Although our program is non-accredited by the state, our teachers are all highly qualified. Teachers receive specific and ongoing training in our curriculum and methods.   Each is carefully checked, interviewed, and selected.


Annaliese White

Annaliese is the Principal at White House Academy. She is a former homeschooling mother of over 20 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English, Technical Writing and Literature, from Brigham Young University. She has served as a member of the Uintah Arts Council, Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, and currently serves as a member of the Uintah County Republican Committee.


Stephanie Hardin

Stephanie is our Assistant Principal and board member. She grew up in Colorado and Idaho and attended Ricks College and Idaho State University where she earned a degree in Business Management. She has five children; three at home, one at Snow College and one married living here in Vernal. Stephanie taught her children at home for twelve years and has taught Let’s Play Music for the past five years. Besides the piano, she can also play the organ. She enjoys doing so at the temple. Stephanie also enjoys sewing and scrap booking.

What do you love about teaching at WHA?

“Seeing children happy and peaceful.”

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Roseanna batty

RoseAnna is the Pre-K teacher at WHA. She grew up in Fruit Heights Utah, attended Snow College and graduated from Utah State University earning a dual Bachelor Degree in Math and Elementary Education. RoseAnna has taught in private schools. She has worked in an orphanage in Cuenca, Ecuador. There, she took care of thirty babies from sun up to sun down for four months. She extended her stay for a month to work in the special needs orphanage. She has five children at home all under the age of 11. Roseanna can play the piano, loves reading, running, and knitting. She loves children of all ages and is great at interacting with children and making them feel special.

What do you love about teaching at WHA?  “I love interacting with such amazing children. I love feeling the spirit when I teach and being able to point that out to my students”


LouAnn Brough

LouAnn is our kindergarten teacher and also teaches afternoon classes for first and second graders  She grew up in Lapoint, Utah and has five children living in Utah, Arizona, Montana, and Canada. She has fourteen grandchildren all living too far away from her. LouAnn went to Weber State University where she earned an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She has a vast history teaching, including eighteen years at Davis County Head Start, eight years in special education classrooms, and four years in private kindergarten. LouAnn loves to play with children, sew, read and garden. LouAnn recognizes that all the skills and abilities she has have come our loving Heavenly Father. She has great people skills; (especially with children) she’s very organized, enthusiastic and creative.

What do you love about teaching at WHA? “I love teaching young children about life's truths - about being a child of God, how much He loves them, and about their amazing potential”.


Connie Shumway

Connie is the first and second grade teacher at WHA. She is a long time local who grew up here in Vernal. She has six children and fifteen grandchildren. Connie attended the College of Eastern Utah (now known as USU Eastern), Utah State University, and the  University of Phoenix. She has a Bachelor Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in School Counseling. Previously, she has taught at Duchesne Elementary School, East Elementary School in Tooele, Maeser Elementary School, and was a School Counselor at Uintah High School. She likes to play the flute and piano, enjoys gardening, hand work and most of all, spending time with her family.

What do you love about teaching at WHA? "I can teach the things I believe without fear of being reprimanded.  I love the people I work with, and most of all I love the spirit there and the wonderful children I get to work with.”



Sonya Ray 

Sonya is the third and fourth grade teacher at WHA. She grew up on a farm in Mink Creek, Idaho where she learned to work hard. She has seven children and thirty two grandchildren. She attended BYU for two years, home schooled all except for one of her children, taught constitution classes from her home, and taught in church callings for most of her life. Sonya and her husband served a mission in Honduras. Sonya is a great storyteller. She is very forgiving and loving. Much of her own time is spent giving students extra help out of school hours. She has a great desire to learn. She plays the piano and enjoys reading, gardening, and going to the temple.

What do you love about teaching at WHA? “I love that we can testify of truth whenever we feel prompted. I love the curriculum, the administration, and the caliber of students that attend. I love associating with the great teachers that teach there.”


Heber Flake

Heber is the seventh and eigth grade teacher at WHA. He grew up in Genola, Utah and attended BYU-Idaho where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Economics. Heber served a full time mission in Argentina. He has also spent time in Guatemala and Belize. Heber plays the piano, has four young children, enjoys reading, exercising, gardening, building and working.

What do you love about teaching at WHA?

“I love associating with teachers who are dedicating their lives to serve God's children and students who are taught at home to be respectful and diligent.”


Rebecca Ipson

Rebecca is our Administrative Assistant and Art Teacher at White House Academy. She grew up in Queensland and Victoria, Australia and attended college, working on several certificates. Currently she is working on getting a Bachelor of Web Design and Graphic Design. In her spare time Rebecca loves to travel, spend time with her husband, kayak, garden, renovate and work on all things art related. Rebecca has grown up and lived in Australia until recently immigrating to the US. Rebecca is an artist and a problem solver. 

What do you love about working at White House Academy?

“I love that I can feel the spirit and that I’m surrounded by great examples. I love hearing the students plan to visit the temple with their friends and that they are taught about Christ. I love that we are all on the same page, I feel a part of a team here, and it’s been a blessing to find somewhere I feel like I fit in when I’m so far from home.”


Cheryl Jolley

Cheryl is a teacher here at WHA. She grew up in Idaho, Carey, Mountain Home, and Burley. After studying at BYU she earned a Bachelor Degree in Science. She has five children and six grandchildren living in Michigan, Texas, Utah, and Nevada. In the past Cheryl has taught the fourth and fifth grade at Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She lived in Iceland for two years. While there she was able to visit Spain, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. She plays the piano, enjoys quilting, woodworking (furniture), cross-stitch, pottery, and watercolor painting.

What do you love about teaching at WHA?

“I love teaching children and see their improvement”


Teresa Rasmussen

Teresa teaches a variety of year levels here at WHA. She is from Bountiful, UT and Upland, CA. She attended Brigham Young University and California State University of San Bernardino earning her a Liberal/General Studies Degree. Teresa was a Teacher's Aide at Vernal Middle School and has been teaching piano lessons for the past eight years. She is a wonderful communicator and is great at explaining concepts in a variety of ways. She has four children, her oldest of which is currently serving a mission in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Teresa plays the piano and loves going on vacations, paddle boarding, listening to music and gardening.

What do you love about teaching at WHA?

“I love how small the class sizes are and how much attention each individual child receives.”


Employment Opportunities

To apply to any position, please send your resume to contact@whitehouseacademy.us including your full name, email, phone number, desired position and qualifications.  We will contact you as soon as possible. 

Full time, Part time and Substitute teachers will be required to attend Teacher Training.

Employment Positions

  • ·         Full-Time Teachers
  • ·         Part-Time Teachers
  • ·         Substitute teachers