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Kirk Farmer, Academic Director

Even though his main responsibilities are to oversee the academic program and supervise faculty, Kirk considers himself a “teacher by nature.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a master’s degree in Science Education from Brigham Young University. Here at LRA, where he’s been since four month’s after it opened, he enjoys teaching biology and human biology classes. After school, Kirk likes spending time with his wife and their five children. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and gardening.

 

Lindsey Logan

Lindsey Logan grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and loves all things outdoors including hiking, camping, and fishing. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2016 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, play volleyball, read, adventure with her puppy Leo, volunteer for Special Olympics, and catch as many Aggie football games as she can. She has always had a passion for bettering the lives of children with special needs and is thankful for the opportunity to do so here at Logan River Academy.

Cyndi Johnson

Cyndi Johnson graduated from Utah State University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education. Following college, she taught seven years at a high school, teaching pull-out classes in math for students with mild to severe disabilities and an independent study class for Driver’s Education. Other responsibilities were preparing and maintaining files for special education students, working with a variety of people, and team-teaching Algebra, Health, and U.S. History. During her free time, she enjoys ushering at Eccles Theater, researching her family history, and doing needlework.

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Nathan Chlarson

Nathan Chlarson Graduated from Utah State University in 2012 with a BFA in Secondary Art Education. He was hired at Logan River Academy Just after he graduated and has been working there as a high school art teacher since. Nathan was born and raised here and considers Cache Valley to be home. He enjoys the outdoors, long boarding, guitar, art and spending time with his wife and three children.

 

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John Payne

John earned a B.S. in Economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University. He then spent many years in the business world, including nine years as the owner of a manufacturing company. He then turned his attention full-time to education. John has taught swimming, skiing, given financial seminars, and has taught college finance courses. He has a teaching certificate in mathematics from Western Governors University, and in the spring of 2015 will begin work on a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education.

Alisha Argyle

Alisha Argyle Graduated from Utah State University with a BS in Social Science composite and Secondary Education. She was hired at Logan River Academy Just after she graduated and has been working here as the high school social studies teacher since. Alisha was raised here in Cache Valley and considers it to be home. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with her spouse and son.