Language Arts

Harvey, Jaimee | Language Arts Honors, Theater, Speech Teacher

My Email: jaimee.harvey@washk12.org

Mrs. Harvey attended Dixie College in St. George, Utah, where she earned her Associate of Science degree. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Mrs. Harvey majored in Education at both schools with an emphasis on Speech Communication, Language Arts, and Theatre. She is currently working on her Masters of Education with Administration at Southern Utah University.

When Mrs. Harvey is not teaching, creating curriculum, grading papers, or doing her own university homework, she loves to read. She especially enjoys reading dystopian literature, fantasy, historical fiction, or the classics like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, or Anne of Green Gables. She can never choose an absolute favorite book because she loves so many different ones. If she is not reading, she enjoys spending time with her family watching movies, hiking, or taking tiny road trips to visit family or national parks.

Like anyone, Mrs. Harvey has a bucket list of things she would like to do in her lifetime. Some of those include becoming a published author or traveling abroad (England, Italy, Australia, South Africa). She doesn’t typically dwell on her bucket list, since she mostly wants to be happy, and she wants her family to be happy.

Lee, Shaylin | Language Arts Teacher

My Email: shaylin.lee@washk12.org

Riach, Melissa | Language Arts Teacher

My Email: melissa.riach@washk12.org

Melissa Riach graduated from Brigham Young University with a teaching degree in Health Science.  Later, she obtained her degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Utah University. Soon after, she received endorsements in PE and ESL.  She will receive her Masters in Education with an Administrative license from Southern Utah University in April, 2018.

She has always had a passion for physical fitness and will be seen working out at least five days a week.  Her favorite activities are biking, skiing, hiking, weight lifting, running, and yoga.  In addition to keeping physically fit, she loves to shop for the latest fashion in women’s clothing and home decorating. When she is not working full time and going to continued education classes, she enjoys baking and some cooking for her family of seven.

In 2009, she and Mrs. Adams took 26 students from Hurricane Middle School to France and Italy with EF Tours.  In 2010, she took another EF Tours trip to Costa Rica. These trips were life changing and extremely exciting opportunities.  She would love to continue in tours and world travels with students in the future.

Her Facebook name is Melissa Riach.

Sawyer, Debbie | Language Arts SPED Teacher

My Email: debbie.sawyer@washk12.org

Mrs. Sawyer hasn't eaten sugar (no candy, cereal, dessert, etc.), bread, rice, tortillas (anything gluten), dairy, soy, tomatoes, in a year. It's a major accomplishment for her!  

She is addicted to Word Crack, making lists, and wishes she could have her own Noredink and Utahcompose accounts just for fun. Mrs. Sawyer was able to type 117 words per minute by the time she finished 9th grade.  
She is an alternative 80's music junkie.  She desperately want to try hang gliding, but is terrified of heights.  She thinks all movies should have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in them.  She also keeps an ongoing list of famous people who are left-handed like her.

Sorenson, Jamison | Language Arts and Exploratory Arts D

My Email: jamison,sorenson@washk12.org

Wadsworth, Reuben | Language Arts Teacher, Journalism

My Email: reuben.wadsworth@washk12.org

A native of Bountiful, Utah and a National Parks, Italy and history aficionado. Mr. Wadsworth is an Aggie through and through, having graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's in Journalism. While there, he served first as a sports writer and then as assistant sports editor for the Utah Statesman.

Despite now being a teacher, he just couldn't leave journalism behind and still contributes to the St. George News. He also has a Master's degree in history from UNLV and moonlights as a history instructor at Dixie State University.

His favorite food is pizza napoletana and anything that includes dark chocolate. When not teaching or writing articles, he is spending time with his wife and three spunky daughters by enjoying the unparalleled scenery and outdoor recreation southern Utah has to offer, playing a game, or watching Studio C or a nostalgic movie from the 80s or 90s.

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