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Heather Brady
Kindergarten Teacher
I am so excited to be teaching here at Hayden Peak, and to be working with the amazing parents and students in our boundaries. I absolutely love teaching and have enjoyed teaching both Kindergarten and 1st grade. I received a Bachelor’s degree from BYU-Idaho in Elementary Education and have since earned an ESL endorsement through Southern Utah University.
I grew up in Kentucky where I was raised a diehard University of Kentucky fan, Go Wildcats! I am the oldest of 4 girls and love every chance I get to go visit my parents and sisters. I have lived in Utah longer than any other state in my life and have grown to love it here. My husband, myself, and my children (2 daughters and a son) LOVE to travel and adventure all over the country. We have traveled to nearly the entire western United States (got to hit Montana still) and look forward to moving our travels east across the country soon. I love to dance, sing, and spend time with my family doing just about anything!
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Patrice Turner
Kindergarten Teacher

I am so excited to be joining Hayden Peak this year as a Kindergarten teacher. I’m originally from Utah but have been living in various places over the past 30 years. My husband and I are just returning from living in Copenhagen Denmark where we spent the last three years. I have four children, three of them live here in Salt Lake and one lives in Austin, Texas. We also have a dog that we love dearly, her name is Zoey.

I graduated from Utah State University with a business degree and then became a certified teacher in San Antonio Texas. I have taught first grade and sixth grade and am really looking forward to adding Kindergarten to my list. I love children, and I love teaching.

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Juli Newman
Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Mrs. Juli Newman and I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year!

I grew up the oldest of seven kids and I have SIX younger brothers. Yes, six. I grew up rough-housing and watching sports of all kinds.

I attended Arizona State University and I am looking forward to cheering my Sun Devils on this football season. I am a desert-dwelling girl at heart and I miss my cactus and my summer monsoon storms, and I could live in flip-flops!

This is my 9th year at Hayden Peak and my 15th year teaching. I taught 1st grade my first 4 years before getting a job to teach kindergarten. I LOVE TEACHING KINDERGARTEN!

I have four beautiful children of my own. I have two daughters in 10th & 8th grades. I also have 2 boys that attend Hayden Peak Elementary. They are in 4th and 2nd grades this year.

My husband and I love to try new restaurants together. I love audiobooks, crafting, watching movies and playing games while laughing with my kids. I love learning new things and recently completed my Master’s Program in Early Childhood Education!

I have a soft heart for those with disabilities and am a special needs momma myself.

I love Mexican food, soup, sandwiches, salads and CHOCOLATE. Oh, and Fiiz!!!

My favorite thing to do is decorate for the holidays and annoy my friends and family by listening to Christmas music all year long.

I can’t wait to spend the year getting to know you and your kiddos!

Kindergarten Assistants

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Melanie Gardner Kindergarten Assistant
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Ashley Gillett Kindergarten Assistant