Parent Organization

Parent Council

We would like to introduce our 2018-2019 Parent Council Board

President – Heidi Buckner

Vice President – Allison (Sunnie) Young

Secretary – Andrea Gamarro Wright

Treasurer – Shannon Touli

Box Tops Submissions – Shannon Touli 

Box Tops Submissions  – Rachel Baker

General Board Member – Jason Theisen

General Board Member – Teresa Stuart

Board Member Information:

My name is Heidi Bloomquist-Buckner and this is my second year serving as our Monticello Academy Parent Council President. I am a single mother of one wonderful boy who is currently in the second grade. In the past I have played 7 different musical instruments as well as I marched in the University of Utah Marching Band. I currently work full time with Optum Bank as an Account Coordinator. I study Taekwondo with my little boy and am currently a Blue Belt with a red stripe working towards my Red Belt. I love serving on the Parent Council where I have made many friends and look forward to many more to come. I look forward to meeting and working with many parents this year to make sure our kids have a great 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for all your support for the past year.

My name is Allison (Sunnie) Young. This is my first year on the parent council. I grew up in a small town in Indiana but call Utah home after spending all of my adult life here. I’ve worked in the medical field in numerous areas including Nursing Manager for a Pediatric Surgical center, Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department and as a dental assistant for 5 years prior to nursing school. I am married to the love of my life Chad Young and together we have a blended family with four children. Two of those children currently attend Monticello Academy and a third will be there soon. Our children are 11, 10, 4 and 1. We also have a dog that we all adore!

My name is Andrea Gamarro Wright. This is my first year on the parent council although I helped with many of the activities last year. I was born in Guatemala and I have lived in Utah for 23 years. I am the proud wife of Cody Wright and together we have three amazing children ages 4, 7 and 9. When I am not spending quality time with my children I enjoy reading a good book, a cup of coffee, Airbnb trips to Colorado and anything in the realm of nail painting.

My name is Shannon Touli and this is my second year being involved with the parent council. I have a daughter in the first grade here at Monticello Academy. I am a busy stay at home mother that loves to help out at the school. I look forward to engaging fully into our events this school year and hope you do as well. May we have a successful and wonderful year at Monticello!

My name is Rachel Baker and this is also my first year on the parent council. I have three children ages 4, 9 and 16. I was born and raised here in Salt Lake City. I am the proud wife to Air Force Reserve Master Sargent Ryan Baker. I enjoy playing board games, reading and watching the Utah Jazz.

Jason Theisen – This is Jason’s second year working with the parent council. He has one child attending Monticello Academy and his beautiful wife has supported him with our many events at Monticello  Academy.

My name is Teresa Stuart and this is my first year on the parent council and 2nd  year as a Substitute Teacher with Monticello Academy. I have one child, a son who is 7 years old. I enjoy time with my family, playing video games with my son, reading and playing in the pool. I am married to a wonderful man, Chris. He was born in California but I am a born and raised Utahan. My favorite Utah Trait is our beautiful Rocky Mountains.


A Message from the Parent Council

We are so excited for the 2018-2019 School Year and look forward to all the fun activities we have planned. As Parent Council members, being able to meet other families and enjoy time with them makes all the hard work and dedication to our Parent Council worth every effort. We want to thank our volunteers who come help us with our events both large and small. Without your effort the Parent Council would not be able to continue to present these fun activities. Watch for our fun activities on the school calendar as well as in this section of our school website. 

This year we are excited to be having our Carnival at the beginning of the year to celebrate coming back to school and making new friends. Following the carnival we will have our first ever outdoor movie. We encourage all parents to be involved and join us for our fun activities. Please watch your emails as well as our website for updates and information on how you can be an active member of the Parent Council. Every parent with a student at Monticello Academy is a part of the Parent Council.

We wish you all a wonderful year of school and look forward to meeting you soon!


Upcoming Events:

August 31, 2018                Carpool Tag Orders Due with Payment

September 19, 2018         Monster Dash Sponsor Forms Due

September 20/21              Parent Teacher Conferences (Dinners for teachers)

September 21, 2018         Back to School Carnival/ 1st movie night of the year OUTDOOR

October 5, 2018                Monster Dash / Pop for Reading

October 10, 2018             American Red Cross Blood Drive

October 12, 2018             Family Movie Night

October 31, 2018             Halloween Parade

November 2, 2018           Pop for Reading