Owner and Administrator 

Tamara Halls

Tamara is the oldest of ten children. She is a natural redhead, don’t worry, she tries not to be mean to often. She loves learning, reading is her favorite!! She loves to study early in the morning before her family is awake.
She is married to an amazing man who is an awesome dad to their three girls. He is an inspiration to all life long learners. The first school he graduated from was dental school! She’s not bragging, he is just a funny guy, you will like him.
She has been a “homeschool mom” for 3 years or so. She knew she felt at home when she joined her first co-op. She had been searching for the right place for herself and her children for about 15 months. Through a lot of prayer, fasting and study the Lord led them to Kimber Academy. She had some very specific things that she felt the Lord wanted her to teach and while visiting with The current owner, she discovered that Kimber did have all of those and more.
She wasn’t planning on taking over the school but the more things were discussed, it felt like the right fit. She is excited to serve your children and your family. She truly loves her Savior and knows that He has a desire for all of us to learn about Him and all of the wonderful things he has created for us.

Her favorite scripture about education is D&C 88:77-80.
“That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.”
The last verse is her favorite part. She wants to be prepared in all ways to serve her Savior. She want her family and her children to be prepared as well. She says “As we turn to our Savior he will lead and direct our lives and our learning”, her greatest desire is to “learn conduct from the Father”.

she says she is not perfect, And she will make lots of mistakes but she will try to apologize quickly and repent often. 😉



Junior Dean (ages 9-11)

Laureen Madsen

Laureen jined Kimber Academy in the fall of 2016 as the Junior A and Art teacher. Laureen was born and raised in Orem, Utah, and is the 39th grandchild of the late Dr. W. Cleon Skousen.  She was home taught through her elementary years and graduated from Orem High School at the age of 16, and later graduated from UVU (UVSC at the time) with an Associate Degree in Applied Science “Computer Graphics Specialization”.  She traveled to several countries and has been to 49 of our 50 nifty United States.  She has always had a love for animals, art, her country, and has enjoyed being with children since babysitting and teaching at church.  Married for fourteen years, Laureen has 6 children (5 living) and home teaches them.  She is so happy to be apart of the Kimber Academy and looks forward to sharing her love for the Savior and His work, and meeting more wonderful people!


Senior Teacher (ages 12-18)


Senior History teacher (ages 12-18)

Larry Hill

Brother Hill has taught at the Kimber Academy for 18 years and is a very passionate teacher. He has taught American Civic’s, Influences of Religion, and the 5000 Year Leap to others. His students will learn the Constitution and God’s laws, as it is taught amongst the 5 subjects at Kimber Academy. 

Larry is a former marine and brings stories along with discipline into his classroom that the students love. He and his sweet wife live in West Valley and have had 9 children together.


Junior B Teacher (ages 9-11)


Junior A Teacher (ages 6-8)


Special Events Coordinator


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