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

Middle School

Meet the Team

Amy Herron

Lead Teacher, Team Lead
Science/Hero's Journey

Amy Herron

“You can do it! How can I help?” This is Ms. Amy’s teaching motto. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate school training, she was blessed with some great mentors that taught her the importance of believing in a student’s capabilities, while also providing the tools and assistance they need to be successful. With that stated, she does have high expectations for her students, both academically and behaviorally. No matter what struggles a student may have, growth is always possible! The keys are to be present, have a willing mind, and a teachable spirit.
aherron@igniteutah.org

Eric Willmore

Lead Teacher
Math/Hero's Journey

Eric Willmore

Eric was born and raised in Utah, graduating from Pleasant Grove High School in 2013. He studied Math and Engineering in college and spent 2 years tutoring Math to students of all ages. Eric loves watching students grow and develop and finds the most satisfaction in working closely with students and helping them overcome their hardest subjects. In his free time Eric loves playing piano and guitar, reading fantasy and math books, and playing board games and video games.
ewillmore@igniteutah.org

Gabe Gardiner

Teacher Assistant
Science/Hero's Journey

Gabe Gardiner

Gabriel Gardiner is an enthusiastic addition to the Ignite team. He will be assisting Ms. Amy Herron in teaching upper elementary and middle school science. He will also be coaching students in the team sports elective. Gabriel has experience subbing, coaching and tutoring students in diverse areas. He has a deep love for science and math. Seeing his students succeed inspires him and brings him great fulfillment. He looks forward to meeting his students this year and preparing them for the future! ggardiner@igniteutah.org

Echo Heperi

Lead Teacher
Language Arts/Hero's Journey

Echo Heperi

Since she was in 1st grade, Ms. Echo knew she wanted to be a teacher. Her love for teaching and education has only grown through the years. She is dedicated to helping her students learn and grow not only academically, but also hopes that each one will leave her classroom with a growth mindset and good communication skills. Ms. Echo earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and has been a teacher with Ignite since our inaugural year. She is an integral part of the Ignite team and is excited for a wonderful year. Ms. Echo grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii and loves spending time with her husband and family, hiking, and reading at every chance she gets.
eheperi@igniteutah.org

Rachel Ranieri

Lead Teacher
CTE, Biz Kids, & Digital Applications

Rachel Ranieri

Ms. Rachel has been working with middle and high school students for the past 15 years in different capacities. Whether it be in special education, behavior management programs or general education, it is always the best adventure. She has spent the last 4 years working primarily in the general education classroom teaching CTE classes, helping students discover new skills and careers that they have never considered. Rachel has a bachelors in psychology from Brigham Young University. She is excited to continue the journey of helping students expand their education and encourage them to embrace their boundless potential. Hailing from California, Ms. Rachel enjoys all things watersports related but barely tolerates snow. In her spare time, she plays the piano, reads and immensely enjoys sleeping. rranieri@igniteutah.org

Jennifer Moulton

Teacher Assistant
English, SS, Hero's Journey

Jennifer Moulton

Jennifer Moulton is excited to begin another new year at Ignite! She has been with Ignite since its inaugural year and has worked in special education, lower elementary, and now middle school! She is passionate about advocating for children and enjoys getting to be a part of their learning experience and success! She enjoys spending personal time with family and enjoys supporting her children in their many talents and interests! jmoulton@igniteutah.org

Elizabeth Irving

Teacher Assistant

Elizabeth Irving

Elizabeth has worked as a teacher assistant at Ignite for the past two years and is looking forward to her third year. She has experience working with upper elementary students and is excited to move into the middle school. She is currently seeking her educational licensing as a a middle school math educator. Elizabeth enjoys working with students and helping them discover new ways to learn and progress.
eirving@igniteutah.org

Shaun Yellowhorse

Lead Teacher
English, SS, Hero's Journey

Shaun Yellowhorse

Shaun has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Utah University. At SUU, Shaun met his wonderful wife Tina Yellowhorse. They now have two children with one more on the way. Before joining the Ignite Academy team, Shaun and his family lived in Myanmar as an educator for two years at an international school in Mandalay. They grew to love the Myanmar people, the beautiful culture, and motor bike rides throughout the country. Shaun is currently enrolled in NAMC class to develop his Montessori skills. He enjoys time with his family: Nerf battling, building with Legos, and camping. Shaun also enjoys a healthy game of soccer and pickleball. This will be Shaun’s ninth year teaching upper elementary students. syellowhorse@igniteutah.org

Megan Thurman

Teacher Assistant
English, SS, Hero's Journey

Megan Thurman

Megan is thrilled to begin at Ignite this year! With a passion for helping others find and harness their strengths in learning, she is looking forward to working in a wonderful community of teachers, parents, and students. She enjoys being outside in her free time. Running, hiking, rock climbing, and playing pickleball are some of her favorite activities. mthurman@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

contact info
Address
1650 W Traverse Terrace Dr
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone
Email
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