Moffat County School District's new faces

Name: Tiffany Bredeson

Subject/grade level: Kindergarten, East Elementary School

Hometown: West Fargo, N.D.

Last place I taught: First-year teacher

What I like about teaching: "My favorite part about teaching is watching students grow in all developmental areas."

What I want you to know: "I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family and labs. I'm looking forward to seeing the benefits of a full day kindergarten program."

Name: Jarrod Burns

Subject/grade level: Health, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Craig

Last place I taught: First-year teacher

What I like about teaching: "The kids. Being back in my hometown."

What I want you to know: "I coached college football the last three years at Western State College in Gunnison."

Name: Megan Charchalis

Subject/grade level: First grade, Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: Bridger, Mont.

Last place I taught: Meeker

What I like about teaching: "My favorite part about teaching is the kids. I love being with

them and watching them grow as students."

What I want you to know: "I enjoy camping and fishing with my husband and our two dogs, Hank and Louie."

Name: Kevin Dellit

Subject/grade level: Reading specialist, East Elementary School

Hometown: Craig

Last place I taught: Hayden

What I like about teaching: "Meeting new teachers and kids."

What I want you to know: "I'm looking forward to learning more and passing it on."

Name: David Gaines

Subject/grade level: Fifth grade, Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.

Last place I taught: Junior high school in Kansas City

What I like about teaching: "Changing lives, nudging kids in the right direction."

What I want you to know: "I enjoy raising exotic pets: hedgehogs, pot belly pigs, parrots, iguanas."

Name: Laura Fueger

Subject/grade level: Fifth grade, East Elementary School

Hometown: Henderson, Ky.

Last place I taught: Henderson, Ky.

What I like about teaching: "Being a part of molding students into what they become. I am really excited about teaching fifth grade, I really enjoy this age group."

What I want you to know: "I love the water. I was a former lifeguard."

Name: Judy Harris

Subject/grade level: Science, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Spokane, Wash.

Last place I taught: Spokane, Wash.

What I like about teaching: "It's fun. I love building relationships with the students and their families."

What I want you to know: "I ride reining horses and I love slalom skateboarding."

Name: Michelle Henderson

Subject/grade level: Counselor, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Iowa

Last place I taught: Hayden High School

What I like about teaching: "Working with the students, helping, encouraging and advocating for them.

What I want you to know: "I am ME."

Name: Amy Jones

Subject/grade level: Kindergarten, Sunset Elementary School

Hometown: Littleton

Last place I taught: Kindergarten in Littleton for 11 years

What I like about teaching: "The look on a child's face when they learn something new."

What I want you to know: "I love cows."

Name: Ginger McPherson

Subject/grade level: Eighth-grade science, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Cedaredge

Last place I taught: Private school

What I like about teaching: "Watching the children grow throughout the year both intellectually and maturity."

What I want you to know: "I graduated from a senior military school."

Name: Renee Michelena

Subject/grade level: Sixth-grade language, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Buffalo, Wyo.

Last place I taught: Turlock, Calif.

What I like about teaching: "Being a part of helping students realize their human potential."

What I want you to know: "I firmly believe that each day is one fun rodeo, and students should know that fun makes life worth participating in."

Name: Cindy Prather

Subject/grade level: Third-grade, Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: Grand Junction

Last place I taught: Craig

What I like about teaching: "Showing students that they can do it."

What I want you to know: "I love to go antique shopping."

Name: Jan Prestidge

Subject/grade level: Librarian, Craig Middle School

Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.

Last place I taught: Former librarian in Delta

What I like about teaching: "Enthusiastic children."

What I want you to know: "I used to own a coffee house."

Name: Katie Wheeler

Subject/grade level: Fourth grade, Ridgeview Elementary School

Hometown: Craig

Last place I taught: First-year teacher

What I like about teaching: "My favorite part about teaching is the kids. I love watching them grow. I love those light bulb moments."

What I want you to know: "I'm looking forward to giving back to the community. I enjoy being with my family and spending time outdoors."

Name: Cindy Wiens

Subject/grade level: Fifth grade, Sunset Elementary School

Hometown: Billings, Mont.

Last place I taught: Shepherd, Mont.

What I like about teaching: "The kids and their unique personalities."

What I want you to know: "I love collecting fossils."

Name: Colleen Wildenhaus

Subject/grade level: Kindergarten, Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: North Canton, Ohio

Last Place I taught: Las Vegas, Nev.

What I like about teaching: "Listening to the funny, profound comments of a 5-year-old."

What I want you to know: "Got lost in the woods when I was five. While lost, a buffalo came face to face with me. Then he snorted on me."

Name: Richard Wildenhaus

Subject/grade level: Physical education/athletic director, Moffat County High School

Hometown: Kettering, Ohio

Last place I taught: Las Vegas, Nev.

What I like about teaching: "Developing personal ties with students and families."

What I want you to know: "Before teaching, I worked as a Beach Patrol Lifeguard in South Carolina."

Name: Lisa Wood

Subject/grade level: Kindergarten, Sunset Elementary School

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.

Last place I taught: Moffat County Early Childhood Center

What I like about teaching: "The gleam in a child's eye when they grasp a new concept."

What I want you to know: "I love collecting live animals."

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