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Jayson Marchant : Traditional Fourth Grade Teacher

Jayson Marchant | Traditional Fourth Grade Teacher

My Email: jayson.marchant@washk12.org

I have been married to my beautiful wife now for 27 years.  We have 3 children Alec (25) who is a computer programmer, Aubrey (20) who is a nurse, and Aidan (17) who is a Junior at Snow Canyon High School and runs Cross Country and Track.  I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Liberal Studies (Teaching), after a 5th year of Student Teaching in Kindergarten and 6th Grade, I earned my teaching certificate (this is how they do the teaching program in California).  We then moved to Las Vegas where I taught 1 year in 5th Grade and then had an opportunity to teach 8th Grade Science and 6th Grade Math at a new Middle School.  After 2 years, we decided to move to St. George where I taught at Panorama (5th Grade) for 3 years and then at Diamond Valley for 14 years teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades.  I have a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Endorsements in Gifted and Talented, STEM Education, and Educational Technology.


Jenny Drummond : Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade English Dual Immersion/ALP Teacher

Jenny Drummond | Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade English Dual Immersion/ALP Teacher

My Email: jenny.drummond@washk12.org


Ricardo Torres : Fourth Grade Spanish Dual Immersion/ALP Teacher

Ricardo Torres | Fourth Grade Spanish Dual Immersion/ALP Teacher

My Email: ricardo.torresralero@washk12.org

I was born in Madrid, Spain but I grew up and always lived in the stunning and historic city of Toledo. I have worked with great enthusiasm for more than 16 years in different Primary schools in Spain.  I am having my most exciting adventure in my professional career teaching Spanish at DVES, and at the same time my 3 children: Ricky, Jaime and Nicolás have had the luck and opportunity to study in this wonderful school.
Among my hobbies are: Hiking with my wife and children, playing my guitar and listening to all kinds of music. I was always a fan of The Beatles and spent my youth listening to Bruce Springsteen. Currently, my favorite bands are also American: The Head and the Heart and The Avett Brothers. I deeply believe in the use of music in language teaching and I enjoy composing and writing songs in Spanish for my students. I also love sports, especially soccer and tennis, and I discovered here another of my passions a year ago is pickleball.
I like the movies, but only with popcorn and my favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness.


DVES FACULTY

Our teachers at Diamond Valley Elementary are highly experienced, educated, and dedicated. We have a combined total of over 100 years of teaching. Most of our faculty have taken Gifted and Talented post-graduate classes with many receiving the full endorsement. Many have also received their Master’s Degree, Reading Endorsement, Math Endorsement, or ESL Endorsement. Each faculty member works their hardest to provide a high quality education for every student. The teachers have fun and professional personalities that make Diamond Valley a place that children love to be.

Contact Us

1411 West Diamond Valley Drive
Saint George, Utah 84770
T: 435-574-2009
F: 435-574-2013

In partnership with family and community, we encourage and guide all learners to actively develop meaningful academic, social, and emotional skills for lifelong success.

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