Maricel Ellsworth

Half Day Kindergarten

When I graduated from Utah Valley University in 2002 with a degree in Business, I had no idea I would discover my real passion would be in teaching.  I homeschooled my son for 2 years, taught in a co-op group, and then substituted at Mountainville Academy and in the Alpine school district for 1 year.  After working with all these great kids, I decided to obtain a teaching certificate on top of my college degree.

This will be my 3rd year teaching Kindergarten at Mountainville Academy.  I love how Mountainville gives me the flexibility as a teacher to find ways that best help my students to learn. I absolutely love working with Kindergarteners.  I love their energy, their passion, watching them grow and come out of their shells.  My favorite thing to do with them is to help them find the fun in learning and realize their potential.

My husband and I have 3 boys, grades 7 & 10.  We have lived in California, Maryland, and now Utah.  We love the mountains, the weather, and being near our families.  When I am not teaching you will find me cheering at volleyball and baseball games, walking my dog, watching movies or gaming with family and friends.