My name is Mrs. Pretell. I am originally from Moab, Utah. I'm married to a wonderful man, and we have two kids. As a child, I grew up hiking and playing in the red rock desert. I am the middle child in a large family. My father was a teacher in Moab for thirty years. From his experience in teaching, I developed a love for both teaching and hands on science. I speak both English and Spanish. This is my sixth year at Hawthorn Academy, and eleventh year teaching. My hobbies include hiking, playing piano, traveling to new places, and gardening.