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5th Grade

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Shelby Anderson
5th Grade Teacher

I grew up in beautiful Montana, and it will always have my heart, but I’ve come to love Utah as well! I graduated from BYU-Idaho with a BS in Elementary Education, received my English as a Second Language endorsement from SUU, and I’ve been at Hayden Peak for four years. My students are the reason I love to be at school each day. They always keep me on my toes! I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I especially enjoy Language Arts. I am the other half of the duo that runs NumberCrunchers, and I think it’s a blast! I absolutely love summer (especially in MT!) and all of the activities that go with it, but Christmas is my favorite time of year. Christmas music is on all year-round for me!

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Nicole Goodwin
5th Grade Teacher

This is my 2nd year teaching at Hayden Peak, in 5th grade.  I came here for the great school culture and the amazing kids!

I LOVE English, art history, and reading the classics and award winning YA books. I enjoy teaching science. I spend my free time with my family, boating in Utah lakes.  I am married to my best friend and we have 4 children, one comes with me to Hayden Peak.

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Emily Norman
5th Grade Teacher

This is my first year teaching at Hayden Peak Elementary. However, I’m very familiar with this school as all of my children have attended school here. I am married and have 3 children, a dog, and a cat. I live in West Jordan and love it here. I also love music- singing, playing the piano, and listening to the radio. I love to watch sports, especially football and basketball. Too bad I’m not very athletic! I’m trying to be a good cook (I wish I had more time to do it) and I love to relax by going to the movies. I love being in the classroom and I’m so excited to be teaching here at Hayden Peak!

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Sharra Palmer
5th Grade Teacher

This is my 22nd year of teaching, and my 16th year at Hayden Peak! Eight years of my teaching was done in resource or special education, and I earned a Masters in Special Education. My favorite subject to teach is math! I love seeing kids’ faces light up when they’ve suddenly “GOT” a new math concept. I’m a total book nerd and love to read. My favorite types of books to read are historical fiction. I also enjoy drawing, hiking, traveling, and relaxing with my family.

Stefanie Walker
5th Grade Teacher

This is my 20th year of teaching, and my 6th year at Hayden Peak! I have taught 3rd, 5th and 6th grades and earned Master’s in Education and Administration from Southern Utah University. I enjoy hiking Utah’s canyons with my family during my spare time.  We love exploring and seeing new places.