Faculty and Staff

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Faculty and Staff 2018-04-02T10:57:55+00:00

Below you will see a complete list of LCA faculty and staff members, sorted alphabetically by last name. Click the e-mail icon to send an e-mail message.

Sheli BurtAdministrative Assistant
Mrs. Burt has been at LCA since 2009 and is our Main Office Manager. She has 6 children. They have been enrolled at LCA since 2003 and one graduated from LCA in 2005. During her senior year of high school, Sheli joined the U.S. Navy, and after graduation went to bootcamp. She served for 8 years as a Medical Corpsman. During that time she also worked in the healthcare field as Director of Recreational Therapy at ManorCare, and served on the committee for Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks. She took some time off to stay home with her children when they were young. When her children were old enough she decided to go back to work, but wanted to be where her kids were, so she pursued a job at the school so she could be with them during the day. Sheli fell in love with it and jokes that it is perfect for her gift of gab. Sheli loves being a part of the LCA family.
Adinia Chavez
Adinia ChavezSpanish
Mrs. Adinia Chavez has been teaching Spanish at LCA since 2003. She was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and her family moved to the United States when she was 18 years old. In high school she was on the drum line and basketball team. She has four children and three grandchildren; her grandchildren have attended LCA and her son Daniel graduated in 2007. Adinia has been teaching for over 20 years and has an associate’s degree in office administration. She has also taken classes at Ogden Weber Technology College.

Mrs. Chavez teaches high school and some elementary Spanish. She loves basketball, music, Italian food and traveling with her sisters. She currently resides in Roy and everyone who knows her sees her deep passion for teaching Spanish and for LCA! Has been with LCA since 2003.

Pam Chatham
Pam ChathamMath
Pam Chatham grew up in Alabama where she also attended the University of South Alabama and earned a BS and Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics Education.

She has taught for 6 years in the public school system, 4 years for private Christian schools, and at the community college level. She is a proud military spouse and mom. The Chathams have been stationed in Mississippi, Turkey, Virginia, Korea, Hawaii, Arkansas, and now here in Utah. Pam comes to LCA with experience teaching 2nd Grade, 5-7th Grade Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II with Trig, Consumer Math, and Pre-Calculus. In her free time, Pam enjoys quilting, decorating, and cooking. Pam and her daughters are excited to join the LCA family this year.

Evelyn Purdy DaleyPre-Kindergarten
Evelyn Purdy Daley was one of LCA’s original students in 1994 as a 6th grader, and was a member of the first graduating class in 2001! She has since returned as a preschool teacher! Has been with LCA since 2014
Allie East
Allie EastKindergarten
Allie is returning to the school she graduated from and is thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten at Layton Christian Academy. She grew up in Ogden, Utah and attended Christian Heritage School for most of her education. Allie competed in soccer, volleyball and cheerleading during her high school years, as well as starred in multiple theatre productions and musicals. During her senior year at LCA, she realized she wanted to study to become a teacher, which led her to The Master’s College in Southern California.
Allie graduated from The Master’s College with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Teacher Education with a concentration in Communications and a minor in Bible. In May of 2017, she received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential by completing the Credential Program at The Master’s University. During her student teaching, she student-taught 1st and 5th grade. The Lord provided two wonderful Master teachers for her to work with and learn from, and she was blessed by her Supervisor that was influential in developing her teaching strategies and knowledge of the classroom.

When Allie is not teaching Kindergartners, you could find her at Starbucks, shopping, and spending time with her family. She is so excited to be back in Utah this year to enjoy all of the beautiful seasons, and to experience this first year of teaching!

Shema GasanaStudent Life
Has been with LCA since 2015
Hannah Griffin
Hannah GriffinAdmissions
Hannah has been with LCA since 2015 as a teacher and has taught both 2nd and 3rd grades. She is originally from Southern Missouri where she grew up in a pastor’s home. After graduating from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, she began an 8 year career in the Criminal Justice System where she served as a Victim Advocate for the Prosecutor’s Office in Johnson County, Indiana and then as Domestic Violence Coordinator for the City of West Jordan, Utah. Hannah is also very involved in music and serves as a worship leader at Christian Life Center.

In 2017, Hannah became the Admissions Director for LCA. In this position, she is able to combine her love for people with her heart for the nations by working with both domestic and international families at LCA. “I love being able to help families from start to finish in the admissions process at LCA and then see them plug in and connect and become a part of the family! We have such a special place and dynamic at LCA and I am so excited to share the vision and heart of who we are!”

Kelsey Henry
Kelsey HenryPE / Science
I’m Kelsey Henry, I was born in Redmond, Oregon. I grew up in Morgan, UT with my parents and three sisters and attended Morgan schools where I participated in various sports, drama and 4-H, activities. After graduating in 2012, I attended Western Oregon University on a basketball scholarship where I played for four years. I graduated WOU in 2017 with my BA in Exercise Science Pre- Education and a minor in Sports Leadership. At WOU I was also the Vice President of “The Huddle”, the student athlete bible study club. My two younger sisters have both attended Layton Christian Academy. I am super excited to both teach and coach at LCA! Go Eagles!
Britny Holt
Britny HoltEnglish
Britny Holt teaches middle school Language Arts and Reading. Britny comes to us from East High School where she taught 12th grade Language Arts for a year. Prior to that, she was employed at Granger High for 6 years, where she taught in a special education unit for 4 years, aerobics for 1 year and dance for a year. Britny was also the head varsity cheer coach there for 3 years and the assistant coach for a year. Mrs. Holt completed her Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Secondary Education.
Britny is married to Doyle, who is also on staff at LCA. They have 2 boys, Shae and Jaice who attend LCA. As a family they enjoy sports and spending time at the boys’ various activities. She is excited to be a part of the LCA staff. Has been with LCA since 2015.
Doyle Holt
Doyle HoltEconomics / Government
Doyle grew up in Arizona and graduated from Winslow High School in Winslow, Az. He then attended Porterville JC, where he played football and ran track, and went on to attend CSU, Humboldt and played football. When he finished his eligibility there he moved to Utah to ski and snowboard. While here in Utah he graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business. He worked in the sales world and then decided he truly wanted to coach and teach young people. He moved to Alamosa, Colorado to coach and teach at Adams State College, and was able to complete his Masters of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in just two semesters. He then moved back to Arizona to coach and teach at Eastern Arizona College for two years where he had the opportunity to coach at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. The trials of life brought him back to Utah for good in 1999. He was offered a teaching and coaching job in Granite School District and has stayed in the education field ever since. He has over 15 years of teaching and 20 plus years of coaching experience. He is married to a beautiful and talented woman (Britny) and has two sons attending LCA. Jaice and Shae! Has been at LCA since 2013.
Leslie HopkinsHS Principal Assistant
Hannah HoyExtended Care
Has been with LCA since 2015
Andru Jones
Andru JonesResource
Andru Jones started teaching in 2007 in Special education. He taught in a functional skill classroom. In November of 2016 he moved over to Layton Christian Academy and became the Resource Coordinator. Some of his accomplishments while teaching include: receiving KSL Feature Teacher in 2015, a letter of recognition from President Obama in 2016 for teaching in Special Education, and Syracuse High’s Heart of Titan award which is their teacher of the year in 2015. Andru is also the head football and Track coach for Layton Christian Academy. Has been with LCA since 2015.
Angie Justice
Angie JusticeElementary/Middle School Principal
Mrs. Angie Justice has been teaching at Layton Christian Academy since 1998 and has taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and middle school history. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Speech and Hearing Science, and went on to work for the Davis County school district’s Headstart program as an assistant speech therapist. In 2004, she received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix, and she holds a level 2 Professional Educator’s license for grades K-8.
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Anne Lewis
Anne LewisHS Science
Ms. Anne Lewis has taught high school chemistry, biology, earth science, and occasional science electives at LCA since 2003. She was raised in Roswell, NM (no, there were no UFO’s!), moved to southern California during her high school years where she was awarded a national merit scholarship. She attended Cal State Fullerton and earned a BA in Chemistry. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1979 and moved to Utah in 1982 to take classes at the University of Utah in engineering and human resources. She then worked as an environmental chemist for 18 years, and as a lab director for the final seven years. Her favorite vacation destinations are Yellowstone National Park, Seattle, and Maine. She enjoys knitting, photography, travel (Yellowstone National Park and Maine), junking (yard sales) and birds (she is known by her family as a “nature bunny”)! Ms. Lewis is a science nerd, having learned to treasure insects and physics, and LOVES teaching. Has been with LCA since 2003.
Lani LongExtended Care
Has been with LCA since 2016
Hannah LovePreschool
Hannah was born and mostly raised in San Antonio, Texas. Moved to Utah at age 13 where I originally got involved with LCA. While attending I played Volleyball, Soccer , and Track. At age 17 I moved back to Texas and finished high school there.

After graduating I attended University of Texas at San Antonio to study Kinesiology with a focus on Physical Education. During my time there I worked for a Kid Sports Program specializing in 18 months to 6 years old. While there I had worked my way up to Director and the business was transformed into a non profit organization. We specialized in teaching soccer, basketball, baseball, and a fit play program. Through that program I got a job teaching Preschool and coaching for a local soccer club.

In June 2016 I felt a calling back to Utah which is where I have been ever since. I am currently teaching Preschool and Coaching both Boys and Girls Middle School Soccer. Currently I am also enrolled at Weber State to finish my Bachelors.

Jenn Malone
Jenn MaloneInternational Liaison
Jenn graduated high school and went on to attend two-year bible college at River City School of ministry, where she earned a certificate in music, worship ministry and prophetic interpretation. Jenn later went on to attend and graduate as a pharmacy technician technical program. She is a Nationally certified Pharmacy Technician, licensed in Utah and California. Jenn worked in the pharmaceutical field for 14 years and recently decided to change her career path a few years ago. She loves the career choice that she has made to work here at LCA. To be a part of the lives of so many students from around the world is such a blessing every day. “I cannot express how much joy working with young people brings me.” Jenn is a wife and mother of a beautiful daughter, who also attends LCA and likes it very much. Has been with LCA since 2016.
Cathy Mathews
Cathy MathewsSecond Grade
Cathy is originally from Columbus Georgia, but her husband’s Army career has taken her all over the world. The Matthews have lived in nine states and in Heidelberg, Germany. This is their second year in Utah and as a part of the LCA family. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and has nine years of teaching experience. She has enjoyed teaching Preschool, Kindergarten, and Middle School Bible. She is excited about working with Second Graders this year and looks forward to seeing all of the wonderful things God has planned for their class.

Cathy and her husband, Barry have been married for 24 years and have four wonderful children and two spoiled cats. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, attending Zumba classes, reading, and watching old movies.

Greg Miller
Greg MillerSchool President
Mr. Greg Miller, LCA Administrator, is a long-time Christian educator. He attended Huntington College, graduating with a degree in secondary education. A former youth pastor, school teacher, and coach, he served as administrator for Heritage Christian School, Hammond, Indiana, in the early 1990′s. Greg his wife, Karen and their 3 children moved to Utah, and He and Karen have served as founding administrators for Layton Christian Academy, Layton, Utah, since 1994. Miller has been instrumental in leading the school from a student body of 100 in preschool through 6th grade, to a student body of over 600 in preschool through 12th grade.
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Jared Miller
Jared MillerAthletic Director
Jared Miller was born in Indiana, but grew up in Layton, Utah. Jared went to LCA from Kindergarten through 12th grade. He graduated from LCA in 2007. He spent 2 years at Western Wyoming Community College and graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Administration in 2012. He Spent several years coaching at LCA including: Freshman Boys basketball in 2009-2011. He coached the Offensive Line in football to a State Championship game in 2011 and was the head baseball coach from 2012-2014.
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Karen Miller
Karen MillerAdministrator
Mrs. Karen Miller, long-time Christian educator, graduated from Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana. Since 1986 she has been active in a variety of positions in Christian schools and churches.
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Mike Mitchell
Mike MitchellHigh School Principal
Mike is a native of Pensacola, FL. He graduated from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in English and professional writing. He also holds an M.A. in theological studies from Asbury Seminary and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Liverpool Hope University.

Mike has eight years experience as a high school English and humanities teacher. He began at LCA as the high school principal in the summer of 2017.

Mike loves hiking and any other activity that gets him into the wild mountains and canyons of Utah. He has been married to his wife, Leslie, for over 21 years, and they have five children.

Alfred MurilloChaplain
Has been with LCA since 2010
Bobby PorterDean of Students
Coach Bobby Porter attended Tennessee Tech University on a basketball scholarship, where he majored in English. He then went on to play professional basketball in Venezuela and was on the 1981 USA team that toured Bosnia. He has been coaching high school basketball since then, winning 5 state championships in Ohio and 2 in Utah! Coach Porter has also won 12 region championships out of the 15 years he has been coaching at LCA. He has served on the Utah governor-appointed Minority Council and was president of the Utah High School basketball Coaches Association. Bobby is a Reverend and Youth Pastor of Second Baptist church and is married to Montenna (Arnold) Porter. They have two children who graduated from LCA and were athletic standouts: BJ Porter who graduated in 2007 and was all-state in football, basketball and track, and Jasmine Porter who was all-state in volleyball and basketball (94th in the country Hoopgurzl.com). Both of them were Standard Examiner all area MVPS! (BJ Basketball 2007 and Jasmine Volleyball 2010)! Has been with LCA since 2000
Crystal Powell
Crystal PowellAccounting
Born in Silsbee,TX graduated from Silsbee High School in 98. Met my husband Steven in 2003 and traveled thru the military(airforce). He retired 2 years ago and we settled down here with our three kids Kylie (12), Kyndall (9) and Krystian (3). We love to hike, watch new movies and just enjoy time as a family. In my spare time I love to read. I have been working for LCA in the accounting office since June 2016 and enjoy all the new experiences and people that I get to meet.

Dr. Rey RoaMusic
Dr. Rey P. Roa strongly agrees with J.S. Bach when he said that, “The purpose and ultimate reason for all music is to glorify the Lord and to refresh one’s spirit.” His first piano teacher was his mother and he later pursued his piano studies at the CIC School of Music and at the University of the Philippines. Rey has an Education Administration degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Music. In 2009, he completed his Doctoral Degree in Music History and Theory.
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Aaron Schrader
Aaron SchraderHistory
Aaron Schrader graduated from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 1999 with a B.S. in secondary education and has served 15 years in Christian education full time as a teacher and a coach. He served for many years at Salt Lake Lutheran HS and also at Concordia Preparatory School teaching US history, US government, AP US history, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, World History, and World Geography and Cultures. He also coached baseball, cross country, and track and field. In 2016, Coach Schrader was named Head High School Basketball Coach. He was a National Merit Finalist in high school and Board of Regents Scholar while in college, and also excelled in intercollegiate track and field. Coach Schrader also has 3 children who attends LCA. Has been with LCA since 2013.
Jim SpivackArt
I was born and raised in Salt Lake city, Utah and graduated from East High School. Eager for adventure, I moved to California and attended the College of San Mateo where I received my A.A. degree. After graduation I moved to Sacramento where I attended CSUS. I married at age 19, working full time and attending school full time. The need for income became the priority and I dropped out of school.
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Erinn Mousley Schrader
Erinn Mousley SchraderEnglish
Erinn K. Schrader graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 1997 with a degree in English, emphasis on literature, and chemistry minor. She received her Masters of Education, emphasis on curriculum and instruction, from the University of Phoenix in 2002, focusing her graduate work on an action research study on creating active readers. She also received her LCMS colloquy in 2003.
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Linda Seager
Linda SeagerAccounting
My name is Linda Seager, and I have been teaching for 25+ years. I’ve been at LCA since 2010; teaching math and now working in the accounting office for the last two years. I have a BS degree in Elementary Education and I majored in Mathematics from Appalachian Bible College, Beckley, WV. I have worked part-time for Furniss Accounting in Ogden, UT for many years. Has been with LCA since 2010.
Nathan Shaw
Nathan ShawHistory
Nathan Shaw is brand new to LCA. He actually attended the school when he was in Kindergarten in 2001, but a lot has changed since then. For example, he watched a lot of VHS movies in 2001. When he is not teaching, Mr. Shaw enjoys playing basketball, thinking that he’s a film critic, reading, and wandering around Target. He is also the youth pastor at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, so he can’t seem to escape teenagers.

Mr. Shaw received his Bachelor’s of History Teaching with a minor in Communication from Weber State University in 2017, and he has has a Level 1 Certification.

Cheryl Sligar
Cheryl SligarPre-Kindergarten
Mrs. Cheryl Sligar was born and raised in Madera, CA. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior when she was nine years old, and has served Him ever since. She received her Associates of Science degree from Fresno City College and was certified in Accelerated Christian Education (ACE Program) in California in 1982. After moving to Utah she has taken continuing classes at Weber State and the University of Utah. She has taught preschool through high school in the private Christian sector for 18 years, and taught third grade here at LCA for eleven years before taking on the position of preschool director in 2010.
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Heather Sligar
Heather SligarThird Grade
Miss Heather Sligar is an LCA alumna and has worked at LCA since she graduated in 2007. While at LCA she participated in volleyball, basketball, speech & debate, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University in Elementary Education. Heather loves to travel and do missions work all across the world. The countries that she has visited include: Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, and South Africa. Her passion is to see that children grow in their faith in God, while getting a proper education. Has been with LCA since 2007.
Teri Vigil
Teri VigilScience
Mrs. Teri Vigil came to Utah via Missouri in 1995 to teach first grade. She has experienced many duties here including assisting with the coaching of JV girls basketball and volleyball, scorekeeping for basketball and volleyball, and working with development. She received her Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree from Weber State University in 2006.
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Brooke Williams
Brooke WilliamsKindergarten
My name is Brooke Williams and I will be teaching Kindergarten here at Layton Christian Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. I have been in the education field for five years, and teaching for three. I am currently continuing my education through Weber State University. I am married and have one daughter, Gracie. When not working I enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors! I look forward to a great school year! Thank You, Brooke

Cal Williams
Cal WilliamsMarketing and Development
Cal grew up in Provo, Utah and graduated from Provo High School. He attended Utah State University, where he played rugby and was a video intern with Utah State Football. He then spent seven years coaching football both at the high school level and collegiately, including stops at the University of Montana Western and Snow College.
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Dr. Michael Wills
Dr. Michael WillsMath
Dr. Wills obtained his PhD in mathematics from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 2005. He has taught for 16 years. Over his teaching career, he has taught courses ranging from Algebra II to graduate complex analysis. He greatly enjoys working at LCA helping students appreciate the beauty of mathematics. To paraphrase the great Paul Halmos: when Dr. Wills left high school, he wanted to be a mathematician. He still does. Has been with LCA since 2012.
Kim Wood
Kim WoodFirst Grade
Kim Wood is the first grade teacher here at LCA and has been a part of LCA since 2013! She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in fine arts. Go Utes! Some of her former students from LCA are now attending the U of U as well. Ms. Wood is certified to teach first through eighth grade. The majority of her experience has been in the first and second grades, and a bit of third as well.
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Michael Wright
Michael WrightHealth / PE / Drama
Mr. Michael Wright moved to Utah in 2012. His wife, Rachel, was in the first graduation class of LCA in 2001. Mike received his degree from Weber State University in PE and health and is continuing to further his education in the field of Health Promotion and Human Performance.
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