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LEADERSHIP, FACULTY & STAFF

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Mr. Jared Carman, Head of School
Mr. Carman loves to see students become thinkers, leaders and doers. Blessed in his youth to attend a classical, Christian school, Mr. Carman has spent the last 25 years helping others learn better. He founded and led multiple learning technology companies. He served for many years as a board member of his alma mater. With his own children and grandchild as inspiration, Mr. Carman is now investing, as others have done before, in the rising generation. Mr. Carman holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Utah State University and a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
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Mrs. Christen Allen
Assistant Head of School
Mrs. Allen, mother of three Belmont students, has rich experience in admissions at the university level. She loves classical, Christian education, and is eager to share her enthusiasm with others and grow the good at Belmont Classical Academy. Mrs. Allen holds a B.A. in philosophy and theology from St. Catharine University.

Curriculum Committee

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to find, develop, and implement classical, Christian materials of the highest quality, and to make these "best books” accessible to families. Working together with teachers, committee members review books and materials, and make year-by-year adjustments and improvements.
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Mr. Carman

(Chair)

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Mrs. Allen

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Mrs. Boynton

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Mrs. Wright

Faculty & Staff

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Mrs. Adair
Organist, Accompanist
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Mrs. Allan
 Rhetoric, Math

Mrs. Allan possesses a great passion for sharing knowledge and encouraging growth. She has taught college level English online and in the classroom. Encouraging students to use strategy, creativity, and critical thinking, Mrs. Allan teaches lower school math and rhetoric students at Belmont to accomplish their work with clarity and precision. She holds a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in education and is currently pursuing her doctorate.

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Mrs. Allen
Middle School Western Heritage: Middle Ages
Mrs. Allen, mother of three Belmont students, loves classical, Christian education, and especially a study of the Middle Ages in Europe. She is eager to share her enthusiasm with others and grow the good at Belmont Classical Academy. Mrs. Allen holds a B.A. in philosophy and theology from St. Catharine University.
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Mrs. Boynton
Grammar School Bible Study, History, Geography;
Math 7/6, 6/5, Latin I & II; Bell Choir
Mrs. Boynton is an accomplished educator with 20 years of homeschool teaching experience. She earned a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She minored in music, served as a Board Advisory Committee Member for the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, and performs as a bell ringer with Bells on Temple Square. Mrs. Boynton is an avid lover of literature, maintaining an extensive personal library which she generously shares with Belmont faculty and students.
Mr. Boynton
High School Anatomy & Physiology
Mr. Boynton is currently a senior at BYU. He's a cello performance major and is currently preparing for a doctorate program in physical therapy. He's extremely passionate about anatomy & physiology and believes that learning is a lifelong endeavor. He has 7 years of teaching experience and runs his own private studio. In his spare time, Mr. Boynton loves spending time with his wife, fly fishing, and playing any and all sports.
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Mr. Brown
Physical Education
Mr. Brown is an award-winning math teacher who loves sports. After running track for both Rick’s College and Brigham Young University, Mr. Brown  coached both high school football and track & field, and currently teaches math at the college level. He holds a Masters in Mathematics from Central Washington University and a Bachelors in Mathematics education from Brigham Young University. When not teaching, Mr. Brown spends time outdoors with his family hiking, camping, and playing volleyball.
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Mrs. Brown
Yearbook
Mrs. Brown grew up in Placerville California, where she spent her childhood swinging in an enormous tire swing, climbing trees around the property, and swimming. Her passion of classical literature came as her father scooped her up each night after dinner and read the classics aloud. She spent a great deal of time camping, canoeing, and sailing in the Sierra Nevada's. She studied violin and piano at BYU Idaho.  Robin has a great love for being in nature with her 6 kids and amazing husband, Clay. She has a deep love for God, Family, and Country and feels privileged to be a part of the Belmont Community. 
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Mr. Carman
High School Bible Study
Mr. Carman loves to see students become thinkers, leaders and doers. Blessed in his youth to attend a classical, Christian school, Mr. Carman has spent the last 25 years helping others learn better. He founded and led multiple learning technology companies. He served for many years as a board member of his alma mater. With his own children and grandchild as inspiration, Mr. Carman is now investing, as others have done before, in the rising generation. Mr. Carman holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Utah State University and a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
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Mrs. Conley
Middle School Bible Study, Math 8/7, Classical Composition/Literature; High School Western Heritage: America.
Mrs. Conley is a lifelong learner filled with a passion for growing and gaining new knowledge. She earned a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Spanish from Utah State University where she excelled as an All-American scholar-athlete.  Over the past 15 years Mrs. Conley has loved and served students, notably teaching Sunday School and homeschooling, where she directed a Shakespeare play.  When she’s not sitting on the sideline of a soccer game or driving her children to music lessons, you can find her poolside with a good book. 
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Mrs. Jorgensen
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus
Mrs. Jorgensen loves students and has a contagious enthusiasm for math. At the college level, Mrs. Jorgensen has taught students in College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra. At the Junior High and High School levels, she has taught students in PreAlgebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. With a BS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Mrs. Jorgensen regularly puts her math expertise to good use, as a computer programmer, teacher, and mother.
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Mrs. Larson
Jr. K, Kindergarten
Mrs. Larson loves teaching Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten at Belmont.  She loves the mission and vision of Belmont Classical Academy and enjoys working with young children. Mrs. Larson studied at Utah State University and received a teaching certificate for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Her interests include community theater, community choir, and social dancing, with the Lindy hop being a favorite. Mrs. Larson became a wife and stepmother to four beautiful nearly grown young women in 2021.
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Mrs. Layton
Latin
Mrs. Layton has more than 11 years of teaching experience and finds it exciting to introduce students to the beautiful and ordered Latin language. She teaches First Form Latin at Belmont. With a love of the model of classical education, she seeks to create an atmosphere of energy and engagement in the classroom and to help students build confidence in their ability to study difficult subjects. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from BYU and a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Biblical Studies from Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA. 
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Mrs. Martial
Grammar School Classical Composition, English Language Arts;
French
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Mrs. Morris
Honors Latin; Information Technology
Well-grounded in classical, Christian education, Mrs. Morris earned her M.A. in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, did undergraduate work in Theology at Franciscan University, and received B.S. degrees in Economics and Accounting from the University of Kentucky. At the high school and college levels she has taught courses in Composition, English Grammar, Latin, Literature, Logic, Math, and Computers. Prior to joining Belmont, Mrs. Morris served as Director of Curriculum at a classical school in Louisville, KY. When she is not immersed in good books, she can be found helping support the family bungee jumping business or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Mrs. Schappell
Lower School PE
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Mrs. Shelley
Art, Uniforms
Mrs. Shelley has been teaching art in one form or another for over 12 years. She has found joy in classical art technique and in helping each student find the value in learning visual art. Mrs. Shelley attended and has taught at various classical schools and has developed art curriculum for students from Pre-K through adulthood (including instruction in art therapy for special needs children). She completed her education in the visual arts, focusing on photography and illustration.  In her spare time, Mrs. Shelley enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in the mountains, and decompressing through her favorite art medium: painting in watercolor.
Mrs. Simpson
Music, Choir
Mrs. Simpson loves to share the light of the Lord through music. She has taught music classes and directed choirs in public, private, and homeschool settings for the past 25 years and we are fortunate to have her teach music at Belmont Classical Academy. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a music emphasis from Utah State University. She and her husband have 6 children, a son and daughter in law, and a grandson on the way. She loves being surrounded by children, music, and gardens. 
Mrs. Simpson
Music, Choir
Mrs. Simpson loves to share the light of the Lord through music. She has taught music classes and directed choirs in public, private, and homeschool settings for the past 25 years and we are fortunate to have her teach music at Belmont Classical Academy. She received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a music emphasis from Utah State University. She and her husband have 6 children, a son and daughter in law, and a grandson on the way. She loves being surrounded by children, music, and gardens. 
Mrs. Simpson
Music, Choir
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Mrs. Wood
Jr. K, Kindergarten Testing
Mrs. Wood takes a special interest in each child. Knowing that each student is a child of God, Mrs. Wood carefully sets each child up for success in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Mrs. Wood holds a BS in Child Development from Brigham Young University-Idaho and has taught young students in the classroom since 2014.
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Mrs. Wright
Primary School
Upper School Classical Composition, Literature, Grammar, Spelling
Mrs. Wright is an engaging and accomplished teacher who brings out the best in each student. She readily shares her love of literature, poetry, and studying how language works—she loves to learn! After completing a study abroad at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, Mrs. Wright received her BA in English Literature with a French minor from the University of Utah. Prior to joining Belmont, she taught for five years at another Christian school, and tutored students in English and French, and ESL. Mrs. Wright is  an experienced writer, both in writing copy and blogs. 
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