When Mr. Lou Crandall left Springville High School at the end of the 2014-2015 school year to teach photography at Saint George’s Desert Hills High School, administration found a replacement in a young teacher from Logan, Utah. Her name is Ms. Beth Hansen and this is her first year teaching at a high school. Previously, she taught photography at Utah State University, but moved here over the summer after three years of working with college students. According to Hansen, moving was something she grew accustomed to during her childhood.
“When I was a kid, my dad was in the Air Force, so we moved a lot,” she said.
Hansen graduated from Satellite High School in Florida and then attended BYU-Idaho and Utah State University. According to Hansen, she became a teacher because she likes helping students learn in a fun way. Her most rewarding teaching experience has been helping students to find creativity and improve.
While she is only a month into her first year of teaching at SHS, the school has already left an impression on her.
“It seems like a good school,” said Hansen, “There are a lot of opportunities for extracurricular activities and everyone seems pretty friendly.”
Some of her hobbies include soccer, hiking, watching movies, and, of course, photography. Her students may also be interested to learn that she is allergic to both apples and mangoes.