Meet Your Teacher

Aloha Families,

Welcome to Fifth Grade! You will face new challenges and higher expectations this year as you venture into the upper elementary grades. It is my responsibility to help you be successful in Fifth grade. I look forward to helping you reach, stretch and learn all that you can this year. I am positive that fifth grade will be a rewarding and enjoyable year!

Contact information:


GFA's Number: 801-393-2950

A little bit about me:

I am a founder of a charter school, having spent numerous hours helping build it. I have been a 3rd grade teacher for 8 years and a fourth grade for 1 year, however I have taught students in first through sixth grade using E.D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge curriculum. I have 3 children of my own, a 21 year old young man and 16 & 15 year old daughters. I have been married to my husband Eric for 23 years. We are from Hawaii and you will notice throughout the year that a few Hawaiian themed activites will happen and they may learn a word or two. I am a pet lover, we have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 fish, 1 frog, a leopard gecko, 2 bunnies, 2 parakeets and 1 lilac crowned parrot. I am an avid reader and love all kinds of books. I collect salt-n-pepper shakers from all over the world. I love to learn new things, laugh and joke around.  I enjoy playing games and taking my dogs out for walks.    I am so exited to be apart of the GFA family and thank you for the opportunity to teach & care about your child, I feel blessed to be their 5th grade teacher!!

 Shawnae Aiu