Audryn is a passionate teacher, a lover of the outdoors, a bookworm, and a Crumbl cookie groupie. She has 11+ years of educational experience starting off as a para-educator in college and teaching special education at both suburban and urban schools. She is National Board Certified in Exceptional Needs and is a Utah Teacher Fellow through the Hope Street Group.
As a special education teacher at a public high school, Audryn has worked for years advocating for and empowering students with disabilities as she thoughtfully teaches them about the IEP process and how they can create the most success by utilizing resources and communicating effectively. She collaborates regularly with multiple parties to create an equitable and inclusive environment for her students and is excited for the opportunity to utilize these skills as a State School Board member. As an educator, school safety both physically and mentally/emotionally for students as well teachers is of high interest. She also sees the daily struggles of larger classroom sizes, lack of prep periods, teachers quitting mid-year, etc. and is determined to help her education community and those students and families directly impacted by these retention challenges. As a special education teacher who sees the potential in her students, she is committed to link students not only with college opportunities, but career pathways. Creating high quality of life is achievable for all students when they receive the supports they need to get there.