2019-2020 Teacher Feature Winners

Name: Lise Pinkham

School: Idaho Falls High School

Date: October 1, 2019

Nominated by: Maren Archibald

Mrs. Pinkham is a phenomenal teacher! She cares about her students and puts so much effort into teaching. She provides extensive resources to her students and dedicates many hours outside of school to help students succeed. She is energetic, smart, and makes history enjoyable. Mrs. Pinkham lights up the school with her smile and is loved by all!












Name: Sarah Welker

School: Henry’s Fork Elementary

Date: October 8, 2019

Nominated by: Nychele Moyer

She works with special needs kids. She takes time away from her family. To stay after hours to plan for next days lessons. She loves teaching. She is an amazing mother, wife, daughter and friend. She goes above and beyond.








Name: Andrew Wilson

School: Highland High School

Date: October 15, 2019

Nominated by: NMarshall Riggall

Mr. Andrew Wilson is the Highland High School Marching Band Director. He has grown the band 25% in size, and he has turned the quality of marching band and music around 180 degrees. Highland High School has taken first place at both of their first two competitions, and expect a clean sweep for the entire season, based on judges comprehensive ratings that are double digit leads over any second place band. More than that, Mr. Wilson is much like a Father Figure and Mentor, creating community leaders out of the students under his care. He is much more concerned with who they are, who they represent, and who they have the potential to become, than the music they play today. He is an extraordinaire leader that has a compassion for the real hearts of the students, what makes them tick, what makes them want to come back everyday at 6am in the cold weather. He wants them to comprehend the lasting effects of implementing real discipline in every facet of the childrens’ lives. We are blessed to have him in our community, and in our school, caring, and sacrificing for our young men and women. He has more than put our school, and our band on the map, but he is creating generations worth of high quality community leaders. His leadership directly reflects great credit upon Southeast Idaho, The Entire Music Community, All Idaho State Educators, and the contributions his students will make as future Community and Government Leaders.



Name: Cathy Johnson

School: Rigby High School

Date: October 22, 2019

Nominated by: 39 different people. Students, staff, parents, friends 🙂

“Cathy Johnson is the teacher all teachers should aspire to be. To Cathy it’s not just a job … it’s the way she lives her life. She is kind, thoughtful, loyal, devoted, caring and many more things.” – Annette Fullmer
The list of accolades and letters goes on and on.








Name: Pam Kantack

School: Shelley High School

Date: October 29, 2019

Nominated by: Julian Paxton

Mrs. Kantack goes out of her way to help students. She is super nice and really chill. She willingly helps students when they need it, and she puts lots of time and effort into extracurricular activities such as BPA. She is an all around amazing person and a wonderful teacher. Shelley is lucky to have her.