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.
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!
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.
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.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I have recently relocated to Logan so my husband, can attend USU for his graduate degree.
Even at a young age, I always had a passion to work with children. It wasn’t until my first year out of high school that I realized that I wanted to be a teacher. I have had experience as a teacher’s aide, substituting and after-school care programs in both the private and public school setting.
I have a passion to educate the next generation. I am currently studying early childhood education with hopes to graduate and dedicate myself to helping children have the best early education experiences possible. I look forward to being apart of a great team at CCID.
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.
I was born in Preston Idaho, but relocated to Logan, UT at a very young age. When I was 13 years old I moved to Saint George, UT where I graduated from Desert Hills High School. I have finally made my way back to Logan where I can be close to my family and fulfill my dream of helping children learn and grow.