Gretchen Rauer

Phone: 208-350-4075

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Gretchen Rauer

Lake Hazel Elementary 
GT Center
Facilitator/Teacher

 

Welcome to the Lake Hazel GT Center! I am Gretchen Rauer, and I am so excited to be here at Lake Hazel. I grew up in Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago. It was a life of watching the Cubs, eating stuffed pizza, swimming in Lake Michigan and shoveling LOTS of snow. After high school, I moved to Bloomington, Indiana to attend Indiana University. Go Hoosiers! If you ever want to discuss basketball during March Madness, I am always ready. Along with watching basketball, I earned my degree in English and Education with a minor in Spanish.

After graduation, I started my teaching career in Indianapolis and taught for 7 years before moving to Herrenberg, Germany with my husband. I had a wonderful adventure traveling, teaching English, and learning German at the University of Stuttgart. After 4 years in Europe, HP transferred my husband to Idaho, so we packed up and moved back across the ocean. We have spent the last 16 years traveling the West, floating the Boise river, hiking the foothills, biking the Greenbelt, taking ASL classes at BSU and trying to learn how to properly pronounce Boise. I apologize that I still do not have it mastered.

After taking time to raise my amazing 2 kids, I went back to work four years ago testing at the Seven Oaks GT Center. When the opportunity to get back into the classroom came up at Lake Hazel, I jumped at the chance. When not in my classroom, you will find me cooking, reading, walking my Aussie-doodle, Indy (Yes – named after Indianapolis), playing golf, or hanging out with my awesome family. Now that you know a little about me, I look forward to meeting you!

 

 Marissa Stine

Phone: 208-350-4075

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Marissa Stine

Lake Hazel Elementary 
GT Center
Facilitator/Teacher

HI!  I'm Marissa Stine and I am excited to be here at Lake Hazel Elementary School.  My family and I recently moved to the area from Spokane, WA after living there on and off for 20+ years.  I have been married for over 10 years and am a mother of one beautiful, energetic daughter.  I also have two high energy French Bulldogs, who keep me busy. 

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Reading, and Early Childhood Education in the winter of 2005.  After graduation, I headed straight to the classroom in January of 2006 to teach in Glendale, AZ.  I taught 4th grade and two more years of 5th grade before heading back to Spokane.  When I moved back to Spokane, I taught 5th grade along with 6th grade Science.  Since 2010, I have been a stay at home mom, as well as, running my own personal training business.  In the 2014-2015 school year I headed back into the classroom as a substitute teacher where I stayed very busy. 

I'm looking forward to continue my teaching experience here at Lake Hazel Elementary! 

 

 

 Alaina Sayers Huhn

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Alaina Sayers Huhn

Alaina Sayers Huhn
Lake Hazel Elementary GT Center
Mobile GT Facilitator/Teacher 
 
Hello! My name is Alaina Sayers Huhn and I am so excited to be part of the team at the Lake Hazel GT Center. I serve second graders at four elementary schools: Mary McPherson, Meridian, Pepper Ridge and Siena. I also facilitate testing for GT qualification and evaluation for grade acceleration which gives me the opportunity to interact with students in grades K-5. In addition to my part time GT role, I also work part time as a Title 1 Teacher. Simply put, I have the opportunity to extend learning and provide enrichment to lots of great kids.
 
Before coming to the LHE GT Center, I taught in the GT pullout programs on the north side of the West Ada district. I have also been an elementary classroom teacher at local private and public schools. I consider myself a lifelong learner and love partnering with students, parents and staff to meet the needs of a diverse cross section of students. I earned a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Gifted Education from Boise State University as well as a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University. My husband, Jeff, is a local banker and we are the proud parents of two college students, Noelle (University of Utah), and Bennett (College of Idaho). Go Utes and Yotes!
 
Due to my mobile nature, email is the best way to reach me. 
sayershuhn.alaina@westada.org
 Brenda Knight

Phone: 208-350-40-75

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Brenda Knight

Lake Hazel Elementary 
GT Center 
Administrative Assistant 

Hi!  I'm Brenda and I'm looking forward to being apart of the GT Center here at Lake Hazel Elementary.  I am originally from Washington and I moved to southern Idaho after graduating from the University of Idaho.  I'm looking forward to working with the GT students and their families!  When I'm not in the GT Center, I'm with my husband and two kids enjoying Redfish Lake and touring little towns around the Northwest.