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School Employees of the Month – December 2018


Amanda Hadlock

Amanda Hadlock was born at a hospital in Roosevelt, Utah, but lived and grew up in Vernal, Utah (For those who are not familiar with the Uintah Basin, that is an important distinction). Amanda is the oldest daughter and granddaughter in a family of six kids. She was raised on a farm and helped with the milking chores by personally milking 1.5 cows twice a day when she was five years old.

Amanda graduated from Uintah High School as co-valedictorian and homecoming queen, where she participated in the honor society, served as senior class president, and lettered in basketball, track, and debate. Amanda also graduated from Utah State University in Elementary Education as the Student Teacher of the Year and Valedictorian of the College of Education.

After teaching fourth grade in Uintah School District, Amanda taught two years of fifth grade in the old fifth grade building, and two years of sixth grade at Morgan Middle School. After a twelve-year stint of teaching her own children, she returned to Morgan School District as an instructional coach at Morgan Elementary School. She has worked in that capacity for the last 3.5 years, for a total of eight years in Morgan School District.

Amanda has spent nearly 15 years as a family photographer and enjoys reading novels while eating chocolate and Doritos, most preferably on the beach. Amanda and Marcus are the parents of four adopted children: Emma (15), Kymbrielle (13), Jordan (11), and Logan (6). Amanda and her husband Marcus (who teacher fifth grade at Morgan Elementary) are 19-year residents of Morgan, currently living on Island Road.

Something nobody knows about Amanda … she hates mushy peas and stinky fish!

Cydnee Mikesell

Cydnee Mikesell was born in Ogden, Utah, and grew up in Roy with her mother and two younger sisters. Cyd’s mom worked full-time, so the girls spent most of their time growing up at their grandmother’s home in Riverdale. When Cyd was in high school, her mother re-married and added six more siblings to their family. Altogether, there are six girls and three boys.

Cyd graduated from Roy High School. During her high school years, she worked at several fast food restaurants. After graduation, she went to work at The Packager, making boxes, and then to Autoliv, assembling airbags. When her son turned one, Cyd decided that she wanted to spend more time at home, and so she quit working full-time and started working part-time at Taggart’s Grill. When her youngest was ready to start kindergarten she began working at Morgan Elementary.

Cyd has now worked a total of seven years for Morgan School District. She was first hired as a paraprofessional at Morgan Elementary, and eventually applied, and was hired on to her current position as the assistant campus secretary.

Cyd enjoys reading, golfing, camping, and helping her children explore their interests. She is married to Greg Mikesell, and together they have three children: Colton, a 2018 graduate of Morgan High School; Kassidy, a junior at Morgan High; and Briley, a seventh-grader at Morgan Middle School.

Something nobody knows about Cyd … she would love to visit Scotland.

Trina Wilkinson

Trina Wilkinson was born in Ogden, Utah, the favorite daughter of John Laraine Toone. Trina and her three brothers grew up in Lost Creek on her family’s ranch and farm. She graduated from Morgan High School, where as a student, she participated in track and field, student government, and the National Honor Society.

Trina attended college at Utah State University, majoring in history, with a minor in English, and earning a secondary teaching certificate. Aside from childhood chores of bottling lambs, gathering firewood, washing dishes, and tending little brothers, Trina has worked as a server in several restaurants, copy edited books and college research papers, and substituted in schools. After completing her degree, she taught Language Arts in 7th-9th grades at South Summit Middle School for three years. She then enjoyed the next 15 years with her five children before returning to work outside of the home.

This is Trina’s fifth year working for Morgan School District. During that time, she has worked as a special education aide in Morgan Elementary School and is currently an instructional coach at Morgan Elementary.

Trina enjoys gardening, reading, baking, and supporting her children in their various activities. She is married to Ross Wilkinson. They have five children: Jaynie, a sophomore at Utah State; Seth, a senior at Morgan High School; Sam, a sophomore at Morgan High School; Levi, 7th grade; and Jed, 5th grade.

Something nobody knows about Trina … she doesn’t like mashed potatoes

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