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 am a Utah native and have returned to the Valley after living and working in New York for the past few years. I received a B.S. in Child Development from USU and a Master’s in Education from Bank Street College. 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.
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!
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.