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Phone: 208-350-4105


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education from University of Idaho MS Elementary Reading & Writing from Walden University

Mrs. JoLynn Aldinger

2021-2022 School Year

Hello & WELCOME to First Grade!

I am delighted to be your child's teacher this year.  I absolutely love teaching first grade and look forward to the many adventures we will have this year.  First grade is a magical year, full of many new experiences and amazing growth.  Your child will grow leaps and bounds this year and I am honored that I get to be a part of that.

I have been teaching for a total of 19 years now.  I started my career teaching 6th grade in a really small town in Idaho and later moved to the Treasure Valley.  I was hired as a first grade teacher in the district 21 years ago.  I did take a few years off to spend at home with my own kiddos and returned to teaching 9 years ago at Galileo.  I am fortunate enough to be teaching at an amazing school with an incredible staff and parental support. 

My husband is also a teacher at Galileo and my kids have been students here.  My daughter is a Senior at Bishop Kelly and my son is a 9th grader, also at Bishop Kelly.  Both Mr. Aldinger and I were born and raised in Idaho and still have much of our family in the Gem State. 

In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, cross stitching, and spending time with my family and friends. 

Thank you for sharing your child with me this year! I look forward to partnering with you and making your child's first grade year the best it can be!