Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science 1992 (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Master of Education Graduate School of Arts 1999 (Lesley University)
Mrs. Connie Wells
Welcome 3rd Grade Families!
I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon. This is my third year of teaching at Star Elementary and what a wonderful community/school family we have here. It is going to be a year full of love, friendships, growth and tons of fun!
Just a little about me:
I was born and raised in Illinois and I am the youngest of three. I have an older sister who lives in Nevada and an older brother who lives in New Mexico. When I graduated from high school, I moved to Las Vegas, NV to start my college experience at UNLV. I graduated from "Home of the Running Rebels" in 1992. I majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I also received my master’s degree a few years later from Lesley College in Curriculum and Instruction: Creative Arts and Learning. I have had the privilege of working with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade children throughout my 20 years of teaching.
My husband and I have been married for 14 years and have three beautiful children that keep us extremely busy with sports, hobbies, and a love for adventure. We moved here 5 years ago after spending many years moving around with the military. My husband, Dylan, and I always knew we wanted to move to Idaho when the time came to raise our family. I enjoy the outdoors, reading, playing sports, and getting to know this gorgeous state.
Discovering new things is what I love about being a teacher! Everyday is a new day to learn from each other and use the knowledge we have to impact others. I believe strongly in helping students feel engaged in their learning and to support one another when new concepts seem difficult. Throughout the year, we will discuss having a growth mindset where it is ok to fail, as long as it helps us to learn. It is going to be a fabulous year!
It is important to keep communication open between us, and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need. Please feel free to email me if you need to discuss anything concerning your child. We can also set up an appointment to discuss concerns as well. Be aware that I may not be able to respond to you immediately, but I will try my best to reach out to you before and after school or during my planning time when I can. I look forward to working with you and your child this year.
Mrs. Connie Wells
It is my mission to teach everyday with great passion, enthusiasm, energy, and love!
Star Elementary School