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.
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.
Jane has her Master's degree from Grand Canyon University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. She attended Mills College in California, also. She has been teaching with Youth Education since 1987 and works with children of all ages. Jane received the middle school art educator of the year award from the Utah Art Educators Association. Jane was honored as one of the sixty juried artists accepted into Utah Art 2002 during the Olympics, and is represented in the Salt Lake County Art Collection and many national corporate art collections.
Rebecca Owen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English from the University of Utah. For 30+ years she has tutored both private and public school students in a variety of subjects including all math courses, English, writing, chemistry and Spanish, along with one-on-one ACT, SAT and GRE prep. She also has a piano and organ studio and teaches an outdoors course as a Westminster College adjunct. Occasionally catering decadent desserts rounds out (some of) her passions. Becky adores wild and beautiful places -- is an avid cyclist, back-country skier, trail-runner (with her pup) and mountaineer.
Jeanette Pack graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelors degree in Mathematics. She is passionate about teaching math to students of all ages and enjoys her work at Olympus Jr. High as well as the U. Jeanette loves reading, hiking, leisure bike rides, and dark chocolate in any form.
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.