Counseling Department

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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 over scheduling for cadets with the last name M-Z, but loves working with any and all cadets!

Email: cpemberton@utahmilitaryacademy.org


Ms. Daw has wanted to be a School Counselor since junior high. She grew up in the state of Washington. Ms. 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 has previously taught preschool and worked with many youth. Ms. 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! Ms. Daw is thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents at UMA! Ms. Daw is over scheduling for cadets with the last name A-L but welcomes all cadets to come see her.

Email: Pdaw@utahmilitaryacademy.org


Counseling Intern

Ms. Christiansen

In addition to helping our online cadets, Jade will also be working with the counseling department as she continues her journey to become a licensed school counselor. She will be teaching Jr. High guitar as well, which she is excited about!

Jade graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and is currently working on her Master's of School Counseling through Marshall University's Distance Learning program. Before UMA, she worked at a few other schools including Granite Peaks High School and American International School of Utah. She enjoys traveling, playing guitar, reading, and hanging out with her dog, Captain.

Email: jade@utahmilitaryacademy.org

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