Administration

Janice Newton

Principal

Janice Newton

Janice Newton

Principal

Mrs. Newton grew up in Central New York, where she attended college receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master Degree in Reading. There she met her husband, Andy. They have two wonderful children, Matt and Lauren. Mrs. Newton loves outdoor adventure. Hiking in the National Parks and boating are her favorite summertime activities. The winter wonderland on the ski slopes with her family is one of the beauties of living in Utah. Mrs. Newton has been teaching elementary school for more than 17 years and has recently completed her Administrative Leadership Endorsement.

Email:  jnewton@ascentutah.org
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Suzanne Larsen

Assistant Principal

Suzanne Larsen

Suzanne Larsen

Assistant Principal

I am so happy to be a part of Ascent Academy right here in Farmington! My husband and I have lived in Farmington for over twenty years and have raised our three children here. I have taught for a total of 18 years in the Jordan School District, Davis District and in Charter Schools. I love teaching and learning. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University and my Master of Education/Special Education- Gifted and Talented at the University of Utah. I love spending time with my family, playing tennis, reading and traveling with my husband.

Email:  slarsen@ascentutah.org

Administrative Support

Brooke Caldwell

Office Manager

Brooke Caldwell

Brooke Caldwell

Office Manager

I am a Utah native with a wanderlust heart.  I like to joke and say I left my heart in the PNW, where my husband is from!  I am an advocate of sorts, using my voice to try an make a difference for the underdog.  My family is my life!  And between juggling my "yours, mine and ours" family, I love to design and create unique signs and furniture.
I am relatively new to the Ascent family, but found so much happiness and success over the last year, I intend to make it my home!  I am always eager to learn, and love to ask questions.  My personality is sometimes a little over the top, but, you will always find a friend in me!

Email:  bcaldwell@ascentutah.org

Debbie Nelson

Guidance Counselor

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

Guidance Counselor

This new adventure at Ascent Academies takes me into my 15th year as a Guidance Counselor. Prior, I worked at Quest Academy Charter School and in Ogden District. I've also had experience working as a Social Worker for Weber Human Services on the Drug/Alcohol Youth Treatment Team and as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.

I attended BYU, WSU, and University of Phoenix completing a technical degree in Cosmetology, a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Dance, and a Master's of Arts Education in School Counseling.

Attending college provided many opportunities, making me an advocate for post high school education. I had the professional goal to become a social worker which led me to Second District Juvenile Court where I completed my field placement hours and earned my SSW license. Pursuing dance allowed me to travel throughout the Western States, Europe, and Asia and taught me life-lessons including the benefits of working hard and the importance of love and respect for diverse cultures. I also discovered I'm a 'travel bug' at heart. In fact, traveling is what I enjoy doing most with my husband, Mike (another benefit of attending college), and our three beautiful children. We also love spending time together swinging in the backyard, playing games, kayaking, or going to a movie--just for the popcorn and EVERYTHING chocolate! 🙂

Email:  dnelson@ascentutah.org

Cymberly Erni

Librarian

Cymberly Erni

Cymberly Erni

Librarian

 

I attended Southern Utah University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education. I continued my education at Utah State University where I earned by School Library Media Endorsement. Over ten years in education has allowed me to work with students from kindergarten to high school, and now I get to work with students and staff as their librarian.

I grew up in rural Utah, married my high school sweetheart, and we have one son. I really enjoy reading and collecting books. I also like cookies, organizing, and LEGO.

I enjoy what I do and hope to spark the love of reading and learning in our students.

Email:  cerni@ascentutah.org
Website:  http://blogs.ascentutah.org/cerni

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