Lincoln Hall Dormitory is a three-story home originally built in 1892. It houses up to 14 boarding school girls (8th-10th grades). There are 9 dorm rooms with 2 big bathrooms, a 2nd-floor common lounge and a large lounge on the first floor with a large television. There is a nice size kitchen with a table and chairs, stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 washers and 2 dryers for the students use. Girls love living in Lincoln Hall Dormitory because it is cozy fostering strong bonds and long lasting friendships.
Dorm Parent: Esther Gutierrez
Raised in Heber City, UT, Esther has lived all over Utah from the north end of the state to the south end. She has her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement Science, and is Crossfit Cert Level 1. She has two beautiful children who keep her grounded and present. Esther thoroughly enjoys watching them grow and learn new things. Becoming a mother has taught her the value of leading by example and assessing what she wishes to pass on to her children.
Esther grew up playing soccer and softball. In high school, she discovered weightlifting and it’s been a passion of hers ever since. Esther enjoys working out and being active. She has made many analogies of life while in the weight room. Part of Esther’s life philosophy is in order to best help and serve those around you, you must be in good health yourself.
Wellness encompasses not only physical, as well as, spiritual, emotional, and mental.
Assistant Dorm Parent: Abbi Kennedy
Abbi Kennedy moved to this beautiful valley when she was eleven years old, and she has been taking advantage of it ever since. Abbi is an enthusiast; she has a passion for just about everything: her friendships, her family, her mountainous surroundings, and her job.
For Abbi, Wasatch Academy is more than just a job. She has been here since 1998 and has raised her family on this campus. She has worked in the transportation dept, and as a much-needed dorm-relief mother. Some students call her ‘Mom’ and others just talk to her as if she were their mother. She invites comfort with authentic kindness, and for that, the students flock to her for respite. They respect and adore her. Although we don’t know from where her energy wells, there is a seemingly endless reservoir, and we all benefit from it.
Abbi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Utah State. Along with keeping busy with Wasatch Academy endeavors, she stays plenty active with three kids: Emma, Ethan, and Audree. She also hikes, runs, practices yoga, and helps her friends with anything they need.