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, performing through NYC and having a blast. In Chicago, she worked for Great American Management & Investments, Corp. as a junior analyst. Outside of business hours, she was lucky enough to pursue her acting, directing, and piano career. She was lucky enough to leave the finance world behind and jump headfirst into the performing arts. She 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 since 2008. She taught musical theater and drama part-time to grades 7-12 for seven years, then shifted her attention to the littles where she taught music and theater to the K-6 grade students. She started the 3rd and 4th grade after-school theater program during her four-year tenure with the littles, however, she eventually moved back to teaching grades 5-9. Upon her return to the older grades, she became the Head of the Fine Arts department and loved every minute she spent with the Fine Arts team, and her students in the black box theater.
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 Marketing & Development. Jules loves our LPA community, and culture, and is proud to work alongside honest, strong, hardworking individuals in both our administration and our staff. Once a lion, always a lion!
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.