Our Preschool Staff


Samantha Williams


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”


Amberly Maxwell


Brooke Sorenson

I’m thrilled to be teaching at Vision again this year! I have a passion for education and love to see children succeed!  In 2003 I was the Utah State Sterling Scholar winner for Family and Consumer Sciences, Valedictorian at Bingham High School, and spent much of my Senior year of high school travelling to the United Nations and International Conferences speaking about the importance of families.  I later graduated  as the 2005 Valedictorian from Utah State University in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.  I spent two years as a research assistant developing reading and math curriculum for young learners.  I taught in Elementary schools in Utah and Virginia focusing on the Gifted and Talented programs before taking a break from teaching to focus on my family.  My husband and 5 children (with one more coming January 2023!) are at the center of my life and I’ve enjoyed the international journeys my husband’s job has taken us on.  I believe difficult experiences are valuable times for growth, and as a teacher I’m passionate about challenging minds to think in new ways and work through problems.  I love to read, exercise, hike, play games and I teach piano lessons in my spare time.  Teaching in a classroom is something I’m passionate about and I’m excited to be doing something I love! “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”-Dr Seuss


Tascha Glismann

Tascha graduated from the University of Utah in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. While she was going to school, she taught preschool. Shortly after graduation, she and her husband had their first son which gave her the opportunity to work from home as a preschool teacher for 4 years. After a couple of years away from preschool, she found Vision and this is her 4th year teaching here. She love the sunshine and being outside in nature. Hikes are her absolute favorite thing in the world to do. She has 4 kids and an incredibly handsome husband of 15 years. She loves baking (especially chocolate things), creating things out of any materials that she has on hand or that are inexpensive (it’s like a good challenge), and going on walks. She helps her mom with her sewing business when she’s not teaching…and she’s pretty good at it…but she actually doesn’t love sewing. She never knows what to say when asked what her favorite color is because “they’re all so boring alone.” If you put them in a set or rainbow, she is in love. Neons are her favorite, but she also love fall leaf colors and pastels.

Annie Bunker


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!

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.


Dayna Andrus


Tessa Rich


Cassidy Hamre

Cassidy grew up in Herriman, utah. She loves all three of her dogs, and loves when parents bring their dogs through the carpool line. She loves traveling and going on spontaneous adventures. Teaching is her passion and she looks forward to coming to work everyday. She’s been a preschool aide at Vision Dance and Learning Center since 2020. She has taught monkeys, pandas, and frogs. Cassidy loves seeing the light turn on in her students eyes when they finally perfect something new.


Heather Olson

Heather is so excited for her first year teaching dance and preschool at Vision! She graduated from West Jordan High School in 2000. She started dancing at a young age and continued through high school, also cheering in high school and college at SLCC. She was able to travel with her performing group to many places including Chicago, Mexico and England.

She worked at SLCC from 2000 – 2013 in a few different areas, mostly as an Administrative Assistant. In 2008 she started a small side business doing graphic design and vinyl decals, which turned into a full-time custom apparel business until selling it in 2022.

She has been married for 20 years and has 2 busy children, ages 14 and 9.  She loves watching her kids be involved in all their sports and other activities. She also enjoys camping and being in the mountains, cooking, reading, gardening and going to movies.


Hannah LeBaron

Miss Hannah was born and raised in Utah. She was just recently married to her high school sweetheart! She speaks Portuguese fluently and recently lived in Brazil for 6 months. She loves to spend her free time boating, playing guitar, and painting!

She is working on her associates of art right now at SLCC. She has always enjoyed child development classes and hopes to one day have a degree in family and consumers science. This is her first year teaching at a preschool and she is beyond excited to get to know her students and help them grow!

Hanna Holmes