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Danyell Alger
Danyell Alger
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th grade

Hello! My name is Danyell Alger. This is my fifteenth year teaching, however it it my first year teaching fourth grade at Lincoln Elementary. I moved here this summer from Wisconsin with my son and dog to join my husband, daughter and other dog whom had been living here for the past year. I am absolutely in love with Idaho and am so happy to be here. I am even more happy to have my family all back together under the same roof. My husband and I have fun playing yard volley ball with the teenagers but also enjoy going on long hikes with just the dogs. I recharge my batteries by kayaking alone in the beautiful canyons around here. I completed my undergraduate degree at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin and earned my masters degree at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois. My favorite subject to teach is Spanish because I love teaching people to connect with others in a meaningful way that will enrich not only their lives but also the lives of all the new people they will be able to connect with. One of my favorite quotes: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” ~Charlemagne I consider myself a “language dabbler” because I find great pleasure in being able to connect with people especially through their native language. The only language I am fluent in besides English is Spanish but I know a decent amount of German, some Japanese and a smattering of words in few other languages. I guess you could say my favorite subject to teach is people, but also because I love to learn from people. My favorite part about being a teacher at Lincoln is being part of an amazing staff that pours their hearts into doing great things for great kids! P.S. My other favorite quote is “You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust the sails.” ~author unknown. Thank you for welcoming me to the Lincoln family!

4th grade
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Hannah Blair
Hannah Blair
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd grade
3rd grade
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Kristen Bloxham
Kristen Bloxham
732-7500 ex. 5213
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten

Hello, my name is Kristen Bloxham. This is my 11th year teaching and it has all been at Lincoln Elementary. I currently teach kindergarten and absolutely love it! My favorite subject to teach is math. I enjoy how interactive it is and how the students can have fun while working hard to problem solve. I went to college at CSI, here in Twin Falls, and Eastern Oregon University. I am married to my high school sweet heart, Tom. We have been married for 18 years. I have three children in their teens. They keep us on our toes and they are all so wonderfully different. Kenzie is 17, Madi is 16, and Broc is 14. We also have 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 5 chickens. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, shopping, hiking, kayaking, and running. My favorite part of working at Lincoln is the staff, students, and families. I really love how much the staff truly cares, and I appreciate how I get to know and help my students and their families.

Kindergarten
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Lexi Boyle
Lexi Boyle
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th grade
4th grade
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Cindy Braun
Cindy Braun
 
Title I Lead Teacher
Title One

My name is Cindy Braun. I am a Lead Title One teacher for Lincoln Elementary School. This is my 25th year being a teacher! I taught in Northern Idaho at Potlatch Elementary School for 11 years. I was a Reading Intervention teacher and a Gifted Education teacher. I loved Northern Idaho! I was raised in Southern Idaho. Since returning to my hometown, Twin Falls, I have been a Title One teacher. My subject areas are reading and math.
I am a graduate of both the College of Southern Idaho (Associates Degree) and the University of Idaho (two Bachelor’s Degrees in Education and Psychology). I have four children, 6 grandchildren, and three dogs. In my spare time, I love to garden, play music, and be with my family.
My favorite part of being a Lincoln Lion is that I get to help my students learn and grow!

Title One
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Michelle Brewer
Michelle Brewer
732-7500 ex. 5202
Vice Prinicpal
Administration

What is your name? Michelle Brewer

What grade do you teach? Associate Principal

How long have you been teaching? A very long time.

How long have you taught at Lincoln?    Associate Principal for four years

What is your favorite subject to teach?  Why? The Leader In Me Curriculum.  I love this because we are teaching our future leaders.  My favorite is Think Win-Win.  Everyone needs a little of give and take in life.

Where did you go to college?   College of Idaho, University or Phoenix, more from BSU, CSI, And NNU

Do you have any children?  pets? I have a wonder family.  My husband and I have four kids.  We love to watch them play sports and grow up.  We also have four dogs and two fish.

What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time?
When I have free time I love to go hunting, camping or fishing.  If that is not available I stay warm inside doing puzzles of all sort and iPad games.

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Ashley Carpenter
Ashley Carpenter
732-7500 ex. 5218
1st grade teacher
1st grade

 

  • How long have you been a teacher? This is my 9th How long have you been teaching at Lincoln Elementary School? This is my third year at Lincoln.

 

  • What subject do you like to teach the most? Reading, the gains they make are so incredible to watch!

 

  • Where did you go to college? I attended Louisiana State University. Geaux tigers!

 

  • What is your favorite color? Red and purple

 

  • Do you have any pets? no

 

  • Do you have any children? Yes, I have a beautiful new baby girl named Reese

 

  • Would you rather live on the beach or in the mountains? beach

 

  • What is your favorite drink? water

 

  • What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time? Read, go to a movie, go to the beach

 

  • What is your favorite part of being a teacher at Lincoln Elementary? The staff and the smiles on the kids’ faces!
1st grade
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Cortney Day
Cortney Day
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th grade

My name is Cortney Day and I teach 4th grade here at Lincoln. I have been teaching for 5 years and have taught 3rd grade in Jerome and at Harrison. This is my first year at Lincoln and I love it!! Our fourth grade team at Lincoln are all “new” to Lincoln but have over 21 years of teaching experience between us all. I am so thankful to have such an amazing team and the support from everyone here at Lincoln. We truly have a wonderful staff!!
I was not your typical college student. I went to back to school at the age of 30 to become a teacher! I attended both CSI and Western Governors University online. It was a long 4 1/2 years, with moving 3 times and 3 little boys, but I survived! It truly is one of my biggest accomplishments in life. My favorite subject to teach would be Math. I love to teach Math because I have participated in a lot of extra professional development in learning how to teach Math well and how to engage the students during Math. As a student myself, I did not like Math, so to enjoy teaching it now is amazing!
On the personal side, I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Isaiah, for 21 years. We have 3 boys: Jacob, 17, Kayden, 14, and Luke, 11. We have a 2 cats and 2 dogs and a Robo hamster. So as you can imagine our house is never dull. I love being a mom of boys and feel very spoiled to be the only lady in the house. 🙂 When I’m not teaching or working on school things, I love to nap, watch movies and football, go to my boys baseball games, and go camping and fishing with my family.

4th grade
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Alison Emmons
Alison Emmons
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th grade

My name is Alison Emmons, I have my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Capella University and my Master’s in Teaching from Whitworth University. In my spare time I love to cook, bake, write, read and learn. This is my first year teaching and I am extremely fortunate to be teaching fifth grade here at Lincoln Elementary! I love to teach writing because it allows students to access their imaginations and explore how to put their ideas into words. I am proud to be a Lincoln Lion because the environment allows us to be a leader, adventurer, motivator, friend and the community always supports learning from our mistakes.

5th grade
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Tanna Fajardo
Tanna Fajardo
 
5th Grade Teacher
5th grade
5th grade
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Martha Fiala
Martha Fiala
732-7500 ex. 5230
ELL Teacher
English Language Learners

Hi! My name is Martha (Swallow) Fiala. I have been teaching amazing English
Learners at Lincoln Elementary School since 2006. I love getting to know and
working with students and parents with various language backgrounds. I also
enjoy jogging , baking , reading , and singing .

English Language Learners
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Becky Flanary
Becky Flanary
 
Computer Lab Teacher
Specials

My name is Becky Flanary and I am the Computer Lab teacher. This is my first year at Lincoln as an employee. I volunteered here at Lincoln for three years before becoming employed. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Psychology. I have five children ranging in ages twenty-four to six years old. My two youngest attend Lincoln. I have a dog named Ginger, she is a mix between and Brittney and a Lab and she is beautiful and she has the sweetest face! I love nature and doing anything outdoors. I really enjoy hiking, biking and white water rafting. My favorite part of being a teacher at Lincoln are the students and the amazing staff. I feel so fortunate to work among all of them!

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Sam Fritz
Sam Fritz
732-7500 ex. 5233
3rd grade teacher
Title One

My name is Samantha Fritz, I am now working in Title 1 and Behavior Intervention. This is my 6th year of teaching, and my 3rd year at Lincoln. I am so excited to be working with students during their W.I.N. time and helping both students and teachers find success at school. I went to University of Idaho to get my Elementary Education degree and just recently finished my Masters in Educational Leadership from BSU. I love to spend my free time outside doing various activities like hiking and paddle boarding or anything that gets my dog Zeus and I out. My favorite part of teaching at Lincoln is getting to be a part of the family we have built here between the staff and our students.

Title One
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Ashley Galaites
Ashley Galaites
(208) 732-7500 ex.5244
Special Education (3rd-5th grade)
Special Education
Special Education
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Jamie Garcia
Jamie Garcia
732-7500 ex. 35231
K-2 Special Education Teacher
Special Education
Special Education
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Randy Givens
Randy Givens
 
Safety Aide
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Roy Graybill
Roy Graybill
732-7500 ex. 5210
Mentor
Support Staff
•             What is your name? Roy Graybill
•             What grade do you teach? School Mentor
•             How long have you been teaching? Taught 7th grade from 1987 to 2000
•             How long have you taught at Lincoln?    9 years
•             What is your favorite subject to teach?  Why? World Geography because it includes everything below the earth and everything on the earth and everything above the earth
•             Where did you go to college?  I graduated from: C.S.I. University of Utah, Boise State University, Lewis Clark.
•             Do you have any children?  pets? Seven children and three cats
•             What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time? I like to work at summer camps when school is out.
•             What is your favorite part of being a teacher at Lincoln? I love the people who work with children
Support Staff
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Katrina Hall
Katrina Hall
732-7500 ex. 5217
1st grade teacher
1st grade
1st grade
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Scott Haskins
Scott Haskins
 
Custodian
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Jill Hinton
Jill Hinton
208-732-7500 ex. 5239
Librarian
Specials
Specials
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Rhenda Human
Rhenda Human
732-7500 ex. 5222
2nd grade teacher
2nd grade
I teach 2nd Grade
This is my 13th year teaching
This is my 3rd year at Lincoln
I like to teach all subjects.  That is why I prefer elementary education because I get to teach it all, unlike middle school and high school where you teach a single subject.
I graduated from Idaho State University
My husband and I have 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren.
We have no pets now as our beloved family dog passed away this summer after 16 years.
My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.  I also love to travel, read, sew, craft, and do needle work.
My favorite part of being a teacher at Lincoln is seeing students blossom right before my eyes
2nd grade
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Jami Humphrey
Jami Humphrey
208-732-7500 ex. 5232
Instructional Coach
Title One

This year is my 19th year in education but my 4th year at Lincoln
I love teaching reading and writing. I love to see students make connections with text through imagination and self experiences.
I went to the university of Montana Western for my bachelor’s degree and Schriener University in Texas for my master’s degree
I have 3 amazing boys-Jake(16), Drew(14) and Lane(10) I also have 4 dogs( 2 border collies, 1 bassett hound and 1 wiener dog), a cat and MANY SHEEP!
I love spending time with my husband and sons. We love camping! I also love watching my boys play sports. They play football and are wrestling. I am a BIG WRESTLING FAN!
I LOVE being at Lincoln. It is such a family environment and all the teachers are so committed and accepting.

Title One
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Amy Lent
Amy Lent
732-7500 ex. 5215
1st grade teacher
1st grade

My name is Amy Lent. I teach First Grade. This is my 30th year of teaching. This is my 3rd year at Lincoln. I love reading and I love to teach reading. The kiddos just show a tremendous amount of growth from where they come in to where they leave us. I went to CSI and BSU. My husband and I currently are raising two five month old, orphaned kittens. I love to read, lounge around and spend time with my husband.

I attended Lincoln Elementary as a student. I realized I wanted to be a teacher in First Grade and it is like coming home to come back and teach other First Graders how to read.

1st grade
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Cheri McKenzie
Cheri McKenzie
 
Principal
Administration
Principal
26th year in education
2nd year at Lincoln
Love having instructional conversations and working through problems with students and staff.
Spare time?  SLEEP!
Favorite part of being at Lincoln are the people!!!  The staff, families, and students have been so welcoming and supportive during this transition.
Administration
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Ingrid Melendaz
Ingrid Melendaz
732-7500 ex. 5223
2nd grade teacher
2nd grade
2nd grade
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Ingrid Melendez
Ingrid Melendez
 
2nd grade teacher
4th grade

This is my fourth year in Twin Falls and at Lincoln Elementary. I lived most of my life in California, where I attended and graduated from Occidental College and Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and a 2nd M.A. in Theology. I have taught in different classroom settings for 8 years (ELL, private, and adult education), but second grade is definitely my favorite– I love teaching 8 year old minds! When I’m not at school, learning all about the many interesting kids and teachers, I love to read fantasy and picture books, enjoy yummy coffee and tea drinks, and discover beautiful places all over the Northwest.

4th grade
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Nicole Mix
Nicole Mix
 
1st Grade Teacher
1st grade

I’m Nicole Mix, a new first grade teacher at Lincoln. This is my 7th year teaching, 5th in first grade. I moved to Hailey, Idaho in 2017, and to Twin Falls this year. I am originally from Northern California. I attended California State University, Sacramento where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Child Development, as well as my teaching credential. My husband, Alex, and I have two dogs, Axel and Murphy, and we love to take them out on walks along the canyon or hikes up in the mountains. I am so happy to be a member of the Lincoln Lion team!

1st grade
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Carli Moffitt
Carli Moffitt
732-7500 ex. 5228
5th grade teacher
5th grade

My name is Carli Moffitt, and I teach 5th grade.  This is my 17th year teaching, and my 3rd year at Lincoln.  I went to college at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.  I have been married to Shawn Moffitt for almost 12 years, and we have 4 kids.  We also have a dog named Maks.  I love to spend time with my family, and enjoy going to the movies.  Lincoln is awesome because the students and teachers make it awesome!

5th grade
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Shawna Murri
Shawna Murri
732-7500 ex.
ELL and Newcomer Teacher
English Language Learners
English Language Learners
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Jennifer Mussio
Jennifer Mussio
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd grade
3rd grade
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Tiffany Patterson
Tiffany Patterson
732-7500 ex. 5220
2nd grade teacher
2nd grade
2nd grade
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Ashley Remaley
Ashley Remaley
732-7500 ex. 5229
5th grade teacher
5th grade
5th grade
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Benita Remaley
Benita Remaley
732-7500 ex. 7237
Music Teacher
Specials
My name is Benita Remaley, and this is my 3rd year at Lincoln, but, it is my 37th year to teach!  I keep telling myself that I am not really that old!  J 
I graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1982, and started teaching in 1983.  I have taught Kindergarten – 3rd grade in the classroom, Title 1 Math and Reading, Music K-3, and Music K-5.  I absolutely love working with kids, and have enjoyed every single year of my career!  Music has been so much fun for me these past few years, and I love sharing my passion for the Arts with our kids!  The students here at Lincoln are very special to me, and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach here!
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Jessica Rivera
Jessica Rivera
 
Kitchen Manager
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Tana Schroeder
Tana Schroeder
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd grade
3rd grade
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Ali Seamons
Ali Seamons
732-7500 ex. 5211
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten
•             What is your name?   Ali Seamons
•             What grade/subject do you teach?  Kindergarten
•             How long have you been working in education?  15 years
•             How long have you taught at Lincoln?   15 years
•             What is your favorite subject to teach?  Why? I love teaching reading!  There is so many fun activities that you can do and so many different ways to teach it. I love singing ABC songs and using my puppets to help with phonemic awareness.
•             Where did you go to college?  Boise State, College of Southern Idaho, and Idaho State University.
•             Do you have any children?  pets? I have 2 wonderful monsters.  Jaxon is 11 years old and Ava is is 9 years old going on 23. I also have a one eyed pirate dog named Bella and a beautiful kitty named Ruby.
•             What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time? I love to read and spend time with my family.  I love to be outdoors and hang out with friends. 
•             What is your favorite part of being an employee at Lincoln? My favorite part of working at Lincoln is the kids.  I also love the sense of family that the staff has.
Kindergarten
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Abby Snow
Abby Snow
732-7500 ex. 5236
PE Teacher
Specials

 

  •           What is your name? Abby Snow
    •             What grade do you teach? K-5
    •             How long have you been teaching? This is year 3
    •             How long have you taught at Lincoln?    This is year 3
    •             What is your favorite subject to teach?  Why? PE! Duh J I love watching the kids finally figure out how to do something I’ve taught them.
    •             Where did you go to college?  Bachelors: Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas              Masters: BSU
    •             Do you have any children?  pets? Two dogs and they’re to cutest things in the world!
    •             What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time? Hike, paddleboard, be outside, walk the dogs, exercise classes, sit on my patio and drink coffee J
    •             What is your favorite part of being a teacher at Lincoln? I love everything at Lincoln! The kids, the staff, the families, all of it. Best school EVER!
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Cathie Standley
Cathie Standley
732-7500 ex. 5234
Speech and Language
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Jessyca Tubbs
Jessyca Tubbs
732-7500 ex. 5219
2nd grade teacher
2nd grade

My name is Jessyca Tubbs and I teach 2nd grade here at Lincoln. I have been teaching for 9 years most of which was Kindergarten in California. I also attended college there at St Mary’s College in the Bay Area and then Chico State in Northern California where I earned my Teaching Credential. I am married and I have one human child, Molly, and two fur children, Tip and Gus. I love teaching at Lincoln because of the awesome kids and their smiling faces!!

2nd grade
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Tracy Underwood
Tracy Underwood
732-7500 ex. 5200
Secretary
Administration
Administration
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Amy Valentiner
Amy Valentiner
732-7500 ex. 5212
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten
My name is Amy Valentiner. This is my 16th year teaching Kindergarten and I love what I do! I grew up in Foster City, California and graduated from CSU Chico with a BA in Communication Studies. I then moved to Las Vegas where I received my Masters in Teaching from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
This is my second year in Twin Falls and I am looking forward to a great school year.
Kindergarten
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Erika Willsey
Erika Willsey
732-7500 ex. 5203
School Counselor
Support Staff

Erika Willsey
counselor
3rd year as counselor and at Lincoln
I get to teach social-emotional classes for all students.
B.S. in Finance from University of Utah, Masters in Social Work Boise State
Three children (1 girl, 2 boys), cat named Luna
I love to travel, read mystery books, play board games, and watch movies.
My favorite part of being at Lincoln is the amazing diversity of student we get to interact with.

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