Phone: 208-350-4410


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Sociology from Rutger's University with Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Master's work and Certification in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education from Boise State.

Mrs. Jenny Kotmel

Hello Everyone.  My name is Jenny Kotmel and I am an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher with the West Ada School District.  This is my fourth year at Willow Creek.  I have also taught preschool at Discovery Elementary for two years and seven years at Prospect Elementary.  Before teaching for West Ada, I taught ECSE Preschool for seven years in Mountain Home, Idaho.  My husband is retired Air Force and Mountain Home AFB was our last base.  Before that, we were stationed in Bitburg, Germany and before that, Warner Robins, Georgia.  I have two adult children.  Catie is currently 29 and lives in Coeur d'Alene.  My son Joseph is 26.  I did my undergraduate degree at Rutger's University with a B.A. in Sociology and certifications in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I have also done Master's work at Boise State, where I earned my Blended certification to teach early childhood special education.  

I have very much enjoyed working for West Ada and especially Willow Creek Elementary School!  Thank you for sharing your preschoolers with me.