Specialists

Kim Brower

Reading Specialist

Kim Brower

Kim Brower

Reading Specialist 

Ms. Kim Brower, is Maria Montessori Academy’s Reading Specialist. She attended Saint Martin’s University in Washington state. Her emphasis was in Elementary Education and Reading. She graduated with her BA in Elementary Education in 2014 with Honors, where she became a licensed teacher. She then went on to teach in Montana as a substitute teacher for a little over a year. She took a break for three years to be a stay at home mom. In 2017, after moving to Utah, she obtained her teaching license while she taught as a long term substitute teacher in a lower elementary classroom at a private Montessori school in West Valley from February 2018 to June of 2018. She then went on to teach third grade at Excelsior Academy in Erda, Utah. In the 2019-2020 school year, she joined Maria Montessori Academy as the Reading Specialist. Ms. Kim has completed half of her LETRS training for learning the science of reading and will be completing her training later this year. Starting in January, Ms. Kim will be starting her Master’s program in Reading Specialist through Liberty University and will work toward new credentials in reading through the Utah State Board of Education.

Email:  kbrower@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Sarah Dalton

Music

Sarah Dalton

Sarah Dalton

Music 

Sarah Dalton is our music teacher at Maria Montessori Academy. Sarah graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Master's degree and licensure in K-12 music education. She also graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor's degree in music (vocal/choral pedagogy). Sarah has gone through Orff music training which focuses on movement and discovery learning. She also has experience teaching using the Kodaly music method. Sarah plays the piano and guitar which she implements in the classroom. Sarah has had the opportunity to direct choirs of youth to adults in public as well as school settings and her students/choirs have been able to perform locally. Sarah is very excited to have the opportunity to teach at Maria Montessori Academy and to help strengthen students through music.

Email:  sdalton@mariamontessoriacademy.org