Counseling Department

Get to know your counselors!

Miss Pemberton was born and raised in upstate New York. She attended SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate degree. Initially, she intended to become a chemistry teacher and later pursue her life dream of being a school counselor, but her introduction to psychology class changed her plan. Discovering the depth of her passion for psychology she graduated with a double major in psychology and secondary education (concentration: social studies). Upon graduation she moved to Williamsburg, VA and attended the College of William and Mary, where she earned a Master's of Education in School Counseling. After working as a school counselor on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for 3 years, she decided it was time for better weather and relocated to delightfully sunny and arid Utah. Miss Pemberton is the full time counselor and primarily the high school counselor, but loves working with any and all cadets!

Email: cpemberton@utahmilitaryacademy.org


Mrs. Daw has wanted to be a School Counselor since junior high. She grew up in the state of Washington. Mrs. Daw graduated with her bachelor degree from Utah Valley University in the field of Behavioral Science, emphasis of Psychology in 2005. She attended Utah State University, earning a Masters degree in Education with School Counseling licensure. Before becoming a School Counselor she was an Entrepreneur, owning a successful new construction cleaning company as well as a health coaching business. She have previously taught preschool and worked with many youth. Mrs. Daw enjoys her role as a school counselor, especially encouraging all cadets to strive for their personal best. She is available for talking, helping, scheduling, college and career planning, and so much more! Mrs. Daw is thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents at UMA! Mrs. Daw is primarily working with the middle school cadets, but her door is open to all. Mrs. Daw is available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

Email: Pdaw@utahmilitaryacademy.org


Counseling Secretary, Registrar and Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Seward grew up in an Air Force family and has spent most of her life living in Northern Italy. She moved from Long Island, New York to Utah 13 years ago were she started working as a Medical Assistant. Mrs. Seward worked at Mckay Dee Emergency room for about 4 years before joining our staff at UMA. Her husband is former Army and is now in the Air Force Reserve's and has just retired as a Police Officer. She has five children one of which attends UMA. In her free time she enjoys listening to music and spending quality time with her family. Mrs. Seward typically handles transcript requests and will schedule meetings with the counselors, but like the counselors, has many other roles. She is a wonderful resource for cadets and is an incredibly important part of the counseling department.

Email: sseward@utahmilitaryacademy.org

Counseling News

  • United States Youth Senate Program - See us for more information!
  • Ogden Weber Technical College is hosting a Manufacturing Day on October 5th Only 25 seats are available per location (first come first serve) You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.