• PhD in Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University, 2019.

  • Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition from The Ohio State University, 1997.

  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish Teaching, from Brigham Young University, 1993 



  • Open Research Award, 2017.

  • President’s Lifetime Service Award, 2017.

  • "30 Women to Watch in Utah," 2014.

  • Utah "Best of State" Award for Best Principal, 2014.

  • OER Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, 2012.


  • Involved in the planning and implementation of Mountain Heights Academy (formerly Open High School of Utah), 2008-2009.

  • Worked at one of the first online schools in the country, in Columbus, Ohio, 2004-2006

  • Taught high school French and Spanish in Upper Arlington, Ohio, 1993-2003.


  • DeLaina and her husband, Paul, live on top of a mountain in Draper, UT. They have four children, three cats, two bettas and one turtle.


  • She enjoys spending time with her family, good books and music, laughing, traveling, politics, playing the piano and singing.