Lavon Gotberg Education Center

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The Gotberg Education Center opened in 2022. More children and families at Alpine Academy will reach their full potential due to lifetime educator Lavon Gotberg, choosing to leave a generous legacy gift that will positively impact many generations of students to come. Lavon was active with school, church, family, and friends throughout her youth. She graduated in 1946 from South High in Salt Lake City. She then paid her way through the University of Utah, from which she graduated in 1951. Her first teaching position was at Uintah Grade School, teaching fourth grade. She spent her following summers attending Stanford University, graduating with her master’s degree in 1956.

In 1959, Lavon began her career as a civilian school teacher and administrator working for the US Air Force. During her time overseas, she worked in Toul, France; Trier, Germany; Yokota, Japan; and Hanau, Germany. The remainder of her teaching career was spent in the Portland Oregon Parkrose School District, teaching 7th grade. She was a hands-on teacher and a teenager mentor for over 45 years and was beloved by students, friends, and family.

Throughout her years, Lavon traveled extensively and had numerous outstanding experiences in countries, which included France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, England, Japan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and India. It is only fitting that this new Education Center be named in honor of Lavon Gotberg and Alpine Academy is eternally grateful for her generosity and lifelong devotion to education.

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