Ashley Parra


I was born in Nebraska, but mostly raised in Provo, Utah. I attended BYU and graduated with a BS in Zoology. While in college, I worked as an instructor teaching technology and software to BYU faculty and staff. That is where my love of teaching started. By my senior year, I decided that teaching science would be a good alternative to my original dream of going to medical school.  

 Outside of teaching, I also love to read, do family history work and be in nature, especially water. My family loves to travel in our motorhome all over the Western United States. We love living in Utah and taking advantage of all the outdoor adventures that are so readily available here including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, and waterskiing. I also love watching all sports, especially the Utah Jazz, BYU football and tennis. 

 I’ve been married for 19 years and have 4 sons. I loved being a stay-at-home mom, but when my youngest went to kindergarten, I decided to go to school with my kids. I started working at Mountainville Academy 5 years ago as an instructor in 2nd grade. This year I’m teaching STEM for grades K-5. I love to help students feel like rock stars – that they can accomplish anything with hard work and perseverance. I try especially hard to instill confidence and love in every student I work with.