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Mrs. Buckley is an English teacher who has been at Canyon Ridge High School since 2009. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s in English Secondary Education and studied drama along with Creative Writing.
Tona Casella resides in Twin Falls with her amazing daughter and husband. She has a passion for education, having worked as a college math and college psychology teacher, student advisor and advanced opportunities coordinator in the past. Tona’s business career included major employers in industry including ATT, Capital One, Sears National Bank and Citibank. Tona follows her passions teaching theater, dance and yoga in the community. She enjoys baking rainbow cookies, spending time outdoors with her family, and reading a good book.
I’m an Idaho Native – born, raised and graduated in Twin Falls County. I’ve been married for 38 years, have 3 married daughters and 9 grandchildren.
I worked in the professional field for 18 years and look forward to assisting students with college and career readiness.
Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences! I am Mrs. Franklin! This year, I am teaching Parenting & Child Development and Early Childhood Professions, Teen Living and Foods & Nutrition. I love teaching Family and Consumer Sciences classes and getting students involved in hands-on learning.
My Family and Consumer Sciences journey began in High School when, as a student, I took a Foods class that created my passion for all these Family Consumer Science. I have a BS degree in Family Consumer Science Education and Elementary Education with a minor in Library Science.
This is my thirteenth year as a FCS teacher. My husband (Sam Franklin) are both teachers here at the Ridge. Growing up in Alaska taught me to be creative and resourceful. Therefore, I cannot wait to challenge and inspire this year’s class of FCS students. I am lifelong learner, and it my goal to is constantly challenging myself to improve student learning, keep students motivated and engaged and make learning a lifelong enjoyment. I want all students to be successful, and I feel that I offer a classroom environment that is conducive to success.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you may have. You may email me for the quickest response, but feel free to contact me at school as well.
I am Sue Nelson and I have been teaching math for over 25 years. Thirteen years in Roswell, NM, 6 years at Twin Falls High, and started at Canyon Ridge High when it opened in 2009. I am from Wyoming, by way of Kansas. I attended Eastern New Mexico University (go Greyhounds) in Portales, New Mexico and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science – Honors in Mathematics.
I was born a Jayhawker, but have been a Viking, a Wrangler, a Greyhound, a Coyote, a Bruin, and finally a Riverhawk. My proudest time has been here at CRHS and being a Riverhawk!
My Bio? “It is a tale…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Shakespeare, Macbeth)
This is Dr. Teske’s fourth year as principal of Canyon Ridge High School. Before his tenure at the Ridge, he served as principal of Robert Stuart Middle School and Oregon Trail Elementary School. This is his 19th year as a Twin Falls School District educator.
My name is Darren Van Hofwegen. I have been teaching and coaching for 10 years throughout the state of Idaho. I am married, Angela, and together we have 3 very active kids. Bailey (9), Zeke (8) and Asher (5). I am a graduate of Boise State University. I am currently the boys basketball coach at Canyon Ridge. Love working with these young and talented athletes at Canyon Ridge! Go Hawks!
Mrs. Weatherford has lived in the Magic Valley since the age of 3. She attended and graduated from Twin Falls High School and attended the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University. She was a Paraprofessional for 17 years before making her move into the office. She lives in Twin Falls with her husband Terry, has three beautiful daughters Leia (Chad), Allysha, Cassidy and three beautiful grandchildren Bexlee, Thayer and Holland.