We would not be MERIT without the men and women who TEACH, ADVISE, COACH, MENTOR, COMFORT, AND CELEBRATE OUR STUDENTS


Amanda Kuhnz Spencer

Director of Operations / Athletic Director  

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Mike Condie

Director of Students  


Scott Jenkins

Counselor / Wood Shop Instructor

Donna Ewart new counselor at Merit Academy

Ryan Chavez

Counselor Last names A-I

Derek Carmack

Social Worker

Office Staff

Whitney Clegg

Assessment Director / Registar

Vivian Weight


Chaunci Villalpando

Admin Secretary

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David Wiseman

Teaching and Marketing Specialist


English Department

Grace Houston


Lavender Marigold

English Teacher 7 and 8 / Creative Writing / Reading / 

Amy Brossard

Young Adult Literature / World History /  Utah History 

Tanner Urmston

English 10 Teacher / Young Adult Literature / Comic Books and Mythology 

Science Department

Xanthe Hardy

Science Department Chair / Science Demo / Chemistry / Investigation Science / Science 8 

James West

Science Teacher / AP Physics / Astronomy / Student Council Advisor / Engineering Technology / Engineering Principles

Misty Herlehy

Science Teacher / Science 7 / Human Physiology / Earth Systems

CTE Department

David Buckley

CTE Teacher / Web Development / Computer Science 9 / HTML 5 App Dev / Programming (Game Design) Jazz Band


Kenon Dohmen

CTE Teacher / Digital Literacy / Digital Graphic Arts / Photoshop / Commercial Photo / CCA


Gaynor Brunson

Video and TV Broadcasting / Audio and Video Productions / Audio Engineering and Song Writer / Music Video Production / Social Media Video Production

 Social Studies

Rachel Barlow

Social Studies Chair / US History II / Early American Wars / US Government / Comparative Government / Contemporary American Wars and Terrorism 9-12

Kathryn Williams

Social Studies

Amy Brossard

Utah History



Jennifer Young

Math Department Chair / Secondary Math / Financial Literacy / Math Intervention

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Tamera Rameson

Math Teacher / Intermediate Math I / Intermediate Math II

Tiffany Cosby-Johnson

Math Teacher

Jocelyn Ballard

Math Teacher

Jason Ballard

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 Fine Arts

Kimie Snapp

Fine Arts Department Chair / Teacher of Dance Company (By Audition) / Beginning BallRoom / Dance I / Dance II / Dance III / Hip Hop

Robinne Booth

Fine Arts Teacher / Theater Foundations / Making a Scene / Sewing / Play and Musical (by audition) / Theater Costuming and Stagecraft

Connie Jackson

Fine Arts / Theater Assistant for Theater Foundations / Making a Scene / Sewing / Play and Musical (by audition) / Theater Costuming and Stagecraft 

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Candace Gunn

Music / Band / Orchestra


 Foreign Language

Lorena Moody

Spanish Teacher / Spanish I / Spanish II / ASK (Service Class)

Kasen Graff

German Teacher / German I / German II

 Health and Physical Education

Trinity Norman


Kaysan Parker



Brindlee Hone

Art Teacher 

Scott Jenkins

Woods Teacher

 Distance Education

Emily Wright

Distant Education, UVU Concurrent Enrollment, Snow College Concurrent Enrollment


Ruth Campbell

Culinary Arts / Food Services Director

Audrey Merighe

Kitchen Staff 

Patrick Herlehy

Kitchen Staff

Deb Moosman

Kitchen Staff

Dustin Powell

Kitchen Staff

 Special Education

Jessica Sitton

Special Ed Dept Head / IEPs / Reading Intervention / EE Math / Study Skills / EE English

Caralee Earl

Special Ed Teacher 

Maria Ruf

Special Ed Teacher


Jennifer Andreski

Special Ed Teacher

Lindsey Miller

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Jackie Child

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John Kelly

Special Ed Teacher

Hannah Barlow

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Nicole Broberg

Transition Specialist


Galen Downing

School Psychologist

Kasen Graff

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Katherine Hindmarsh

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Mike Hudson

Occupational Therapist

Kami Kelley

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Bryton Miller

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Emily Ortega

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Julie Russell

Speech Therapist

Cierra Warenski

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Mckell Weight

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 Transportation / Maintenance

Brent Bunnell

Maintenance Staff


Rebecca Johnson



Karolyn Nunnery



Alex Bess

Maintenance Staff


Ben Moody

Emergency Substitute Teacher

Samuel Friedbaum

Emergency Substitute Teacher

Merit Preparatory Academy


1440 W. Center St.
Springville, UT 84663

School Hours

Monday – Thursday

8:30am – 3:05pm

Friday (Early Out):

8:30am – 1:45pm

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 3:30pm


8:00am – 1:45pm