Mrs. Ballif brings an attitude of excellence to Vista with a penchant for serious fun. Mrs. Ballif is the Riding for Focus bicycling team teacher, having co-taught the class last year and assisted the year before. She came to Vista about six years ago as a para educator in Special Education and also became a favorite substitute teacher for Language Arts. She is a former journalist with The Salt Lake Tribune and The Spectrum, where she held writer and editor positions, and is a graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mass Communication/News Editorial Sequence. She holds a journalism endorsement through the state of Utah and is working on her English endorsement as a qualified Language Arts teacher. Mrs. Ballif is married to Scott and is the mother to four amazing sons.