Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meet Mallory Dawson

Hi!  My name is Mallory Dawson.  I am excited to teach another year in the sixth grade.  I graduated from Weber State University with a  Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Mathematics.  I have been teaching for 4 years as well as tutoring students in math after school.  I have taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade.  This will be my second year teaching here at Fox Hollow Elementary in the 6th grade.  Sixth grade is my favorite because of all the interesting things that we get to learn about.

I have lived in Utah my entire life, but I love to travel to new places and learn about the different cultures.  My favorite place I have traveled to has been Europe.  Along with traveling I also love to read, listen to music and sing, I love to watch movies and hang out with friends.

I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl.  My parents are teachers and they have instilled in me the love of learning and teaching.  I am so excited to be starting another school year here at Fox Hollow Elementary.

Meet Jess Banning

Mr. Banning brings 32 years of experience to the classroom.  He has been an elementary principal for 18 years and a 3rd through 6th grade teacher for 14 years.
He has a B.A. Degree from Idaho State University in Elementary Ed. as well as, a Master’s Degree from B.Y.U. in administration.

Math, technology, art, and science are his favorite subjects.  He loves teaching because he loves his students.  Other than school, he spends his time water and snow skiing, biking, rafting, and listening to country music. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet Danielle Jensen

Hi, I am Danielle Jensen.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Mathematics from Southern Utah University.  I have taught for seven years, five of which I taught 6th grade.   Ever since I was in kindergarten, I have wanted to be a teacher.  It has proved to be even more wonderful than I hoped for!
I am excited to start another adventurous year of teaching, learning and growing.  I love learning new things all of the time, in and out of school.  In 6th grade we learn many interesting things and I am excited to be a part of your learning journey. 
            I am happily married and we have 3 awesome children!  We love to do things together, especially in the great outdoors.  Camping, swimming, fishing, are riding bikes are some of our most favorite activities to do during the summer.  

Meet Jolene Pruyt

Jolene Pruyt
Fox Hollow Elementary
Sixth Grade Teacher

Elementary Education Degree-                               Westminster College
Early Childhood Degree-                                          Westminster College
Music Minor-                                                             Westminster College
Master’s in Administration and Supervision-        University of Phoenix

Jolene Pruyt has been in the educational field for 25 years with nearly 18 years in the classroom.  She taught kindergarten through sixth grade in both Utah and Nevada.  During those 25 years She served as a curriculum administrator in Utah and as a principal in Nevada for 6 years. Seeing children excel and become independent, responsible learners is her goal for all of her students. 
She has a great passion for the language arts curriculum and wants to see all of her students gain a love for learning by exploring different genres of literature. Lessons are designed to encourage students to communicate their knowledge and feelings in a competent manor.  Science and Social Studies foster the exploration of ideas, where students can explore and test theories, and learn about the early civilizations of the world.  Mrs. Pruyt finds math to be a benchmark for future educational success and utilizes comprehensive assignments and exercises to increase reasoning and problem solving abilities.
Mrs. Pruyt continues to strive for high academic standards and goals by using Jordan District’s core standards in each subject area and works to understand her students’ needs.  She prepares students for Middle School by helping them to grasp accountability and consistency through discipline and a fun learning environment.