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James Meidell


Utah Arts Academy has given me an opportunity unlike any other I have had to practice and improve my skills in the art and science of teaching, and to engage students in hands-on science experiences. My hope is that students will leave with a greater appreciation of how the world works and how they can use the process of science in their daily lives to become more informed and thoughtful citizens of the world. I choose UAA for this reason, and for the support given to me and my family that has enabled me to continue taking advantage of this opportunity to pursue this goal.


M.S. Central Washington University, Biology: I studied the habitat preference of Northern Alligator Lizards to inform the design of wildlife crossing structures in the state of Washington.
B.F.A Utah State University, Art Education: I studied art education, figure drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.

Current Affiliations

Part-time Biology Instructor at Dixie State University

Past Experience

Science Teacher at Diamond Ranch Academy
General Education Teacher at Red Rock Canyon School
Wildlife Technician with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Art Teacher at Panguitch High School and Middle School

2022-23 Class Schedule – Q1

A2Biology (108)B2Chemistry (107)
A3Biology (106)B3Biology (103)
A4Chemistry (104)B4Chemistry (104)
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