Summer Hours
June: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday
July: Closed August: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Main Office Hours
7:30 am-3:00 pm Monday-Thursday
7:30 am-2:00 pm Friday

Main Phone: 801-901-8520
Fax: (801) 901-8515

Administration

Meet the Team

Heidi Long

Executive Director

Heidi Long

Heidi Long's passion is creating an educational environment that is dynamic and engaging. This environment includes a place where students feel safe enough to take risks, challenge themselves, and explore what interests them. It is an environment where teachers are empowered to create a place of learning that is student-centered and encourages exploration and discovery. ​Her professional background includes 18 years of service in a variety of educational environments, including that of a classroom teacher, a curriculum coordinator, a smaller learning communities director, and a school administrator at the middle and high school levels. She holds a Bachelor's of Education in English and Speech Communication as well as a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Idaho. Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She currently resides in Alpine.

Kimberly Nahinu

Assistant Principal

Kimberly Nahinu

Ms. Kim's passion is education and striving for student’s intellectual development and achievement in a supportive, positive climate where children feel safe, loved, and respected. Her education, coupled with years of teaching experience, has inspired her to join the administration team. The bulk of her teaching was spent in primary grades and special education. Ms. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education, and a Masters in Administrative Leadership. Ms. Kim considers it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s assistant principal this year and is looking forward to a new adventure as an administrator at Ignite full of learning, growing, and fun! She is proud to be a firebird!

Lani Murray

Distance Learning Director

Lani Murray

Lani Murray is excited to start this new venture. She has had over 8 years of experience in administrative roles at charter schools here in Utah. Lani loves using her skills and education by merging her passions of project management, business management and public administration with her love of working with parents, students and teachers. Lani is a doting grandmother to eleven beautiful grandchildren and has 6 wonderful children. Some have described Lani as a workaholic or energizer bunny, but she would describe herself as someone who dives in with both feet into a project. Lani looks forward to partnering with all of you to ensure the best educational experience for your children.

Gary Adams

Finance/Human Resources Director

Gary Adams

Gary Adams is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, tax and business services. He celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and is excited about the possibilities that Ignite will provide for young people. His career has been spent mainly with small businesses, helping new and emerging companies with high quality financial services. ​Gary graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He worked with Ernst & Whinney in Sacramento, CA and later returned to Utah where he has been a partner in a CPA firm and Chief Financial Officer of several businesses. ​He currently owns his own accounting practice in Spanish Fork. Gary and his wife, Gini, are the parents of four children and grandparents of seven.

Danni Buttermore

Special Education Director

Danni Buttermore

Hi. My name is Danni Buttermore. I have a MAT in Special Education and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. I am continuing with my doctorate in Special Education. I believe in the power of special education and the irreplaceable potential of each student that I am honored to work with. I am the mother of three adorable, angelic, humorous, strong, kind, and joyful children. We love finding great parks, reading at night, watching movies, and eating Oreos. Mission Statement = Challenges create Courage Compassion Critical Thinking "Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." - Christopher Reeves

Above all else, we love kids. Their individuality, their abilities, their passions. Children are amazing people and we consider ourselves lucky to work with them everyday.

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Lehi, UT 84043

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