Tonya Symons

Elementary Teaching Assistant

I joined the wonderful staff at IDLA as an Elementary Teaching Assistant in 2020. Before I became a teacher for IDLA, I helped many different types of students learn in a middle school for 13 years. I started my education career by helping in my own children’s classrooms after I decided my family was more important to me than my original career as a chemist. I have a BA in Chemistry Education with an emphasis in middle school math from NNU and a BS in Chemistry from USU. I also was a medical transcriptionist. For fun, I enjoy nature, spending time with family, and volunteering. I also love new adventures found in reading. After reading 300+ Star Wars books, it took me several years to finally accept that Disney has not completely messed up the George Lucas Star Wars universe (only mostly messed it up).