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Danyell Alger
Danyell Alger
 
Fourth Grade Teacher
4th Grade
4th Grade
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Lori Baker
Lori Baker
 
First Grade Teacher
1st Grade

My name is Lori Baker and I have taught at Bickel for 20 years.  I have one son and one daughter, they are both grown up and raising their own families. I have 4 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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Michelle Brewer
Michelle Brewer
 
Principal
Administration

My name is Michelle Brewer this is my second year at Bickel Elementary.  I have served for 10 years as an Associate principal at Morningside and Lincoln Elementary.  I have two step children, Jenifer 26 and Bryedon 20, and two biological children, TJ 14 and Hunter 13.  They are the center of my attention.  I spend time with them as much as possible.  Tj and Hunter are active in soccer, football, basketball and track.  I graduated from University of Phoenix with my Masters in Administration in 2011 and College of Idaho with my Elementary education degree in 1998.  

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Gary Brightwell
Gary Brightwell
 
Custodian
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Carissa  Buchel
Carissa Buchel
 
Paraprofessional
Aids
Aids
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Laura Carlock
Laura Carlock
 
Food Service
Food Service
Food Service
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AnnMarie Dobbs
AnnMarie Dobbs
 
First Grade Teacher
1st Grade

Hi there!  My name is Ann-Marie Dobbs and I am a first grade teacher at Bickel Elementary.  I can’t believe this is my 32nd year of teaching and my 17th year as a Bickel Bobcat.  Mrs. Ridley was my 2nd grade teacher and I absolutely loved being a student in her classroom.  I knew from the very first day in her class that I wanted to be a teacher just like her.  I love the funny stories that are shared by the kids, the art projects, and the magic of watching a child learn to read.  When I am not in the classroom I enjoy all kinds of adventures like white water rafting, skiing, and going to new places with my friends.  

1st Grade
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Jerelyn Duttlinger
Jerelyn Duttlinger
 
Security
Administration
My name is Jere Duttlinger and I have been employed with the Twin Falls School District since 2017. My husband and I moved here from South Carolina to be closer to our grandchildren. I love working here at Bickel as a security guard.  It’s such a great family atmosphere. I love getting all the free hugs from the children.
Administration
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Pamela  Frampton
Pamela Frampton
 
Boys and Girls Club
Administration
Administration
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Stephanie Fullenwider
Stephanie Fullenwider
 
Playground Paraprofessional
Aids
Aids
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Kim Hansen
Kim Hansen
 
Title One Teacher
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Title I
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Hollie Heib
Hollie Heib
 
Educational Support
Educational Support
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Madison Henson
Madison Henson
 
Fifth Grade Teacher
5th Grade
5th Grade
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Heidi Higley
Heidi Higley
 
Title One Teacher
Title I
Title I
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Carissa  Hill
Carissa Hill
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade
2nd Grade
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Bethany  Hunt
Bethany Hunt
 
Librarian
Specials/Block Teachers

My name is Bethanne Hunt. I have been blessed to live in Twin Falls, Idaho over 40 years. I love Idaho! I love kids, and I love books!
I am excited to join Bickel Elementary as your Library Technician this year! I have worked in the district as as guest teacher off and on for years.
This is new for me to be at the same school everyday! I appreciate the welcome and all the help as I learn this new job.
When I am not working I enjoy friends, reading, nature, learning and my family. My family: 4 sons, 1 daughter, 10 grandkids, (5 girls), (5 boys), 2 on the way! YAY!!

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Rachel Idso
Rachel Idso
 
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade
My name is Rachel Idso, and I have been teaching in the Twin Falls School District (at Bickel) since 1999.  I spent my first eight years teaching sixth grade but when the district reconfigured and transitioned into the middle school format, I decided to change grade levels in order to continue teaching at the elementary level.  It is tremendously rewarding working with my students, and I feel honored to be a (small) part of their lives.
 
When I am not at Bickel, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family (I also really enjoy spending time by myself).  Cycling, hiking, and wilderness adventures are my favorite outside activities, but when I am “forced” to stay inside, I enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, writing letters, reading, and listening to the tangy sound of the five-string banjo. 
3rd Grade
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Loraine Jordan
Loraine Jordan
 
Fifth Grade Teacher
5th Grade

Hello: I’m Mrs. Jordan and I am excited to be a 5th grade teacher at Bickel Elementary School this year! My goal is to share my love of academics with my students in a classroom full of safety, acceptance, wonder, and high expectations. This is my eighth year of teaching, I’ve taught in both California and Hawaii. I have a great love of teaching and watching the magic of a child learning. I enjoy baking, reading, writing, doing genealogy work and spending time with my family.

5th Grade
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Melissa Keegan
Melissa Keegan
 
Counselor
Educational Support

 I have been in the counseling field for the past thirteen years, however this is my sixthh year as a school counselor. 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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Cindy Lancaster
Cindy Lancaster
 
Behavior Para
Aids
Aids
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EmaLee Lish
EmaLee Lish
 
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade

I am a proud 4th generation Idahoan teacher. This is my 4th year teaching 2nd grade and I love my job. I am the mother of two awesome teenagers Porter who is 16 and Molly who is 14. I love animals and live on a small hobby farm with chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, rabbits, and cows. In my spare time, I love snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, camping, kayaking, swimming, biking, hiking, reading, watching movies, and doing anything with my family outside. I feel lucky to be able to be born and raised in this beautiful state and blessed to teach at this incredible school. 

2nd Grade
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Mallory McGowen
Mallory McGowen
 
Third Grade Teacher
3rd Grade
My name is Mallory McGowen and I teach 3rd grade at Bickel Elementary.  I am from St. Louis Missouri, then moved to Lake Charles Louisiana where I taught 2nd grade for 8 years.  This will be my 10th year of teaching and my second year at Bickel.  I have been married to my husband, Casey for 6 years and we have a 4 year old daughter, Avery, who keeps us very busy.  I am excited to be here at Bickel and call this our home.
3rd Grade
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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 2 poodles, 2 pugs, 2 bunnies and 7 cats. Spare time…well…I don’t have much spare time. My kids and I are very involved with 4-H, sports and dance 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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Leslie Mejia
Leslie Mejia
 
Head of the Food Service
Food Service
Food Service
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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 13 years and been in education for 43 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 three 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 13 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  graduated from CSI  with both Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice degrees. We have two children and many animals in our family including 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds,  2 tortoises, 1 turtle, 1 salamander and 1 crested gecko. We enjoy family Christmas vacations to Yellowstone National Park.

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Emilie Moore
Emilie Moore
 
Fourth Grade Teacher
4th Grade

Hello! If you ever played “Where’s Waldo?” then you know how much fun it can be to search and find. When you’re looking for me, just keep your eyes peeled for the tallest teacher. At 6’4”, I’m easy to spot, and I do play basketball! I grew up in Southern Idaho exploring the outdoors, playing sports, and being the cheeriest, bass playing band geek you could find. After graduating from Declo High School, I studied at Hillsdale College in Michigan and continued to explore by teaching in places like Indonesia, Cameroon, and Paul, Idaho. Wherever I’ve gone, the best part is the lovely people. The students, families and staff at Bickel Elementary are no exception. I look forward to growing and becoming part of this community. If you’re ever in the building, look for me and give me a wave – it’s almost like finding Waldo!

4th Grade
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Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
 
Psychiatrist
Educational Support
Educational Support
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Cindy Pearce
Cindy Pearce
 
Head Custodian
Administration

Hi, My name is Cindy Pearce. My husband Rick is my everything and we have a son and daughter who will always have my heart. 

I have been an employee in the public education system since 1992. I spent 11 years as a paraprofessional/custodian at a small rural school with the Challis School District. Thinking it would be good to have a year round paycheck,  I spent 7 more years as custodian/head custodian after my maintenance boss and his wife talked me into it.  I was responsible for  overseeing a 5 person crew for 3 schools in Challis during the school year, Then 13 students were added to that during our summer cleaning months (cleaning schools within a 60 mile radius). 
 
In 2010 I started helping my husband with our family business and helping with the care of my mother. During this time,  I was a Postmaster Relief and a route driver for the USPS. 
 
In 2013 we took a leap of faith which brought us to Filer. It brought us closer to our grandchildren, which has been such a blessing. I began work with Chobani which did not last long as I found out I am not a factory person, and I like windows!
 
I then went to work with the Jerome School District and worked there for a couple of years before being told of a custodial position in Twin Falls, which was much closer to home. I have enjoyed working with many different individuals in the TFSD. 
 
I must say Bickel Elementary will always be a favorite of mine. The history this school holds is amazing! I absolutely have loved working with the staff at Bickel, past and present. I look forward to making many more memories with everyone. I adore the little people who roam the halls and love seeing them grow from year to year.
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Pam Rahe
Pam Rahe
 
Special Education Teacher
Resource

I currently teach K-5 Special Education.  All 23 years of my teaching career have been at Bickel Elementary.  My husband, Steve, is better known as Mr. Rahe, a 4th grade teacher at Morningside Elementary. Our son, Seth, is a senior in high school and our daughter, Stephanie, is a sophmore.  Both attend TFHS.

I love Bickel.  The very high ceilings, the grooves in the steps, the actual blackboards, and the little nooks and crannies are all great, but the most wonderful thing about Bickel is the sense of family.  With a smaller staff and smaller enrollment than most of the other schools, it truly is like a family.  My plan is to teach at Bickel until I can retire. 

Resource
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Dale Richmond
Dale Richmond
 
Secretary
Administration
Administration
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Shirlene Rogers
Shirlene Rogers
 
Resource Paraprofessional
Resource

I was born in Colorado and raised in Idaho.  I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. I have been a para educator for 20 years now.  I love working with kids and reading in my spare time.

 
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Abby Snow
Abby Snow
 
P.E. Teacher
Specials/Block Teachers

My name is Abby Snow and I’m the PE Teacher at Bickel! My teaching career began in 2017 and I have loved every second of it! Prior to becoming a teacher I was an event planner, health and wellness coordinator, secretary and kinesiologist but being a PE Teacher has been  my absolute favorite! When I’m not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband, my daughter and our dogs outside. We love to hike, paddleboard, be in the mountains and go on adventures.

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 Cheyanne  Still
Cheyanne Still
 
Computer Teacher
Specials/Block Teachers
My name is Cheyanne Still this is my second year at Bickel Elementary and I am the Computer Assistant or Computer Teacher and I have loved it so far. I have worked in the educational field for the last 4 years and have really enjoyed it. I love getting to see the difference you can make in a child’s life. 
 
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Cecilee Tureman
Cecilee Tureman
 
Music Teacher
Specials/Block Teachers

Hi! My name is is Cecilee Tureman. I am the new music teacher at Bickel! I love singing, dancing and making music! I believe music can bring peace, joy and happiness! Before this job, I worked at Sawtooth Elementary as a literacy para. I love kids and enjoy working with them and helping them succeed! Personally, I have been married to my sweetheart for 24 years, and we have three daughters, ages 12, 15, and 17. My family means everything to me! I am excited to join the team at Bickel!

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Cathy Turpin
Cathy Turpin
 
Instructional Coach
Educational Support
Educational Support
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Ruth Whipple
Ruth Whipple
 
Paraprofessional
Aids
Aids
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Jaime Williams
Jaime Williams
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten

This is my fourth year teaching at Bickel.  I am so excited about having the opportunity to teach full day kindergarten again.  

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 17th year of teaching elementary students.  Teaching has brought me much happiness and many exciting adventures. 

Kindergarten
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Lucy  Wills
Lucy Wills
 
Counselor
Educational Support

My name is Lucy Wills, I am the counselor at Bickel Elementary.   I joined the Bickel Family in 2019. Being at Bickel has been a very pleasant experience. I have made amazing friendships and I truly love the students here.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University and a Master’s from Northwest Nazarene University. In my free time I love to travel and my goal is to fill every page on my passport. I also love spending time with my husband playing golf. Please keep in mind that loving to play golf and being good at it is not the same thing. But seriously I enjoy every aspect of my job, I enjoy the students and staff and just life in general.    

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