Phone: 208-350-4458


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education MA Curriculum & Instruction (In Progress)

Mrs. Caitlin R. Basel

Language Arts - Union Park Ms

Welcome to our Reading & Writing Community

A Note To My 2021/22 Families

Hello Star Family! I am so fortunate to continue to be a part of this community. I taught 5th grade for the last 7 years at Star Elementary and I'm looking forward to making the leap this year to teaching 7th grade ELA at Star Middle School. I hope to recognize many faces and get to know those of you I have yet to meet. As we enter this second year of unknowns, we will remember we are in it together - a team! In my class, we strive for a positive outlook and growth mindset - with these we can achieve anything, especailly if it's hard. I am excited to start the year with positivity, community, and tons of learning to make this the best year ever.  

A Bit About Me (I love purple)

I was born in Southern California and raised in Boise where I attended Bishop Kelly High School and Boise State University, graduating in 2008. After college, I taught kindergarten at Chaparral Elementary in Meridian. After my first year of teaching, I sought out an adventure and moved to Austin, TX where I worked in software start-up companies doing business development and project management. Eventually, I was ready to move back home and marry my high school sweetheart. Upon my return, I started working for PCS Edventures Lab, which was an after-school STEM learning center. This was such an amazing experience where I wrote all kinds of STEM curriculum for the labs and for labs in Saudi Arabia, ran the operations of the labs, training of instructors, website development and so much more for the labs in Boise and Eagle. This experience gave me a love for STEM, which I hope to implement from time to time in class. I am also currently working on my Master's Degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction. 

My husband, David, and I now have two beautiful daughters, Eden Ray (Edie) and Elliette Vaune (El or Ellie). In addition to people, our family has a black lab mix, Pico, and a cat named Bonkers Basel who is a bit... uh... bonkers. We live in Eagle, ID and spend a lot of our summers in McCall. We love to ride our bikes, hike, swim, exercise, boating, and of course spend time with my family. I bring a lot of movement into the classroom as well - active body, active mind. 

Here's to a fantastic year! 

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