Susan was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. She graduated from Rigby High School and then went to Eastern Idaho Technical College to become a dental assistant. She enjoyed this career for nearly 15 years, working in clinics in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Salt Lake City. She has also worked as a florist, a cashier, a typesetter and a custodian.
Susan moved to Willard in the summer of 2005 and over the next few years six children came into her home – four girls and two boys. While working as a substitute teacher for the Box Elder School District, she fell in love with teaching. She was soon enrolled in school and graduated in 2015 from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a custodian at Box Elder High School for four years while she finished her degree. During the last year of her schooling, Susan worked as an Instructional Assistant at Maria Montessori Academy in North Ogden in a mixed-aged classroom.
In August of 2016, Susan began her teaching career at Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning teaching in the 3/4 community.
Nina grew up in the small Cache Valley town of Mendon, Utah. After graduating from high school, she traveled to Germany and other European countries where she learned to appreciate different cultures and love adventure. She began her college career at Utah State University and then finished her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Weber State University.
Nina has now been teaching for six years, all of that time spent in the multi-age classrooms of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning. She loves the time she spends engaging children in academic activities and the power of watching her students grow. Nina becomes passionate about all the learning expeditions she takes her students on, especially bees, endangered species and Utah history. She is a life-long learner and presented a Master Class at an EL National Conference with Mrs. Lee.
When Ms. Guzzetti is not in the classroom, you will find her reading, knitting, or planning her next fantastic dinner party. She loves to frequent locally owned businesses and farmer’s markets. Nina enjoys spending time outdoors whether that be camping, hiking, or snowshoeing. She also spends time walking the Ogden River Parkway and visiting various parks. Ms. Guzzetti’s favorite pastime is enjoying the menagerie of birds in her backyard with her husband, boys, and dogs while watching the sun set into the Great Salt Lake on warm summer evenings.
Miriam Broersma was born in the State of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, and worked for 13 years as a reporter and columnist for two local newspapers. In 2012 she graduated with a Master of Education and taught at an elementary school in Germany until she moved to Utah in 2015.
When she is not in school she likes to spend time with her family, read, write and publish books, travel, paint, and go horseback-riding.
One thing Miriam loves about teaching at Promontory is that she gets the support she needs to help her students to become better learners and be more responsible.
A quote that inspires her is:
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
Ms. Lynette Reeder is a teacher in the 3-4 Community at Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning. She teaches math, reading, writing, science, art and social studies. She enjoys integrating the curriculum and believes that children learn best when they make concrete connections within and across disciplines.
Ms. Reeder graduated from Utah State University with her B.S. degree in elementary education along with a reading endorsement. She is trained in brain-based learning, integrating the arts, coperative learning, multiple intelligences, and project-based learning along with curriculum mapping and design.
Ms. Reeder has taught elementary school for over 20 years. She previously taught grades 1-3 for 12 years at Bunderson Elementary in Brigham City, Utah and grades 3-5 for 4 years at Venture Academy in Marriott-Slaterville. This is her 5th year teaching grades 3-4 at Promontory School.
Lynette’s specialty is helping all children love learning by designing rich, creative, and hands-on/minds-on learning experiences. She has a strong art background and brings art to her curriculum in order to encourage student expression and creative problem solving.
During her teaching career, she has been recognized and nominated for several teaching wards including a two time Disney Teacher Award, Teacher of the Year, and the Expeditionary Learning Klingenstein Award. She has participated and led leadership circles, orchestrated curriculum design teams, and facilitated after-school art clubs.
When Ms. Reeder is not teaching at Promontory or planning experiences for her crew, she is teaching and enjoying her 6 grandchildren. She is an experienced seamstress, a gardener, a baker, and she crafts natural homemade soaps and lotions for her home business, Vintage Soap & Lotion Works.
One of Ms. Reeder's favorite quotes is: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein