Mr. Kirk Starry

Phone: 208-350-4130


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in History from BSU 2006 Certified in History (all), Social Studies (all) Speech Communications, Government and Humanities (all)

Mr. Kirk Starry

Kirk Starry was born March 14, 1957 in Burley, Idaho. As a boy, his father worked for Morrison Knudsen Corp. in South East Asia during the Vietnam war.  During that time his father was overseas, his family lived in Huntington Beach, California, and otherwise they lived in Idaho.

Kirk went to grade school in California and Jr. High in the Magic Valley and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1975. He attended University of Idaho in 1975 and 1976 majoring in Architecture and playing football for the Vandals. He attended College of Southern Idaho in 1976 and 1977. He married Pam Nielsen, his high school sweetheart in 1978.  In 1982 their daughter Melissa was born, and in 1984, Pam and Kirk designed and built their home in the mountains above Boise. (Yes, they drove every nail themselves).

In 1986, their son Colin was born.   Kirk worked as a home builder untill 1989 and a high rise building engineer from 1989 to 2006.  He decided to teach and in 2006, he graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education. In fall of that year he left the world of business and went to work at Meridian Academy High School.

In his spare time he is restoring a classic 68 Mustang. He enjoys Classic Rock music, traveling, working on his properties, and has his bucket list about 65 percent completed. He recently completed "El Camino de Santiago" in Spain covering the 500 miles on foot with his wife. In addition he has visited some 13 foriegn countries in North America and Europe.

Classes:  Currently teaching 6th and 7th Grade World Civilizations...  Previously taught classes include: History of Western Civilization, U.S. Government, Economics, Global Perspectives, U.S. History 1 and 2, Speech Communications and History of Rock and Roll ( a personal favorite).