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

Specialists

Meet the Team

Aaron Nahinu

Health/Physical Education

Aaron Nahinu

Coach Aaron is from Waianae, Hawaii. Growing up in Hawaii with three brothers, he had many opportunities to play and love many sports, both on land and in the ocean. When he wasn’t playing sports, he was watching sports. Coach Aaron's favorite thing to do is to be in the ocean. Coach Aaron has been teaching for the last 9 years. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Masters of Education in Advanced Teaching and Leadership. He's very excited to continue to be apart of the IEA team for the upcoming school year! "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
anahinu@igniteutah.org

Chelsea Patterson

Innovations/Media Center

Chelsea Patterson

Chelsea is so excited to be back at her favorite school, Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy. She has loved getting to know all of the students while working in the front office for 4 years, and is thrilled to be teaching Innovations! Chelsea graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Communications. She loves graphic design and photography and is excited to share her passion for technology with the students. Chelsea loves to read, and believes it to be fundamental in students' success and can’t wait to share new reading incentives and challenges with our Firebirds!
cpatterson@igniteutah.org

Breann Petersen

Student Support Specialist

Breann Petersen

Breanne is excited to be apart of the Ignite family. She holds a MAT in special education and a masters in educational psychology and is currently working on her doctorate in School Psychology. Breanne has been privileged to work with students with special needs for 15 years, and loves helping students find their drive and passions to grow and learn. Breanne is a lover of all things Disney and outdoors. Chances are when she isn't at school, she is either at Disneyland or hiking in the mountains. Breanne is looking forward to helping the students at Ignite become lifelong learners in such a positive educational environment.
bpetersen@igniteutah.org

Brooke Waldron

Instructional Coach

Brooke Waldron

Brooke Waldron knew that she would work with kids from a young age. She is very passionate about teaching to each individual child. She has been teaching for 12 years using the Montessori philosophy and is certified in NAMC Upper Elementary. During the summer Brooke works with students with Down Syndrome and Autism. Brooke has toured the Acton Academy model in Austin, Texas and has spent a summer training under Kaylee Reid who is known for her expertise in Project-Based Learning. She was able to implement this training in a private school that she helped start. Brooke has been with Ignite since its opening year and has played an integral role in the development and growth of the Montessori and PBL aspects of ignite's learning model. She is excited to support teachers as they develop their skills and strengths in this unique environment.
bwaldron@igniteutah.org

Josie Carmona

Art

Josie Carmona

Teaching, creating, ideas, children, art, music, theater, and learning are Josie’s favorite things. Josie received an Associates of Interior Design and went on to study fine art at BYU Idaho and received a Bachelor’s of Science in University Studies. Throughout her studies she discovered a love to teach and be with children. She is excited to apply her loves into one job and to be apart of a school that she believes in. To help students believe in their ability to create and develop an eye to see beauty around them is one of Josie’s goals. She believes that everyone has at least one creative bone in their body, they just sometimes need a little help to recognizing it. Confidence comes through practice and experience and Josie is positive that the arts will do just that, help each student find more confidence in their abilities.
jcarmona@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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