Welcome to LCA’s Virtual Elementary Preview Night 2021

We are so glad you have joined us for Preview Night 2021! Please take a look around and see all that is to come for your student at LCA next school year! We look forward to having you back next year!

Below you will find videos for Kindergarten – 6th Grade. We hope to answer the basic questions you might have as you prepare for the next school year! Don’t forget your Zoom Invite that was emailed to you for each teacher at 6:15pm Tuesday, March 2nd! Our Zoom calls will also be recorded for viewing later in the week for those of you who can’t make it! Or if you prefer, you can submit your questions below and we will get back with you within 24 hours! Thanks so much for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you next school year at LCA!

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KINDERGARTEN

Our Kindergarten class is taught by Mrs. Williams, who has been with LCA since 2016. Mrs. Williams has been in the education field for seven years, and teaching for four. She is currently continuing her education through Weber State University. Mrs. Williams is married and has one daughter, Gracie. When not working she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors! She looks forward to a great school year!

FIRST GRADE

Mrs. Haller is returning to the school she graduated from and is thrilled to be going into her third year of teaching at Layton Christian Academy. She grew up in Ogden, Utah and attended Christian Heritage School for most of her education. Mrs. Haller 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.
Mrs. Haller 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 was a student teacher to first and fifth graders. 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 Mrs. Haller is not teaching Firsties, you could find her at Starbucks, shopping, and spending time with her family.

SECOND GRADE

Mrs. Miller is originally from Northern California but moved to Utah with her family when her husband was transferred to Hill Air Force Base. She has been married for 27 years, has three grown children and one adorable grandson.
Mrs. Miller spent most of her adult life homeschooling her children and taking care of her family.
Mrs. Miller graduated from Weber State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science. She graduated with top honors with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Miller has been an educator for three years, teaching fifth grade and kindergarten.
In her spare time, Mrs. Miller loves the outdoors, reading and spending time with God. She takes part in four Bible studies, leading two. She attends Alpine Church and is actively involved with many activities there.

THIRD & FOURTH GRADE

3rd Grade: Miss 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. Miss Sligar has been with LCA since 2007.

4th Grade: Ms. Saltsman returns to LCA to teach 4th grade where she previously taught Preschool and Kindergarten. Her bubbly personality and zest for life are contagious in the classroom! Originally hailing from Kentucky, Ms. Saltsman brings a background of several years experience working with children and students! She holds a certification in Early Childhood, attended Weber State University and previously taught at Bravo Arts Academy where she held the position of Department Lead. Mrs. Saltsman has also previously taught Head Start in Alaska and served as Director of Preschool here in Utah. Mrs. Saltsman has three children, 22, 16 and 14.

FIFTH & SIXTH GRADE

5th Grade: Mrs. Nielsen has been a life long learner, and believes learning takes place every day; many times in places and situations one may not expect. Mrs. Nielsen started her journey to earning a college degree at the University of Utah. She later attended Weber State University where she earned an Associate of Science degree in General Studies. After raising her three children, she decided it was time to finish what she had started so many years before. She attended Western Governor’s University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Nielsen taught 1st grade for several years in public schools before joining the elementary team at LCA in 2018 where she has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
Mrs.Nielsen is extremely proud of her three grown kids and her husband, Jim. She says there is nothing better than spending time with the fam. Mrs. Nielsen and her husband have been able to travel to many countries over the past 15 years. They have traveled to England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Costa Rica, Canada and China. She feels truly blessed to have been able to experience the cultures of the world and is thankful she can experience the diversity at LCA!

6th Grade: Mrs. 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.

PREKINDERGARTEN

Mrs. 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 3rd grade here at LCA for eleven years before taking on the position of Preschool Director in 2010. Mrs. Sligar is also the Lead Teacher for our PreKindergarten Class!

What to Expect in PreKindergarten

CLASSROOM TOUR

Maybe you’re just wondering what all the classrooms look like at LCA? You’re in luck! We’ve included a classroom tour for you to take a peek at all the classrooms in our Elementary hallway. Our teachers work so hard each and every year (and day!) to make our classrooms fun and exciting for our students, as well as a safe and comfortable place for them to spend their days!

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Mrs. 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 Head Start 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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