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Lori Baker
Lori Baker
 
Teacher
1st Grade

My name is Lori Baker and I have taught at Bickel for 15 years.  I have one son and one daughter, they are both grown up and raising their own families. I have 3 adorable grandchildren and my favorite thing in the whole world is being a grandma.  I love to read, set puzzles, play video games and watch my BSU Broncos win football games.  My ultimate dream and bucket list would be to travel around the United States and visit every Major League baseball stadium.

1st Grade
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Cindy Blastock
Cindy Blastock
 
Resource Paraeducator
Resource
Resource
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AnnMarie Dobbs
AnnMarie Dobbs
 
Teacher
1st Grade
1st Grade
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Florence Fiscus
Florence Fiscus
 
Cook
Food Service
Food Service
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Stephanie Fullenwider
Stephanie Fullenwider
 
Playground Aid
Aids
Aids
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EmaLee Hamman
EmaLee Hamman
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade
2nd Grade
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Robbie Hansen
Robbie Hansen
 
Computer Teacher
Specials/Block Teachers
Specials/Block Teachers
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Kim Hansen
Kim Hansen
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade
2nd Grade
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Breanna Hugill
Breanna Hugill
 
4th Grade Teacher & Music Teacher
4th Grade

My name is Breanna Hugill and I have been teaching 4th grade at Bickel for 6 years. Previously, I attended Boise state University. I have 2 children: Declan, who is 6, and Crew, who is almost 2 years old. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family, but I also like reading and art. My favorite things to teach my students are Science (any topic) and Idaho History. I love seeing how these topics really draw in students and make them excited to learn!

4th Grade
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Rachel Idso
Rachel Idso
 
Teacher
5th Grade

My name is Rachel Idso and I teach fifth grade.  I began my teaching career in 1999 and have taught both fifth and sixth grade.  My favorite subject to teach is language because I am a lover of words.  Words bring life to life.  In 1994, I graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

I do not have any children of my own, but I do count the students in my room as “mine.” Some of my hobbies include cycling (road), hiking, kayaking (leisurely), and basically anything else that takes place outside in the hot sunshine.  If an activity will make me sweat, I am definitely going to want to be involved.

I enjoy teaching at Bickel because it has a “homey” kind of feel to it.  The teachers want to be here and so do the students; it is an excellent fit.

5th Grade
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Cara Joslin
Cara Joslin
 
Instructional Coach
Educational Support
Educational Support
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Melissa Keegan
Melissa Keegan
 
Counselor
Educational Support

My name is Melissa Keegan and I am excited to be the new School Counselor at Bickel Elementary. I have been in the counseling field for the past nine years, however this is my second year as a school sounselor. I received my bachelor’s degree from The University of Montana and my master’s degree from Boise State University. I grew up in Twin Falls and enjoy all the amazing outdoor activities we have here.  I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer and am thrilled to be a Bobcat.

Educational Support
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Shannon Kelly
Shannon Kelly
 
Title One Teacher
Title I

My name is Shannon Kelly and I am one of the Title 1 teachers at Bickel Elementary.   I teach reading and math to students Kindergarten through 5th grade.   I’ve been a part of the Bickel family since 2001.  Previous to being a reading specialist, I taught 2nd grade for 15 years.  It is an absolute honor to work with the students and staff at Bickel.  When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying the backcountry!

Title I
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Faith MacDonald
Faith MacDonald
 
Library Teacher
Specials/Block Teachers
Specials/Block Teachers
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Jennifer McNeil
Jennifer McNeil
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten

My name is Jennifer McNeil. I teach kindergarten here at Bickel Elementary School. My favorite part of teaching at Bickel is that we have a fantastic staff and a great bunch of students. I couldn’t ask for a better place to teach.  I really enjoy teaching reading because once you learn to read so many doors are opened. I finished my Master’s Degree at Grand Canyon University. I have 3 fantastic adopted children. We also have 4 miniature poodles and 3 little bunnies. Spare time…well…I don’t have much spare time. My kids and I are very involved with 4-H so that takes up a lot of our time. When I can, I love to scrap book and cross stitch.

Kindergarten
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Rogene Meyer
Rogene Meyer
 
ELL Teaceher
Educational Support

My name is Rogene Meyer and I’ve taught  ELL (English Language Learners) at Bickel for 9 years and been in education for 39 years.  I have taught in Idaho, Alaska and Australia.  I love working with English Language Learners, they bring a rich background and a willingness to learn.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and Master’s degree from Boise State University.

I have two grown children, a daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.  In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and traveling. I love working with the staff and students at Bickel.

Educational Support
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Kate Milligan
Kate Milligan
 
Mentor
Educational Support

My name is Kate Milligan and I have worked at Bickel Elementary for 10 years. I’ve held numerous positions that include Playground/Office Aid, an ELL Para for three years, a Special Education Para for two years and currently as Student Mentor. I plan to graduate from CSI in the Spring with both Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice degrees. We have two children and many animals in our family including 4 dogs, a cat, 3 tortoises, birds and lizards. We enjoy family Christmas vacations to Yellowstone National Park.

Educational Support
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Joni Mottern
Joni Mottern
 
4th Grade Teacher & PE Teacher
4th Grade
4th Grade
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Chris  Newbry
Chris Newbry
 
Security
Administration
Administration
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Sandy Nice
Sandy Nice
 
Resource
Resource
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Katrina Nielsen
Katrina Nielsen
 
Teacher
1st Grade

Hello my name is Katrina Nielsen. I teach Kindergarten here at Bickel. I have been teaching at Bickel for 3 years now as of this year. My favorite subject to teach would be reading. I love to watch my little Kindergarten students begin to see letters as words, and words as sentences, and then start to take off with reading books. I went to college at Boise State University. I do not have any children of my own but I have a 5 year old god-daughter, her little sister I considered my niece, and my biological niece as well. In my spare time I love to read books and play board games. My most favorite part of being a teacher at Bickel is just getting to be with my work family. I love this school and I love everyone I work with. I also love seeing all the students each day of school.

1st Grade
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Debbie Padia
Debbie Padia
 
Head Cook
Food Service
Food Service
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Cindy Pearce
Cindy Pearce
 
Head Custodian
Administration
Administration
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Pam Rahe
Pam Rahe
 
Special Education Teacher
Resource

I’m Pam Rahe, the K-5 Special Education Teacher. This is my 19th year of teaching special education at Bickel (my entire teaching career).  I only teach reading, math, and written language, but I would have to say Reading Mastery Level 2 is probably my very favorite thing to teach.  It has so many great stories that I never get tired of hearing.  I graduated from the University of South Dakota (my home state) and obtained my special education endorsement from Lewis-Clark State College where I met my husband, Steve.  He is a 4th grade teacher at Morningside Elementary.  We have a son, Seth, in 8th grade at O’Leary and a daughter, Stephanie, in 6th grade at Morningside.  We also have a 16 year old dachshund named Doc.  I don’t have much spare time with running my kids to activities, but when I do, I love to read books and watch Hallmark Christmas movies.  My favorite part of being a teacher here at Bickel is definitely my students.  I’m proud to be part of the Bickel staff.

Resource
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Theresa Randle
Theresa Randle
 
Cook
Food Service
Food Service
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Sandy Rayborn
Sandy Rayborn
 
Resource Clerk
Resource
Resource
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Briana Rieth
Briana Rieth
 
riethbr@tfsd.org
5th Grade

My name is Briana Rieth and I have been teaching since 2014.  My first two years were spent with 2nd graders and this is my third year in 5th!  I’m so grateful for the community of people I get to work with at Bickel.  They’re all incredibly kind, supportive, and fun!

When I’m not at school, I spend as much time with my family as possible.  Other than that, I like to spend time outdoors reading, swimming, kayaking, camping, and snowboarding.

5th Grade
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Shirlene Rogers
Shirlene Rogers
 
Resource Paraeducator
Resource
Resource
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Kelli Schroeder
Kelli Schroeder
 
Principal
Administration
Administration
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Jazmin Sedano
Jazmin Sedano
 
Secretary
Administration
Administration
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Amanda Spencer
Amanda Spencer
 
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade

Hi, I am Amanda Spencer and I teach 4th grade here at Bickel Elementary. I earned my teaching degree from CSI and ISU. This is my seventh year teaching 4th grade, before that I taught 3rd grade for two years and Kindergarten for one year.

My absolute favorite subject to teach is reading because I love reading myself in my spare time. I hope that by the time my students leave my class they have grown to love reading as much as I do.

I have been married to my best friend Adam, for ten years. We have beautiful and very independent 3 year old little girl, Avery as well as some fur babies, Bella, Tucker,(dogs) Jasmine,(cat) and Juniper (ferret). My favorite thing to do when I am not at school is spend quality time with my family. I also enjoy reading and doing puzzles.

My favorite part about teaching at Bickel is the people. We have an amazing staff that works together to make sure every student gets what they need to succeed. Not only do we work well together professionally, but we support each other personally as well. I am proud to call all of my coworkers friends.

4th Grade
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Nancy Stacey
Nancy Stacey
 
Cook
Food Service
Food Service
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Erika Walters
Erika Walters
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
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Ruth Whipple
Ruth Whipple
 
Resource
Resource
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Jaime Williams
Jaime Williams
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade

This is my first year teaching at Bickel.  I am so excited about having the opportunity to teach here.  Both of my sons are also attending Bickel this year.

I started my teaching career at  the Mars Primary Center in Pennsylvania.  It was exciting because I got to teach at the district that I had graduated from.  I taught there for 8 years before I found my way to Wallace, Idaho and later White Sulphur Springs, MT. This is my 14th year of teaching elementary students.  Teaching has brought me much happiness and many exciting adventures. 

3rd Grade
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Lucy  Wills
Lucy Wills
 
Counselor
Educational Support
Educational Support
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Kristine Woodall
Kristine Woodall
 
Teacher
Title I
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