney. I was born and raised in a small town in
Northeast Iowa but now I live in Provo, Utah with my husband. I
studied Elementary Education at Brigham Young University and this is
my first year teaching! I've wanted to be a teacher my whole life and
I'm so excited to start off with such an amazing 5th grade class in
such an incredible school! In my free time I love to watch movies, try
new restaurants, talk with my friends, and do art projects! My
favorite subject in school is writing, and I'm even writing my own
THANK YOU Mt. Loafer families! Because of your generosity we were able to exceed our goal and raise $1,567.13 to send to a sister school in Texas to buy supplies and materials they need to get their school back on their feet.
We are so proud of our Grizzly Sloth and the example they are to others! It truly is great to be a grizzly!
With Hurricane Harvey being such a heartbreaking disaster, the students wanted to reach out and help other elementary aged students in Texas because many have lost all their school supplies and schools. We want to come together as a school community to help school children affect by Hurricane Harvey. To do this we are going to designate Wednesday September 6th as "Helping Hands for Harvey Day"! We are going to ask that students bring $1 and dress as a "Texan" (western/cowboy attire) on this day.
My name is Emily Grace Hoppes. I grew up in Alabama, but moved to Mississippi when I got married two years ago. My husband and I then relocated to Utah in January and have loved our time here. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in 2015 from the University of Alabama and will be completing my master’s degree in Middle Level Education from Mississippi State University very soon.
This is my first year teaching and I am honored to begin my career with this special class and school. I have an awesome group of fourth graders and I am so excited to spend this year at Mt. Loafer!
My name is Christy McGinnis. I grew up in Northwest Ohio but currently live in Provo, Utah with my husband. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching experience at Mt. Loafer Elementary in 5th grade and I am excited to be returning to the best school ever! This is my first year teaching and I am so excited to be fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. I enjoy singing, baking, reading, playing board games, going on walks, spending time with my friends and family, and (of course) teaching!
My name is Nancy Cornaby and I'm excited to be teaching at Mt. Loafer. I went to Utah State University and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in education. This is my 13th year teaching and I love it. I have taught kindergarten, first and second grades. I grew up here in Salem and still live here with my family. James and I have four children – 8 year old Nikale, 6 year old Jake, 5 year old Tate, and our Lucy is 2 months. They make life exciting!
My name is Sage Smith, I am from Murray, Utah and LOVE everything about Utah. I recently finished my final classes at Brigham Young University in the Early Childhood Education program. I am passionate about the development and academic success of young children. This year will be my first year teaching! I will be mentored as an intern and will graduate in April of 2018. I have been married since November of 2016 to a boy that I met in 2nd grade! I am a certified yoga instructor and appreciate the peace that yoga brings into my life. I LOVE my 2nd graders!
I am from Southern California, born and raised. I love to read anything by Jane Austen, but Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is my favorite book.
I was classically trained in opera in high school and enjoyed being a part of the choral program for 7 years. For hobbies I enjoy hiking, racquetball, watching movies, playing board games, and making my own homemade ice cream. I taught English in China for 4 months and it is what made me decide to become a teacher!