Our Staff

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Jessica Allen Teacher Work Phone: 385-646-0769

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A graduate from the University of Utah with a Masters in Special Education and a BS in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Utah State University. Mrs. Nielsen finished her student teaching at Hillside Middle School. She has over 4 years’ experience working with children with significant Autism Spectrum Disorders. She was recently married and they have 4 furry children; three rats and one very spoiled dog. Mrs. Nielsen truly loves working with students with disabilities and strives to help each child grow and achieve.

Photo of  Kathy Andreason
Kathy Andreason Media Center Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-3163
Photo of  Cooper Best
Cooper Best Teacher - CTE Work Phone: 385-646-9469
Photo of  Barbara Bice
Barbara Bice Main Office Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-5134
Photo of  Dean Bressler
Dean Bressler Media Specialist Work Phone: 385-646-5134 Website: Library Website

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Dean graduated from Snow College with an AS Degree in 1991, a BS Degree in Education from Utah State University in 1994, and Earned a Masters Degree from Western Governors University in 2005. Dean grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. He has been happily married for 21 years and has 3 children. When he is not working on technology or in the library, he enjoys hitting the golf courses and playing a little softball.

Photo of  Kris Carlson
Kris Carlson Financial Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-5134
Photo of  Ted Case
Ted Case Head Custodian Work Phone: 385-646-5140
Photo of  Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark Teacher - English and Reading Work Phone: 385-646-1287
Photo of  Christian Davies
Christian Davies Teacher - Science Work Phone: 385-646-9431
Photo of  Devin Durfee
Devin Durfee Teacher - Special Education Work Phone: 385-646-9467
Photo of  Aubrey Ellison
Aubrey Ellison Teacher - English Work Phone: 385-646-1555
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Traci England Teacher - English Work Phone: 385-646-9433

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Mrs. England is a graduate from Westminster College with BAs in English Education and Elementary Education, minor in Art, and ESL endorsement.  Mrs. England has taught at Brockbank JHS for the past seven years, and previously taught at Pioneer Elementary (grades 1,2,3,5), and Riverview JHS (in Murray School District).

She has lived in California, Washington State, Virginia, and Utah.  Mrs. England and her husband have two sons and a daughter-in-law, and two dogs.  She and her husband enjoy taking trips on their motorcycles.

Photo of  Amy Fendley
Amy Fendley Media Center Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-3163
Photo of  Nicia Gale
Nicia Gale 9th Grade Counselor Work Phone: 385-646-5136

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Mrs. Gale has a BS from the University of Utah, a BA from Westminster College and a MS from Utah State University. She taught elementary education for 16+ years , grades 1-6th. This is her 9th year as a school counselor at Brockbank Jr. High. She was raised in the Salt Lake Valley and lives with her husband and their dog, Koda in the Millcreek-Holladay area. She is the mother of one son.

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Daniel Gudmundson 8th Grade Counselor Work Phone: 385-646-5136

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Mr. Gudmundson is in his second year as a counselor at Brockbank Junior High. Raised in Salt Lake he is a graduate of Granger High School. He is a third generation Aggie, having received a BA in Family and Community Services and a MS in Psychology. He worked for three years for DDI VANTAGE-Early Intervention. He and his wife have three children. He is fluent in Spanish and dreams of being fluent in Japanese as well.

Photo of  Burke Hackwell
Burke Hackwell Teacher - Science Work Phone: 385-646-9436
Photo of  Erin Huber
Erin Huber Teacher - Foriegn Language Work Phone: 385-646-1207
Photo of  Cindy Huff
Cindy Huff Counselor Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-5136
Photo of  Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones Teacher - Mathematics Work Phone: 385-646-1564
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Susan Jones Teacher - Art and Reading Work Phone: 385-646-9439

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Mrs. Jones has taught at Brockbank for 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (U of U) with an emphasis in painting and drawing, a Master’s of Education in Teaching Reading (U of U), and Administrative Certification from USU. She is currently working on a Technology Endorsement from Spy Hop for Teachers/Adobe Youth Voices.

She has been married to the same awesome man for 39 years, has two children, one grandchild, and no pets. When not teaching, reading, painting, quilting, or cooking, she can be found riding her beloved LandRider Bicycle.

 

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Keith Lawson 7th Grade Counselor Work Phone: 385-646-5136

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Graduate of Weber State with a BS, composite major in Instrumental/ Choral Music and Education. MA from University of Phoenix in School Counseling. Taught Instrumental/ Choral music three years at North Sevier High School and Middle School Sevier School Dist.; Taught Instrumental Music thirteen years at West Lake Jr. High, four years at Granite High School and Granite Park Jr. High; Counselor at Brockbank Jr. High seven years. Hails from Cody, Wyoming. Wife of twenty five years; two children, daughter age 22 and son age 18. Lives in Murray.

Photo of  Kris Lemon
Kris Lemon Principal Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-5134
Photo of  Bonnie Linder
Bonnie Linder Registration and Attendance Secretary Work Phone: 385-646-5136
sarah Martin Dance Teacher Work Phone: 385-646-9017
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Kevin McDaniel Teacher - English and Media Production Work Phone: 385-646-9462
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Karel McDonough Teacher - Music and Pizazz Work Phone: 385-646-9441

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A graduate of the U of U, BS in Psychology, MEd Administration, K12 Music certification. Ms McDonough has been at Brockbank for 22 years teaching Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Chorus, General Music, Percussion and Jazz Band. Lives in SLC in the 9th and 9th neighborhood where she and her family have been restoring a 113 year old house for the past 45 years. 6 sons, 1 daughter, and a Navajo foster daughter. 4 of her sons are married and she has 11 grandchildren. She plays percussion with the Salt Lake Symphony and spends her weekend time and summers gardening and preserving the produce. She and her husband are involved in their church, and have been actively involved in scouting, Little League Football, and their Neighborhood Council. She has been on the Tracy Aviary Advisory Board and has been a candidate for public office.

Photo of  Phil McShinsky
Phil McShinsky Teacher - Physical Education Work Phone: 385-646-9442
Photo of  Karen Milius
Karen Milius Teacher - Special Education Work Phone: 385-646-9443
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Cammie Moore Teacher - Health and Keyboarding Work Phone: 385-646-1648

A graduate from the University of Utah with a BS in Health Promotion Education, and an ASS from Snow College. Mrs. Moore has taught Health and Keyboarding for 2 years at Brockbank Junior High School. She was raised in West Jordan. She lives in Layton with her husband Cole and puppy Tank. In her spare time she coaches the Brockbank Cheer Team and teaches clogging at a dance studio in Magna.

Photo of  Paula Nelson
Paula Nelson Teacher - English and French Work Phone: 385-646-1206
Photo of  Bobbi Nielsen
Bobbi Nielsen Teacher - Science Work Phone: 385-646-9444
Photo of  Carol Overson
Carol Overson Teacher - Science Work Phone: 385-646-9446

Mrs. Overson lives in our community and has taught Science at Brockbank for 22 years.  She taught at Kearns Junior High for 5 years before joining us.  She and her husband raised 4 children, who all attended Brockbank, and now enjoy their 5 grandchildren.  Mrs. Overson graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Biology and completed endorsements in Special Education, ESL, and Integrated Science from various institutions.  She is currently working on her Masters in Learning and Technology.

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Diana Parker Teacher - Drama & Reading Work Phone: 385-646-9438

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Mrs. Parker teaches reading and theater at Brockbank Junior High. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University (with a BA in speech and drama) and Utah State University where she received her master’s degree in Special Education and a reading endorsement. She lives with her husband Ralph in Taylorsville, Utah. She has 4 married children and seventeen grandchildren. She was raised in West Jordan, Utah and loves reading, theater, the outdoors, scuba diving and swimming.

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Deborah Pienezza Teacher - Mathematics Work Phone: 385-646-9449
Debbie Pienezza is a native of New Mexico but has lived in the Salt Lake Valley for 30 years.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s from the University of Utah.  Debbie lives in West Valley with her husband.   She has three children and four grandchildren.   This is her 29th year at Brockbank.  Debbie loves to teach.   The motto in her classroom is “Learning is Number One.”  She loves the community of Magna and has never wanted to teach anywhere else.
Photo of  Wendy Roesbery
Wendy Roesbery Lunch Manager Work Phone: 385-646-5134
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Melanie Roybal Vice Principal Work Phone: 385-646-5134

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This is Miss Roybal’s second year at Brockbank. She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Elementary Education and taught 3rd grade for 6 years in West Jordan. She then received her Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah in May 2013. She was an intern assistant principal at West Lake Junior High during the 2012-2013 school year. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Miss Roybal is excited for another great school year!

Photo of  Todd Rushton
Todd Rushton Teacher - Mathematics Work Phone: 385-646-9450
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Lisa Shafer Teacher - English and Spanish Work Phone: 385-646-9451

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Ms. Shafer has taught at Brockbank since 1988. She has a BA in teaching English and a major equivalency degree in teaching Spanish from the University of Utah, an endorsement for teaching the Gifted and Talented from Utah State University, an endorsement for teaching English as a Second Language from Weber State University, and a Masters of Science in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In addition, she has taken courses on William Shakespeare and related history at Southern Utah University and Cambridge University in England. When she is not grading students’ essays, she enjoys writing fiction and traveling.

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Maren Singleton Teacher - Mathematics Work Phone: 385-646-9452
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Annie Sisson Teacher - Business and CTE Work Phone: 385-646-1077

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A graduate from Minot State University with a BS in Marketing, Ms. Sisson spent more than 10 years in the business world doing marketing, sales, human resources, and many other functions. This is Ms. Sisson’s first year at Brockbank Jr. She taught at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake last year. She was raised in Magna and attended Brockbank as a student herself. She is excited to be back in her home town and contribute to the local community.

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Ann Sorenson Teacher - CTE Work Phone: 385-646-9453

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This is my 25th year of teaching and my 18 year at Brockbank. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University.  I am married with 5 children and have 4 grandchildren.

Photo of  Christine Straatman
Christine Straatman Principal Home Phone: 3856465134
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Patty Taylor Teacher - Art Work Phone: 385-646-9463

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Education: BYU – Associate Degree – Business
Of- B.S. – Psychology
Westminster – B.A. – Art; Education Certificate
BYU – Masters of Art Education
Teaching experience: Brockbank JHS for seven years, other teaching experience includes: Adjunct Faculty BYU School of Education, West Lake JHS, Murray Community School.

Professional experiences:
Statewide Art Partnership board member
Utah Art Education Association past president and board member
National Art Education Association delegates assembly member

Proud mother of two; bonus mom to four, and grandmother to 11 and counting – don’t start me on that….

Nicolle Tennant-Nicholas Severly Handicapped Teacher Work Phone: 385-646-9572
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Teresa Vaughn Teacher - Special Education Home Phone: 385-646-9454
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Rob Wagner Teacher - Science Work Phone: 385-646-9455

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Mr. Wagner is the most awesomeness teacher in the Universe, yes I said UNIVERSE and the reason I say that instead of the world is because who’s to argue against that? I mean when some teacher outside of our solar system decides to debate me on that issue than fine…..until then I stand with my original premises!!

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Sandi White Teacher - Special Education Work Phone: 385-646-9461
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