3435 Canyon Crest Ave.
Washington, UT 84780
T: 435.652.4787
F: 435.652.4792

1st Grade Team

Kathryn Christensen

Classroom #: 17

email: kathryn.christensen@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me:  I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to St. George, Utah when I was 4 years old. I went to Dixie State High School where I played on the golf team and ran track. After graduating in 2008, I decided to stay local and attend Dixie State University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree. I have a Reading Endorsement from Utah Valley University as well as a Masters Degree in Education from Southern Utah University. I have been at Coral Canyon since 2013 and there is no place I’d rather be!   I married my high school sweetheart in 2012; we have an adorable son, Scotty,  and 2 sweet dogs, Harley and Sophie. I love to be with my family, hike, kayak, paddle board, swim, travel, craft, read, and of course, TEACH!

Brooke Lloyd

Classroom #: 18


Getting to Know Me: I grew up in Kaysville and Fruit Heights, Utah. After graduating in elementary education from BYU, I spent a year teaching English in Taiwan. I also lived in Austria for a year and Germany for six months. I love learning about different people and visiting new places. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I enjoyed working in the computer lab my first year here at Coral Canyon, but I am happy to be back in first grade! My husband is also a teacher in Washington County School District. We enjoy hiking, biking, camping and popping popcorn on the stove together. The ultimate treat is spending time with friends and family, but my other favorite activities are baking cookies and reading mysteries!

Kourtnie Judd

Classroom #: 19

E-mail: kourtnie.judd@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me:I grew up in Southern California where I found the love of the game of softball. I continued my college experience at Dixie State University on a softball scholarship where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Moving back to my family in Southern California brought me to teaching and earning my Masters degree at California Baptist University. We moved to St. George in 2018, where I landed at Coral Canyon Elementary! We absolutely love every part of living and raising our child in this wonderful community. I am married with one beautiful three year old daughter and a baby brother on the way! We are so excited to add a sibling to our family. I look forward to my 7th year of teaching, 3rd in first grade at Coral Canyon! 

Jana Szamecki



Getting to Know Me:I was born and raised in Germany until my parents sent me to the United States to learn better English. I was 16 at the time and quickly started loving the people and the country. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as well as  my ESL endorsement in 2017. I have always loved riding horses as a child and it is still my passion today. I married my husband in 2015 and we have a son who was born in 2019. As a family we love to spend time outside and have barbecues with friends. I found my love in teaching as a young girl while giving riding lessons and working as a tutor. I loved sharing my passion for horses as well as making learning fun for all students. It is still my focus today to show my students what they can do,  be confident as well as enjoy learning.


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3435 Canyon Crest Ave.
Washington, UT 84780
T: 435.652.4787
F: 435.652.4792