“Mrs. Packer is the best kindergarten teacher! She’s fun and creative and very protective of her little ducklings. She’s extremely patient and looks for creative ways to help ease little worried and anxious minds as they adjust to a the newness of attending school.”
“Mrs. Packer is simply amazing. She sees each child as an individual with their own specific set of needs. She knows how to teach in many different ways so that it reaches each child on their level.”
“She cares deeply for their success and establishing strong foundations in reading and writing at this young age. Setting the children up for success is very important to her. She lets each child develop their own personality and looks for ways to support individual growth.”
“She keeps it fun and engaging! My child has really enjoyed being in her class, in fact we’re already experiencing some tears for the day we move on to first grade and say goodbye to Mrs. Packer!”
“Very organized, loving, good classroom control, and my daughter wants to be a good student for her.”
Why AHS? — I love the clean, positive environment. I also love the teacher support from administration and parents! Being able to incorporate gospel teachings into each subject is a rare opportunity for a teacher also; I love this aspect too.
Hobbies — We love to sail, and credit our catamaran for years of very fond memories while raising our children. You can learn a lot about a person when you sail with them.
Why do you love teaching Kindergarten? — I’ve been teaching in the lower elementary grades for many years now. I have always loved teaching the younger students for many reasons. They are quick to forgive and eager to learn. It is always an exciting and amazing experience to see a student learn something new.
Favorite subject to teach — I have always especially loved to teach reading. My father was a linguist and was especially talented in teaching English as a second language. Many people world-wide have benefited greatly from his teaching and materials; many have been rescued from poverty because of his dedication to his field. Living life in this way is most satisfying and fulfilling; I hope to do the same with teaching reading.
Family — I have been married for 25 years, and have two adult children. My oldest son just got married in January of 2018. My daughter was called to serve in the Kentucky, Louisville mission just about a month before my son got married.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Family Health, BYU; currently pursuing Masters in Education, Reading & Literacy focus, University of Utah.
“I hope to leave a legacy of loving learning and discovering the gifts God has given to each of us.”
— Mrs. Packer
We love to sail, and credit our catamaran for years of very fond memories while raising our children. You can learn a lot about a person when you sail with them.
My daughter is a free-spirit, and loves an adventure. She is always the first one out on the trapeze, and you can see her total and complete satisfaction as she skims the water, arms straight out and flat on her back with only the harness to keep her in place. I should mention there is always a lot of squealing in delight, as well.
My son is more careful; he usually will sail in the middle of the trampoline, and constantly monitor the wind conditions, although he does enjoy trapping-out occasionally.
My husband Brent has always been the confident skipper; sailing is truly his sport; the rest of us are just along for the ride. He can handle any situation (as in life), and I love this about him.
We once pitch-pulled our catamaran (the front end of the cat dove into the water in high winds); I was on the trapeze at the time. I was sure we were all going into the water as our catamaran immediately started to capsize.
True to form, my son dove into the water to avoid being dumped; my adventure- loving daughter held on to the trampoline straps with everything in her; I got ready to unclip the harness so that I would not get caught in the sheets or the rigging when I hit the water just as Brent calmly righted the boat and at the same time was able to land me gently onto the trampoline as the trapeze had catapulted me from one side of the cat to the other.