Take a look at our staff below. Use the icons on the pictures to view each teacher’s email address, bio, and website or click on their name or picture for more information.

 

Office Staff

Cafeteria Staff

Support Staff

Office Assistant

Taylor Deem

I am currently a student at Weber State University. I am almost done with my Associates of Science, and Bachelors degree in English with an emphasis of Creative Writing and a Minor in Professional and Technical Writing. I have several articles published in the Standard-Examiner. I now have a small online business, that I am incredibly passionate about, selling homemade crafts. I love to write and someday I will be a published author of fantasy-fiction and/or self-help novels.
I love camping, four-wheeling, hiking, shooting, card games, board games, drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, cooking, baking, cleaning, dancing, and most importantly, laughing.

Parent Volunteer Coordinator/Secretary

Valerie Sluis

I was born in Idaho but by the time I was 19 I had lived in 4 different states so I like to say that I am from the West.  I met my husband who is from the east coast here in Utah and together we have made Utah our home.  I have 3 amazing children, 2 of who attend school here at OPA. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, camping and hiking.

Getting to know the parents here at OPA has been wonderful. I love being involved with my children’s school, and seeing the power of volunteerism at work.

I am the Parent Volunteer Coordinator. Contact me at vsluis@ogdenprep.org

Secretary

Beckie Reisen

Beckie Reisen was raised in Ogden, Utah and attended Ogden City Schools. She graduated in 1992 from Ogden High School. In 1996, she married her husband and best friend. They have two wonderful children in their family who both attended OPA.

Beckie is going on her second year of being a Secretary. She was previously the elementary art teacher and 2nd grade para-professional at OPA. Most of her teaching experience has been in the charter school atmosphere. Beckie is a certified para-professional and is a life long learner. OPA has amazing teachers, staff and administration and Beckie loves being part of the team.

When not at school, Beckie can be found spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities such as camping, four-wheeling and traveling. Her hobbies include crafting, scrapbooking and reading. She loves working at the school that her children attend and being involved in their education.

Secretary

Brittany Ladley

A little bit about me, I was Born and raised in Harrisville, Utah. I love spending time with my husband and family, camping, swimming, and four wheeling. In my spare time I love to make crafts and read. I really enjoy working for OPA and working with all the students. I am the Attendance secretary for the OPA Jr. high.

Secretary

Rebecca Kiernan

I was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. I have worked at Ogden Preparatory Academy since May 2004. I worked as the first grade aide for about two years. I now work as an all-around aide. I work with OPA’s student council.
My hobbies include reading, going to the movies, and spending time with my family.

Secretary

Darby Burger

My name is Darby Burger.  I was born and grew up on Houston, Texas.  My husband and I just moved from Illinois to Utah this past summer.  I am a Jr. High TA at OPA and also work in the office part-time.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, camping, reading and scrapbooking.

Elementary Cafeteria

Mayra Trejos

Elementary Kitchen Manager

Bianca Davis

Elementary Cafeteria

Georgia Tittensor

Elementary Cafeteria

Evelyn Maysonet

Kitchen Director

Sherlene Hillan

I was born in Ogden, Utah and attended Weber County schools. I am married and have three step-sons, one grandchild and one daughter.

I have worked in the field of Food Service for a few years, most recently at Roosevelt Elementary. Prior coming to MOPA, I was employed as an Office Manager.

I have worked at OPA / MOPA for 4 years and enjoy working in this field and with the children. My hobbies are gardening, scrapbooking, sewing and going for walks when the weather permits.

Elementary Cafeteria

Rebecca Danco

Jr. High Cafeteria

Maria Soto de Carrasco

Elementary Cafeteria

Elizabeth Lopez

Elementary Cafeteria

Mariadel Rocio Espitia

Cafeteria

Celia Aguilar

Elementary Cafeteria

Virginia Flores

Cafeteria

Flor Lopez

Jr. High Cafeteria Manager

Jennifer Lopez

Elementary Cafeteria

Jennifer Hall

Junior High Cafeteria

Ana Cervantes Ramirez

Elementary/Jr. High Cafeteria

Robin Holcomb

Tech Coach/Computer Teacher

Bruce Boughton

I was born and raised in Indiana – home of the Hoosiers and legendary basketball- and graduated from Indiana University, with a BS in Education.

Travel has always been one of my passions and I am very fortunate to have visited countries around the world, mostly as a teacher. I began my teaching/traveling adventures in Llangattock, Wales, where I completed my student teaching. From there, I have taught in various classrooms and age levels in: Colombia, Jamaica, Japan, Indiana, Arkansas and now in Utah. Other travels have taken me all across the United States and Spain.

Funny how things find a way of making your classroom better and more exciting for you and your students…that’s what happened to me. Somewhere along the way, probably more at the beginning, technology found a way into my classroom. I have always been an early-adopter of new technologies and now, as a Tech Coach at Ogden Preparatory Academy, I am able to work with teachers and students to support them in ways that bring more technology, like iPads and online resources, into their hands.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will continue to visit often. Cheers!

Building & Systems Administrator

Drew Smith

I was born in Idaho, spent my early childhood on my fathers farm in the small rural town of Rexburg.  At nine years old my family moved to Kingman, Arizona, another small town, where I lived until graduating High School.  I am the youngest of 3 wild and crazy children of which one of them is the Principal Amie Campbell.  I am also the youngest of a plethora of step relatives and in-laws.

After graduating high school, and a short stint of playing College Golf in Phoenix, I moved to Flagstaff Arizona where I finished my bachelors degree from Northern Arizona University.  I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management with minors in Information Technology and Finance.  Shortly after my graduation I moved to Logan, UT to pursue a graduate degree from Utah State University.  A lucrative and exciting job offer took me away from my graduate degree before I was able to finish.  I completed my master’s degree program in Information Systems in June of 2016 from the University of Utah is Salt Lake City.

My professional life has been accumulated over the past 10 years.  I’ve worked in multiple cities, with many job descriptions, all centered around technology.  I spent 5 years as the Assistant Executive Director for the Southern Nevada Golf Association and United States Golf Association.  I was the chief technical consultant involved in managing the IT for 65 clubs in the greater Las Vegas valley and over 15,000 members.  This experience helped me realize that I have a knack with computers, and I enjoy working hands on with technology.  Since then, I have moved myself in and out of many phases of the Business IT world trying to find my perfect fit.  I feel that I have finally found it with OPA.  My blend of education and real world experience helps me to provide a good support system for our teaching staff and I really enjoy the atmosphere.

In my free time I try to get as far away from computers and technology as possible.  I enjoy hiking, biking, and beating my sister at ALL sport related activities.  I am a huge sports fanatic, both watching and playing.  My weekends include golf with friends as well as tournament golf, basketball, football, and other sport that is competitive.  Health and sports are a huge part of my life so you will probably find me watching or participating with the students of OPA in extra curricular activities as often as I can.  I also enjoy many types of music and the arts and have already enlisted the help of our talented music teachers to help me learn to play the piano.