Contact Us

Director's Team

Jennifer Throndsen
Director
Teaching and Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7739 | E-mail

Caren Johnson
Administrative Secretary
Graduation Requirements, Home School
Phone: (801) 538-7788 | E-mail 

 

Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL) Team

Todd Call
DTL Coordinator
DTL Grant, Personalized Teaching and Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7785 | E-mail

Juan Carlos Mejia
Executive Secretary
Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) Education
Phone (801) 538-7950 | E-mail

Melanie Durfee
Education Specialist
Digital Teaching & Learning Grant
Early Interactive Software Programs (EISP)
Phone: (801) 538-7719 | E-mail

Rick Gaisford
Education Specialist
Education Technology
Phone (801) 538-7798 | E-mail

Teresa Hartvigsen
Program Specialist
Early Interactive Software Programs (EISP)
Phone: (801) 538-7751 | E-mail

Jimmy Hernandez
Research Consultant
Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART)
Phone: (801) 538-7753 | E-mail

Cory Kanth
Education Specialist
Student Educational Occupational Plan (SEOP)
Phone (801) 538-7660 | E-mail

Christy Schreck
Education Specialist
Early College, Advanced Placement (AP)
Phone (801) 538-7935 | E-mail

Sydney Young
Education Specialist
Digital Teaching and Learning Implementation, Competency-Based Education
Phone (801) 538-7959 | E-mail

Early Learning Team

Sara Wiebke
Literacy Coordinator
PreK-12 Literacy, Elementary Library Media
Phone: (801) 538-7893 | E-mail

Norma Trujillo
Executive Secretary
Elementary Language Arts
Phone (801) 538-7784 | E-mail

Jonathan Collins
Research Consultant
Early Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7575 | E-mail

Christine Elegante
Education Specialist
K-3 Literacy
Phone: (801) 538-7782 | E-mail

Krista Hotelling
Education Specialist
K-3 Literacy
Phone: (801) 538-7794 | E-mail

Jared Lisonbee
Education Specialist
Preschool
Phone: (801) 538-7976 | E-mail

Isaac Pitcher
Research Consultant
Early Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7601 | E-mail

Jamie Robinson
Education Specialist
Preschool - Grade 2
Phone: (801) 538-7765 | E-mail

Jessica Smith
Education Specialist
Preschool
Phone: (801) 538-7586 | E-mail

Vacant
Education Specialist
K-3 Literacy

Educator Licensing Team

Dr. Malia Hite
Educator Licensing Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7400 | E-mail

Alysha Romero
Executive Secretary
Local Education Agency (LEA): Specific License
Phone: (801) 538-7801 | E-mail

Kristin Campbell
Technical Specialist
Data, Private School Information
Phone: (801) 538-7580 | E-mail

Jane Conway
Licensing Support Staff Manager
Phone: (801) 538-7580 | E-mail

Greg Cox
Education Specialist
Out-of-State (OOS) Elementary Licenses, Educator Preparation Programs (EPP),
Phone: (801) 538-7602 | E-mail

Monie English
Office Specialist II
Out-of-State (OOS) Licenses, International Licenses 
Phone: (801) 538-7501 | E-mail

Stephanie Ferris
Office Specialist II
Utah State Board of Education Background Fingerprint Checks, Endorsements
Phone: (801) 538-7752 | E-mail

Penny Ford
Office Specialist II
Out-of-State (OOS) Licenses, International Licenses
Phone: (801) 538-7695 | E-mail

Kimberly Howard
Education Specialist
Associate Educator License (AEL) Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7532 | E-mail

Cassidy Johnson
Office Specialist II
Transcripts, Degree Posting, Praxis
Phone: (801) 538-7834 | E-mail

Lisa McLachlan
Education Specialist
Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator License (APPEL), Educator Testing
Phone: (801) 538-7772 | E-mail

Bonnie Smith
Program Specialist
Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL)
Phone: (801) 538-7858 | E-mail

Humanities Team

Robert Austin
Humanities Coordinator
International Initiatives, Social Studies (K-12)
Phone: (801) 538-7575 | E-mail

Brenda McMurtrey
Executive Secretary
Social Studies, World Languages, Secondary English Language Arts
Phone (801) 538-7891 | E-mail

Karl Bowman
Education Specialist
World Languages, Dual Language Immersion
Phone: (801) 538-7743 | E-mail

Tamara Burnside
Education Specialist
Dance, Media, Visual Arts, Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS)
Phone: (801) 538-7646 | E-mail

Cathy Jensen
Education Specialist
Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
Phone: (801) 538-7793 | E-mail

Karen Tolley
Program Specialist
Section Travel, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP)
Phone: (801) 538-7503 | E-mail

Naomi Watkins
Education Specialist
Secondary English Language Arts, Library Media
Phone: (801) 538-7616 | E-mail

Quality Instruction Team

Vacant
Quality Instruction Coordinator

Pamela Talili
Executive Secretary
Quality Instruction, Educator Effectiveness, New Teacher Induction
Phone: (801) 538-7770 | E-mail

Kami Dupree
Education Specialist
Recruitment and Retentions, Mentors, Mathematics and Science Opportunities for Students and Teachers (MOST) Grant, New Teacher Induction
Phone: (801) 538-7923 | E-mail 

Alan Griffin
Education Specialist
Curriculum Content, Media/Instructional Materials Center (IMC)
Phone (801) 538-7783 | E-mail

Katie Dewey Hill
Education Specialist
Educator Effectiveness, Instructional Coaching, Professional Development
Phone: (801) 538-7766 | E-mail

Erica Horsley
Program Specialist
Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP), National Board, Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools (ETHPS)
Phone: (801) 538-7741 | E-mail 

Lee Gray
Program Specialist
Graphic Design
Phone: (801) 538-7507 | E-mail

Audra Urie
Education Specialist
Driver Education
Phone: (801) 538-7648 | E-mail

Lisa Young
Education Specialist
Educational Leadership
Phone: (801) 538-7648 | E-mail

Yanka Demireva
Office Specialist II
Driver Education, Health, Physical Education, Instructional Materials Center (IMC)
Phone: (801) 538-7665 | E-mail

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team

Nathan Auck
STEM Coordinator
Early College
Phone (801) 538-7664 | E-mail

Krystol Carfaro
Executive Secretary
Early College, Elementary Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics 
Phone: (801) 538-7988 | E-mail

Lindsey Henderson
Education Specialist
Secondary Mathematics 
Phone: (801) 538-7794 | E-mail

Melissa Mendenhall
Education Specialist
Elementary Science, STEM
Phone: (801) 538-7547 | E-mail

Shannon Olson
Education Specialist
Elementary Mathematics (K-5), Gifted and Talented
Phone: (801) 538-7617 | E-mail

Jodi Parker
Education Specialist
Health, Physical Education (K-12), Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)
Phone: (801) 538-7734 | E-mail

Richard Scott
Education Specialist
Secondary Science (K-12)
Phone: (801) 538-7808 | E-mail

Kira Sommer
Office Specialist II
Science, Early Learning
Phone: (801) 538-7773 | E-mail