Brandie Evans has been with LPA since August 2021. Prior to taking on her role as the Co-Managing Director, Director of Operations, she served on Legacy Preparatory Academy’s Board of Directors from 2017-2021. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Consumer and Community Studies. It is at the University of Utah where she fell in love with the nonprofit sector and the profound impact those organizations have on our community. She went on to later complete a graduate-level certification in Nonprofit Excellence. She aspires to get her Master’s degree in the future.
She also serves as a State Representative for the Utah Chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation; an organization that helps to raise awareness and funds for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research, a disorder her young daughter suffers from.
Mrs. Evans is inspired by the amazing students who attend LPA. Her mission is to give every child the tools, experiences, and relationships that bring the best out in them so when they become an adult they feel prepared and confident to step out into a world that engages their talents and abilities.
Brandie and her husband have two children. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, and traveling with her family.
She has worked in almost every job at LPA and has enjoyed watching the school mature over the years. All three of her children attended Legacy; the youngest started in first grade. She is proud of her grown children who are all pursuing their dreams.
Mrs. Stringfellow is inspired by the amazing students who walk LPA’s halls each day and strives to create an environment where they can thrive. In her spare time, she likes to swim, quilt, read, travel, and spend time with her family.
Jules Snarr moved to NYC the day after she graduated from high school. She worked her way up the food chain at the company, Smith Barney, eventually becoming a junior analyst in the public finance division. While living in NY, she also pursued her love of theater, piano, and directing. In Chicago, she worked for Great American Management & Investments, Corp., as a junior analyst. While at GAMI, she had an amazing boss who was extremely supportive of her creative side and encouraged her to pursue her acting, directing, and piano career, on her off-hours. She was lucky enough to leave the finance world behind, and jump headfirst into the performing arts. Jules has directed countless productions both artistically and musically in Utah, New York, New Jersey, and Chicago, and has led 100’s of production teams, theater staff, and actors throughout the nation. The amazing training and skills she learned in the performing arts, and business world helped her as she entered the world of education.
Jules has worked at Legacy Prep for sixteen years. During the first seven years at LPA, she taught musical theater and drama part-time to grades 7-12. She shifted her attention to the littles and taught music and musical theater to our K-6 grade students. During her first month at the South Campus, she approached the Executive Director, Elizabeth Hatch, asking for permission to create an after-school musical theater program for the younger aged children. Mrs. Hatch loved the idea. Three weeks later, LPA’s first 5th and 6th grade musical, Annie, Jr. was announced, auditioned for, and performed a few months later. The following year, Jules directed “two” after-school musicals, one for the 5th and 6th grade, and one for the 3rd and 4th grade, thus beginning the tradition of our elementary after-school musical theater program. Eventually, Jules moved back to the junior high campus, where she became the Head of the Fine Arts Department, teaching choir and all things theater to LPA’s 5th to 9th grade.
She is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters (both LPA alumni) and has worked in LPA’s District Administration since June 2020 as the Director of Advancement & Development. Jules loves our LPA community, and couldn’t be more proud to work alongside honest, strong, hardworking individuals in both our administration and our staff. We really do have the best community at LPA.
Shalon Brierley has been with LPA since March 2014. She graduated from Brigham Young University in August 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Child Education. She completed a graduate-level endorsement program in Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and has a master's degree in Educational Leadership.
After graduating with her bachelor's degree, Mrs. Brierley accepted a job with the Davis School District as a special education teacher. After nearly fourteen years of teaching in an elementary resource setting, she joined LPA as a special education teacher. During the 2014-2015 school year, Mrs. Brierley took on the role of Special Education Director.
She has had a passion for working with and helping students with special needs since her experience in high school as a student assistant for students with severe disabilities. Although currently not teaching, she loves the opportunity she has to continue to impact the lives of students with special needs.
Mrs. Brierley and her husband have two boys, both of whom have attended LPA. When she manages to find free time, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes, scrapbooking, camping, and playing games with her family. She loves Legacy and is grateful to be a part of this amazing school.