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
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
5/6 Crew Teacher
For as long as he can remember, Ian Kelly has always loved learning. The pursuit and diffusion of knowledge led to his career as an educator. He loves working with kids, and believes that well-educated youth will contribute to a sustainable future for planet earth.
Ian grew up in a small town outside San Antonio, TX called Castroville. Family and friends in the Pacific Northwest convinced him to visit, and the temperate weather and large trees were a relief from the scorching Texas sun. He ended up moving near Seattle, WA where he studied writing at Central Washington University. He went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching and has been truly enjoying the field!
Ian's hobbies include guitar, recording/producing music, skateboarding, reading, hiking, cycling, and spending time with his wife and baby girl.
Ian is thrilled to have been brought on to the Promontory team. Expeditionary Learning allows students to take responsibility for their academics and engages them in a hands-on setting. He is honored and excited to be able to implement these groundbreaking pedagogical strategies at Promontory.