June 2023

Introducing Mark Palmer

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 06/14/2023 - 05:50

I will working in the Alternate Day School. I have 6 years teaching experience. I was a volunteer firefighter for 7 years. I enjoy anything outdoors. I look forward to meeting all of you this coming school year

Introducing Mrs. Graciela Bartholomew

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 06/13/2023 - 05:47

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ I am Maestra Bartholomew. I teach Spanish. I enjoy cooking, hiking, backpacking, fishing, traveling and spending time with my family. I love watching my kids perform and play sports I have four children. I am from Mexico. I have lived in Utah for 30 years and I still can’t get used to the snow! I love popcorn, sushi and Mexican cuisine. I am not good at pickleball but I like playing for fun.

Introducing Ms. Ashlynn Holley

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 06/12/2023 - 05:45

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ My name is Ms. Holley and I'm excited to be teaching math this year! I was born and raised in Washington State, so I love the rain and green trees! I also lived in Russia for a bit and can speak Russian. I enjoy playing sports including soccer, basketball, softball, football, ultimate frisbee, skiing, and more! I love spending time outside, whether it be hiking in the mountains or planting flowers in my yard.

Introducing Mrs. Rachel Jorgenson

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 06/09/2023 - 05:42

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ I am a recent BYU master's graduate in Mathematics Education. I will be teaching 8th grade math. I actually student taught at SFJH with Maddie Anderson a couple years ago under Jen Fong, so I am excited to be back! I grew up in Oregon, between Portland and Mt. Hood, so I love the green, and spring is my favorite season in Utah. I speak Spanish with an Ecuadorian lilt from having lived there for a year and a half.

Introducing Mr. Kevin Lovell

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 05:38

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Mr. Kevin Lovell has been involved in music for most of his life. From an early age, he would go to his grandfather's band room and play instruments. Since deciding to pursue a degree in Instrumental Music Education from Brigham Young University, he has taught at both Springville High School and Salem Hills High School.

Introducing Mrs. Melissa Lewis

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 06/07/2023 - 05:35

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ I am so excited to be working at SFJHS again! I previously worked at SFJHS for 6 years, went to SFHS for 2 years, and am happy to be back in the counseling office here.

I grew up in Provo, but now call Spanish Fork home. I attended UVU and BYU, and then later got my counseling degree from Utah State. This will be my 13th year as a school counselor. I love working in schools and think I have the best job ever!

Introducing Mr. Zach Reece

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:32

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ My name is Zach Reece and this is will be my second year teaching. I taught my intern year at Willowcreek Middle School teaching 8th grade. I will be teaching 9th grade World Geography and World Civilizations. I graduated from Utah Valley University in 2022 with a bachelors in US History and Social Studies composite.

Introducing Mr. Garrett Rich

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 06/05/2023 - 07:28

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Hi! My name is Garrett Rich, and I will be teaching health this school year! I love teaching and learning about health because it impacts every aspect of our lives. To me, understanding one's health is like a superpower because it allows us to live our lives to the fullest!

Introducing Mr. Bryce Rowe

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 06/02/2023 - 11:17

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ I am a local boy from Springville and graduated from the best high school in Nebo: Springville High School! Being raised in the area, I know how amazing it is! There are so many resources that range from outdoor activities to shopping. It has been really exciting to watch as southern Utah Valley has grown and brought in so many great people.