All applicants will receive a letter by 3/11 being accepted to Syringa Mountain School. We look forward to meeting all our new families at Syringa. If you missed the lottery and hope to still get your child in we have openings in all classes but are filling up so please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about next year’s registration as it is now on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Jennifer was born in Oregon. She is a registered member of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. After high school she attended the University of Oregon and received her Bachelors in Family and Human Services in the College of Education, in 2008. With her degree she went back to work with the Tribes as a Family and Human Services Caseworker. Jennifer returned to the University Of Oregon’s College of Education to obtain her Masters in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education in 2010. After Graduating in 2011, she Married her Husband and joined him in the Wood River Valley to begin her career in education. She taught early childhood special education for 5 years, and became a mother. After having her 2 children, Josephine and Jackson, she was moved to the kindergarten classroom. She taught Kindergarten for 2 years and then decided to make a shift to the private school sector. She now teaches toddlers at the Sun Valley Community School.
Jennifer is a committed member of the community with an educational background that is committed to the success of Syringa Mountain School.
Michele grew up primarily in Colorado. She graduated high school in 2007 and moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she was an Elementary Education major before ultimately switching to Community Health. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Montana State University in 2013. Michele has always been passionate about working with children. While she didn’t quite complete her education degree, she knew she would eventually end up in the education field in some capacity.
Michele moved to Bellevue with her husband, Jack, and their oldest son, William, in 2018. Jack grew up here in the Wood River Valley so they frequently visited his family and eventually decided to move here permanently. They welcomed their second son, Luke, in 2019. Michele has been a full-time stay-at-home mom since 2015 and has also done some online teaching and tutoring on the side over the last 4 years.
Syringa Mountain School became a passion of Michele’s last year when William started Kindergarten. She spent the year committed to being a very active parent volunteer and also served on the Board of Directors before stepping down to join the school as a staff member. Michele comes from a long line of teachers and she is very excited to start this next chapter as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Syringa. She still plans on being an active parent volunteer as the Parent Council Liaison to the Board and she is looking forward to continuing to participate in fundraising and community-building efforts.
Students can try out Syringa for half a day! 1st-8th students can sign up to attend from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Please note for incoming Kindergarten: There will be a special morning circle at 9:00 AM, parents need to be present for Kinders trying it out.
Report cards will be coming home Friday, January 28th. Check with your student, contact your child’s teacher if you are unable to find it.