Instructors

Aziele Jenson

I have had 31 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education working in a variety of places including Utah State University, Utah School for the Blind, Head Start and the national T/TA system for early childhood.

I have five children and sixteen grandchildren, who are the love of my life. I like to read, travel and oil paint. I have visited all 50 states, and each one is beautiful and unique, just like each child. I love teaching the CAC classes and meeting so many wonderful people.

Wendee Lamb

Wendee LambWendee Lamb is a long term resident of Smithfield, Utah.  She is married and has 6 children.   She loves doing anything outdoors, especially hiking, kayaking, and watching her kids play soccer.  Wendee is a USU graduate in Early Childhood Education.  She taught kindergarten and first grade in the Cache School District for 8 years and then opened her own preschool, Magical Beginnings, which she has operated for 20+ years.  She has participated in many trainings focused on the Early Learning Standards, DAP Preschool Curriculum, Classroom Management, and Emotional Guidance.  Wendee has been a CAC trainer for 15+ years and specializes in the School Readiness, Learning in the Early Years, and Looking to Learn Courses.  She loves incorporating children's literature and sharing her experience as an Early Childhood Professional.  Wendee's favorite saying is, "A lifetime of learning begins with a single moment of wonder."

Lisa Reeder

I truly enjoy teaching and learning about child development. I live in Hyde Park and have a magnificent husband and four fantastic children. I graduated from Utah State with a BS in secondary education. I find early childhood so fascinating that I have spent my time here instead of with the big kids.

I operated a family childcare from 2001-2019. After I closed my childcare, I came to CAC fulltime, which has been thoroughly enjoyable. But, I do miss quiet time. I avidly like to travel. I love reading. I enjoy camping in the wilderness, but with a camp trailer so it is not too rough.

Alyson Bradbury

I currently work at Little Brigham Aggies in Brigham City. I've worked there for two years and have been in childcare for almost six years. I have always loved playing with kids, so it is great to be paid while doing it. I am also a mom of a three-year-old daughter and a 9-month-old little boy. A fun fact about them is that they were born on the same day three years apart.

I have been married to my husband for over five years, and we own a little home in Brigham City. In my spare time, I love to camp, travel, and read. As much as I love kids, I am excited to be able to teach adults as well.

Heather Labrum

I am originally from Cache Valley, I grew up in Lewiston on a farm, and then we moved to Idaho for a couple of years and back to Richmond. I graduated from Snow College with a dual associate’s degree, in Early Childhood Education and Childcare Management. I worked in Ephraim, Utah, for four years for the Migrant Head Start as a preschool teacher.

I moved back to Cache Valley when the opportunity working at Migrant Head Start opened in Garland, Utah as a Manager over the Head Start program. I started school at Utah State, where I eventually graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in FCHD with an emphasis in Community Services. I live in Richmond with my two very busy boys, Austin and Carter. They are very involved in music and sports. I love the Green Bay Packers and travel around to see them play. I love watching and playing all sports.
I play the piano and like to sing. I love the mountains, but I do not like to hike. I have worked at Best Friends Child Development Center since 2007.

Donna Blaylock

I grew up in Moab, Utah, and recently bought a home in Smithfield. My latest accomplishment was finishing my Master’s degree in Family, Consumer, and Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. My thesis was based on my favorite subject as a preschool teacher: science!

My favorite age group of children to work with is Kindergarten or other young school aged, but I like teaching adults best and have really enjoyed teaching CAC classes.
My little girl keeps me busy and learning, and our family enjoys gardening, softball, hammocking, nature walks, and baking unhealthy sweets.

Amidee Arellano

Amidee ArellanoI have been teaching CAC classes for 5 years and absolutely love spending time teaching, learning, and connecting with other providers. I earned my bachelor's degree in 2011 and continue to participate in early childhood conferences and trainings; I love to learn! Luckily, for me, I work in a field where the learning never stops! My favorite topic to teach both children and adults is empathy in all things. I have been lucky to gain experience working with children of all ages over the years in center care, preschool, head start and in-home care settings. I am currently an Education Specialist at a Head Start in Box Elder County. I love spending time with my husband, our recently adopted son, and our two dogs. We love to camp, hike, spend time in nature, and listen to live music of all varieties. If I am not working, I can usually be found tending to my small goat/chicken farm or taking my son, nieces, and nephews out to have fun. I am excited to continue being an instructor for CAC and to get to know all of you wonderful providers.

Denise Johnson

Denise JohnsonDenise Johnson has been a trainer with CAC for about 18 years (she lost count!).  She primarily teaches the Special Needs courses, but will help out with others occasionally.  She worked for a few different daycare centers for over 20 years working with twos, threes and preschool ages along with a few years as Director.   After having two children with visual impairments,  she returned to school to obtain a Master's degree from the SEIM (Sensory Impairment Early Intervention Masters) program at Utah State University.  She has worked for the Utah School for the Blind in their Parent Infant Program for 13 years.  She primarily serves children and families in the Up to 3 program boundaries--Cache, Box Elder and Rich Counties.  She has four grown children and one granddaughter.  She enjoys watching baseball, paddle boarding, traveling to Kauai with her husband and playing with her granddaughter!