Meet Our Faculty and Staff
Rowland Hall’s teachers are united in their efforts to teach the content, culture, and character that today’s students will need to succeed in college and the workplace. Additionally, three quarters of our teachers have earned or are pursuing graduate degrees and are highly qualified with an average of 17 years teaching experience in the classroom.
Rowland Hall’s financial commitment to professional development is unparalleled among its peer Utah schools. In addition to their commitments as teachers, advisors, mentors, and coaches, our faculty members take time to keep current on the latest learning research, teaching techniques, curriculum development, and technological trends.
Our teachers’ backgrounds and interests vary widely. In fact, many are transplants to Utah who were educated in colleges and universities nationally, and even internationally. Our students’ horizons are broadened when these multifaceted role models share lessons learned from their personal pursuits, whether in the arts, literature, recreation, or travel.
Above all, Rowland Hall students perceive teachers as creating a caring, well-structured learning environment in which academic risk is encouraged and expectations are high, clear, and challenging.
Mrs. Beth E. E. Ott
Beth Ott joined Rowland Hall in 2008 as Rowland Hall's SummerWorks Director and as Lower School Extended Day Assistant Director. She currently hold the role of Director of Auxiliary Programs at Rowland Hall. Prior to her time at Rowland Hall, she worked as a Recreation Therapist (CTRS) in behavioral health at McKay-Dee and LDS Hospitals. In previous jobs, Beth worked at residential summer camps, at ski areas, at Red Butte Garden, and served as a volunteer with YMCA Go Global. Beth earned her B.A. in sociology from Denison University and her M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah. As a native of Indiana, Beth enjoys and appreciates being able to play in the nearby mountains and deserts with her family.
Read more about Beth Ott in Fine Print, the magazine of Rowland Hall:
- SummerWorks: It's Showtime! (June 2017)
- From Showing up in Pajamas to 'Holding the Clipboard' (February 2017)
- SummerWorks Campers and Counselors Keep Coming Back for More (June 2016)
- Summer Days Filled with Classic Summer Fun (February 2016)
- The Ethics of SummerWorks (April 2015)