Wendy Knudsen

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Wendy Knudsen and I am so excited to be a part of the 2nd grade team at River Rock next year! I grew up in Sandy, Utah and spent much of my time in dance and gymnastics. My husband, Brady, and I have been married for almost 3 years and spend all our free time playing tennis, disc golf, and trying new food. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Early Childhood Education and I am currently working towards a Master's in Learning and Technology. This will be my 2nd year teaching in Alpine School District and I am thrilled to have the privilege of working with your children this year!

Deanna Herrmann

4th Grade Teacher

My name is Deanna Herrmann and I am thrilled to join the 4th grade team at River Rock Elementary! I grew up in a little beach town in Southern California where I enjoyed playing soccer and raising lambs in 4-H. I have taught for 18 years in various grades in both Nebo and Alpine districts. My husband is also a 4th grade teacher. We have three kids, two adorable grandsons, and one Golden Retriever. I love to read, cook, and watch Shark Tank. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year with your amazing children!

Madi Harrison

5th Grade Teacher

My name is Madi Harrison and I am so excited to be joining the 5th grade team this year at River Rock Elementary! I grew up in American Fork and graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Elementary Education. My husband, Steve, and I have been married for almost 5 years. We actually met in first grade and had almost every single class together in elementary school (including 5th!) We have a little boy, Nash, who is about to turn one. This will be my first year teaching and I am so excited to learn and grow with your students!

Kim Kaylor

6th Grade Teacher

My name is Kim Kaylor. I have been teaching in the Alpine School District for 16 years. Before coming to Alpine, I taught on Traverse Air Force Base in California, and for the Northshore School District in Washington. I am a mother of four grown children, and will be the grandmother of five by the end of the year. I love teaching, and am so excited to join the 6th grade team at River Rock for the coming year.

Brandon Engles

6th Grade Teacher

Keep checking back for more information about our amazing new teachers!

Kristy Pendrey

Instructional Coach

Teachers are our greatest resource and at River Rock we have the best. I look forward to serving the teachers of River Rock Elementary as an Instructional Coach this year.

Gina Zupan

School-Based Therapist

I would like to take this time to introduce myself. I am Gina Zupan, the school-based therapist for River Rock Elementary. I am at River Rock on Wednesdays and share Mr. Cody's office. My responsibility at River Rock is to support students and staff who may be experiencing mental health issues.