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Floyd Adam
Floyd Adam
 
Teacher
Special Education
Special Education
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Lonnie Ahlquist
Lonnie Ahlquist
 
Activities Director
Administration
Administration
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Matthew Alexander
Matthew Alexander
 
Counselor - Students with last names F-M
Counseling

Counselor at CRHS. I like to throw plastic and Tottenham.

Counseling
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Kimberly Allen
Kimberly Allen
 
Instructional Coach
Instructional Coach

As the Instructional Coach at C.R.H.S., I have the outstanding opportunity to observe great teachers every day. I’m a former Language Arts and ESL teacher with a M.Ed. in Bilingual Education.

Instructional Coach
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Mary Amstutz
Mary Amstutz
 
Teacher - Art
Arts/Performing Arts
Arts/Performing Arts
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Sasha Anderson
Sasha Anderson
 
Teacher
Special Education
Special Education
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Jeremy Belliston
Jeremy Belliston
 
Teacher - Department Chair
Social Studies
Social Studies
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Debby Blay
Debby Blay
 
Teacher
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Ashqua Bliss
Ashqua Bliss
 
Teacher
Special Education
Special Education
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Amber Buckley
Amber Buckley
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages

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.

Language Arts/World Languages
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Rebecca Calvo
Rebecca Calvo
 
No Department
No Department
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Maciey Canoy
Maciey Canoy
 
No Department
No Department
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Tori Case
Tori Case
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Kevin Cato
Kevin Cato
 
Teacher - Head Girls Basketball Coach
Social Studies

Sophomore US History Teacher, Head Girls Basketball Coach

Social Studies
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Lillian Cawley
Lillian Cawley
 
Teacher - Health Occupation
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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David Crafton
David Crafton
 
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Kathy Craig
Kathy Craig
 
No Department
No Department
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Cristal Craig
Cristal Craig
 
No Department
No Department
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Claudia Creek
Claudia Creek
 
Teacher - French - Department Chair
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Daralynn Crozier
Daralynn Crozier
 
IDLA Site Coordinator
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Emira Cucic
Emira Cucic
 
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Kathy Dabestani
Kathy Dabestani
 
Teacher
Mathematics

A fourth generation graduate of the University of Nebraska, I have taught the social sciences and math for over 30 years in Nebraska and Idaho. I enjoy being with my husband, son & his wife, and our two grandchildren. Outside of school I enjoy college football, reading, and traveling.

Mathematics
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Steve Davis
Steve Davis
 
Teacher
Social Studies
Social Studies
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Gabrielle Davis
Gabrielle Davis
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Barb Denney
Barb Denney
 
No Department

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.

No Department
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Tiffany Douglas
Tiffany Douglas
 
No Department
No Department
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Jordan Eldredge
Jordan Eldredge
 
No Department
No Department
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Michelle Elsing
Michelle Elsing
 
Library Assistant
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Lara Erickson
Lara Erickson
 
No Department
No Department
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Marty Espinoza
Marty Espinoza
 
Teacher - Spanish - Assistant Football and Girls Basketball Coach
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Rebecca Ferland
Rebecca Ferland
 
Teacher
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Karen Fjeld
Karen Fjeld
 
Counseling Secretary
Counseling

I’ve worked at CRHS since it opened in Fall of 2009. Prior to that, I worked at RSMS, back when it was RSJH, in the Computer Lab for 9 years. My husband Scott and I have three children, all graduated from TFHS and all went on to get their Bachelor Degrees, and two even Master degrees. We are avid BSU Football fans, but our 6 grandchildren are the highlights of our lives!

Counseling
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Sam Franklin
Sam Franklin
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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Jamie Franklin
Jamie Franklin
 
Teacher
CTE - Family Consumer Science

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.

CTE - Family Consumer Science
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Stacie Gardner
Stacie Gardner, Magna cum Laude in Secondary Education with English endorsement from Great Basin College
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages

Magna cum Laude in Secondary Education with English endorsement from Great Basin College

Language Arts/World Languages
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 Gauthier
Gauthier
 
No Department
No Department
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Sarah Gussenhoven
Sarah Gussenhoven
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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Brennan Hack
Brennan Hack
 
No Department
No Department
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Deborah Hager
Deborah Hager
 
Special Ed Secretary
Special Education
Special Education
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William Hale
William Hale
 
Teacher - Choir 1/2PM
Arts/Performing Arts
Arts/Performing Arts
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Trevor Hale
Trevor Hale
 
Security Assistant
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Laurie Hall
Laurie Hall
 
Teacher
Special Education
Special Education
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Cliff Hall
Cliff Hall
 
Teacher - Speech
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks
 
Vice Principal
Administration
Administration
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Shana Hoge
Shana Hoge
 
Teacher - Department Chair
Special Education
Special Education
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Leah Holloway
Leah Holloway
 
Teacher - Department Chair - Assistant Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Track Coach
Health/PE
Health/PE
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Christy Hulme
Christy Hulme
 
No Department
No Department
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Dacia Hunter
Dacia Hunter
 
Teacher
No Department
No Department
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Nathan Hyer
Nathan Hyer
 
Teacher
CTE - Precision Machining
CTE - Precision Machining
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Sean Impomeni
Sean Impomeni
 
Teacher - Head Football Coach
Health/PE
Health/PE
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Jules Isaacs
Jules Isaacs
 
Gear Up Coordinator
Support Staff

Mrs. Isaacs longs to see every student attain their dream, whether it be going to college, a university, tech school, the military, teaching English in a foreign country, joining the circus, or studying in Paris to become a mime. Whatever your dream, she’ll help you find the path to achieve it! Mrs. Isaacs has been to college, a university, tech school, taught English abroad, but has not studied to become a mime.

Support Staff
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Seve Isaacs
Seve Isaacs
 
Teacher - Department Chair - Theater
Arts/Performing Arts

This is Mr. Isaacs’ fifth year teaching Theatre and Speech at CRHS. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Speech Education with a minor in Russian Education from BYU – Idaho. Mr. Isaacs is very passionate about theatre and enjoys sharing that passion with his talented students.

Arts/Performing Arts
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Devin Johns
Devin Johns
 
Teacher - Spanish - Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
Language Arts/World Languages

I was born in raised here in Twin Falls ID. I love this community and enjoy being a part of the Riverhawk family!  This is my 5th year at CRHS and before that  I taught 2 years at a charter school in Gooding ID. I have a Bachelor’s degree from ISU and a Master’s from U of I. I am a girls basketball coach here at the Ridge and love to be involved with many sports and activities. My wife and I have been married for 8 years and have a 3 year old daughter and 1 year old twins!! Yes we are busy! 

Language Arts/World Languages
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Janie Johnson
Janie Johnson
 
Librarian
Libary
Libary
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Debbie Johnson
Debbie Johnson
 
Teacher
CTE - Business
CTE - Business
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Norma Johnson
Norma Johnson
 
Teacher
Social Studies
Social Studies
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Summer Jones
Summer Jones
 
No Department
No Department
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Tiffany Jordan
Tiffany Jordan
 
Activities Director Secretary
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Erin Kelley
Erin Kelley
 
No Department
No Department
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Mark King
Mark King
 
No Department
No Department
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Krystal Koelling
Krystal Koelling
 
Student Support Specialist
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Nancy Larson
Nancy Larson
 
No Department
No Department
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Kathleen Lauda
Kathleen Lauda
 
Teacher - Department Chair
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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Craig Lavin
Craig Lavin
 
Teacher - Varsity Assistant and Head JV Boys Basketball Coach
CTE - Business
CTE - Business
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Audrey Lee
Audrey Lee
 
No Department
No Department
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Cynthia Lind
Cynthia Lind
 
No Department
No Department
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Lesa Long
Lesa Long
 
Administrative Secretary
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Jeff Ludlow
Jeff Ludlow
 
Teacher - Assistant Football Coach
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Jenny Mark
Jenny Mark
 
Counselor
Counseling
Counseling
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Nermina Mastalic
Nermina Mastalic
 
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Rebecca McKenna
Rebecca McKenna
 
No Department
No Department
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Brad Mills
Brad Mills
 
No Department
No Department
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Corina Monoan
Corina Monoan
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Wendie Munoz
Wendie Munoz, Bachelors in Education, ESL Endorsement, and Master's in Education
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages

Mrs. Munoz holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State University, an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement from San Diego University, and a Master of Education degree with an emphasis on literacy from Northwest Nazarene University.  She has worked in education for the past 24+ years, and she currently teaches U.S. History at Canyon Ridge High School.  She is also an active member of the Idaho Core Coaching Network and the Idaho Association of Bilingual Education.

Language Arts/World Languages
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Jessica Murdoch
Jessica Murdoch
 
Athletic Trainer
No Department
No Department
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Sue Nelson
Sue Nelson
 
Teacher
Mathematics

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!

Mathematics
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Char Nelson
Char Nelson
 
Counselor - Students with last names N-Z
Counseling
Counseling
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Ariel Newman
Ariel Newman
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages

I received my B.S.Ed from the University of Idaho in Secondary Education and English. During my time as an undergraduate student, I studied for my degree with an emphasis on students in alternative educational settings. I am currently working towards my Master’s degree in Special Education. And, I love cats.

Language Arts/World Languages
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Jill Newnham
Jill Newnham
 
No Department
No Department
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Cori Nichols
Cori Nichols
 
Teacher
Social Studies

I graduated college at Central Washington University in 2009. I began my teaching career in the Twin Falls School District in 2015. I have two children and a husband of 7 years. I love what I do and enjoy working with the wonderful teachers at Canyon Ridge.

Social Studies
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Marion Oneida
Marion Oneida
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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Miranda Ostrowski
Miranda Ostrowski
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations

I am Miranda Ostrowski and I began teaching for Canyon Ridge in 2017.  My family and I are new to Idaho as we just moved here in 2016.  I am teaching Biology.

Science/Health Occupations
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Lucinda Padilla
Lucinda Padilla
 
No Department
No Department
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Justin Pehrson
Justin Pehrson
 
Teacher - Head Wrestling Coach
Social Studies
Social Studies
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Stephanie Pond
Stephanie Pond
 
Teacher - Art 1/2PM
Arts/Performing Arts

I’m an Southern Idaho native and a graduate of Brigham Young University- Idaho, where I majored in Art Education with a minor in Journalism Education. I’ve been married for 9 years, and I have two sweet, little girls, 7 & 3. My family and I recently moved back to the Magic Valley, where we built our first home in Kimberly. I teach drawing/painting and pottery at Twin Falls High School and Canyon Ridge High School, and I also own an online photo card company. I spend most of my weekends playing with my kiddos and working on crafts and DIY projects. I love summer, boating, volleyball, Sunday naps, digital scrapbooking, and ice-cream. I hate wind, folding laundry, frogs, and mayonnaise. I’m hoping to eventually add travel and sewing to my list of favorites.

Arts/Performing Arts
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Brenda Reichenbach
Brenda Reichenbach
 
Teacher - Department Chair
Language Arts/World Languages

My Bio? “It is a tale…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Shakespeare, Macbeth)

Language Arts/World Languages
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Nina Richardson
Nina Richardson
 
No Department
No Department
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Dawn Richardson
Dawn Richardson
 
No Department
No Department
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Mike Ridgeway
Mike Ridgeway
 
Teacher
Health/PE

9th grade Honors Earth Science/P.E. Teacher of all grades.  Storm chaser, lava chaser, eclipse chaser 🙂

Health/PE
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Brent Rogers
Brent Rogers
 
Teacher
ELL
ELL
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Monica Rojas
Monica Rojas
 
Teacher
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Cassandra Rosa
Cassandra Rosa
 
Kitchen Manager
Support Staff
Support Staff
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Gladys Shoup
Gladys Shoup
 
No Department
No Department
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Jim Siggaard
Jim Siggaard
 
Teacher - PM
CTE - Industrial Technology
CTE - Industrial Technology
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Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
 
Teacher - Department Chair
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Angie Smith
Angie Smith
 
Teacher
Mathematics

I have been teaching math for 12 years. I also have a degree in Economics with a minor in Business. I am currently working on a masters degree in Applied Economics.

Mathematics
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Gordon Sorensen
Gordon Sorensen
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Brandy Stimpson
Brandy Stimpson
 
Attendance Secretary
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Dr. Kasey Teske
Dr. Kasey Teske
 
Principal
Administration

This is Dr. Teske’s fifth 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 20th year as a Twin Falls School District educator.

Administration
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Hannah Thomas
Hannah Thomas
 
Teacher
ELL
ELL
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Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
 
Vice Principal
Administration
Administration
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Jaren Thompson
Jaren Thompson
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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Elizabeth Thomsen
Elizabeth Thomsen, Bachelors in Music
 
Teacher - Band/Orchestra 1/2AM
Arts/Performing Arts

Mrs. Thomsen received her bachelor of music in music education from Boise State University. She is a Twin Falls native, and grew up playing soccer, softball, basketball, and danced for 13 years. At BSU, she joined the marching band and earned the position of Blue Thunder Drum Major for the 2012-2013 season. Mrs. Thomsen is a currently member of the Magic Valley Symphony and was just elected the Music Director for the Twin Falls Municipal Band. “Do what you love, and love what you do. Be an active member in your community and the world will be a better place”

Arts/Performing Arts
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Sara Toledo
Sara Toledo
 
Teacher - Department Chair
ELL
ELL
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Kristina Ursenbach
Kristina Ursenbach
 
Teacher
Special Education

I am an Idaho native. I have 8 children. I love teaching and talking to students.

Special Education
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Shambra Utley
Shambra Utley
 
Bookkeeper
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Darren VanHofwegen
Darren VanHofwegen
 
Teacher - Head Boys Basketball Coach
Health/PE

My name is Darren Van Hofwegen. I have been teaching and coaching for 11 years throughout the state of Idaho. I am married, Angela, and together we have 3 very active kids. Bailey (10), Zeke (8) and Asher (6). 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!

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Health/PE
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Officer Waite
Officer Waite
 
School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer
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Chris Waitley
Chris Waitley
 
Teacher - Assistant Football Coach
Mathematics

Married to Chrissy for 13 years. One child, Christian 9. Coaches Football and Softball. Has been teaching at Canyon Ridge for 3 years.

Mathematics
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Robyn Weatherford
Robyn Weatherford
 
Registrar
Counseling

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.

Counseling
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Alicia Weaver
Alicia Weaver
 
Teacher
Language Arts/World Languages
Language Arts/World Languages
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Kimara Webb
Kimara Webb
 
Teacher
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Charyl Webster
Charyl Webster
 
No Department
No Department
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Cheri Weisel
Cheri Weisel
 
No Department
No Department
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Elizabeth Welker
Elizabeth Welker
 
No Department
No Department
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Diane Whitney
Diane Whitney
 
No Department
No Department
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Phyllis Widman
Phyllis Widman
 
No Department
No Department
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Candi Young
Candi Young
 
Attendance Officer
Office Staff
Office Staff
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Scott Zuercher
Scott Zuercher
 
Teacher
Science/Health Occupations
Science/Health Occupations
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