Sam Dunn holds BAs in History and Scandinavian Studies from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Theater-Film from the University of Utah. He was a law student. He is a filmmaker and he works for the Sundance Film Festival. He has taught courses for the University of Utah's Department of Film and Media Arts since 1992 and he has taught courses for the University of Utah's Honors College since 2010. He speaks Swedish fluently and he reads all of the Germanic languages, including Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon. Sam enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and movies.
John Randy Hanskat has taught ACT prep classes since 1999. He is an account executive/copy writer for University of Utah Marketing and Communications.
Kyra Hester earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and History from Westminster College. She taught social studies for 8 years, and now runs a program at a local high school, for students who need extra academic assistance. In her free time, Kyra enjoys watching sports and cooking. She is passionate about education, and chose teaching as a career to have the opportunity to continually learn.
During the school year, Laurie teaches college-prep language arts, chess, and senior seminar at a local charter high school. While teaching is her first love, she also enjoys reading, writing, knitting, music, and spending vacations at the Oregon coast. Laurie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Westminster College, and a Master of Education degree in teaching and learning from the University of Utah. She is a past board member of the Autism Society of Utah and a volunteer, along with her son, with the Autism Research Institute.
Kim Spencer currently teaches AP United States History and AP Psychology at the Academy for Math, Engineering & Science. She also oversees Senior Seminar and Student Council. She has her bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences. Kim enjoys hiking and spending her summer vacations in Lake Powell.