Aaron Popham. Man or legend? Many have sought to know the truth. But believe me when I say that I have seen him in the flesh and the legends don't do him justice. On the surface he appears to be a mild mannered family man of 4 (or 5, I think) children with whom he lives a nice nighborhood somewhere in Utah that has lots of nice mountains nearby but those closest to him know that he is a captian, and brilliant mind behind the inner workings of the EPP. With several years of experience with education and management and a PhD he guides the office with a firm but graceful hand. The office accreditation should speak for itself. He's seen it all: mYlink errors, faculty meetings, UPTOPS, TWS, PIBS, DOWNUNDERS, missed calls, and yet he still manages to inspire us all with his unrelenting work-ethic. We could all learn more from J. Aaron Popham.
Terri Summers comes to BYU after 25 successful years as an educator. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, and district administrator. Terri has a bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, earned an English as a Second Language endorsement as well as advanced degrees in Teaching and Learning, School Leadership, and National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. Terri loves spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, quilting, reading, and crocheting. Terri has been with the Educator Preparation Program since January 2016. She loves being at BYU and is here to serve in any way she can.
Sarah is from Farmington, Utah. She has been a member of the EPP team for 7 months. She enjoys anything that includes the outdoors--biking, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and just about any sport. She loves cooking, especially for other people. (Lets not forget that she loves to eat). She loves traveling around the world meeting new people and seeing new places. She is going into nursing and hopes to become a certified midwife one day.
Hannalee Daw is from Kaysville, Utah. She is a transfer student from Utah State University and she loves BYU. During her free time she likes to go hiking, hang out with friends, and practice the piano. She is a sophomore studying business management. Some bucket list items include: go to see the Northern Lights, be on (and maybe even win—just maybe) American Ninja Warrior, pet a dolphin, and learn how to basket weave.
Adam was raised in a small town south of Provo called Salem. He is the second youngest of six kids, he has a very tight-knit family with an additional eleven foster brothers and sisters. He served a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Virginia Richmond, and Virginia Chesapeake Missions. He is studying applied and computational mathematics and hopes to start his own business someday. He enjoys playing racquetball, going on hikes and doing anything with friends. He has worked at the Educator Preparation Program since August of 2016 and is happy to help with any problems that come his way.
Matt grew up in Draper, Utah and is a senior at BYU studying International Relations. He served an LDS mission in California speaking Hmong, and has since helped conduct ethnographic research on Hmong communities in Vietnam, China, and France. Matt is passionate about data-driven policy and legislation, and is excited to pursue further education in public policy once graduated from BYU. His hobbies outside of school and work include traveling abroad to experience new cultures and throwing on some running shoes for a long run.
Bailey is a senior in the Elementary Education program here at BYU. She served an LDS mission in the Philippines speaking Tagalog and loves finding opportunities to speak it. Newly married to her one true love (who also happens to be a student at the University of Utah), she enjoys music—especially singing, writing, and also dabbles occasionally in various art projects. Bailey is passionate about learning and hopes to continue her education by earning a gifted and talented endorsement after her graduation this coming spring.
Taylor Allred is from a small town in Vermont called Bristol. He spent a lot of his time participating in music and theater at school and enjoys learning languages, especially Japanese. He served a mission in the Japan Tokyo South mission and having fallen in love with computers and programming in high school is now studying Computer Science at BYU. He hopes one day to become a Software Engineer and use computers to solve problems and create enjoyable user experiences.