Our Teachers

Administration

Heather Sarria Program Director Heather has been in the field of early childhood for over 15 years as a teacher, assistant director, family child care specialist and a USDA food program monitor.  Heather has been the program director at Kasp since 2002.  She has studied early childhood at universities in Boise and Portland.  She mostly…

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Vipers Teacher

  Denise Norton Denise was born and raised in Twin Falls. Her kids are scattered from Twin Falls to California, and all the way to Alaska. Her husband, Roy, has worked for Idaho Power for 33 years.  In Denise’s free time she enjoys working out, gardening, riding bikes, hiking, camping and spending time with family…

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Early Childhood Education Consultants

        Jon Swarthout, Founding/Artistic Director of TrICA A native of Boise, Jon started acting in local theater productions at age 13. He discovered dance at 15 and received a full scholarship to study at the Houston Ballet Academy. He danced professionally with Joffery Ballet, Feld Ballets/NY and Oregon Ballet Theater. In 1996…

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Tigers

Denise Norton Denise was born and raised in Twin Falls. Her kids are scattered from Twin Falls to California, and all the way to Alaska. Her husband, Roy, has worked for Idaho Power for 33 years.  In Denise’s free time she enjoys working out, gardening, riding bikes, hiking, camping and spending time with family and…

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Cheetah Teachers

    Morgan Acord Morgan was born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and traveled around the world with her Air Force Family before finally settling down in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. She graduated from GlennsFerryHigh School in 2009 and went on to receive her Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations in 2014 from the University…

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Explorer Teachers

    Holly Bullis Holly Bullis was born and raised in Boise Idaho and moved to Alaska after high school. She spent over 10 years teacher children at a child development center in Alaska. She moved back to Idaho last year and is looking forward to continuing her teaching here at KASP. She has completed…

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Shooting Star Teachers

  Lori Kasparek Lori was born and raised in Northern California.  She received her teaching credentials at CSU Chico and took courses toward her special education credential at CSU Sacramento. She has been teaching at KASP for 9 years. Lori is extremely passionate about creating a hands-on preschool learning environment that is fun and exciting. She…

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Little Lamb Teachers

Kimmi Zimmerman Kim was born in McCall and grew up in Emmett. She has worked early childhood for 16 years, 11 of which were here at KASP. Kim is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from BSU. She has been married to her husband, Daron, for 7 years now and has…

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Wee Angel Teachers

  Amanda (Panda) Nelson Amanda has been in early childhood for 5 years, 3 1/2 here at KASP.  She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Idaho State University.  She loves spending time with her 3 nieces and 4 nephews.  Amanda also loves to watch basketball, soccer and hockey.  Her favorite thing to…

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Tiny Tot Teachers

Katie Knudsen Katie is a native of Boise and graduated from Capital High. She received her re-certification CDA in 2014  with a focus on infants and toddlers. Katie has been in a preschool environment all of her life and has been at KASP teaching since 2005. She enjoys painting, hiking and spending time with her husband and…

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