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Mrs. Archer started teaching a variety of subjects in Murtaugh for four years. When she transferred to Robert Stuart Middle School, she taught Language Arts for thirteen years. She has been teaching Social Studies for the last four years.
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.
Mr. Breland started with the Twin Falls School District in 2006 teaching at Sawtooth Elementary, Robert Stuart Middle School and O’Leary Middle School
Mr. Bryan started his teaching career at CSI in the vocational development center. He worked there for two years before starting teaching at Robert Stuart Junior High school in 1981, where he has been for 36 years. He has taught physical science, speech, arts and crafts, and fine art at Robert Stuart. He has also enjoyed coaching at RSMS and at Twin Falls High School for 17 years. Mr. Bryan has picked up on a new love of shooting clay targets and getting out to hike, fish, hunt, and paint watercolor paintings.His degrees are AA Science; BFA Fine Arts; MFA Masters of Fine Arts Curriculum Development
Ms. Carter joined the Twin Falls School District in 2016. She has 14 years teaching experience in science and technology.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved writing. I wrote my first adventure “novel” in the second grade, and I can hardly recall a day without writing. I love language, and it’s my hope that my I can teach my students, your children, to love language and the beauty of a well-wrought sentence.
I have worked for the Twin Falls School District for ten years now. I worked at Lincoln Elementary School for nine of the years.
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.
This is Mr. Ellsworth’s first year with the Twin Falls School District. A Northwest Nazarene University and Boise State University alumni, Mr. Ellsworth was previously employed with the Jerome School District.
Ms. Garrity earned her Child Development Associate degree and has been with TFSD since 2013 working with special needs students for four years. She has 26 years experience with general education, and worked with Head Start – 12th grade.
Christine Godfrey is part of the Math Department and came to TFSD in 2017 after teaching math at Buhl High School for three years. She earned her A.A. from CSI and B.S. from ISU. She has taught subjects from Algebra 1 to Statistics and is looking forward to the change to 6th grade math. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, disc golf, swimming, and reading a good book.
Title II funds are used for released-time master teachers who are assigned to each school as Instructional Coaches. They work with novice teachers, meet with grade-level teams and provide help with instruction and ideas for teachers who have varied years of experience. Shannon Greene taught mathematics for 9 years at Robert Stuart Middle School. She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a math endorsement and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Building Administration at NNU.
This is Mr. Guthrie’s second year in the Twin Falls School District. He has been working in education for the past 12 years in various roles. Mr. Guthrie is an alumni of Twin Falls High School, and after finishing high school, he attended CSI, Central Texas College, and Park University. He also spent four years serving in the Marine Corps.
“Starting a new school is an opportunity that few educators and students will ever be part of. I am excited to be working with the staff, students, and parents of South Hills Middle School. I am the Associate Principal, but We are ONE South Hills Middle School. Go Cougs!”
Teacher Librarians maintain five roles: Leader–creates an environment of collaboration and creative problem solving; Instructional Partner— works with other educators to strengthen connections for student-information resources; Information Specialist—provides expertise in the selection and ethical use of information; Teacher–empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information; Program Administrator—defines the policies of the school library program and directs all activities related to it (adapted from American Associations of School Librarians).
Mrs. Hall became a Teacher Librarian in 2013 after three decades of teaching elementary, middle, and high school Language Arts/English. In addition to Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Hall is certified/endorsed in Elementary Education, Secondary English, and Literacy. She started with Twin Falls School District in 1997 and is also the website manager for South Hills Middle School.
Mr. Howard has been with the TFSD since 1986.
Joshua Larson earned his B.S. from BYU Idaho and continued his education with his Post bac earned from the University of Wyoming.
Mr. Mietzner has been married for 32 years and has four children, He graduated from Southern Oregon University and is in his 36th year of teaching. This is his 27th year in Twin Falls School District–joining 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 four years have been full of learning and growing with the TFSD. I look forward to many more!
Registrar assists in the smooth operation of student records, both incoming and outgoing; course scheduling.
I am joining the Twin Falls School District in the year 2017-2018 after having taught for 15 years. I am completing two years as an English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I have taught every grade except for third and eighth and every subject; I also have an Elementary Ed. degree with an English endorsement.
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 just finished her first year at Twin Falls School District and looks forward to many more. Before teaching Language Arts at Robert Stuart, she was a teacher at Filer School District for 20+ years.
Cindy Oneida has had the privilege of being an educator for almost 30 years! 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 begins this year, in which she will have the opportunity to teach English/Language Arts as well as Title Math.
After growing up, graduating from Purdue University, and teaching in Indiana, Mr. Palmer moved to the Magic Valley in 2014. He has taught in Filer for the past two years (English and social studies classes) and coached basketball and track as well. This will be 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 the past five years Sheri has been working in the Wendell School District at the elementary and middle schools. Now she begins 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 Assistant (A.K.A. Optimus Prime of Snowboards); Formerly 7th Grade Science; Formerly 7th Grade Social Studies; Lead Troublemaker Extraordinaire; Legendary Founding Member of South Hills Middle School Science Department Chair; 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.
This is Ms. Hannah Thomas’ second year teaching ELL in TFSD.
I joined the Twin Falls School District in December of 2012 at Harrison’s Developmental Preschool. I was a para there for 2.5 years and one year at Bickel Elementary in the SPED classroom. I graduated with my Associates in Special Ed this year and hopefully will start ISU in the Spring to continue with my degree in SPED K-12.
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.
Mrs. Kristan Young is a Physical Education teacher at South Hills Middle School and is certified in Elementary Education All Subjects. She has been teaching PE for two years 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. They have lived here since 2005 and enjoy this area–particularly volleyball, riding her horse, and softball. She is looking forward to getting to know all of the students at South Hills this year.