School Hours (1st-8th grade)
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am – 2:30 pm 
Fri.-8:00am -11:45 am

Main Office Hours
7:30 am-3:00 pm Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 am-Noon Friday

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

Ignite Virtual Learning

Meet the Team

Dawn McNiel

Ignite Virtual Learning Director
UE Lead Teacher

Dawn McNiel

After having three of her own cherished children, Miss Dawn decided she wanted to spend the rest of her life teaching and learning with and from children. She attended Wilmington University in New Castle, DE receiving a Bachelors in Elementary Education K-6 with a double Minor in Special Education and History along with a Masters in School Leadership. During her time in Utah she has been actively involved in STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through writing and receiving grants, implementing STEM events, and volunteering as a STEM Ambassador for Utah. In 2017, Dawn was award STEM Teacher of the Year receiving start up funds toward a local school's first STEM lab! She is an advocate for project based, hands-on, blended learning. Dawn is excited to direct IV and use her passion for and love of digital teaching and learning to provide wonderful opportunities for students!
dmcniel@igniteutah.org

Amanda Stafford

LE/ME Lead Teacher

Amanda Stafford

Amanda loves seeing children find their love of learning. Her desire is for every student in her class to become a lifelong learner as well as gain confidence in their individual abilities.  She has eight years of experience teaching first and second grade. Since becoming a teacher she has earned a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. When not in the classroom Amanda is enjoying life with her family. She loves camping, hiking or anything outdoors. She also enjoys snuggling her kids while reading a good book or watching a movie together. They enjoy finding an adventure everywhere they go and had the opportunity to spend the past year in Nashville. 
astafford@igniteutah.org

Rylie Larsen

Teacher Assistant

Rylie Larsen

Ms. Rylie is excited to be starting another year as the Resource Librarian for the Distance Learning program. With a love for learning and a passion for education, she is thrilled to once again have the opportunity to help the Distance Learners on their own educational journeys. Ms. Rylie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English. She loves literature and believes strongly in the knowledge that can be gained from reading. Ms. Rylie is excited to be in the Lower Elementary class again this year. She is ready to help your children learn in a unique and positive environment.
rlarsen@igniteutah.org

Nadine Ashton

KIndergarten Lead Teacher

Nadine Aston

Nadine is so excited to be part of Ignite this year! She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Montessori Teaching Diploma. Nadine has previously taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and Lower Elementary but is happy to be back in Kinder! She loves being able to encourage a love of learning at such a young age and being part of a child’s school journey so early on. Nadine can’t wait to see what she and her students can achieve together this year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors, trying new foods and traveling.
nashton@igniteutah.org

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 every day.

School Hours (1st-8th grade)
Mon – Thurs: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm 
Fri: 8:00am -11:45 am

Office Hours
Mon – Thurs: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm 
Fri: 8:00am – Noon

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1650 W Traverse Terrace Dr
Lehi, UT 84043

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