My name is Emilce Newell. I am 26 years old and a single mother to a wonderful little boy who is my world. I am excited to work with your little ones this year in grades Kindergarten- 2nd grade. I have been an employee here at Scholar Academy for 4 years. I began working as a Special Education TA for a few years before I began teaching last year.

I attended snow college beginning as a music education major. I then changed my major to be an elementary education major after I had my little one. After I began working here at Scholar I fell in love with all the students I had the opportunity to work with. I then changed my major once more to special education and have loved every minute.

I have played music my whole life. I began playing the violin when I was 5 years old after watching the movie, "Music of the Heart" with Meryl Streep. I wanted to be just like her. I played in my school orchestras or symphonies as well as in multiple professional groups and have played in the background orchestra with artists such as The Piano Guys, Jenny Oaks Baker, and Gentry. I have played the piano since I was about 10 years old and I am using those skills to teach myself how to play the organ. I teach privately out of my home for fun and have experience from college of teaching elementary orchestra through the Badger Strings Project at Snow College.