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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. I graduated from BYU-Idaho with a BS in Elementary Education, and I’ve been at Hayden Peak for three years. My students are the reason I love to be at school each day. They always keep my on my toes! I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I especially enjoy Language Arts. I go home to Montana to spend time with family and friends any chance I get. I really love summer and all of the activities that come 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 first year at Hayden Peak. I have been a preschool teacher for fifteen years, and am happy to now be working with 5th graders! I love spending time with my family, especially at a lake, in the sun, boating. The library is “my happy place” and I love reading.

I LOVE English, Art History, reading the classics and award winning YA books. I enjoy teaching science. I love the heat and being near any body of water. I have 4 children, one goes 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.

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Stefanie Walker
5th Grade Teacher

Teaching: 19 yrs., At HPE: 6 yrs., Hobbies: Reading, Learning new things, Enjoying our beautiful canyons