Our Teachers

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 has lived in Boise for 15 years with her husband, Larry. They have a daughter, Jocelyn, who will begin 9th grade in the fall. Lori enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, riding bikes, and spending time with family and friends.

Meridith Murdoch

Meredith was born and raised in Boise, ID and has a true love and patience for children. She graduated from College of Western Idaho with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a nanny, and has worked in several early childhood programs in the Boise area. Meredith truly believes in the work she does and the importance of early education. She believes this is not only a job, but a passion.


Emily Pietz

Emily is a happily married mom of three beautiful girls.  She has her associate’s degree in Elementary Education through the College of Southern Idaho and is looking forward to her bachelor’s studies at BSU.  Emily will be co-teacher in our wonderful Shooting Stars classroom this year.