Maddie M. is a dedicated lead teacher at Chiron Academy. She graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2013 with her degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. It has always been her dream to become a teacher from a young age, as many of her family members are educators and set an amazing example for her throughout her life.
She loves working with the students and staff at Chiron Academy and helping them to be heroic individuals at all times. Not only is she a teacher to these remarkable students, but an example and someone they can trust and that they know loves them no matter what.
It is her mission in life to create an environment for learning, positivity, unconditional love, and unity and to live by these principles every day of her life.
First and foremost I am so excited to join The Chiron Academy family. For the last 14 years, I have been at Canyon Rim Academy as a Behavioral specialist, Para-educator, Lead Aide, and Parking lot management. I received my Para-educator license from the University of Utah in 2012.
My goal is to help all kids know they are important and can accomplish their goals and to teach them to love learning and helping them become confident with themselves. I love working with kids!!
My favorite things to do are hiking, swimming, reading, travel, going on long walks, gardening, taking drives through the mountains, and hanging with my cat.
Christine S. is a dedicated member of The Chiron Academy team. As a Behavioral Specialist she encourages students’ personal growth and skill development while on their academic journey. She received her Bachelors degree from Southern Utah University where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology as well as minoring in Family Services.
Before coming to our school Christine worked at a residential treatment facility for teenage girls and as a lead counselor at a summer treatment program for children with invisible disabilities. With this background she has a broad scope of understanding when it comes to neurodiversity, including the extraordinary talents these incredible kids bring to the table and the unique challenges they often have to overcome.
In her free time Christine is a lover of trying new things and seeing new places. She is particularly passionate about photography, writing, camping, longboarding, and rock climbing.
Blakely is a passionate and enthusiastic member of the Chiron Academy staff. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Utah Valley University in the summer of 2020.
She has been working with neurodiverse children and teenagers for four years and counting. Blakely believes in firm, consistent boundaries and striving for continued growth in education and empathizing with others. In 2019, she presented a creative non-fiction piece in UVU’s Conference on Writing for Social Change.
In her free time, Blakely enjoys watching the Utah Jazz, boxing, baking, and crocheting.
Brandon Heugly, LCSW has served in a number of different capacities serving children with an array of emotional, psychological, and behavioral challenges that keep them from understanding their own powerful potential. He is passionate about developing the hero within all of his clients, students, parents, and staff members.
He has earned his bachelor degree in Child Psychology with a vocal performance minor from the University of Utah, a Special Education degree from Utah State, and a Master's degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. He has worked as a Special Education Teacher, School Social Worker, Family Advocate, and behavioral consultant across the state of Utah for different special education programs.
Brandon also is the executive director of Utah Alliance for Children (Camp Takoda) that continues to serve children with amazing neurodiversity.
Brandon enjoys composing music, presenting at conferences, singing in the Utah Chamber Artists, rock climbing, weight lifting, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, jumping on trampolines and spending time with his families and his fur babies.
Adrianna graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Behavioral Science. She has always had a passion to work with children.
After working 5 and a half years for a family with a neuro-diverse child, she started working at The Chiron Academy. She enjoys travel, spending time with family, cooking, playing the piano, and speaks French.