Principal

Mr. Jared S. Christensen; Principal

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Mr. Jared S. Christensen; Principal

I am very excited to lead the Willow Creek team as the principal. 

 I grew up in the Treasure Valley and graduated from Capital High School.  I attended Boise State University, where I majored in Elementary Education.  I have been married for 15 years and have 4 children.  My wife Katie is a group fitness instructor at the YMCA.  We enjoy watching reality TV, and spending time as a family.  This summer Katie and I have the opportunity to tour Italy.

 After I graduated from Boise State, my wife and I wanted an adventure, so we moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. I taught in Las Vegas for 2 years.  When we decided the adventure was over, we knew we wanted to return home to the Treasure Valley.  After being hired by the Meridian School District I taught at Lake Hazel Elementary.  While I was at Lake Hazel Elementary I completed my master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  I left Lake Hazel Elementary after earning my master’s degree, and I spent 3 years as an elementary administrative intern at Ponderosa Elementary and Prospect Elementary.  For the past 3 years I have been an assistant principal at Lake Hazel Middle School. 

 I love to watch students learn.  My goal is to build a positive culture at Willow Creek that incorporates 21st century skills, high expectations for students, collaboration, and quality instruction. 

Secretary

Mrs. Krista Cromar; Head Secretary

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Mrs. Krista Cromar; Head Secretary

I have been the Head Secretary at Willow Creek since August of 2016 and have loved every minute.  I am a local and grew up in West Boise.  I graduated from Centennial High School.  Gooooo Patriots!  I eventually made my way to Tempe, AZ where I graduated from Arizona State from the W.P. Carey School of Business.   Gooooo Sun Devils!  After living in the heat for five years, I couldn’t wait to get back to Boise and its four seasons.  Dragging my California loving husband, we eventually settled in Meridian and have three children. Two boys and a girl.  I love working at the school my youngest attends.  For the past 16 years my husband and I have loved opening (and closing) many different ventures around The Valley.  I am very happy to no longer be self-employed.  My background is in accounting and human resources but I truly love being around the great kids of Willow Creek

Receptionist

Mrs. Lisa Lindley; Receptionist

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Mrs. Lisa Lindley; Receptionist

I was born and raised in Boise.  I graduated from Borah High School and went on to graduate from the University of Idaho with an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education.  I went to lawschool after college and received my J.D. in 2001.  I have been married since 2000.  We have three boys.  I practiced law until 2008 when my middle son was born.  I enjoyed practicing law as a prosecuting attorney but realized that my heart was at home, so I left to raise my crazies.  

My oldest son started school at Willow Creek in 2012 when the school was just K-2 and under construction for the additional grades.  I immediately fell in love with the school, its 21st century philosophy and the top-notch teachers.  I was heavily involved in the PTA for several years and served on the PTA board.  When my youngest son was in kindergarten I was given the opportunity to work as the part-time receptionist at Willow Creek.  I have seen the school grow from just a couple hundred kiddos to nearly 700.  I still love the school and staff and I love getting to know the students and thier families!

 

Counselor

Mrs. Jennifer Handley;  Counselor

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Mrs. Jennifer Handley; Counselor

I graduated from Boise State University with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and then went to Northwest Nazarene University for my Master of Science in Counseling. This will be my 6th year as a school counselor in the West Ada School District.
 
I have a great husband and three children.  Two of my kiddos go to school at Willow Creek - a son that is in the second grade and a daughter in kindergarten  We also have a daughter in preschool. I love hanging out with my family, going on bike rides, and anything that involves family time.
 
I look forward to a great school year!  

Safe School Assistant

Mrs. Kim Parker; Safe School Assistant

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Mrs. Kim Parker; Safe School Assistant

Head Custodian

Mr. Mike Payne;  Head Custodian

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Mr. Mike Payne; Head Custodian

Nurse

Mrs. Carrie Allumbaugh, RN; Nurse

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Mrs. Carrie Allumbaugh, RN; Nurse

My name is Carrie Allumbaugh and I graduated from the University of Portland with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989.  I have worked full time in nursing for 30 years with this being my 3rd year in the West Ada District as a school nurse.  I have spent time working on a medical surgical floor, Home IV therapy, office nursing in Otolaryngology and an outpatient surgical unit. 

I was born and raised here in Boise. I have been married 24 years to my husband, Dan.  We have 4 amazing children.  Our 2 oldest boys are in college, our third son is in high school and our youngest daughter is a 5th grader.  When we are all home together, we spend most of our time in McCall as a family. 

I look forward to working with your child to meet their wellness and medical needs.  Please contact me for your child’s health needs.

Nurse Tech

Mrs. Jana Richmond; Nurse Tech

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Mrs. Jana Richmond; Nurse Tech