Our Preschool Staff


April Gruber

April grew up on a dairy farm in her hometown of Beaver, Utah. After finishing high school, she
attended college in St George to study Medical Assisting. After graduating, she moved to Salt Lake City
where she worked for a large family medical practice. She later moved to Los Angeles with her husband
where she worked in a plastic surgeon’s office in Marina del Rey. From 2006 until 2015 she took time
off from her career and focused on raising her 4 children. April’s 3 daughters attended Vision and she
fell in love with the people, culture and atmosphere of the program. April decided to become part of
the Vision team in 2015. She has been a teacher at Vision for 8 years and is also one of the directors of
the preschool program. She absolutely loves teaching children and watching them learn and grow. In
her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and kids, exercising, gardening, cooking,
playing games and being outdoors.

Favorite Quote: “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart”


Samantha Williams


Amberly Maxwell

Amberly grew up in Riverton, Utah. After graduating from Riverton High School, she attended Utah Valley University to study dance and English. She worked in a special education classroom and loved the challenge of helping meet the unique needs of each child. She believes that every child is special and loves watching them learn, work through challenges, and realize they can do hard things. She believes learning should be fun and engaging. Teaching is her passion, and she is grateful she gets to do something she loves. Amberly is married to her best friend and has 4 children. In her spare time, she likes to read, bake, watch movies, and play games with her family.  “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”- Mother Teresa


Jessica Olson

Jessica grew up in American Fork, Utah. Being a teacher has been her dream job since she was 4 years old. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood. She is married to the love of her life and has 4 kids: 2 girls and 2 boys. She loves working out, being with her family, and online shopping.

Her life motto is… Always look on the positive side there is something good in each day.
Life is hard, always be kind.


McKayla Davies

Miss Kayla graduated with High Honors in Early Childhood Education from Utah Valley University and has been teaching Preschool for 5 years. Miss Kayla has a passion of sparking a curiosity for learning in children from the beginning of their schooling experience. She is a big advocate of teaching more than just academics in the classroom. She focus on teaching independence, emotional stability, social skills, and building character all alongside the academics.
Kayla is happily married to her best friend, and has 2 adorable sons. She enjoys being outdoors, biking, and swimming. Most of all she loves creating in the kitchen and has a little side cake baking business as well.
Teaching and being with little children is her passion and she feels incredibly lucky to be able to call this her job!

Annie Bunker

Annie is one of our Panda Preschool Teachers and loves every second of it. She is also our dance director so she spends all her time at Vision! She graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2018 and continued on to college at Utah Valley University.  Annie aided preschool for 3 years before becoming a teacher for the last 2 years. She has a big passion for teaching kids and loves to see them thrive and grow in class.  Outside of Vision, Annie loves to read, hike or spend time with family.


Heather Olson


Dayna Andrus