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We welcome the following educators who will be joining our Canyon Crest team this school year! These teachers are instructionally skilled and talented. They care for students and will be a great value-add to our school.
Norma Filippi – Kindergarten
Norma recently received her BS in Elementary Education at UVU. I was first inspired to teach by my first daughter’s kindergarten teacher, so to be in this position is a dream! I’m excited to get to know the students and help them become a happy new community of learners.
Stephanie Merris – 2nd Grade
Greetings, Canyon Crest family! My name is Stephanie Merris and I am elated to join your amazing school and community this school year as a 2nd grade DLI teacher!
I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and came to Utah to attend college at Brigham Young University in 2006. Upon graduating, I was fortunate enough to get a job teaching 1st grade at Sunset View Elementary School, where I taught for 9 years. In August of 2020, I moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. I taught 1st grade for the past two school years there. I missed Provo School district while I was away and feel extremely blessed and honored to have been hired at your school for this upcoming year!
I have heard great things about the familial feel, stellar academic achievements, and immense pride that is ever-present in this wonderful school and community.
In education, fostering strong relationships with students, families and staff is my highest priority. I absolutely adore incorporating joy and humor into learning and implementing music, chants, cheers, etc. into everything the students do in order to promote high engagement and a climate of trust and kindness. Learning is magical!
I look forward to being your partner in your children’s education and empowering them with the confidence and skill sets needed to thrive this school year and beyond. Here’s to a spectacular 2022-23 school year!
Paula Ward – 5th Grade
Is my pleasure saying HOLA to everyone! I couldn’t be more excited to be back with Provo School District and at Canyon Crest Elementary! As you know I had the privilege of working at Canyon Crest before for 10 years and also at Timpanogos Elementary always teaching Dual Immersion in Spanish. I love education because I get to be part of my student’s lives everyday and because I like the challenge to find new and fun ways to help my students learn new concepts and especially the Spanish Language! I am currently doing my masters in Spanish Pedagogy at BYU and I am so grateful! I had missed the genuine dedication and support that the Canyon Crest Community offers for their children and I couldn’t be happier to be part of that support again! Thank you for the appreciation and kindness you had always shown towards me!
Autumn Chilcoat – 5th Grade
Hi my name is Autumn Chilcoat, I currently go to Utah Valley University. Before I became a teacher I was a paraeducator, which is where I fell in love with teaching. I come from a family of educators and I had the opportunity to work with some teachers over ZOOM when we all had to go online and knew I was supposed to go into teaching. I am so excited to work at Canyon Crest this year because the teachers and community here are so welcoming!
Rodney Egan – 6th Grade
Hi everyone,I’m so very excited to work at Canyon Crest. The first time I walked into the school I felt a very positive climate for learning. I love learning new things and being a life-long learner. My interests include everything about the “outdoors”, singing, acting, running and of course teaching. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I speak Spanish and enjoy traveling. I have 5 children, mostly grown. Go Bears Grow!!