Phone: (208) 855-4325 x1081


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science: Physical Education and Health Boise State University Master of Education: Special Education, Northwest Nazarene University Education Specialist: School Administration, Northwest Nazarene University

Gary Helsley



I am Gary Helsley and I am a mentor teacher, Dean of Student, and Special Education case manager. I am in my 6th year at Central Academy and I take great pride in the positive relationships and influence I have had with students, staff and families that I have met over my 15 years of teaching My professional interest is transforming our country's educational system though starting with Central Academy. I have been able to influence the culture of Central Academy as Restorative Practices Trainer. Ask your student why we have circles in our mentor classes.


I was born and raised in Idaho and married my high school sweetheart. We have been married for 23 years and have 3 adult children that graduated from Mountain View high school. My wife is a social worker, my oldest daughter is also a social worker, my son is in graduate school studying biochemistry, and my youngest daughter is attending CWI.


My personal interests are hiking, playing basketball, and spending time with my family.

Favorite Quote:

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelo