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Kindergarten Team


Mrs. Larson

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Classroom #: 15

E-mail: kalani.larson@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me: I grew up in Preston Idaho, and loved every minute of it! I am a country girl at heart, and love to camp and ride four wheelers any chance I get. I have a wonderful husband named Chris, and two daughters named Heidi and Hannah. 

I got my degree in early childhood education at UNLV, and have been teaching kindergarten at Coral Canyon for 10 years. I love my job, and love my students even more.


 Marianne Brunsted 2 

Mrs. Brunstad

Position: OEK Teacher (Optional Extended Day Kindergarten)

Classroom #: 7

E-mail: marianne.brunstad@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me:  My name is Marianne Brunstad; I grew up in St. George and went to Dixie High School.  After graduation I moved around until I finally settled in Yuma, AZ.  I went to Arizona Western College where I graduated with my Associates degree.  I then continued on to attend Northern Arizona University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Content Emphasis in Early Childhood degree. I began working for WCSD in 2007.  I have been teaching kindergarten for 9 years.  I love it!  I married the love of my life in 2011 and we have been married for 4 years.  Between us we have a 21, 19, 16 and 8 year old.  We are soon to be grandparents!  


Jan Oliver

Mrs. Oliver

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Classroom #: 14

E-mail: jan.oliver@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me: I have lived in Texas, Montana, California, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Nebraska. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE teaching at Coral Canyon! I think it is the best school in the district!!! (Of course, I’m not biased! :o)) In the past, I’ve taught 2nd grade, Reading Recovery, Interventions and 1st grade. I’ve also worked as a co-staff developer for one year. I have an ESL and a Reading endorsement and I’m working on my K-3/Early Childhood endorsement right now.

My husband and I enjoy swimming, hiking, reading, watching movies and going out to eat together when we have free time. My husband works at Dixie State University as an adjunct professor teaching geography. I have 5 grown children and 22 living grandchildren with a granddaughter and a grandson who have died.

I’m excited to be on the Kindergarten Team. I love kindergarten students! They are excited to be in school and to be learning so many things. This is a new experience for me and I’m learning lots of new things from them as well!


Lorey Beard

Mrs. Beard

Position: PM Kindergarten Teacher

Classroom #: 13

E-mail: lorey.beard@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me:  I have been teaching for 12 years now. I attended Dixie State University and received my Bachelor Degree in Education. I later went on to earn my Masters Degree. I love what I do!!

I moved to St. George as a teenager, and never left. I love it here! My family loves to do many things outdoors. We love to hike–Zion is one of our favorite places! You can also find us out adventuring in our jeep rock crawler. I love to read! If I am not out adventuring, then I am reading a good book!


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