7/8 COMMUNITY

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Cameron Anderson

7/8 Crew & Social Studies Teacher

Cameron was born in Olean, New York and grew up in Ogden, Utah. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Utah in 2014. Cameron then worked as a rock climbing instructor for about a year before returning to school at Weber State University to get his teaching certificate in social studies.

 

Not only has Cameron's been teaching for several years, but he worked for the a few years with teenagers at a therapeutic boarding school that specializes in substance abuse.

Expeditionary learning excites Cameron because it offers the opportunity for real, hands-on experience, rather than learning only in a classroom. As a teacher of Utah Studies, he is excited to see the students get out and explore to discover what makes Utah special.

Cameron's hobbies include rock climbing, canyoneering, and hiking.

One of Cameron's favorite quotes is from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: "The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but cannot forever fence it out."

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Mary Beth Farrer

7/8 Crew & Language Arts Teacher

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Lisa Wells

7/8 Crew & Science

Teacher

Lisa Wells was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Ohio. After graduating high school, Lisa attended Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, with a focus on water quality. She then earned her Master of Science degree in soil science, specializing in soil erosion and agriculture.

After college, Lisa worked as a Research Assistant at the USDA National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory in West Lafayette, Indiana. After moving to Utah, Lisa worked as an Environmental Consultant doing wetlands work with land development projects.

 

Lisa decided to switch careers and become a science teacher because she loves explaining concepts to students and helping them learn how to think and work like scientists.

Lisa loves nature, travelling, music, hiking, biking, reading, and watching movies. She is married and has two children. She also has two golden retrievers who act like children.

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Nicholas Smith

7/8 Crew & Math

Teacher 

Nick  is a dedicated husband and father of a 2-year-old girl. He loves learning and teaching, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Weber State University as top of his
class with the “Outstanding Graduate of the Year” award. During his time at WSU, he was a supplemental instructor for 3 years and earned the “Tutor of the Year” award his final year.


Since then, Nick has taught high school mathematics at a private school and STEM projects for 4th through 8th grade at a charter school that was located in Salt Lake City. He is also a published researcher in the “Journal of Mass Spectrometry” and has worked 5+ years in industry as a scientist/analyst. He hopes to bring real-life math experiences to the classroom in order to help students discover how math connects to literally everything in the world around them.