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December 2020 Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Hunter

Three sisters smiling and huddled for a picture.
Hunter (left) with her two sisters (and no, they are not triplets). Photo courtesy of Rebecca Hunter 

Q: Where are you from?
Salt Lake City

Q: What and where have you studied?
A: I did my undergrad degree and PhD in education and leadership policy at the University of Utah and my MPA at BYU.

Q: Where have you previously worked?
A: I worked as both a second- and sixth-grade teacher in Salt Lake City School District; I also worked for a research journal, Educational Administration Quarterly, at the University of Utah.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the McKay School?
A: My favorite thing about the McKay School is the people. The faculty and staff are like none other, and the students are amazing.

Q: What do you regret not starting or doing when you were younger?
A: I regret not starting the Harry Potter series sooner! While my entire family was reading them and loving them, I was a bit of a holdout. It took me a few years, but now I’m a huge fan.

Q: What would you rate 10/10?
A: Cutler’s milk chocolate chip cookies and mint brownies 

Q: What is your go-to weeknight meal?
A: Spaghetti and salad

Q: Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
A: Lake Powell or Bear Lake

Q: What invention doesn’t get a lot of love but has greatly improved the world?
A: The heated car seat. I use it basically every day.

Q: What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?
A: “People?! . . . I ain’t people!” —Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain