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Joy joined TFSD as an elementary music teacher in 2015. She has experience teaching music from preschool to college level and specializes in instrumental music. She has earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
Joe Bartley started his career as a 7th-grade teacher in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 2002. In 2015 he moved to Twin Falls and began working as an 8th-grade teacher at O’Leary Middle School. In 2017, he joined the staff at South Hills Middle School. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Bartley has coached football, wrestling and track at various levels in both Pennsylvania and Twin Falls.
Ms. Carter joined the Twin Falls School District in 2016. She has many years teaching experience in science and technology.
Ms. Hannah Clapier’s has been teaching ELL in TFSD since 2015-2016.
Mrs. Graybill has worked for the Twin Falls School District for over a decade. She worked at Lincoln Elementary School for nine of the years before joining South Hills.
As an English Language Arts teacher, students will be able to gain critical thinking skills. They will do this with argumentation, informational, and creative writing skills. Mr. Dillard started with Twin Falls School District in the school year of 2016/2017. This was his first official year as a teacher in the secondary level. However, his first experience in teaching was in college. While Mr. Dillard was getting his degree for teaching at BSU, he became a math tutor. Shortly after that, he was promoted to an adjunct math 025 instructor at BSU. He taught math for 3 semesters, and after graduation obtained a long-term substitute position where he taught math for seventh grade.. Mr. Dillard then taught 11th grade English for summer school and one year of teaching 7th grade English. Mr. Dillard’s degrees are BA English Education; BAS; AAS Broadcast Technology.
Mr. Ellsworth joined Twin Falls School District for school year 2017-2018 to open South Hills Middle School. A Northwest Nazarene University and Boise State University alumni, Mr. Ellsworth was previously employed with the Jerome School District.
Joshua Larson earned his B.S. from BYU Idaho and continued his education with his Post Bac earned from the University of Wyoming. He joined SHMS/TFSD in 2017-2018.
Mr. Mietzner is married and has four children, He graduated from Southern Oregon University and has been teaching for over three decades. He joined Twin Falls school District in 1990.
My greatest love and passion is for students and their learning-learning of subject matter and learning of life skills important not only to graduate, but also the learning of skills to be a successful member of society and a role model for those that follow in their footsteps. I have spent my entire life “teaching”. My love for teaching began in the basement of my childhood home. I was just 6. All of the neighborhood children received the best education a 6 year old could offer. From there, I lead and directed many church, after school, and summer camps for kids. I received my BA degree from Idaho State University and my Master’s of Literacy degree from NNU. I taught reading for four years at Jerome Middle School and then joined TFSD as a literacy intervention teacher and building intervention coordinator. The last several years have been full of learning and growing with the TFSD. I look forward to many more!
Whitney Moses graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BA in humanities. She earned a post-baccalaureate degree in secondary education from Lewis-Clark State College. Mrs. Moses is certified in language arts, humanities and library media. She joined the district in January of 2015.
Amy Nelson finished her first year at Twin Falls School District in 2016-2017 at Robert Stuart Middle School and looks forward to many more at TFSD. Before teaching Language Arts at RSMS, she was a teacher at Filer School District for 20+ years.
Cindy Oneida has had the privilege of being an educator for about three decades! Her teaching career started in Jackpot, NV where she had the opportunity to teach 3rd, 4th, and Title Math. After 11 years of teaching in Nevada, a decision was made to start teaching in the Twin Falls area. She continued her teaching career in Filer, Idaho where she taught second grade for many years. Five years ago, she decided to take on a new adventure and teach English/Language Arts at Filer Middle School. A new chapter of teaching began in 2017-2018 at South Hills Middle School.
After growing up, graduating from Purdue University, and teaching in Indiana, Mr. Palmer moved to the Magic Valley in 2014. He taught in Filer for two years (English and social studies classes) and coached basketball and track as well. School year 2017-2018 was Mr. Palmer’s first year with TFSD. Some of his achievements include having a lovely wife and daughter, an almost completed goal of visiting all 50 states (only one left), Order of Merlin 2nd class, and having been alive to see the Cubs win the World Series.
School counseling is an integral part of each school’s educational program supporting a base of academic success for each student. By design, it is developmental and focuses on milestones that follow sequentially as preschool children become young adults. Counseling programs contain sequential activities that are organized and implemented by certified school counselors, teachers, and administrators, in collaboration with students, parents/guardians, and members of the local community. Sheri Remming started her counseling career at Robert Stuart Junior High in 2002, moved to Northern Idaho for three years, then came back to the Twin Falls School District counseling at Lincoln Elementary, Xavier school, and in Burley at Cassia High School. For five years, Mrs. Remming worked in the Wendell School District at the elementary and middle schools. In 2017-2018 she started a new chapter back in the Twin Falls District and is very excited to be working at South Hills Middle School.
8th Grade Science; Ski Club (A.K.A. Optimus Prime of Snowboards); Formerly 7th Grade Science; Formerly 7th Grade Social Studies; Lead Troublemaker Extraordinaire; All around humble person who prefers to be called “Mr. R.”
Bookkeeper maintains an accurate accounting of students and related reports.
Attendance Secretary is responsible for recording, and reporting of student attendance.
Ms. Turpin started working for Twin Falls School District in 2013 after graduating from Boise State University (Go Ducks!). She taught 7th grade math for four years at Robert Stuart Middle School before joining SHMS in 2017-2018.
Mrs. Kristan Young is a Physical Education teacher at South Hills Middle School and is certified in Elementary Education All Subjects. She has taught PE along with Life Science. She has also coached a variety of sports including girls basketball, volleyball, and track at both high school and middle school. She joined TFSD in 2017 and believes that every child should be treated with respect and valued. Mrs. Young has a great family of three boys and many 4-legged animals. She has also coached all of her boys in a variety of sports. Mrs. Young has lived here since 2005 and enjoys this area–particularly volleyball, riding her horse, and softball. She looks forward to getting to know all of the students at South Hills each year.