honey bee haven

with Ms. Rhea

our kindergarten

At Wasatch Charter School, we provide a beautiful and warm, home-like environment that is filled with rhythmic activities, indoor and out. Free play allows children to develop the capacity for creative thinking, problem solving, and social skills.

The school year is filled with the work of daily life, stories, crafts and seasonal activities . Movement, Fairy Tales, songs and verse develop in the child a love of language and a strong foundation to further academics in the grades.

 class teacher


Rhea Howarth grew up in Maine exploring the woods behind her home while searching for fairies and hidden treasure. As a child she was always playing or reading. When she took breaks from her favorite books, she participated in drama, choirs, tennis and swimming.  

Rhea received a Bachelor of Science from BYU-Idaho where she studied creative writing, microbiology and cake decorating. After graduating, Rhea and her husband moved to Salt Lake City where they had two daughters. 

Rhea has worked as a swim instructor, cake decorator and restaurant manager. Rhea enjoys writing children’s stories, reading, crafting and hiking. 

In 2018 Rhea came to work at Wasatch Charter School. There she found her home in Early Childhood Education. Rhea has her level 1 teaching license and is currently enrolled in Waldorf teacher training through Gradalis. Rhea is very excited to begin teaching Kindergarten this year.

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.

—Fred Rogers