Phone: 208-350-4420 Office Hours: 7 am-3:30 pm M-F
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English/Spanish Northwest Nazarene University M.Ed University of Idaho Ed.S. University of Idaho
Mr. Christian Housel
I am beginning my fourth year as the principal of the Idaho Fine Arts Academy and my 27th year as an educator. Before coming to IFAA, I served as the principal or as an administrator in several schools in the West Ada School District. I spent time in some amazing places, including Lowell Scott Middle School, Meridian Technical Charter High School, and Eagle Elementary School of the Arts. I also taught English, Spanish, and various Humanities courses at Meridian and Centennial High School during my teaching career. I hold a Bachelor's of Arts from Northwest Nazarene University in English/Spanish Education, a Master's of Educational Administration from the University of Idaho, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership from the University of Idaho. I love teaching and learning! I have a real passion for all kinds of music and art! I am also a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who enjoys everything classical, jazz, contemporary and beyond. I love music and art of all kinds. I am excited about the opportunities IFAA brings to the students of West Ada and am excited about the future of this amazing school. When I am not working with our students and staff, I spend time with my amazing wife Tiana and our two sons Cole and Bret. I also spend as much time possible mountain biking, skiing, fishing, and making music.