• Full Name: Dr. DeLaina Tonks
  • Position: Principal
  • Phone Number: 801.721.6329

Dr. DeLaina Tonks has been involved in education since 1991, as a teacher, instructional designer, and administrator. Prior to coming to Mountain Heights Academy, she taught high school French and Spanish in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Dr. Tonks is a 2020 “Best of State – Administrator” winner and was named as one of Utah Business’s “30 Women to Watch” in 2014. Dr. Tonks is a frequent local, national, and global presenter on open education resources, intentional online learning, and best practices in digital teaching and learning. She holds a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University, her initial alma mater, where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish Teaching. Dr. Tonks also holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition from Ohio State University.

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