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

Special Education

Meet the Team

Danni Buttermore

Special Education Director

Danni Buttermore

Danni Buttermore holds a MAT in Special Education and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. She believes in the power of special education and the irreplaceable potential of each student. She is grateful to work with the amazing IEA SpEd team! Danni is the mother of three adorable, angelic, humorous, strong, kind, and joyful children. They love the beach, reading at night, watching movies, and eating cookies and s'mores. 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
dbuttermore@igniteutah.org

Tana Angle

Administrative Assistant

Tana Angle

Taña is incredibly excited to be working at Ignite and especially in the Special Education Department. She is passionate about helping students and being an advocate for them. Her knowledge and understanding come from her own life experience of being in the trenches with her own special needs children. She knows that hard work, consistency and patience brings about great rewards. She loves learning about ways to encourage and inspire those whose path may look hard and challenging. Working with the students brings her joy because they are so full of love and hope. She and her husband, Rick, have been married for twenty glorious years and have amazingly strong, courageous and resilient children. Together they have two sons and two daughters. She is grateful for the knowledge she has acquired from being their mom and their biggest cheerleader. As a family they enjoy playing all types of games and having quiet evenings at home. Taña is a native of Utah and enjoys the various seasons but definitely prefers the warmth of the sun. She looks forward to another great year working with the amazing staff and students at Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy!
tangle@igniteutah.org

Alyson Diepeveen

ParaProfessional

Alyson Diepeveen

Alyson loves being outside and hiking but loves teaching students even more. She loves advocating for students of all learning abilities. Currently she is attending WGU to complete licenses in General Education and Special Education. She found out that she has specific learning disabilities in 2021. Since then she has used her understanding of her challenges to help students understand themselves and how their disabilities are a special ability that can be a great strength, especially when they have the right tools. Aly has worked with students in special education for 5 years. She is grateful for Ignite and all the amazing opportunities the school provides for both students and teachers.
adiepeveen@igniteutah.org

Hunter Angle

ParaProfessional

Hunter Angle

Hunter has loved working at Ignite as a Paraprofessional for the last two years and is excited for the upcoming year and the opportunity to continue supporting students. He loves working with students and seeing them overcome the challenges they face. Hunter is also currently pursuing a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife.
hangle@igniteutah.org

Matthew Rhoden

ParaProfessional

Matthew Rhoden

Matt was born and raised in the great state of Kentucky. He moved to Utah in 2019. He enjoys watching and participating in sports... (Go Wildcats/Bengals). Matt also enjoys movies. This is Matt's fourth year working in education and his second year working at Ignite. Matt is transitioning from being a co-teacher in the classroom to working in special education. Matt is currently part of the BYU pathways program and is seeking to become a physical education teacher.
mrhoden@igniteutah.org

Jayde Waite

ParaProfessional

Jayde Waite

Jayde loves being a part of Ignite’s team and being in the Special Education department. She loves being with the students and helping them to find success. Learning alongside them is very rewarding to her. Jayde enjoys being with her family, going to the lake, playing board games and reading. She is excited for another great year at Ignite! jwaite@igniteutah.org

Tracy Hales

ParaProfessional

Tracy Hales

Tracy Hales is an amazing addition to Ignite's special education team! She has the ability to connect with students and relate to them in a way that builds trust and engages them in learning. Perhaps this is because she has spent several years in a variety of areas of the educational field and uses these teaching opportunities to make real world connections for students and to help them build confidence and motivation for learning both in the classroom and in life as well. thales@igniteutah.org

Jessica Belnap

ParaProfessional

Jessica Belnap

Jessica is thrilled to be a part of the Ignite team another year. Jessica is passionate about learning, helping students learn and driving them find their creative outlet. She enjoyed her time as a peer tutor all through high school and working in a Montessori preschool for 4 over years. Jessica is fun, patient, determined and has a desire and drive to help anyone in need. She has been married to her sweetheart for a year now and they enjoy anything outside and in the sun. She is grateful for the chance to embrace another year at Ignite! jbelnap@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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