Joylene Ritchie

K-2 Teacher

Mrs. Ritchie began teaching in 1982 in the Rich County School District after her graduation from Utah State University.  She quit teaching in 1985 to stay home and raise her family. She eventually returned to teaching as a substitute teacher and then as a literacy aide. In 2001, she resumed teaching at Snowville Elementary as the K-3 teacher. Her journey as a teacher in Box Elder School District next took her to McKinley Elementary.  In 2008, she took a position as a literacy coach for 3 years where she worked at Garland and Fielding Elementary. Her passion to work with kids always remained and she eventually returned to the classroom at Garland Elementary. Her next step led her full circle back to Snowville Elementary where she currently teaches K-2. She has always been a learner and has received her Masters degree from Weber State University along with her ELL endorsement, Level 1 and 2 Reading endorsement and her Math endorsement. She truly believes in the power of 'yet'. Her students can frequently hear her say, "If you try you might, if you don't you won't". 


Jennifer Webb

3-5 Teacher

Kristin Tanner

Cook, Custodian

I went to college of Southern Idaho and obtained my certificate in dental assisting. I worked as a dental assistant until I had my children. Then I stayed at home with them. I started working at Snowville school in 2019 as the cook and custodian. I am married to Tom Tanner and we have 4 daughters. My hobbies include chasing my kids around, Being outside, camping and spending time with family.

Tatum Page


I attended college at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. I met the love of my life in 1998 and we married that year. I have three children and currently live in Snowville, Utah. I began working at the Snowville school in 2016 as a speech aide and currently am a full time classroom aide teaching various content areas. My hobbies include chasing my kids, snowmobile, and raising animals.

Sabrina Burmester

Adie/ Speech/ Bus driver

I attended college at College of Southern Idaho. I graduated with a degree in hospitality management. I started working at Snowville school in 2019 helping in each classroom with aide behavior and academic duties. I am married and have 5 kids. I live in Snowville. I help run our family farm and am a licensed hypnotherapist. My hobbies are to be outdoors and spend time with my family.

Mrs Johnson

Channel Johnson

LCSW- School Social Worker

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I attended Weber State University and later graduated with my Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Utah. I have been practicing social work since 2003 and have worked in several capacities such as Juvenile Justice Services, long term treatment facilities, and educational systems. I have specialized experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, and several others areas within the mental health arena.

Lydia Harris

LCSW intern

Rachael Barker

Rachael Barker


My name is Rachael Barker, and I have been a special education teacher, elementary education teacher, and school counselor since 1998. I hold a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Utah State University. I obtained a master's degree in Psychology School Counseling in 2002 at Utah State. After taking a break to raise my own children for three years, I returned to teaching in 2005. Since then, I have been dedicated to teaching special education, elementary education, and eventually transitioned into the role of a school counselor in the Weber School District from 2007 to 2019.

In 2019, I joined the Box Elder School District, where I currently serve as a school counselor at Willard Elementary and the Western Schools. I thoroughly enjoy my work and the opportunity to witness students learning many life skills such as kindness, friendship, emotion management, goal setting, self-esteem, growth mindset, problem solving and much more.

When I am not at work, I love spending quality time with my husband and four children. We enjoy hiking, camping, and anything that allows us to experience the great outdoors.

Kharisa Spendlove

Sped para

I grew up in Snowville but moved to Ogden in 2018. From 2018-2023 I attended a few different colleges, where I worked towards a medical professional career. During these years I worked as a behavior analyst, where I worked with individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. From there, I worked as CNA in various settings. I moved back to Snowville in the summer of 2023. That following fall I started working at Snowville Elementary as a functional skills para and aide. I have a daughter. My hobbies include carpentry, baking, reading, snowboarding, hunting, and exploring. 

Kharisa Spendlove

Alexey Jones

Para/ ELL

I'm Alexey Jones, I am married with three kids, Posie, Riatta, and Nolin. My family and I live in Snowville. We all enjoy riding horses and roping. I grew up in Snowville, and love living in these rural areas! I don't have any specific hobbies, really, I like to go and do everything, especially when I can enjoy it with my family. I'm really excited for the opportunity to work with the kids and staff at Snowville! 

Tayla Marcotte

Secretary/ Para

I attended college at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. I have 4 amazing kids. Moved to Snowville in 2016 and have loved it here ever since. I started work at Snowville Elementary in 2023 as the Secretary/ kindergartner aid. My hobbies are swimming, painting, crocheting, camping, theatre, and spending time with my kids.

Mrs M

Melissa Morris


​I started teaching at Juab Middle school teaching 6th grade in 2001. I then moved to Park Valley to teach 4th-6th grade in 2003. In 2014, I became Head teacher at Park Valley. I taught grades K-6 and took on the administration role as well. In 2019, I went back to school to get my master degree in Administration from USU. In 2020, I accepted the position of teacher 1/2 day at Park Valley grades 3rd-6th and being a principal for the three western schools. Currently I am a full time principal for all three western schools- Snowville, Park Valley and Grouse Creek. I believe that every child can learn at high levels and success is achievable through high functioning, cohesive teams. Students are capable of anything and need to dream BIG! We as educators can assist them in their journey. At Snowville, I feel grateful to work with teachers and staff who genuinely care whole heartily about each and every child. The staff is committed to helping each child learn and grow mentally and emotionally. I have had some of the best experiences of my educational career at this school. I love to spend time with my husband and two kids, cook, and craft. I feel blessed to have to opportunity to work with and serve the community of Snowville.