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April Stewart 
Specials/Classroom Support

Hello, my name is April Stewart. I grew up on Duck Valley Indian Reservation, otherwise known as Owyhee, Nevada. I am a United States Army Veteran and full time college student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Ecological Restoration and a Minor in Sustainability from Oregon State University. I enjoy working at EIAA helping educate, increase social awareness, and encouraging students to pursue their dreams. I often find that the students teach me new understandings and ways of thinking. I teach technology and physical education, helping prepare students for the future, encouraging physical activity and sports. Everyone who knows me knows that I love to be outside, I enjoy fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, hunting, and most outdoor activities. 

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Stephanie Sharp
Aide

I was born and raised in Price, Utah. I met and married my husband Tony in 2003; we have five kids - four boys and one girl. In 2014, we relocated to Elko, Nevada for my husband to work at the mines. I homeschooled my children up till 2016 when we joined the Elko charter school. I volunteered in my kids' classes and subbed for recess duty for two years. Then, in 2019, I became a full-time Special Education Aide here at EIAA. I am currently pursuing my Associates of Arts Degree that I will be obtaining in May of  2021. I enjoy spending time with my family hunting and being in the outdoors. When not in the outdoors, I enjoy watching movies and playing games.  It is a pleasure working with students and watching them grow.

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

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Kim Upton
Recess Teacher / Aide

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I graduated from Pahrump Valley High school in 1981. After graduating from High School, I moved to Catalina Island for 27 years where I met my husband, and we started our family.  We have three daughters and one son and now I have six grandchildren. I moved to Spring Creek in 2010 and hit the ground running. My first job was at Khoury’s in the Deli department then I found out that GBC had a preschool I applied to and worked for the childcare center and began attending education classes at GBC. I received my “AAS” in early childhood education and am still working on a bachelors in Humanities. It is my pleasure to be working at the Elko Charter School with the children in Elko and the surrounding areas.

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Lynette Vega
Life Skills Coach

I moved to Elko in 1990 and Started teaching in 1999 at Elko County School District. I taught 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade. I'm excited to be here at EIAA teaching middle school ELA and Life Skills to K-8th. I am the founder of Elko County Zero Suicides which is a non-profit. I've been blessed with four kids and seven grandchildren. I love to be outside in the mountains on my Side By Side and snowmobile.