Tamara Halls, Lehi Kimber Academy Owner and Senior Teacher
Tamara Halls is a mother of three lovely girls and wife of Alan Halls who loves to work and invent things. She has been trained as a florist and has taken many college classes in preparation to be a landscape architect but became a mother instead. She is a 5th generation Arizonan and is proud of that but loves living here in Utah.
Tamara is addicted to reading and and was often grounded from her books as a kid. She could be found sitting in a eucalyptus tree in her yard with a book on a regular basis. Over the years her love of reading has turned into a desire for true knowledge from our Heavenly Father. She hopes to share her desire to learn with the students and families at Kimber Academy. She believes there are so many ways to learn what we are here to learn. The joy of learning can be a life long love affair that each of us can enjoy no matter where our lives take us.
She also believes that the Lord has plan for each of us personally. We each have a place to serve that the Lord desires, it may change 10 times or more in our life time but the Lord will bless us with what we need to know to be prepared to do His will. She has a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and His eternal plan of education. She is grateful to feel His love and to be able to help others see how much He loves them as well.
Jessica Rodrigues Bianco, Junior B Teacher
Jessica, was born and raised mostly in Utah. She was homeschooled through most of her High School years and attended UVU until she got married in 2009 to Thiago da Silva Bianco. They both new that their priority was to start a family and began almost immediately. She continued to work at her family’s business as an assistant manager while her first three children were born. She later began to spend more time at home to care for her children. She is very close to all of her family. Together with her siblings, they homeschooled all of their kids until they found Kimber Academy. A devout Latter Day Saint, she is her ward’s Primary Music Leader. She enjoys music, dancing and eating great food. She loves to cook turkey dinner and bake cookies. Together with her family, she has worked countless hours in lobbying at the state and federal legislatures to help maintain our constitutional rights and the righteousness of America. She hopes that through Kimber Academy she can educate our children about their rights and duties to God, their families and our country. She hopes to inspire the Lord’s battalion to rise and assist in the Gathering of Israel.
Josie Anne Rodrigues Abatti, Junior A Teacher
Josie was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Utah when she was just 3 months old. She is the oldest of seven siblings. Three bothers and three sisters. After graduating High School, she went on to Dental School in Brazil. She always wanted to follow her grandfather’s trade and become a dentist. She enjoys to work and organizing things and loves the outdoors. You will find that most of her summers are consisted of biking, hiking and swimming with her husband Marcelo, and their 4 children. They love traveling together, seeing new places and meeting new faces. She has traveled across America creating awareness of the importance of the divinely appointed roles of men and women, and has spent many hours advocating children’s needs for mothers and fathers. She loves children and the opportunity to serve others. She is excited to share her Savior’s love with all those around her.
Tianna Marie Horner, Junior Prep Teacher
Tianna Horner is an amazing hair dresser by trade and a mother of seven, exciting children by choice. She just moved here from Arizona to be with her husband who has been traveling for work for the last 5 years. They are excited to be part of the Kimber Academy.
Tianna has a naturally bubbly and fun personality, children love being around her. She has a strong testimony that Heavenly Father loves her and her family. She also knows that as we put the Lord first He will provide what we need to be able to serve Him.
Tianna loves serving others and can’t imagine a better way to spend her time each day. She excited about this new chapter of her life. Her oldest is 11 and her youngest is 18 months, she has adorable children. Her husband is very sweet and quiet but a great example of hard work to her family.
Distance Learning Instructors &
Creators of Kimber Academy Curriculum
The instructors for the Distance Learning classes this year are Dr. Glenn J. Kimber, and Julianne Skousen Kimber, Founders of Kimber Academy.
During the past number of years, the Kimbers have presented hundreds of educational and patriotic seminars and conferences covering all 50 states and in a number of foreign countries.
Dr. Kimber received two Doctorate degrees, one in Constitutional Studies from Coral Ridge Baptist University, based in Florida. Later on he received a second Doctorate in education from George Wythe College. Mrs. Kimber received a Masters Degree in Religious Education as the writer and compiler of all the curriculum for their private Academies.
Dr. Kimber also has conducted tours to the Middle East and developed a positive relationship with many of the leaders there. Because of his work and service in the Middle East both as a tour guide as well as a diplomat, Dr. Kimber received the coveted Ambassador of Peace award in 2016 from the Universal Peace Federation. It was presented to him by Amb. Sam Zackem, U.S. Ambassador to the Middle East.
The Kimbers established a series of private schools in the 1990s called the Benjamin Franklin Academies to incorporate back into the classroom a strong moral and patriotic curriculum. In 2001 the name was changed to Kimber Academy, designed for students ages K – 12. They have authored over 100 textbooks and educational guides which emphasize the U.S. Constitution, America’s Founding Fathers, and moral and religious values in all five core subjects.
In addition to being founder of the Kimber Academies, Dr. Kimber is currently president of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration, and in that capacity conducts seminars throughout the United States called “The Healing of America.” This seminar series teaches participants 1) the founding of America, 2) the establishment of the U.S. Constitution, 3) America’s drift from the Constitution, and 4) how the greatness of America can be restored.
The Kimbers are the parents of 8 children, grandparents of 31, and currently reside in Cedar City, Utah.
If you are interested in taking the online classes please contact the Lehi Kimber Academy to sign up.