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Vicci Archer
Vicci Archer, B.A.
(208) 732-5160 ext. 4060
History Teacher
Social Studies

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.

Social Studies
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Joy Atkin
Joy Atkin, B.M.Ed.
(208) 732-5160 ext. 4067
Band/Choir Teacher
Electives

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.

Electives
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Sarah Barker
Sarah Barker, LMSW
(208) 732-5160
Counselor and Cross Country Coach
Counseling
Counseling
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Joseph Bartley
Joseph Bartley, BA; M. Ed.
(208) 732-5160
History Teacher
Social Studies

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.

Social Studies
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Amanda Bates
Amanda Bates
(208) 732-5160
Kitchen Manager
Food Service
Food Service
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Brad Breland
Brad Breland, MA
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Language Arts

Mr. Breland started with the Twin Falls School District in 2006 teaching at Sawtooth Elementary, Robert Stuart Middle School and O’Leary Middle School

Language Arts
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Julie Bruce
Julie Bruce
(208) 732-5160
Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Jay Bryan
Jay Bryan, AA; BFA; MFA
(208) 732-5160
Art Instructor
Electives

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

Electives
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Diane Cannon
Diane Cannon
(208) 732-5160
Counseling Secretary
Counseling
Counseling
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James Carlock
James Carlock
(208) 732-5160
Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Sherene Carter
Sherene Carter
(208) 732-5160
STEM Teacher
Electives

Ms. Carter joined the Twin Falls School District in 2016. She has 14 years teaching experience in science and technology.

Electives
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Scott Clark
Scott Clark
(208) 732-5160
Classroom Teacher, ELA Department Head
Language Arts

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.

Language Arts
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Dixie Clements-Graybill
Dixie Clements-Graybill
(208) 732-5160
IRC
SPED

I have worked for the Twin Falls School District for ten years now. I worked at Lincoln Elementary School for nine of the years.

SPED
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Cheryl Cummings
Cheryl Cummings
(208) 732-5160
Library Assistant
Library
Library
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Paula Cunningham
Paula Cunningham
(208) 732-5160
Para
SPED
SPED
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Julie Dayley
Julie Dayley
208-732-5160
Speech-Language Pathologist
Support
Support
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Aimee De La Cruz
Aimee De La Cruz
(208) 732-5160
Special Ed Teacher and Boys Soccer Coach
SPED
SPED
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Michael Dillard
Michael Dillard, BA; BAS; AAS
(208) 732-5160
English Teacher
Language Arts

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.

Language Arts
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Michele Dimond
Michele Dimond
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
SPED
SPED
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Brett Doyle
Brett Doyle
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Math
Math
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Ryan Ellsworth
Ryan Ellsworth
(208) 732-5160
Principal
Administration

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.

Administration
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Carey Farnsworth
Carey Farnsworth
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Electives
Electives
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Ben Flores
Ben Flores
(208) 732-5160
Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Beliz Garcia
Beliz Garcia
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Math
Math
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Sandra Garrity
Sandra Garrity, A.A.
(208) 732-5160
IRC
SPED

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.

SPED
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Steven Gassert
Steven Gassert
(208) 732-5160
SRO
Administration
Administration
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Jodie Geiser
Jodie Geiser
(208) 732-5160
Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Christine Godfrey
Christine Godfrey, B.S.
(208) 732-5160
Math Teacher and 7th Grade Volleyball Coach
Math

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.

Math
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Shannon Greene
Shannon Greene, B.A.
(208) 732-5160
Instructional Coach
Instructional Coach

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.

Instructional Coach
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Claudia Grover
Claudia Grover
(208) 732-5160
Passroom
Support
Support
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Jerry Guthrie
Jerry Guthrie, MS
(208) 732-5160
Associate Principal
Administration

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!”

Administration
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Juli Hall
Juli Hall
(208) 732-5160
Teacher Librarian / Website Manager
Library

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.

Library
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Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
(208) 732-5160
IRC
SPED
SPED
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Shelli Hendriks
Shelli Hendriks
 
Asst. Kitchen Manager
Food Service
Food Service
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Kori Hoffman
Kori Hoffman
(208) 732-5160
Speech-Language Pathologist
Support
Support
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Kevin Howard
Kevin Howard, B.M.Ed.
(208) 732-5160
Orchestra Teacher
Electives

Mr. Howard has been with the TFSD since 1986.

Electives
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Amber Irwin
Amber Irwin
(208) 732-5160
Para
SPED
SPED
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Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy
(208) 732-5160
IDLA Coordinator
IDLA
IDLA
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Billy Lane
Billy Lane
(208) 732-5160
Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Joshua Larson
Joshua Larson
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Science

Joshua Larson earned his B.S. from BYU Idaho and continued his education with his Post bac earned from the University of Wyoming.

Science
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Rita McDonald
Rita McDonald
(208) 732-5160
Trays
Food Service
Food Service
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Keith Mietzner
Keith Mietzner, BS
(208) 732-5160
Physical Education Teacher
Electives

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.

Electives
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Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller, MS
(208) 732-5160
Reading Intervention Building Coordinator
Language Arts

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!

Language Arts
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Karen Miller
Karen Miller
(208) 732-5160
Registrar
Counseling

Registrar assists in the smooth operation of student records, both incoming and outgoing; course scheduling.

Counseling
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Dana Moller
Dana Moller, B.A.
(208) 732-5160
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Electives

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.

Electives
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Desiree Montoya
Desiree Montoya, M.S.
(208) 732-5160 ext. 4039
Teacher
Science

Science
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Whitney Moses
Whitney Moses
(208) 732-5160
Language Arts Teacher
Language Arts

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.

Language Arts
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Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson
(208) 732-5160
ELA and Drama Teacher
Language Arts

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.

Language Arts
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Cindy Oneida
Cindy Oneida
(208) 732-5160
ELA, Title Math
Math

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.

Math
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Maureen Padilha
Maureen Padilha
(208) 732-5160
Social Studies Teacher
Social Studies
Social Studies
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David Palmer
David Palmer, B.A.
(208) 732-5160
6th Grade Reading, ESS Teacher, and Athletic Director
Language Arts

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.

Language Arts
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Carol Peters
Carol Peters
(208) 732-5160
Cook
Food Service
Food Service
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Ashlee Peterson
Ashlee Peterson, B.S.
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Social Studies
Social Studies
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Sheri L. Remming
Sheri L. Remming, MS, LCPC, NCC
(208) 732-5160
Counselor
Counseling

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.

Counseling
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Don Ritchey
Don Ritchey
(208) 732-5160
IRC teacher
SPED
SPED
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Tony Ruiz
Tony Ruiz
(208) 732-5160
Teacher / Dept. Head
Science

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.”

Science
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Kalli Straub
Kalli Straub
(208) 732-5160
Bookkeeper
Front Office

Bookkeeper maintains an accurate accounting of students and related reports.

Front Office
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Jasmin Tello
Jasmin Tello
(208) 732-5160
Attendance Secretary
Front Office

Attendance Secretary is responsible for recording, and reporting of student attendance.

Front Office
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Hannah Thomas
Hannah Thomas
(208) 732-5160
ELL Teacher
Federal Program

This is Ms. Hannah Thomas’ second year teaching ELL in TFSD.

Federal Program
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John Thompson
John Thompson
(208) 732-5160
Head Custodian
Custodial
Custodial
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Leia Trammel
Leia Trammel, AA
(208) 732-5160
IDLA Coordinator
IDLA

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.

IDLA
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Anna Turpin
Anna Turpin, B.A.
(208) 732-5160
Teacher
Math

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.

Math
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Jacob Van Hemelryk
Jacob Van Hemelryk
(208) 732-5160
6th gr Transitions
Transitions
Transitions
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Kristan Young
Kristan Young
(208) 732-5160
Physical Education Teacher and 8th Grade Volleyball Coach
Electives

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.

 
 
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