Wlelcome to Weber Online Elementary! We love working with online elementary students. You'll find that Weber Online students enjoy learning from dedicated experienced online teachers, build friendships with their virtual classmates, use the best software programs available, and work on a personalized curriculum to ensure their needs are met. At Weber Online all students learn, lead, and exceed!
Meet the Weber Online Elementary Staff
Mrs. Williams is currently the Kindergarten teacher for Weber Online Elementary in Weber School District. Mrs. Williams’ professional path started in accounting and working in the office of her family business. She received her degree from Weber State University. However, Mrs. Williams has always had a love of children and learning, so she switched paths and started her teaching journey fifteen years ago with children’s musical theater. She taught in an after-school program with children across Box Elder, Weber, and Davis District ages 4-16.
Her love for teaching grew, and she decided to pursue a teaching degree. She earned her teaching degree from Westerns University, teaching her students that it is never too late to start something new. Mrs. Williams joined the staff at Davinci Elementary in Ogden for three years, teaching their elementary theater program for K-6 grades. She was also a math and reading intervention teacher for 1st-6th grade during that time. Over the years she has had the privilege to work with kids of all ages and abilities.
Mrs. Williams is now happy to be in her third year with Weber Online Elementary. She finds joy in spending her days inventing new ways to make kindergarten fun and engaging. Her favorite part of teaching is helping her students discover the joy of learning, and helping her students to have the knowledge that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.
Ms. Dunn is in her 3rd year as a 1st-grade teacher for Weber Online. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with her degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Language Arts. Previously to her position as a teacher for Weber Online, she taught Chinese students English. Miss Dunn is very familiar with Canvas and has worked on that platform for years. She is excited to help each student become confident in his or her ability to learn.
Miss Dunn grew up in Boise, Idaho, with her family of seven. Something interesting about her is that she is a quadruplet. It is so fun to have three other siblings that are her same age! She loves traveling and spending time with her family. Additionally, she loves the outdoors and enjoys going hiking and running.
Mrs. Lisa Wilkinson is currently the 2nd grade teacher at Weber Online K-6. She has alway enjoyed working with children as a daycare worker, Cub Scout Leader, neighborhood preschool co-op teacher and different teaching positions within her church.
Mrs. Wilkinson officially started her teaching career at Challenger School in Orem as a 3 year old preschool teacher. She took a long break to raise her family. Once her 3 kids were older she went back to school to finish her B.S. in Elementary Education from Utah Valley University.
Once she was done with her degree she taught 4th grade for four years, 5th grade for four years, and 2nd grade for two years in the Nebo School District. She came to Weber for the 2021-2022 school year as our 2nd grade teacher and has loved every minute of it.
Mrs. Wilkinson has had the opportunity to live in several different places throughout her life including; Provo, Utah; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Davenport, Iowa; Rexburg, Idaho; South Ogden, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Payson, Utah and for 18 months she even lived in parts of France and Switzerland. She now lives in Mountain Green, Utah with her husband and dog.
When not working Mrs. Wilkinson loves spending time with her kids, grandkids, and husband, hiking, swimming, gardening, dancing, and singing. She is currently on an International West Coast Swing performing dance team.
Ms. Michelle Grooms is the 3rd grade teacher at Weber Online K-12. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho. This is her third year as a third grade teacher for Weber Online.
Ms. Grooms grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma and has a deep passion for reading, writing, and chocolate. She plays piano, dabbles in flute, and loves nothing more than spending an evening with ingredients and a new cookbook.
Kelly Wallace is currently the 4th-grade teacher at Weber Online K-6. She began her teaching career after receiving her B.S. in Elementary Education from Weber State University. Mrs. Wallace taught 4th grade at Heritage Elementary in the Ogden School District. While at Heritage, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award and completed her ELL and Reading endorsements.
Mrs. Wallace then went on to earn her M. Ed in Administration and Supervision from Western Governors University while still teaching at Heritage. This afforded her the opportunity to experience an internship at Mound Fort Jr. High where she was the Dean of Students.
After several years in Ogden School District, Mrs. Wallace accepted a position in Weber School District, working at Riverdale Elementary for several years prior to accepting her current position. She is happy and excited to have the opportunity to use her talents and experience to work with great online students, guiding them to academic success.
Mr. Johnny Crenshaw is currently the 6th-grade teacher for Weber Online K-6 in the Weber School District. Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Crenshaw was in the United States Air Force for 24 years. During this time he had a variety of responsibilities to include: supervisor, superintendent, education and training manager, and finally Career Advisor where he discovered his love of teaching. Mr. Crenshaw retired from the United States Air Force and promptly started the Teacher Education program at Weber State University. Upon graduation, Mr. Crenshaw joined the outstanding team of educators at Weber Online K-6.
Mrs. Lavigne is currently the Registrar for Weber Online K-12 and has been with Weber Online for 5 years now. Prior to joining the Weber School District, Mrs. Lavigne was the Lead Patient Service Representative in a very busy Cardiology office working in the medical field alongside doctors giving her years of experience working in an office setting. Tessa joined the Weber School District in hopes of enjoying more time to spend with her family and found a true passion in working with children and learning about the education system.
Mrs. Lavigne is also a Master Esthetician and completed her schooling at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College. She has experience working with a range of medical laser devices and knowledge of skin care procedures and still enjoys doing Esthetics in her home in her spare time. Tessa loves being a mom to her two children and Rottweiler and enjoys spending time with her husband. Mrs. Lavigne loves sports, dogs, and has a passion for English with hopes of writing a book someday. Mrs. Lavigne loves her busy job and feels very fortunate to work with the teachers and students of Weber Online and having a job that allows her to use her multitasking skills each and every day.
Dr. Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood is currently the principal of Weber Online K-12 in Weber School District. Dr. Boyer-Thurgood began her career as an elementary school teacher in Weber School District where she taught sixth, fourth, and third grades over the course of ten years. During this time she also worked as Curriculum and Technology Integration Specialist training teachers and administrators on educational technologies and directing a summer conference focused on classroom technologies.
Dr. Boyer-Thurgood then spent 5 years as a graduate research assistant and instructor at Utah State University. There she enjoyed teaching math methods courses, supervising student teachers, being involved in many mathematics education research projects, presenting at national and international conferences, developing and providing mathematics professional development, and developing USU’s online elementary mathematics endorsement program. After returning to Weber School District Dr. Boyer-Thurgood spent 3 years as a Curriculum Specialist overseeing elementary math, dual language immersion, and gifted and talented programs for the district. She feels extremely lucky to now work with the amazing teachers and students of Weber Online K-12.
When Dr. Boyer-Thurgood is not working with students and teachers she is spending time with her husband and five children, ages 6 to 19! She loves sports, traveling, camping, archery, riding horses, and really anything that involves her family. Principal Thurgood is also an avid reader and loves to sing.