Mrs. Dastrup has been employed at American Preparatory Academy since 2015. Her current position is Administrative Director at the Early Learning Center. Before working at APA, she worked for an adoption agency as an adoptive family case manager for 15 years. While studying at the University of Utah, she began dating her husband of 39 years. They have three married children and six grandchildren. Mrs. Dastrup's hobbies include boating, water and snow skiing, paddle boarding, pickleball, and biking. Anything that has to do with the outdoors!
Ms. Dastrup is passionate about the goal of the Early Learning Center which is to introduce the preschool and kindergarten students to the wonderful world of education and instill the love of learning to all those that attend there.
Mrs. Miles attended Ricks College and BYU. She graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in History in 2004. She is a proud APA parent and got hired in spring of 2017 because she volunteered so much. She has been a groups instructor, classroom instructor, off campus teacher, and curriculum specialist. She is currently the assistant director at the ELC. She loves APA both as an employee and as a parent. She and her husband have been married 15 years and have three daughters.
Elizabeth Buell began at APA in 2016 as a group instructor at the Early Learning Center. She worked at Draper 1 in several grades as a classroom instructor for five years, and this is her third year as a kindergarten teacher. Happily married with two daughters, Elizabeth also has two dogs and two cats. In her free time she likes to craft, watch movies with her family, and play card and board games.
Hailey Lucas is a full-time student at Utah State University majoring in Elementary Education. This is Hailey’s fourth year at American Preparatory Academy, three years as an instructor and this is her first year as a teacher. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, arts & crafts, and traveling.
Becca has been at APA going on 2 years now. She started out as a groups Instructor and this is her first year as a classroom instructor and loves it! She is certified in Marriage and Family Studies through Pathways and is continuing her education through BYUI. Becca got married over the summer and has loved spending time with her husband doing the activities they most enjoy, hiking, hammocking, playing volleyball and pickleball!
Ms.Saguilan began working at American Preparatory Academy as an Instructor in 2016, and in 2020 became a Kindergarten Teacher. She's working on her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education at WGU. She loves teaching at APA, and seeing the growth and excitement of her kindergarten students! In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, dog, and friends.
My name is Kandra Pearson, I started working at APA over 10 years starting at the west valley 1 campus. I was also one of the first students to attend American Prep when it opened in 2003. Teaching is a passion of mine! When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling the world, attending concerts and shopping.