• Scott Jones
    Scott Jones
    Director
  • Jenny Faith Williams
    Jenny Faith Williams
    Operations Manager
  • Lorelee Ingles
    Lorelee Ingles
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Kristin Nakaya Johnson
    Kristin Nakaya Johnson
    Front Office
Scott Jones
Director

scott.jones@aaiutah.org

Scott Jones has made a career out of cultivating a love of learning through pioneering educational approaches.  He has been involved with opening and running successful and groundbreaking charter schools that speak to the heart of the child since 1999, starting in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV.  As an entrepreneur at heart since the age of 14, he has been involved in many innovative business ventures outside of education.  Those experiences have given him a distinct advantage in terms of building school cultures that work and nurturing strong organizational vision and mission. He is ardent about being an agent for change and influencing new education models.

His own educational experiences during his upbringing left him disenchanted with the U.S. traditional educational system.  He knew there was a better way of approaching learning not only for himself, but also for the myriad of kids who respond to more creative and individualized methods, and he is passionate about executing on those methods.  As a father of six fully and not so fully grown children, he is firmly invested in enriching the lives of this emerging generation of divergent learners and has a unique understanding of the needs and challenges which they face.

Growing up, he spent a majority of his spare time in his father’s workshop building, carving, wrenching, designing, inventing and problem-solving. As a result, he is a fierce advocate for STEAM, Project-Based Learning, Technology, Design and Math/Engineering initiatives. His drive and enthusiasm to know how things work and what make people tick invoke many thoughtful discussions and shape his decision making.

Scott enjoys spending time with his awesome wife and kids, adventure riding long distances on his motorcycle exploring hard to reach destinations, backpacking trips in the high Uinta’s and eating anywhere Guy Fieri recommends. His top three favorite books are The Four Agreements, Atlas Shrugged and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Jenny Faith Williams
Operations Manager

jenny.williams@aaiutah.org

Jenny Faith Williams has been working as an administrative professional for over 10 years assisting companies in the areas of finance, human resources, customer relations, project management, employee benefits, governmental compliance, event management, and organizational leadership in industries ranging from advanced robotics, state government and software. Jenny received her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2003. She served as the vice chair of the Benefits Committee for the City of South Salt Lake from 2011 – 2012 assisting in researching and implementing the best benefits package for city employees. Jenny has a passion for the ability of people to rise above challenges and situations and achieve success. Jenny has spent her free time as a motivational speaker at elementary schools around the Cassia County area in Idaho teaching elementary students the value of diversity, the importance of tolerance and love and other character building traits. She believes in the power of education to change lives.

Lorelee Ingles
Special Education Coordinator

lorelee.ingles@aaiutah.org

Kristin Nakaya Johnson
Front Office

kristin.johnson@aaiutah.org

Hi! I’m Kristin, and I’m excited to join the great team of people at AAI working with your kids.

I earned a BS in Zoology at BYU eons ago. I’ve lived in 4 states and love meeting new people. My husband and I have 2 boys, 3 girls, 2 dogs and a Grandma in our basement. My kids range from 1st grade to college freshman, and all of them have attended charter schools. We LOVE charter schools!

In my life before kids, I have been a professional hula dancer, a waitress, a secretary, an art model, and a laboratory technician. My claims to fame include riding a unicycle, dissecting a mouse in under 60 seconds, and dancing with poi balls.

I love nature, hiking, water-skiing at Lake Powell, yoga on my SUP board, and full sugar Coke! I’m half Japanese and a firm believer that meditation can change your life.

Come see me at the front desk!