Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education from University of Idaho MS Elementary Reading & Writing from Walden University
Mrs. JoLynn Aldinger
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 18 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 20 years ago. I did take a few years off to spend at home with my own kiddos and returned to teaching 8 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 are or have been students here. My daughter is a junior at Bishop Kelly and my son is a 8th grader at Galileo. 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, 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!