Megan Clawson

Murray Director

My name is Megan Clawson and I am the Director of St. John’s in Murray.  I am currently working on my last class to earn my BA in Human Development and Family Studies. 

I have been working in early childhood since 2001 and love being the Director of the Murray location. 

I love being able to be in every classroom and getting to see all of the children at our location grow and change throughout their time with us. 

I am happily married and have four adorable children.  As a family, we enjoy playing outside, going for walks, and having a family movie night.

Melissa Williams

Sugarhouse Director

Hi! My name is Melissa Williams and I am excited to be the Director at the Sugarhouse location!

I was born and raised right here in Utah. I am the oldest of seven children. I am a caretaker by nature and a mother to three amazing children. I have been an Early Childhood Educator since 2009. I started as a toddler teacher at Christ Lutheran School and from there I have had the opportunity at one time or another to be the lead teacher in each of the classrooms we have at St. John’s including summer camp. I really enjoyed working with Camp Wild Life this past year and the experience of getting out into the great outdoors with the kids. I have a passion for learning and it gives me great joy to see that same spark ignite in the minds of the children I get to work with. I am a big believer in the philosophy that children learn best through play. I love the Reggio Emilia approach to education and I am eager to help others incorporate it into their classrooms. I have taken a wide variety of classes over the years to further my knowledge and stay informed in my field. I will be working on obtaining my National Administrators Credential over the summer.I consider myself a big nerd at heart and enjoy books, comics, movies, and pop culture. I look forward to getting to know and working with the Sugarhouse team. I can’t wait to meet you and for all the adventures that lie ahead. Cheers!

Amanda Sutliff

Liberty Park /Lead Director

Hi, I’m Ms. Amanda the Liberty Park Director and Lead Director of our Programs.

I have been honored to be with St. John’s since 2013. Implementing our Reggio Emilia educational approach and love for the outdoors has created a work environment that I am proud to share with our youngest community members as they grow from our Pre-School students at St. John’s to our School Aged Campers in Camp Wild Life.

I am a proud mother of three courageous girls that love and are as proud to be a part of St. John’s and Camp Wild Life programs as I am. Continuing my education in Early Childhood, Education, Business, and Leadership I am continuously looking to further my knowledge and exposure to the industry. 

Seeing our campers experience our mountains, streams, reservoirs, and parks is a privilege and the best part of being with Camp Wild Life. Whether our campers are experienced hikers or paddle boarding for the first time – the joy and excitement each day in our daily adventures make me ever proud and ever grateful to be here.

Amber Madsen

Sandy Director

Hello, my name is Amber Madsen, and I am the Sandy Director.

I have been in early childhood education since 2008 during that time I have worked as a lead teacher in the infant class, the 2’s class, and the 3’s class. 

I appreciate being able to focus my skills and talents from the classroom to being a director. I love watching children grow and explore the world around them. 

I have been married for 19 years and am the mother of four adorable boys.  As a family, we love to play games, be outdoors and watch movies together.  In my quiet moments, I love to craft.

Chaney Zinn

Executive Director of St. John’s CCDC and Camp Wild Life/After School Programs

I am lucky to have been given this opportunity because it has allowed me to have a job that has true rewards attached to it.  To see the differences you can make in a young child’s life is truly a gift.

I started Camp Wild Life years ago when I saw a need for a quality childcare program for school-age students. I knew we needed to keep them busy and I couldn’t think of a better way to accomplish this than to expose them to everything Utah has to offer.

I have a passion for the environment and a love for the outdoors. It is my hope that we inspire a love for exploration, conservation, and wilderness in our young Utahns.

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