Phone: 208-350-4458


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed Educational Leadership B.A. English Teaching A.A. Marketing State of Idaho Gifted & Talented Endorsement

Mr. Brett Nordquist

Hello! My name is Mr. Nordquist and I teach English 8 at Star Middle School.  I have worked in various roles in the field of education for the last twenty-three years.  This is my twenty-fourth year as an educator.  I spent twenty of these years working in the Westada School District.   I have taught in elementary, middle, and high school settings.  I worked as a Westada School District curriculum coordinator, building administrator, summer school administrator, and gifted & talented facilitator.  I also worked as an associate professor at Northwest Nazarene University in the area of Innovation in Education.  In this role, I worked as a part of a team which provided professional development for educators both nationally and internationally to help integrate innovative practices in education in order to develop deeper learning competencies in students.  I trained public and private school teachers, administrators, superintendents, and board members, as well as, university and adjunct professors.   I continue work at Northwest Nazarene Universtiy at an adjucnt professor teaching future gifted & talented teachers.

I enjoy spending time with my family and helping to encourage our two teenagers to continue to learn, grow, and reach their goals.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, creating with technology, travel, building, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking.  I look forward to working with all of you this year.  I'm excited to see the connections students will make as we work on reading, writing, and sharing ideas!

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns regarding your child's class at or call 208-350-4458.