I was raised in a small farming community in eastern Iowa. I grew up hunting, fishing and trapping the local wildlife. I came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University in 1992. I graduated from BYU in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in History. I earned an MBA from The University of Phoenix in 2003, and in 2009, I earned another University of Phoenix master’s degree in Education. Shortly thereafter, I applied for a job at what was then Mountain Land Regional Learning Center where I began working as a licensed teacher. Here at Alpine Adult Ed, we are eager to help you earn your GED or adult high school diploma.
My name is Tyler Svedin. I have worked at Alpine Adult Ed for just over 4 years. I spent some time at Utah Valley University studying digital design and web development, but I’m currently working to become a teacher because I love education so much! I love working with students and helping them see that they really can succeed. I am a bit of a nerd, and I love stories. I like almost anything that tells a good story – movies, books, games, etc. Check out my Goodreads account: goodreads.com/tsvedi.
Hello, my name is Jene Parker. I have been at Alpine Adult Education for 14 years and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. I love working with Adult students and helping them reach their goals of achieving their high school diploma or GED. I love cool facts about random places to visit and I’ve been told (by my family) that I like to talk. Which may actually be true, because one of my favorite things about working here, is getting to know you.
This marks my 25th year of teaching and my 14th year with Alpine School District. I absolutely love my job! I started out in Elementary Ed and then decided I wanted to help the struggling students so I pursued two degrees in Special Ed. It is so rewarding to see the light bulb go on in a struggling student’s head! My current job is in Adult Education. It is wonderful to meet and work with these students who decide they want to improve their lives! All students can learn and Adult Ed. is here to help students reach their goals!
Hello! My name is Zina (pronounced with a long ‘i’ sound). I have been counseling with students at Alpine Adult Education for over 12 years. I love working one-on-one with students – especially helping them to understand math. I feel like I am able to make a difference in student’s lives by helping them to understand their options, so they can choose what is best for them. I want each one of our students to succeed- and they can!
Hello! My name is Carrie and I am the first face you will see as you enter Alpine Adult Education, so I hope I’m smiling :). I have worked at Alpine Adult Education for the past 2 1/2 years as the office manager / receptionist / registrar / testing proctor and I love working in education. I love singing, dancing, reading, movies, eating, laughing, and meeting new people. So, come and see me and let me help you begin your journey to achieving your goals!
I love working with students and seeing the light in their eyes as they really come to understand concepts that may have alluded them before. For me, with math especially, getting certain concepts was a challenge that took extra work. I had to really understand something to be able to do it, I couldn’t just perform a procedure and not know what was going on. So with this extra effort to understand things in a more basic way–I think I am able to help many students in a similar situation learn more quickly.
Some things I enjoy: Playing guitar, hiking-exploring wild places, fly-fishing and camping.