The Pricipal’s description will be coming soon.
My name is Jennifer Frome. I have been a resource teacher in Lincoln County School District #2 for thirteen years now. Building relationships with the students and professionals I work with is important in educating the children in our wonderful community. Outside of school I enjoy time with family and friends hiking, camping, motorbiking, fishing, cycling, skiing, cooking, reading and traveling. My husband and I enjoy raising our four children ranging in age from four to twelve here in Star Valley.
I was raised right here in Star Valley. I am glad to be teaching in the place I call home. I am a proud graduate of the University of Wyoming! (Go Pokes!!) A teacher influenced my life when I was young, and I am hoping to do the same for countless other 3rd graders. When I’m not at Afton Elementary, you can see me on the football field with the high school team, or out on a river fly fishing. Besides 3rd graders, my favorite people are my wife Dyann, and my kids, Chloee, Emalee, RJ, and Gracee, and one little pip-squeak turd of a grandson
My name is Marie Nield. I am the kitchen manager for Afton Elementary. I love visiting with the kids as they come through the lunch line. I enjoy being outside in the summer but not so much in the winter. I have really enjoyed doing some domestic traveling in the last few years.
My name is Misty Nelson. I’ve been a cook for LCSD2 since 2013. I have 5 kids. I like to read, camp, and have a love/hate relationship with gardening.
My name is Shelley Hunsaker. I bring 17 years of library experience to my position as the District Elementary Media Specialist. When I am not in the library working with teachers and students, I enjoy quilting, camping, hiking, being with my family and of course reading!
Hello from Gail Kennington. My title at Afton Elementary is, “Grant Intervention Aide.” I manage Aims/Web testing. My role has a lot of variety. I work in an office with students and teachers. I appreciate such a great job and I enjoy the staff and students.
My name is Allen Simpson. I am an occupational therapist for LCSD2. I obtained my masters degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2015. I have worked as a pediatric therapist for the past 4 years helping kids achieve independence in school. My family and I love the outdoors. We enjoy exploring the beautiful mountains, lakes, and ski resorts in and around the Star Valley area.
I am currently a speech-language pathologist working for LCSD2 at Afton Elementary and currently have my national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. During my career as a speech-language pathologist I have gained experience evaluating and treating children ages preschool through high school presenting with a wide range of communication disorders/delays. I believe that developing strong personal relationships with the students and families with whom I work is the foundation for effecting positive change and effective and efficient treatment outcomes. When I am not enjoying my hobby as a speech-language pathologist I fill my time with watching my 5 children in their activities, hiking with family in the beautiful mountains of Star Valley, gardening and photography.
My name is Jeff Madsen and I am a school psychologist with 13 years of experience. I have been with Lincoln County School District #2 for 10 of those years. I love that I am able to work alongside families and educators to help children feel happy and safe here at school and to help them enjoy learning. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Some of the things we enjoy most are skiing, backpacking, playing board games, and reading.
I came to LCSD2 in August 2015 after finishing my master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Wyoming—Go Pokes! During my master’s program, I did an externship at Thayne Elementary and was hired by the school district for the following year. I was assigned to Afton Elementary School and earned my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2016. I have been at Afton Elementary ever since and love working with such awesome students, families, and staff!
My name is Angie Bagley. I have worked in the high needs in special education since 2009. I have 4 kids; Tyson, Amanda, Cole, and Cache. I have a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and 2 beautiful granddaughters – Elena Rose and Ashlyn Jade. I love to spend time with my family. I read and cross stitch when I have the time. Most of my time now is spent watching Cache play football, basketball, and soccer and I love it!
Hello my name is Kathi Smith. I am the High Needs Special Education Teacher at Afton Elementary, I love my job! I have been a part of the district since 2010, and teaching since 1995. I graduated from Utah State University… Go Aggies! I grew up in Riverton UT, but my ancestral roots run deep in Star Valley. I am married to Brett Smith, have 4 amazing children and 1 super cute grandson. In my spare time I enjoy watching old movies, spending time with my family, and reading.
I’ve lived all my life in Star Valley. I’m the youngest from a family of 8. I have 4 wonderful children, two boys and two girls. Best of all I have 4 grandchildren! They are the best. I love Afton elementary and living here.
I am a Special Education teacher in 3rd grade. My entire career in teaching has been here at Afton Elementary beginning in 2003. Although I’m not a native to the Valley I’ve been here long enough that when a student asks me if I know their grandparents, I usually do. I have an amazing husband, J.R., two great kids, Bobby and Becca, and their two wonderful spouses Maire and Colt. (So, maybe someday soon I’ll have a grandbaby or two.) I’m a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, not just in the good years! I love to travel and explore as often as possible. Granted my exploring now is more of the eatery variety.
My name is Angie Hale. I am a special education paraprofessional. I have been working in this department since 2004. Outside of work I love playing with my grandchildren and spending summers on the boat.
I am a SPED Aide at Afton Elementary school. I spend most of my time with first grade. I really enjoy this age group––it’s fun to watch them grow over the year. Afton Elementary is a great place to work. Everyone here is kind and considerate, especially to the children. I think Star Valley is a special place to live, full of wonderful people and surrounded by beautiful county.
My name is Kenna Schwab. I’m a special education aid for kindergarten at Afton Elementary. This is my 17th year at Afton. My husband and I have 4 kids. My favorite thing to do is spending time with my family.
Hi I’m Rachel Gardner. I have worked at Afton Elementary for 12 years as a special needs aide. I am married and have 4 children. We love to spend time together camping and fishing.
Hi, My name is Stacey Watson. I have worked for Lincoln County School District #2 since Aug of 2000. I work in the Special Education Department in Kindergarten at Afton Elementary. I live in Afton with my husband and 3 kids. I like to go fishing, hunting and hiking with my family.
My name is Trina Nield. I’m a paraprofessional. I’ve worked for the district since 2004. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing volleyball and watching movies.
Hello! I’m Cortney Delgado and a Star Valley native. I’m the 2nd Grade SPED teacher and love working our amazing students! When not at school I’m either trying to keep up with my 7 kids and their various activities or in the middle of a book.
My name is Lacey Spalding. I am a paraprofessional at Afton Elementary. I have been with the district since 2017 as a Title 1 aide and a high needs aide. Outside of work, I enjoy my family, being outdoors, camping, and following my 3 kids in their activities.
Hi I’m Shanna Hurd. I am a Sped Aide in 3rd grade for Afton Elementary. Everyday I look forward to coming to work because of my co-workers and the kids. I coach the High school cheerleaders and I also coach tumbling for a dance studio in town. I have 4 amazing kids of my own, 3 girls and 1 boy. I love to craft, hike, camp, go four wheeling and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Renae Brown and I am a Special Ed Aide. Reading and shopping are my favorite things to do. My family is my life! We enjoy working and playing in the outdoors.
My name is Rachel Rudd and I am a Title I Reading Aide’s. While my first career was as landscape designer, I recently found a passion for teaching. When I’m not at school, I enjoy hiking, cross country skiing and riding my bicycle.
My name is Christie Nethercott. I am a Title I reading aide at Afton Elementary. I graduated from BYU with an elementary education degree. I enjoy visiting my seven children and 15 grandchildren.
Hi! I am Kiley Bennett and I teach reading. I graduated from University of Wyoming the spring of 2018 in Elementary Education. I love to play the flute!
Hi! My name is Bobbi Heap. I am an aide/paraprofessional for Title 1 in Afton Elementary. I have lived in Afton for 11 years. I love helping children read and enjoy their energetic spirit. I love being outdoors with my husband and my child as much as possible.
My name is Nicki Burton. I have been an aide since 2009 and have enjoyed teaching kids to read. I also enjoy taking care of my house and yard and playing volleyball. If I had one wish I would travel more!
I am Michelle Heiner and I am a new Title 1 Reading Aide at Afton Elementary School. I grew up here in Star Valley (Mr. Keeley is my dad), married a boy from Freedom, and now we are raising our family in Fairview. I have 5 kids (1 girl and 4 boys) that keep me busy day and night. We love to work and play together a lot. I love to teach and be surrounded by little people every day, so I am excited to start teaching reading at Afton.
I am currently serving as a Reading Specialist for Afton Elementary. I have a literacy endorsement from the University of Wyoming and a BA from Lewis Clark State College. Beyond teaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors.
I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Certification. I love happily being married to Mr. Hoopes. She loves her four children Logan, Colton, Alison, and Ashlyn. I also enjoy all the children I meet as a Title One Aide at Afton Elementary.
I am Luetta Lewis. I work as a Title 1 reading Aide at Afton Elementary. I love to help children learn reading skills and to love reading. I have made many little friends in the last (almost) 20 years. I’m married to Todd Lewis and we have raised 5 children and have 4 grandchildren. I love traveling, hiking, 4-wheeler riding, camping with family, and I also love biking and playing the piano.
I have been a Title 1 Aide at Afton Elementary for three and a half years. Intrigued by the learning process, I love to see students grow into great readers and learners. When not in school, I can be found cheering on my four awesome children at their activities, gardening, and playing board games and sports.