Shanna Daniels one of our new English teachers here at Springville High School. Daniels has 16 years of teaching experience. Previously she taught at Spanish Fork Middle, Payson Middle, and Mt. Nebo Jr. High.
Daniels vision for teaching is for there to be plenty of laughter and class discussions. Daniels wants students to be able to find something to smile about during class.
Daniels most rewarding experiences are ones when past students are seen around town and they are productive, happy adults.
“When you teach junior high students, that's always in question, because they are generally not fit to be out in public,” said Daniels in jest.
Daniels loves cats. Daniels has three cats named Bruce, Jorge, and Marvin. Daniels would love for anyone who wants to see pictures of her cats to come stop by her room.
“Some people call me the crazy cat lady like it's a bad thing. Only it turns out that those people are WRONG!” said Daniels.
Ms. Emily Adams is a new Math teacher here at Springville High School. This is her first year teaching. Her classes include Math 2, Math Lab, and College Prep Math. Previously, she student taught at Salem Hills High School. Before that, she attended Brigham Young University.
Adams believes, “That anyone can be good at math.”
Adams recounts her most rewarding experience, “I once had a student tell me that when I teach, it was the first time that they understood math, and they realized that they could be good at it,” said Adams.
Her hobbies include crochet, painting, running, reading, and watching T.V.
Adams said, “Last year I was able to feed a Giraffe, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.”
Darwin Deming, is our new multi-science teacher who loves his family. He wants to not only teach, but to also help students gain lifelong skills in science.
Deming teaches Astronomy, Geology, Environmental Science, and Physics with Technology. Deming has 11 years of teaching experience. Previously Deming taught at Union Middle School in Sandy, and at Mount Nebo Jr. High in Payson.
Deming’s teaching vision is, “It is my hope to help students gain the lifelong skills that are taught in a science class, such as critical thinking, problem solving, etc. Additionally, I want to provide extracurricular opportunities for students that they otherwise wouldn't get in a typical classroom routine,” said Deming.
Deming reflected on student success, “To see students understand concepts that are difficult for them to comprehend is by far the most rewarding aspect of teaching. The moment a student says, "Oh, I get it!" is a major victory,” said Deming.
Deming also loves to talk about his family, “I am married to Kiara, an outstanding woman who is a wonderful wife and mother.” They have three children Aurora (6), Savannah (4), and Talmage (1).
“We enjoy watching movies together as a family, having picnics, and playing on the playground. I also enjoy beekeeping, and the worst sting I've had has been on my eyelid,” said Deming.
Deming’s most unusual job didn’t last long. “I took a job for a guy that wanted to design online courses for high school students to get credits for a GED. He wanted me to work in his basement on his computers. Awkwardly, his family would also be downstairs in their pajamas and occasionally left dirty dishes around the computer I was assigned to work at. Needless to say, that job didn't last long,” said Deming.
Mrs. Chelsi Nielsen is our new business teacher here at Springville High. Nielsen has seven years of teaching experience and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Marketing, Economics, Exploring Computer Science, Digital Marketing, Leadership, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing.
Nielsen’s vision for teaching is, “To make a difference in the lives of students and help them develop an interest in the world of business and marketing,” said Nielsen.
She is also the new Co-Adviser for the Business Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) Club.
Nielsen has two children Dima and Katya, and is married to her husband James. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, hiking, camping, running, biking, and swimming. Nielsen’s most unusual job was running pool tournaments.
On Friday, September 8, Springville High’s Red Devil football team traveled to Pioneer territory to face Lehi. The Springville defense played a great game, limiting Lehi's high flying offense to only 15 points to give the Red Devils the win, 18-15. Cole Bowers and Owen Rowe had 11 and 10 tackles a piece adding to the strong defense.
Springville’s Ty Eriksson and Cole Bowers each had a touchdown; Lehi Quarterback Cammon Cooper ran for two touchdowns in the loss. Red Devil Garrett Lindsey’s 43 yard field goal helped to clinch the win.
Introducing the 2017-2018 Girls Tennis Team:
Savannah Cochran, Alexi Corfield, Kelsey Corfield, Lydia Felix, Brooke Galbraith, Amanda Gardner, Hannah Geary, Emma Haven, Brianna Hardy, Hana Miyasaki, Maren Murphy, Addison Nielson, Katie Petersen, Elizabeth Rex, Naomi Rollins, Olivia Smith, Samantha Smith, Brinley Southam, Kelsey Sumsion, Jane Sweat, AnnaBeth Templeman, Emma Templeman, Chloe Welch, and Christine White