New Haven School Spanish Fork Campus
What began as a one-room schoolhouse in 1996 – literally – now contains several classrooms, an art room, library, and computer lab. Classes are run like a traditional school, yet are small enough to allow teachers to focus on the individual needs of each student.
New Haven School is committed to creating an encouraging and challenging learning environment that enables students to become well-rounded, healthy, and productive lifelong learners.
New Haven’s education goal is to get our students back on their grade level and to have them transition back smoothly to another school setting or graduate and move on to college.
New Haven School Spanish Fork Campus Staff
Special Education Director
Kimberly Beck joins our New Haven Academic Team after 10 years in the public education sector, where she has spent the last six years as the Director of Special Education. She earned a degree in Public Relations from the University of Utah, and her Special Education endorsement from Southern Utah University.
Kimberly’s philosophy is that every student is unique, with a very unique set of strengths and challenges. Sometimes these challenges can become barriers to success. Her goal is to not simply help students navigate their school career or prepare for post-secondary outcomes, but to help them develop the skills and attitudes necessary to overcome their challenges, and to leave New Haven competent and confident, prepared to claim their full potential in life.
In her spare time she loves to read. Kimberly is the mother of three wonderful young adults, Chandler, Cydnie and Hunter. She and her husband Paul travel every chance they get.
Physical Education Teacher
Robyn has been a member of our New Haven team for over 10 years working in various positions and several years as a residential supervisor. Robyn graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and we were lucky to have her move over to our Education team. Robyn has a wealth of experience with team sports, especially having been an international and collegiate athlete.
Robyn has an enormous passion for New Haven and through our program she sees miracles do happen and movement can save lives. She loves being able to illustrate the ideas of unity, sportsmanship, character building, and self esteem through Physical Education. She believes in empowering her students through physical wellness and which in turn influences their emotional wellness.
Robyn loves coaching softball at a local high school as well as outdoor activities, especially fishing. She loves music and spending time with her family.
Dan has a bachelor's degree in biology education from Utah Valley University with a Utah State level 2 teaching license (Endorsement: Grades 8-12 Science) in secondary education for biological science. Dan has taught biology, AP biology, anatomy and physiology, zoology, integrated science, chemistry, and astronomy in both public and charter schools. Dan has been at New Haven since the summer of 2014 and truly enjoys the experience of teaching these young women.
Dan is a licensed foster parent and he and his wife have adopted nine of the children they have fostered. They are currently working on the tenth! He spends his free time working on the construction and maintenance of his home and farm, and being with his family. Dan also loves to cook and work on his side business.
Utah State Teaching License (Endorsement: History) Lynsie grew up in Benjamin, Utah. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School with high honors and went on to earn her associate's degree in science at Snow College. She then went to Utah Valley University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in history education. Lynsie taught at both the middle school and high school levels before joining New Haven's team. She loves teaching at New Haven and having the opportunity to make a difference in each student's life. It is her hope to help each girl realize her potential and to guide them towards success in both education and society. Lynsie enjoys the outdoors, photography, watching movies, and spending time with her husband and family.
Maddie has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in the same field at Brigham Young University. Maddie is also endorsed in ESL and has a specialized focus in Math. Teaching in both the middle school and high school classrooms, Maddie brings with her a wealth of strategies and passion for our students. Maddie loves to show our girls where they are in their academic skills, set goals, and prepare them for future academic challenges.
Maddie enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, yoga, and music. But most of all, working with these amazing and brave young women!
Lisa is a freelance artist who has taught in Nebo school district for 12 years as both an elementary art specialist, and a substitute teacher. She has painted murals in homes and doctor's offices, as well as other commissioned pieces of art. Her creative skills are multifaceted and include painting, quilting, designing & sewing clothing, paper mache, and gingerbread art. She is currently a student at Brigham Young University, majoring in Social Science, and enjoys learning and having new experiences. Lisa loves working at New Haven as the art teacher because she believes that nourishing creativity in the girls will benefit them in all future pursuits... and art is fun! Her hobbies are hiking and swimming and spending time with her seven grandchildren.
Kori Mayeski, MS
Kori earned Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught Social Studies in both Middle School and High School before earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration. At both the University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech, Kori worked with freshman students in their transition to college and taught an introductory Psychology course helping students be successful at the collegiate level.
Kori began her work in residential treatment as the Assistant Education Director at New Haven in 2001. She was drawn to the mission of New Haven and the ability to help young women heal, self-correct and return to their college-bound path. When the opportunity arose to become an Academic Director in a different residential treatment center, Kori was excited to create her own academic program, accredit the school and integrate academics into the clinical program. In total, Kori has been the Academic Director of 2 residential treatment center schools and most recently the Academic Director at the Oakley School, a college-prep therapeutic boarding school. She has also been the consulting Academic Director at 4 other residential treatment center schools. Kori is so excited to come full circle back to New Haven and work with the talented team to prepare students for success at their next school.
Kori is a history buff and enjoys reading. She especially enjoys political thrillers set in Washington, D.C. where she grew up. Kori also enjoys sports. She particularly loves to follow the college athletics of her alma maters. There is nothing better than Maryland Basketball and Tennessee Football! She shares her love of sports with her husband David. Together they have 3 children – Marlee, Josh and Eddie.