Phone: 208-855-4110


Degrees and Certifications:

BSBA in Finance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville Masters of Ministry from Pepperdine University

Mrs. Bortz

Hello!  I'm Mrs. Bortz, or Mrs. B, as some of the kids like to call me.  

I have been in the Star Elementary Library since Fall 2018.  The year before that, I was a substitute and spent most of my time at Star Elementary.  

I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama (nickname The Rocket City), and moved to Idaho in 2000 after I finished college in Huntsville.  I met my husband, Kevin, in Idaho and we have two boys, Eli and Caleb.  My first love was gymnastics.  I competed in gymnastics all through school and coached gymnastics for 18 years.  I also coached swimming for a couple of years.  My family and I love to go camping, hiking, and kayaking, but my favorite place to relax is on a Florida or Alabama beach!  We love to watch football (Roll Tide!) and baseball (Go Braves!).

I think most of my students could tell you that my favorite subject is Math, but I do enjoy teaching my students about all sorts of subjects while we are in the library!  I love being able to see all the students at school and share my love of learning with them.  So much happens in the library besides checking out books.  We create art, solve math puzzles, and explore new worlds! 

Be sure to check out the Library page to explore all the digital options for continuing to read, explore, and learn!