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Scott Abbott
Name: Scott Abbott
E-mail Address: scott.abbott@monticelloacademy.net
Bio: I am a graduate of Dixie State College with an Associate degree in business and a graduate from Southern Utah University with a B.A. in Social Sciences.

I have been in the restaurant and food business from fast food to fine dining, cooking to waiter, for over 18 years. I have owned and operated several fast food concepts.

I love the outdoors, reading, sports, traveling and being with my family. My hobbies include biking, hiking, and cooking. I love to watch the food network and all the cooking shows, Paula Dean being my favorite. I love to dine out to see different presentations and styles of food. My favorite foods are Mexican and Thai.

I am enjoying the opportunity to be part of this great endeavor here at Monticello Academy. The students here are the best anywhere. It has been a pleasure working with the staff and administration.

GO Minutemen!!
Don Abernathy
Name: Don Abernathy
E-mail Address: don.abernathy@monticelloacademy.net
Bio: I am a graduate of The University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO), where I earned two degrees, one in Music Education and another in Music Performance. The foundations that I have acquired in music education at UNC have served me well teaching in schools in Colorado and Oklahoma. I earned my Master of Music Education at The University of Oklahoma, and my certification in Kodály Music Education at Brigham Young University.

I have been teaching music here at Monticello Academy since it’s founding, and have watched the development of the music program into a major strength in the curriculum. Our Concert Music Ensembles have appeared at regional Music Festivals, and have continuously received superior ratings for their musicality and performances. To the commendation of the students, this has always represented their commitment, responsibility, and dedication, which they have developed within themselves and carry over into their lives. From Kindergarten up through all grades, music education is a strong component in the curriculum. With my colleagues in the Music Department, I am grateful to continue in its development. Every year, we strive to be better, and the pride that reflects in the accomplishments of our students indicates the dedication and love with which we teach.

I appreciate the support of the parents, who entrust their students to my instruction. I feel privileged to enlighten them in the joy and love of music, and to recognize the intrinsic values that come from their personal development. Music will carry them through all facets of life, and will deepen their appreciation in all things beautiful. I love teaching at Monticello Academy, and the pleasure of meeting, teaching, and sharing music with students and parents alike.
Phryne Almeida
Name: Phryne Almeida
E-mail Address: phryne.almeida@monticelloacademy.net
Bio: My name is Phryne Almeida I am so excited to be a part of the excellent staff at Monticello Academy now for four years! I treasure the wonderful relationships I have built with the staff and families at monticello! I attended Southern Utah University where I received my Elementary Education degree and Early Childhood endorsement. I love working with children and helping them develop a love of learning and build confidence through success.
Richard Anderson
Name: Richard Anderson
E-mail Address: richard.anderson@monticelloacademy.net
Bio: I grew up in Utah in Salt Lake and Utah counties and graduated from BYU with a BA in English after which I worked for several years as a technical writer. Later, I discovered a love of teaching in South Korea and returned home and obtained my teaching license while teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in the early days here at Monticello Academy.

I find fulfillment in helping children understand new concepts and supporting your efforts to build their character. I support the mission and philosophy outlined on our school homepage, and I have great expectations of our students and faculty at Monticello Academy.

While I expect it may be a challenge to adjust to a new teacher in the middle of the school year, I promise to do my best to communicate my plans and expectations to you and your children as the year progresses. You can help by checking your child's planner each day for homework assignments and Compass regularly where I'll post our activities and my expectations each week. If you have questions or concerns, email is the best way to communicate with me.

I'm excited for the responsibility of educating your children, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach at Monticello Academy again.