Jennifer Duncan was born in Huntington Park, CA and has lived in CA, AZ, UT, and CO. She received an associates degree from Oxnard Jr College, served an LDS mission to Baton Rouge, LA, went to BYU for a semester and then got married to a man who had dated her cousin!
Twenty-four years and 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl) later, Jennifer finally decided what she wanted to be when she “grew up” - A TEACHER! Of course, being a mom had always been her most important career choice, but she knew that soon her own children would be old enough to go out on their own and she still wanted to be surrounded by the enthusiasm of children.
In August of 2012, Jennifer returned to school attending USU. Even though school was really hard sometimes (Math) she persevered and graduated in April 2014! Go Mom! In May 2014 Jennifer heard about a possible teaching job from a friend (thank you Mrs. Moyer) and was hired here at Promontory School and has loved it ever since!
Jennifer loves teaching expeditionary learning because, "I myself learn best when I can touch things and talk about them. Expeditionary learning allows students to discover through touch, sound, discussion and reflection and by becoming part of what they are learning about."
Jennifer loves to read (especially to her students), play the piano, hang out with her family, and organize things. She is a two-time cancer survivor and loves helping people. The top three items on Jennifer’s bucket-list include: holding her first grand baby (a boy) when he is born in April, sight-seeing in Scotland and Ireland, and visiting the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC!
One of Jennifer's favorite quotes is, “Don’t let the fear of the unknown paralyze you to do nothing”. Gordon B. Hinckley
Lindsay Kelty was born and raised in the small town of Urbana, Iowa and grew up with four siblings and one cockapoo dog named Peanut. Some of her favorite childhood memories include working in and eating from her grandfather’s huge garden, planting flowers with her grandma, and sitting around fires with her family in the summer.
Lindsay attended Iowa State University where she earned a B.A. in linguistics with a minor in ESL, along with a B.S. in elementary education. She originally thought she wanted to teach kindergarten, but after being a long-term substitute for a 5th grade class in her hometown right after college graduation, she discovered how much she loved teaching older students.
Lindsay moved to Logan, Utah in April 2017. She discovered Promontory School shortly before moving and accepted a position as a 5th/6th grade teacher soon after moving here! She still lives in her tiny (but homey) apartment in Logan, but has since moved her awesome cat, Nakata, to join her in Utah.
Lindsay loves teaching expeditionary learning because when she thinks back to herself as a young student, this is exactly how she would have liked to learn--through discovery, creation, and working with peers. She gets to watch students become passionate about a topic because they’re able to take their learning into their own hands in a creative way and become immersed in the subject matter. To her, that’s what teaching is all about!
When Lindsay is not at school, she loves going on bike rides with her boyfriend, going to yoga classes, eating her way through every pizza place in Utah, and visiting family when possible. She looks forward to becoming an aunt for the first time this fall and can’t wait to meet her future niece or nephew.
One of Lindsay’s favorite quotes is from the book Wonder, which she read aloud to her class last year: “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer” -R.J. Palacio.
Jenny Hilton was born in Ogden, Utah, and has lived in Utah her entire life. She graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in English as a second language. This will be her 5th year teaching 5th and 6th grade at Promontory School.
Jenny loves expeditionary learning because it is student driven and teacher guided. She loves that expeditionary learning allows students to develop life-long character traits, and provides students with opportunities to study in the field verses out of a book.
When Jenny is not busy with work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, golfing, reading and going to the gym. She loves doing CrossFit and has become a CrossFit addict. She says it is definitely one of the hardest things she has ever done, but she has accomplished more than she ever thought she could.
One of Jenny’s favorite quotes is: “Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life, you make it.” -Thomas S. Monson
Amber was born in Brigham City, Utah and was raised just to the west in beautiful Cache Valley. After marrying her sweetheart, they relocated to Brigham City and have been here ever since.
As a mom to four kids, Amber wanted them to have the best education possible, which means not only learning math, science and reading, but also character traits that would teach them to be responsible adults. This is why she enrolled her kids at Promontory.
After graduating with a BS and MBA in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University, Amber decided that was not the career path she wanted to follow. After working as a teacher’s aide for Mrs. Duncan at Promontory, Amber decided that being a teacher was her calling in life.
Amber loves teaching at an expeditionary learning school because the learning is hands on and student driven. She enjoys guiding students as they become experts and create quality work all while developing positive character traits.
In her free time you can find Amber cooking, reading, or spending time with her family.
One of Amber's favorite quotes is, "Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me." -Carol Burnett