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Andy Arenz
Andy Arenz
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
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Rebecca  Austin
Rebecca Austin
 
Secretary
Secretary
Secretary
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Eric Bauman
Eric Bauman
 
Physical Education Teacher
No Department
No Department
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Melissa Belliston
Melissa Belliston
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
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Margie Black
Margie Black
 
Cafeteria Manager
Cafeteria
Cafeteria
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Marilu Brewster
Marilu Brewster
 
Computer Teacher
No Department

Marilu grew up in Twin Falls and graduated from Twin Falls High School. She is married to Jeff.   They have two kids, Valerie and Kaden, who keep them very busy with sports and after school activities. Marilu says, “I love being part of Rock Creek!”

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Annette Brown
Annette Brown, Bachelors and Masters Degree
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher

Annette grew up in the Twin Falls School District and is proud to now teach here. She has been teaching second grade for 11 years.  “It is rewarding to watch those little light bulbs come on for my students.”  Annette  graduated from Idaho State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  Several years later, she returned and completed her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Training and Development. 

“I am excited to be a Rock Creek Raptor!”

2nd Grade Teacher
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Mysti Brown
Mysti Brown
 
Academic Para
No Department
No Department
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Barb  Christensen
Barb Christensen
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
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Pauli Connelley
Pauli Connelley
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
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Tiffany Corn
Tiffany Corn
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher

I graduated from Wendell High School, and then attended Boise State University to obtain my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.  I eventually decided to go back to school, and earned my Master of Science through Walden University in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading & Literacy.  I have taught 5th grade for 5 years, and am just getting started in 4th! I live with my husband, Tyler, and my 4 boys; Trenten, Tyten, Treysen & Tate.  We have a beta fish named T.T.  We enjoy being active, playing sports, going on adventures, as well as just hanging out together as a family!

4th Grade Teacher
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Kristie  Corujo
Kristie Corujo, E.R.C. Paraprofessional
 
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
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Shari Cowger
Shari Cowger, Masters in Educational Leadership
 
Principal
Principal
Shari has been in education for over 20 years. She was an elementary vice principal at Oregon Trail and Perrine for 2 years and then the principal at Oregon Trail for 6 years. She received her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.
Principal
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Julie Delia
Julie Delia
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher

Julie Delia moved from Minnesota to Twin Falls to begin her teaching career in 1985.  She taught Title One Reading, 2nd grade, and 4th grade at Lincoln Elementary School.  When Oregon Trail Elementary School was built, she was part of the 1st year staff teaching 4th graders.  Eventually Julie transferred grade levels to teach 5th graders.  With the opening of Rock Creek Elementary School, Julie decided to make the move to another new school.  Ms. Delia enjoys going to work each day.  She loves the challenges and learning opportunities that go on each day in the classroom.  Her fellow Twin Falls teachers and administrators have inspired her to continually learn and try new teaching strategies.  Julie Delia is very thankful each day that she has an occupation that she enjoys and a school district that has challenged her to become a better educator.

5th Grade Teacher
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Holly Dickinson
Holly Dickinson, B.A. from Boise State University
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher

Holly has been teaching for 22 years. 10 years at Robert Stuart in 8th grade and 12 years in Kindergarten.

She is married and has 2 children, Braeden and Emma.

Kindergarten Teacher
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Susie  Dunn
Susie Dunn
 
Behavior Para
Behavior Paraprofessional
Behavior Paraprofessional
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Kate Dutcher
Kate Dutcher
 
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
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Tanna Fajardo
Tanna Fajardo
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher

Tanna graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Northwest Nazarene University. She moved to Twin Falls after meeting her husband, Gabe, and taught at Oregon Trail for 2 years before coming to Rock Creek when it opened. She has taught elementary for 10 years, and also spent almost two years teaching adult basic education classes at CSI. She has twin boys, Leo and Oliver, and three furbabies, Woola, Gus, and Nessie. Mrs. Fajardo loves movies, reading, art, Harry Potter, math, kayaking, and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is, “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” – Kid President

3rd Grade Teacher
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Steve Fullmer
Steve Fullmer
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
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Diane Fullmer
Diane Fullmer
 
Playground Paraprofessional
Playground Paraprofessionals
Playground Paraprofessionals
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Cindy Greaves
Cindy Greaves
 
Playground Paraprofessional
Playground Paraprofessionals
Playground Paraprofessionals
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Kristie Hafer
Kristie Hafer
 
E.R.C. Paraprofessional
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
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Nicole Hall
Nicole Hall
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
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Nicole Hansen
Nicole Hansen
 
Special Education Clerk
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
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Jennifer Harwick
Jennifer Harwick, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
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Anissa Hayes
Anissa Hayes
 
1st Grade Academic Paraprofessional
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
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Lori Hinton
Lori Hinton
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
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Kori Hoffman
Kori Hoffman
 
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Education Teacher

Kori received her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology in 2016 from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.  This is her first time living outside of the state of Ohio, and her first job since starting her career in travel speech therapy.  Prior to this position she worked in a Skilled Nursing facility.    

Special Education Teacher
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Krystal Howe
Krystal Howe
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher

I am a true Twin Falls girl. I was born and raised in Twin. I went to elementary school at Morningside…go Mustangs! I graduated from Twin Falls High School in 2003. From there I attended to the College of Southern Idaho. After graduating from CSI, I was able to go to Idaho State University. I have been a teacher for the last 7 fabulous years!

My husband and I have been married for 12 years and have two beautiful daughters. Our daughters are Hadley and Halle. We love to spend our free time on the water, swimming and kayaking.

4th Grade Teacher
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Justine Johnson
Justine Johnson
 
Crossing Guard
Playground Paraprofessionals
Playground Paraprofessionals
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India King
India King
 
E.R.C. Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
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Cheri Kober
Cheri Kober
 
Assistant Principal/ Vice Principal
No Department

Cheri received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in education from Boise State University in 1994 and began teaching that year. Later, she received her M.A. in Education Leadership from B.S.U. in 2014.  Cheri has been in the field of education for 23 years- 19 years of teaching grades 6-8 and three years as an instructional coach. She is now excited to now be the assistant principal at Rock Creek Elementary and Harrison Elementary where she can help teachers, students and their families grow and build an even better community!

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Bobbi Larsen
Bobbi Larsen
 
E.R.C. Paraprofessional
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
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Irma Leonard
Irma Leonard
 
E.R.C. Paraprofessional
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
E.R.C. Paraprofessionals
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Michelle Lythgoe
Michelle Lythgoe
 
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
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Donna Martin
Donna Martin
 
Cafeteria Staff
Cafeteria
Cafeteria
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Darcy Martin
Darcy Martin
 
Literacy Paraprofessional
No Department
No Department
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Wendy  Maughan
Wendy Maughan
 
Cafeteria Staff
Cafeteria
Cafeteria
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Charlie McGlochlin
Charlie McGlochlin
 
Head Custodian
Custodian
Custodian
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Michelle McMurdie
Michelle McMurdie
 
Playground Paraprofessional
Playground Paraprofessionals
Playground Paraprofessionals
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Sabrina  Naranjo
Sabrina Naranjo
 
Cafeteria Staff
Cafeteria
Cafeteria
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Tom Nava
Tom Nava
 
Night Custodian
Custodian
Custodian
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Katrina Nebeker
Katrina Nebeker
 
General Education Resource Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
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Sheri Owens
Sheri Owens
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher

Sheri grew up in El Dorado Kansas.  She moved to Idaho in 1992 and graduated from Idaho State University in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.  She began teaching 1st grade at Oregon Trail Elementary in 1995.  Since then she has been in several different states and in the Caribbean, each destination has generated new teaching experiences. 

Sheri has 2 daughters, Natasha and Natalie.  She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys being outside doing pretty much anything during the spring and summer months.

Kindergarten Teacher
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Sarah Pehrson
Sarah Pehrson
 
School Counselor
Counselor
Counselor
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Paula Perry
Paula Perry
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
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KoLei Pettingill
KoLei Pettingill
 
School Librarian
No Department

KoLei was born in a small town, Downey Idaho, and grew up & graduated in Jerome. She married her high school sweetheart and has been happily married for 14 years. They have 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy, 1 gold fish, 5 beta fish, and a bearded dragon. She grew up helping her mom with their in-home day care, was a nanny a couple of times, and worked in a couple daycares. When she had her first child, she decided to be at home while raising her children. She opened an in-home daycare for about 6 years. KoLei took the position as Rock Creek Librarian when the doors opened in 2016. She has always loved helping children learn and grow.

 

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Michelle Reinke
Michelle Reinke
 
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
Michelle is married to Jeff. They have two children, Josh, a college student in California and Gabi, their red-headed firecracker! They also have a dog, Max, and a cat, Buttercup. 
This is Michelle’s 23rd year teaching and this 1st grade class at Rock Creek Elementary is definitely her favorite class at her favorite school!
Here are a few of Michelle’s favorite things: 
1. Places to visit: 
    Hawaii, Puerta      
    Vallarta, Lodi, CA 
    (my hometown)
  1. Hobbies: Reading, photography, line dancing, shopping 
  2. Food: Seafood and Mexican food 
  3. Candy: Skittles, Starbursts, Reese’s, Peanut M&M’s, Tootsie Rolls, Red Vines, Snickers (I could go on…?)
 
1st Grade Teacher
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Cami Rush
Cami Rush
 
Music Teacher
No Department

Mrs. Rush has been a teacher for over 10 years.  She graduated from Northern Arizona University with her B.S. in Elementary Education in 2003 and M.Ed. in 2008.  She is married and has 4 kids (3 at CRHS and 1 here at Rock Creek).  When she isn’t singing her heart out or playing the ukulele, she likes to bake, read, and go shopping.  

No Department
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Roberta Sheltra
Roberta Sheltra
 
English Language Paraprofessional
No Department
No Department
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Amber  Sklavos
Amber Sklavos
 
Academic Para
No Department
No Department
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Renay Skov
Renay Skov
 
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
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Erica  Staker
Erica Staker
 
Night Custodian
Custodian
Custodian
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Christy Swafford
Christy Swafford
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
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Angela Van Hofwegen
Angela Van Hofwegen
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher

Hello my name is Angela Van Hofwegen and I teach Kindergarten at Rock Creek Elementary. I feel in love with teaching when I was in High School. I knew after a semester of shadowing a 6th grade teacher that I would be an educator for life! It has been a dream that has come true. I went to CSI for two years and then on to Boise State, Go Broncos! It is at BSU that I fell in love and got married after graduation. I got my first teaching job in Kuna, Idaho! My young husband decided to go into education as well. He finished his college degree just as we had our first child! After two years of teaching Kindergarten in Kuna, Idaho I stayed home with my two kids for two years. Then I got a Kindergarten position in Buhl, Idaho where I stayed for four years. I love teaching, my family and I am truly a woman of faith! I feel blessed to truly love my job and what I do. I currently teach Kindergarten part-time at Rock Creek where three of my children go to school, Go Raptors!

Kindergarten Teacher
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Ann Vera
Ann Vera
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher

I have been teaching for 13 years.  This is my first year teaching Second Grade at Rock Creek.

2nd Grade Teacher
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Whitney Ward
Whitney Ward, Instructional Coach
 
Instructional Coach

Mrs. Ward graduated from NNU.  Her hobbies are running, eating, and waterskiing.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, son Dexter, and daughter Adeline.

Instructional Coach
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