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Merilee Gandy

Secondary School Assistant Principal

Bachelor’s Degree, Mathematics Education, Brigham Young University; Master’s Degree, Mathematics Education, University of Utah; Master’s Degree, Educational Leadership, Western Governors University

Merilee Gandy started teaching in 2011 and joined Utah Connections Academy in 2017. After teaching secondary school math here for four years, Merilee became the secondary school assistant principal.

Why I Decided to Become A Teacher

I had many teachers who believed in my success during my education, and I want to pass on that belief to all the students I interact with daily. I appreciate the opportunities I have at this school to connect with students and their families. I love learning and trying new and challenging things.

The Online School Experience at Utah Connections Academy

The virtual environment of this school provides many benefits for students. They learn to be accountable and responsible for their education, while still enjoying school through clubs and activities.

“One thing I especially love about this school are all the clubs and field trips it offers students and their families.”

—  Ms. Gandy