Ms. Sheri Alejo
Teacher: Spanish Dual Immersion, University Bridge
Work Phone: (385) 646-9985work Work Email: INTERNET
Ms. Alejo is a proud Air Force Brat and grew up all over the world. She graduated with a BS from Brigham Young University and earned a MS from Nova Southeastern University. She loves sharing her love of the Spanish language, culture, and people. Ms. Alejo is excited to be part of the Dual Language Immersion program here at Granger. Go Lancers!
Mr. Juan Castro
Work Phone: (385) 646-8847work Work Email: INTERNET
Mr. Castro, a Chilean Citizen, taught at Granite high for multiple years and was also a teacher and principal in Chile. He has now been a part of the faculty at Granger since 2006. He received his Bachelor Degree at La Universidad de Santiago de Chile in 1972 and received his Masters degree at Lesley University in 2010. Mr. Castro was teaching math in the Special Ed. Department and is now teaching Spanish full time this new school year here at Granger. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family doing different outdoor activities. These include fly fishing, camping and photography.
Mr. James Dowdle
Teacher: Japanese 1 and 2; Korean Club Advisor
Work Phone: (385) 646-8263work Work Email: INTERNET
Dowdle Sensei graduated from BYU with two degrees: a BA in Japanese and a BA in Korean. He entered the teaching profession in 2017 and started teaching Japanese at Granger in 2021. He is an unabashed fan of books, comics, anime, Star Wars, and everything Japanese and/or Korean. At home, he spends time reading and gaming with his wife and kids. He's always open for good K-drama suggestions. Go Lancers!
Mrs. Alyssa Fukuda
Teacher: Japanese 1, 3 and 4; Club Advisor: Japanese Club
Work Phone: (385) 646-0466work Work Email: INTERNET
Mrs. Fukuda started working at Granger High School in the 2015-2016 School Year. She Graduated from BYU with a BA in Japanese with minors in teaching English as a second language and Global and Business Literacy. She has been studying Japanese since her freshman year in high school back in 2000. She has lived in Japan for over a year and half and has traveled all over the country. In her free time she loves to play ukulele, consume Japanese media, spend time with friends, husband, baby boy and her three cats. She also loves learning about different cultures and languages.
Mrs. Rocio Howarth
Teacher: Spanish II and ELD II
Work Email: INTERNET
Mrs. Howarth is from Mexico City and moved to Utah in 2011 to continue her education. She met her husband in Salt Lake City, and in 2015 got married in Orlando, Florida. Her husband is very supportive and motivates her to follow her dreams. She is been happily married for five years, and has a little boy. She loves to read, write, arts, and during her free time. Mrs. Howarth likes to spend time with her family and doing photography. She earned a bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in Mexico City and graduated with a master in Education, Culture, and Society at the University of Utah. Mrs. Howarth also has the TESOL certification from BYUI and her certification in Digital Photography from the University of Utah. She has taught Spanish I, II, III, IV, IB II, and Spanish for Native Speakers II. She's passionate about education and learning about other cultures. Mrs. Howarth is a teacher because she wants to make a difference in YOUR LIVES. She knows that education is the most powerful tool that any human can access. She believes that bilingualism can help people to gain new skills, and it opens opportunities too. Mrs. Howarth genuinely care about each of you want to part of your success and learning. She is available to turn to for support, advice, etc.
Madame Laurel Jensen
Teacher: French 1-4
Work Phone: (385) 646-2226work Work Email: INTERNET
Madame (Mme) Jensen started teaching at Granger High in January 2021 right after graduating from BYU with a bachelor's degree in French teaching. Mme Jensen studied French in high school and college, and even lived abroad in France and Belgium. Other than being obsessed with the French culture, Mme Jensen loves dogs and cats, trying new restaurants with her husband, and thrifting.
El Profe Alan Kendall
Teacher: Spanish 2, Spanish 4, AP Spanish, English ESL lv1
Home Phone: (385) 646- 0779home Work Email: INTERNET
El Profe Kendall has taught at Granger since 2019. He was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Spanish from the University of Utah. He enjoys learning and providing learning opportunities for others. His wife (a Science teacher) and him have a blended family of seven children ranging in age from the eldest daughter, age 28, to their little sixth grader son. Hands-on learning discoveries, varied learning experiences, using technology in the learning process, developing personal responsibility and a love of learning are the focus of El Profe’s classroom. It is his goal to develop independent learners who have a love for learning.
Mrs. Ruth Tate
Teacher: American Sign Language
Work Phone: (385) 646-1282work Work Email: INTERNET
Mrs. Tate graduated from UVU with a BA in ASL and Deaf Studies Education. She is excited to teach ASL at Granger, and is thrilled that the program is growing. On weekends, Mrs. Tate enjoys going on walks and spending time with her many family members.