In or out of the classroom, my dad was a teacher: our family hiked in Bryce Canyon, explored Arches, and swam in the Great Salt Lake. Working in the orchard and garden, we learned early on where food comes from because we helped plant it, water it, weed it, pick it, and can it. From piano lessons—which were not optional—we learned that hard work can create beauty as well as competence. I learned how it feels to write a song, do a cartwheel, catch a fish, or dress up in a funny Munchkin costume and sing in an auditorium full of strangers.
My mother taught me to read when I was small, sealing my fate as a bookworm. She also gave me my first chemistry lessons by showing me how to form loaves that rise and to stir the jam so it won't burn. My love of language led me to spelling bees, German classes, and eventually a degree in English. More recently, I have satisfied my STEM side by enrolling in an accounting certificate program. I am happy to be at CCID, where children and adults alike can immerse themselves in the learning process.
Kristin was born and raised in the Midwest. She obtained her first Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language and Literature. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Special Education.
Kristin has a passion for learning that is evident in her teaching. She is dedicated to both whole-child and lifelong education, which lends depth and breadth to her service in the classroom.
Kristin has a fun and caring way with children, especially those with special needs.
She loves to help students understand the world around them using creativity, innovation, and discovery.
I enjoy being active in the outdoors, I love nature and all its beauty! Being with my family makes everything that much better. I enjoy doing things I can express my creative abilities; baking, cooking. crafts, & art. I attended Utah State for a year and a half, my major was elementary education. I was unable to finish my degree. I love working with children of all ages!!
I grew up in Logan with 2 sisters and 2 brothers. With a big family, I got lots of opportunities to babysit. When I was 14, I got a job at the Rec Center working with 3-6 year olds teaching soccer. That’s when I first realized I loved teaching and being around young kids.
As a senior in high school, I was approached by Camie Palmer to help her design worksheets for her kindergarten class her first year at CCID. I was then able to be in classrooms for the next couple years, being mentored majorly by Miss Camie and being able to also help in the 4th grade classroom this past year.
I graduated from Logan High in 2018 with a basketball scholarship to Walla Walla Community College in Washington state. After playing basketball there for two years, I graduated with my Associate in Arts in 2020. I got a presidential scholarship to USU and start there in the fall. I am going to major in Elementary Education and am projected to graduate in 2022.
I’m so grateful for the amazing opportunity I’ve been able to have a CCID to help me get classroom experience and learn from amazing teachers around me.
Alanna has a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a vocal emphasis. She was the music teacher at Century Elementary School for a year, and has also had experience as a substitute teacher. In addition to singing, she plays piano and ukulele, and loves theater, both from the stage and the audience. She loves exploring and learning about humanity, cultures, and people (including herself) through different forms of art, including books, music, movies, and of course theater. She enjoys going for walks, especially surrounded by nature, and could stare at the sky for hours; if she could have any superpower, she would choose the power to fly.
I have spent most of my life living in Cache Valley. I was born in Northern Idaho and lived just outside Glacier National Park in Montana when I was young. I still miss the trees and bald eagles.
I have been working in elementary schools for the past 10 years, I was an Americorp VISTA for 5 years. I was primarily stationed in kindergarten, mainly focusing on phonics and early literacy. I also created and ran whole school events such as an art program, book fairs, food drives, Fun Run, Heritage Festival, Student and Employee of the Week. I have been volunteering with PTA, Community Council and many other school activities for almost 20 years.
I am curious and creative and love to craft, especially using odds and ends or leftovers and upcycling them. I enjoy reading, it's fun to find a new author I enjoy and reading everything they have written. I live by the mantra "See a need, Fill a need"
I find great fulfillment working with children, helping them to learn and grow. It is so exciting when they make connections and their world expands.
I am a Cache Valley native who loves living in the mountains, especially during the fall when all the trees change colors! I attended USU and graduated with a BA in History and Museum Studies. I have two children, Lucas and Emily, who both attend CCID. I love traveling the world with them and my husband, Kevin. In what free time I have, I can usually be found curled up reading a good book and drinking a Diet Coke. I have loved working as a substitute at CCID the last two years and am looking forward to the year to come as support staff!
My name is Emily! I was born & raised in Orange County, California. I have been in Cache Valley for 4 years, studying to be a teacher at Utah State University. I enjoy swimming, hiking, and just being outside. I am excited for this school year and all the new experiences that will come with it!
I born and raised in Cache Valley. I love spending time with my husband and our 4 kids. We really like to spend time at the sand dunes. We like to ride 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, and sand boards. I am excited to work at the school, and to see the children grow to like healthy food.
Ms. Kris attended Utah State University (Go Aggies!) where she got a bachelor’s in Agricultural Education. Upon graduation she worked for the Extension service until her first child was born. She now resides in a wonderful small town with her four children and husband. They spend all their free time camping, hiking, and traveling. They share their home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rats, 1 parakeet and 2 goats in the summer (although they do reside outside).
When not working she enjoys reading, working in her yard, biking, and snuggling with her family on family movie night.
I grew up here in Cache Valley and have been in the same place all my life. I am an overachiever in almost everything I do. I graduated from Ridgeline High School and New Horizons Beauty College. I am married to my high school sweetheart this fall and super excited to start our life together. I love being with kids, going hunting, spending time in nature, and being with my family and my dog, Nugget.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where I absolutely fell in love with teaching tiny humans. Young students have such a special place in my heart, so I moved to Cache Valley to pursue elementary education. I am currently a junior at Utah State University and will graduate with my bachelor’s degree in 2021.
The farmer’s market is one of my favorite places in the world, I love doing yoga, hiking, and running. This past summer I completed my very first triathlon and loved every second of it.
I knew I loved teaching when I got an internship at an elementary school while I was in high school, and since then I have been a swim instructor and a substitute teacher. CCID is where I was placed for my teaching practicum, but I chose to stay here because of what the CCID staff value in education.
Kathy Rigby was born in Ogden Utah and then raised in the Military. As a youth she moved all over the country and learned a lot about different people and their cultures. Because of this background she discovered a passion to learn and share new things and make new friends.
Kathy attended Weber State University as a Business and Marketing Major and enjoyed a short career in the field. When her children were small the family was far away from extended family, so traveling for work was no longer an option
Kathy found herself volunteering at her children’s school and being the PTO president. Which is when she chose to become a title one paraprofessional. During the first year of doing title one, she discovered a true passion for teaching and helping children overcome challenges and find success in learning. That was almost 20 years ago.
Now she is embarking on the new adventure of being a part of the CCID staff. This is very exciting because not only does she get to work with students and help them experience success. She will get to see her daughter, Mickie Rigby as she lives out her life long dream of being an educator!
Kristi was born and raised in Cache Valley. She was in the first graduating class from Ridgeline High School. She has a passion for music and has been playing the flute for 8 years. Kristi was part of the marching band for 4 years doing both flute and color guard.
She has an excitement for kids and loves to learn and play along side with them. She enjoys to be outdoors or at the lake as well as likes to go boating, ride roller coasters, and watch scary movies.
Eric grew up in Ten Sleep, WY—a small town nestled at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. It was there he developed his appreciation for small-town living and the great outdoors having grown up on his great-grandfather’s ranch. His hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading, and being outdoors. Eric follows in the path of many relatives and continues his family’s legacy of attending Utah State University while pursuing a degree in Finance with a minor in Real Estate. Though a business student, he has loved the opportunity to teach and hopes to be able to have many future opportunities educating young minds in the years to come.
I grew up in Davis County and after I graduated high school I went to Snow College. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the northern part of Atlanta, Georgia. After coming home I moved to Logan and I'm currently working on getting my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After my first internship with a third grade class back in 2016, I knew that I would want to teach my own class one day. I love Cache Valley and all the opportunities that are here. Most days you can find me playing some kind of sport, usually volleyball, softball, or pickleball. I'm the oldest of six kids. I could eat Chinese food every day of my life and never get sick of it! I'm excited for my second year working at the CCID with the awesome students and teachers.
I grew up in Kaysville, Utah and have always enjoyed visiting Cache Valley. I am so happy to be living here and plan to stay. I have wanted to be a teacher since second grade. I was blessed with amazing teachers that touched and shaped my life and planted a love for education. I am currently studying Elementary Education at Utah State University. I love doing anything outdoors, especially hiking, camping, and fishing. I am so excited to be a part of the CCID staff.
Louise was born in Montreal, Canada, and her first language is French. She recently moved from Southern California with 18 years of experience as a Special Education Aide in the Resource Program. She now feels at home at CCID as Support Staff in kindergarten.
Louise has four grown children and ten grandchildren. She loves to travel and explore new places. She enjoys spending time at the beach and in the beautiful Cache Valley mountains. Louise feels at home in Logan and is happy living near her family.