Janel began her career in 2007 for the Jordan School District. A graduate of Brigham Young University--Idaho in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, she taught special education and then kindergarten at Oquirrh Elementary before coming to Early Light Academy in 2015. As the second child of eleven kids, working with young children has always been a part of her life. She applies her personal as well as professional experience into her teaching and loves to see her first graders learn and grow. Janel loves movies, popcorn, the color pink, sewing, visiting her family in central Pennsylvania where she was born and raised, and spending time with her husband and two children, Tommy and Isabella.