The mantra for my life is summed up in four words: inspire, encourage, uplift, and bless.
These words have shaped my life’s goal to have a positive influence in the lives of the students
and families I work with. I endeavor to be a teacher who is not afraid to get messy and be
vulnerable. I believe in experiential learning and hope to show students by example that growth
happens in moments of risk and vulnerability. I believe that as humans we develop and grow our
ability to learn throughout our whole lives. I hope to inspire and show students how to become
lifetime learners, and to see the world from more than one perspective.
I received a B.S. in Child Development from USU, a Master’s in Education from Bank Street College and currently pursuing a Doctorate degree. It is wonderful to be back in beautiful Cache Valley, and I am so excited to be a part of the inspired team here at CCID.
Amanda Barrandey received both her bachelors and masters degree in social work from Utah State University. She has been practicing as a social worker for 12+ years serving individuals of all ages and diversities both in English and Spanish. She is a proud and passionate advocate of social justice and equality and as a board member of Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC), she is dedicated to create community for everyone.
After graduating with her masters, she happily practiced as a therapist in the SAAVI office at Utah State University and as a medical/clinical social worker at Intermountain Homecare and Hospice. She was very content in both of these positions yet was privileged to be offered the opportunity to join the beautiful and dedicated team at CCID. She is confident the right decision was made to join the CCID team. Every single day at CCID is a very rewarding adventure! She is very grateful for the privilege to serve at a school that respects and cares for every single child.
Because of her love and passion for the work at SAAVI and social justice, she continues to work with SAAVI clients in the evening while her precious kiddos attend soccer and dance practice. She very much enjoys serving others and looks forward to expanding her interest, knowledge, and experience in order to serve her community best. Ultimately, her most cherished role is being a mother of 3.
Martha's beliefs about all students is that they are able to take on any challenge when given the support and encouragement.
Martha completed her Bachelors of Science at Utah State University in Family, Consumer, and Human Development. During that time, she completed her undergraduate practicum at Logan High School in the counseling department and found her passion in helping students. This changed the course of her life to the direction of school counseling. Martha completed her Masters of Psychology in Education in School Counseling at Utah State University.
Martha greatest accomplishment is her family. She has been married for 22 years, has three adorable babies (21,19, and 16) and three awesome step-children (29, 27, and 24). Her family has taught me compassion, temperance, peace, how to love in all situations and this has carried over in all aspects of her life.
Martha loves being outside but is not a camper. She would be a forever student if she could afford it. Martha likes to bake and her husband's cooking.
Before coming to CCID, I spent 4 years homeschooling in beautiful Cache valley. Those years of homeschooling continued to fuel my passion for learning new things and helped to prepare me for the work I am doing now. I love getting to know all of the students at CCID, working with them, and exploring concepts until they are understood. I love math, science, history, good literature, sewing, gardening, hiking, learning about nature, ice skating, baking, canning, making jam, and so much more!
My life goal is to help other people help themselves. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Entrepreneurship. My professional experience working with children began when I volunteered in an orphanage in Ecuador for three months. It was an incredibly rewarding experience and helped me realize that I love working with kids!! I have since worked as an aide at The Family Place and as an Intern at Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, where I gained experience working with people of all abilities. I am excited to help CCID provide a safe, happy, healthy environment for kids to come learn and grow together!!
Kayla is an Aggie pursuing a degree in the Human Services field. She loves working with students. She enjoys playing the piano, and is happiest when she is hiking, running, or doing anything outside.
Tamra was raised in North Carolina and appreciates every opportunity she has to get back to the trees and the green mountains. Tamra enjoys sunshine, traveling, baking, hiking, spending time with family & friends, reading, and exploring new places. She is happiest when she is watching her two awesome children participate in their various activities or walking on a beach with her husband.