Meet Our McKay School Student Ambassadors!

Questions? Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with one of our ambassadors according to the major you're interested in below! Our Student Ambassadors all currently attend Brigham Young University and are the authors of our blog! They are all passionate about teaching and would love to talk to you more about the options available at the McKay School.

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Taryn Webb

Elementary Education Major

I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL K-12. I was born and raised in Eastern Washington and can’t wait to go back to teach there one day. I love spending time with my family and friends, playing sports, and baking. Starting college, I knew I wanted a degree where I could help people and connect with with, and that desire led me to teaching. I had wonderful teachers growing up and want to make an impact on other students’ lives like they made on mine.

Stefania Amado

Elementary Education Major

I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education with a TESOL minor. I am originally from Guatemala, but I was raised in Houston, Texas. I am proud of being from both places! I love watching movies, cooking, going out with my friends, dancing at parties, finding new music for my playlists, spending time with my family, and I also love animals! I want to become a teacher because I want to bring blessings to the lives of others! I believe teachers have the most impact on the coming generations and I want to use teaching to steer children towards a more positive future. I have a passion for helping people see their potential. As a teacher, I hope I can help children believe in themselves!

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Stella Beeson

Early Childhood Education Major

I am a sophomore majoring in early childhood education and minoring in TESOL K–12. I am a transfer student from Mesa Community College. I love food, traveling, spending time with my family, cooking/baking, and doing things outdoors! I love children and have worked as a nanny for over ten years. I have always wanted to be a teacher and cannot wait to one day have a classroom of my own!

Ashley Zundel

Physical Education Teaching/Coaching Major

I am a sophomore majoring in PE Teaching/Coaching and minoring in Health. I love music, spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball, and going to the beach. I love teaching because it allows me to be able to make a difference in the life of another person. I always knew I wanted a career that would allow me to help others, and this major was a great fit. I am so excited to continue learning and sharing my passion with others!

Valery Abila

Elementary Education Major

I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in TESOL K-12. I am from Georgia; I love music, spending time with family and friends, and road trips! Growing up, my teachers were some of my biggest role models who I looked up to! They were some of the most influential people in my life who taught me to love learning and to love going to school! I want to be that person for my future students and pass the love of learning to them as well

Anna Glenn

Special Education Major

I am a junior majoring in special education with an emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities. My minor is TESOL K-12. Some of my hobbies include baking, eating, sports, naps, and deep conversations. I absolutely love learning and I want to help others love it too. After working with individuals of differing abilities in high school, I realized I love special education and thought I’d give it a try. I’ve been hooked ever since my first CPSE class. I look forward to helping students with disabilities learn to break through the barriers of an ableist world. 

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