I love chickens! I don’t have any yet, but someday I would like to have a small house with a dozen or so chickens. I grew up teaching classes of stuffed animals using a tiny chalkboard, and I have continued to love teaching since then. I really enjoy helping students at any level feel like they are gaining the skills they need to succeed in school as well as outside of the classroom. I am a firm believer that the benefits of gaining the skills and dispositions involved in learning are often not seen until much later in life; what we learn now can not only benefit ourselves, but all others we come in contact with. This is encapsulated beautifully in a Greek Proverb: “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.”
Up until this point my career has been in video production. It has allowed me to travel the world and meet many interesting people. I got my masters in school counseling 6 years ago and I have always wanted to work in education and help others. Superman is my favorite super hero, and I could eat pizza all day every day.
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 Education for just over 6 years. I am a student at Utah Valley University, studying English Education and Digital Media. 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 27th year of teaching and my 16th year with the 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 rewarding to see the light bulb go on in a struggling student’s head! It is wonderful to meet and work with 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 Carrie and I am the first, smiling face you will see as you enter Alpine Adult Education.
I have worked in education (and loved it) for 14 years and at Alpine Adult Education for the last 4 years
as the Office Manager/Registrar. I love singing, dancing, reading, movies, eating, laughing, traveling, and
meeting new people. So come and see me and let me help you begin your journey to achieving your
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.