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Middle School/High School Team

  AT WATERSPRINGS SCHOOL

Middle School/High School Athletic Director

Mr. Scott Moe
Middle School/High School Athletic Director
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | ad@watersprings.net


Middle School/High School Office Staff

Mrs. Keshia Titland
Middle School/High School Registrar/Guidance Counselor
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | ktitland@watersprings.net
What are your main responsibilities?
Guidance counselor, registrar, special education, and teaching a little too.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
Everything! Specifically I love the relationships that I have with the students; each relationship is unique just like each student is uniquely created by God.

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Why do you think a Christian education is important?
I believe that similar to the joy and fruit that come from a Christ-centered life, the same can be said of a Christ-centered education. (John 15:4-5)
How do you make a difference in the lives of students?
My role/position allows me to support each and every student in figuring out God’s plans for them outside of our school, their unique giftings and purposes. With this comes great responsibility and I do not take my calling lightly.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Our students are the best! They have amazing hearts and minds. I am blessed each and every day by them.
Anything else you would like to share?
I have the best job!


Ms. Malinda Anderson
Middle School/High School Secretary
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | highschool@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I am the JH/HS Secretary.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love the students! Also, I love that the kids can worship the Lord and study the Bible every day.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
I think that the students at Watersprings are defiantly more respectful and truly try to be kind and helpful.


Instructional Coach

Mrs. Shelle Remer
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | sremer@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I am an instructional coach.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love the freedom I have to teach children the truth about God’s Word. I love the fact that I can hug His kids and pray with His children at any point of the school day.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
When I teach any subject in class, I simply ask, “is this important to Jesus?” Everything we teach should be brought back to glorify Christ. God’s Word should be brought into everything we teach.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
Jesus placed in my heart the love for teaching so I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a reading endorsement for grades K-12. I love to research reading strategies and bring hands on learning to my classroom.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
The most important things that set our Watersprings students apart from other students is the freedom they have to worship Jesus, pray in class, and read His Word daily. We are training up warriors for Christ so they will be able to proclaim Christ boldly.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
I establish love, truth and discipline by talking one on one with students. When we talk one on one I hope to be gentle and kind, but seeking to point out what God’s Word says about their action. For major concerns I seek God’s counsel and the counsel of another adult.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I hope my students gain a love and desire for Jesus and His Word. I pray that my students will realize they are daughters and sons of the living King and that they are worth dying for. I hope they see that Jesus is the only thing they need and that the answers to all their questions come from God’s Word. I hope my students realize they can impact their world by loving and following Christ!


6TH-12TH GRADE TEACHERS

Mr. Brian Arave
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | barave@watersprings.net


Mrs. Derra Davis
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | ddavis@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
8th grade girls Bible, Consumer Math, Algebra I, Pre-algebra, 8th history, & last but not least Middle School girls p.e.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love the students! I love that I can pray with the students and show them Jesus’ love.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I share topics that the students might face and we have open discussions using scripture to support our beliefs.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
When I was in Middle School and high school, I really struggled with academics. I feel like the Lord allowed me to be a struggling student so that I could have compassion and understanding for a student who might need a concept explained in a different way or two or three times before there is understanding.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Jesus’ love
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
I love the students whole heartily, I speak truth to them with respect, and I have a very structured classroom. We have fun but we also respect those around us.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want my students to step away from my classroom knowing without a doubt that Mrs. Davis truly loved them. That you can learn and have fun at the same time. Also, that just because you don’t understand a concept the first time, you keep pressing in and understanding will eventually come.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I love my job!


Mr. Dan Hayes
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | dhayes@watersprings.net
What do you love about Watersprings School?
The best thing is the students. For the most part they are Christian kids that are well behaved, respectful and enjoyable to be with. The staff members are committed, hardworking, and love their jobs and the students. I can freely teach the truth in science, and I get to teach subjects I like and am passionate about, with a Christian worldview. The administration lets me do my work and doesn't micro-manage me.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I start with prayer. I point out evidence for design both in science and mathematical laws and give God the credit for the design. I discuss life issues when applicable in light of the reality of Christianity. I teach creation vs evolution at every opportunity.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I have extensive experience with creation vs evolution issues. I am a former engineer, so I relate many topics and concepts to real world applications in engineering, marketing, quality control, etc., as well as simply everyday life.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
I have only taught at one other school, a very good Christian school, so I don't have personal experience with a big contrast. I can say that the students at Watersprings are a delight to be with and teach. From what I understand of public schools, both from reading and from in-person observations, our students are immensely better behaved, much more enjoyable, and more apt to be impacted by our efforts.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
My dealings with students show them that they are loved by me and by the Lord (I'm not sure how to put that into words). I treat them like my own kids and they can see the care. For me, truth is easy. I'm very plain, open, honest, and leave nothing to wondering, almost to a fault. I teach the truth in science as already mentioned above, as well as logical design even in math. Discipline is accomplished with known standards of conduct and consistent consequences delivered with constancy of love. I have won over many students over the years with consistent discipline delivered with constant love.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want them to gain a stronger Christian worldview. From having known me they should be more able to defend their faith, both to themselves in times of doubt, as well as to others as a witness. They should be more sure that the only thing that makes sense is that the God of the Bible created all, man blew it with sin, God provided a fix through Jesus, and living for Him is the only reasonable thing to do, both for now in this life and for eternity.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
There wasn't a good place above, so I want to mention all the above I do with a lot of humor, light moments, and fun. We laugh a lot through each class, and that helps make any subject easier to get through (for me and the students). I have been accused by a few students of being a secret stand-up comic.


Mrs. Karma Henry
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | khenry@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I teach 7th - 12th Grade.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love being able to share Gods love with the students.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I teach Biblical truths every day in every subject. Especially in science, it is very important for students to understand what the Christian Worldview is compared to the worlds view.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I have a degree in special education so I feel like I can really help those that are struggling to learn, but continue to push those that are at grade level to achieve more.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Prayer! We can stop whatever we are doing to pray whenever we feel led to.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
There are times when discipline is needed, but love always comes with those harder times. No matter what, I want my students know that they are loved even if a discipline action needs to take place.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
That each student that comes through my door is important to me and I will work my hardest to see that their educational needs are met.


Mrs. Britt Landon
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | blandon@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I teach High School.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love the fact that we are focusing on our Creator first—as we love each other, learn about God’s creation, and live our lives together.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
Science very easily lends itself to a study of God’s creative powers. We see Him in laws like gravity, and we glimpse His creativity as we study insects, glowing fish, and light. Other subjects, like reading and spelling, show the order of the Lord and the world He has made, the creativity of man (which reflects His own), and the conflicts we have because we are sinful creatures.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I not only have a teaching degree, but a homeschool background, too. I think this allows me to see each opportunity as a learning experience, and also to see the students as individual learners. I have worked with many little, “square pegs trying to fit into round holes,” and realize that there are ways to differentiate learning so that the pegs don’t need to be the same.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
They have the unique opportunity to see the world from Christ’s lenses as they study.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
The Lord embodies all three of these: He first loved, so that we CAN love, He IS the way, the TRUTH, and the life, and He disciplines us as a loving father. I am trying to incorporate these in my teaching as I follow Him.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I pray that they see a fallen human being who desperately loves Jesus and them. I pray that this leads them to the feet of the Savior. And, I would love them to be life-long readers and completely fascinated by science!


Mr. Alex Locker
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | alocker@watersprings.net


Mrs. Kristel Poletti
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | kpoletti@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I teach High School.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love that we are able to share Christ with the students and truly make a difference in their walk with the Lord. I love that we are one big family.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I try to incorporate God into every subject, every lesson, and focus on life lessons while building the students character throughout everything.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I love each and every student and build relationships with them. The most important thing at the end of the school year is that they walk out feeling like someone cared and that they know I love them and God loves them.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
They love Jesus and want to know Him more. They desire to be respectful and obedient.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
I accomplish this by making sure the students know they are loved, always being honest with them, but holding them to the standards they are capable of in every area and when they fall short
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want to make a difference in each of their lives. I want them to grow closer to the Lord and desire a relationship with Him.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
Just that I am truly blessed to be called to be part of these students lives and to be used by God in such a big way.


Ms. Alissa Pocock
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | apocock@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
I teach 7th grade Literature and Math, 11th grade English, and Music and Drama.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love that Watersprings School is a place where teachers and students can openly worship and serve God daily. I love working with a staff that constantly challenges, encourages, and loves one another, and I love working with students and parents who love the Lord. They are a constant encouragement and blessing to me.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I allow students time and space to discuss our subject material in light of how a Christian should respond. For example, in literature, we see a lot of material that may or may not be written from a Christian Worldview. I guide my students in discussions that help them to evaluate the viewpoint of the reading. Then I allow them to think about how a Christian should respond using examples from Scripture. I also realize that teaching a Christian Worldview is much greater than just incorporating it into the subjects being taught in the classroom. It is my deepest desire that my students see Christ reflected in me on a daily basis and walk into a classroom that encourages them to think deeply about and put into practice what it means to truly follow Christ every single day.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I am a professional musician, so I bring an approach to learning that has been shaped by my musical studies. Music is a field that has allowed me to learn how to use both sides of my brain to process material. It has taught me how to use logic and reasoning along with creativity. Music, although not generally seen as an academic subject, is one of the few disciplines that incorporate a little bit of everything: math, science, art, history, how to work alone and as a team, how to handle oneself professionally in front of others, etc. My study of music has also taught me discipline and how to think critically. These are all skills I incorporate into my classes, so students are given the opportunity to experience different learning styles and recognize that learning is much more than being able to remember simple facts for a test.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Our student body is blessed with the opportunity to know God and to make Him known in this school and community. Our students have a spirit of encouragement and love toward each other and the staff that I believe is a direct result of living lives devoted to the Lord. Of course, that is a constant process of growth; no one is perfect. However, I am blessed daily by the genuine love our students show to others and to me.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
These are key components that sometimes come with a fine line of balance. It is my desire that students first and foremost know that I love them. I try to support and encourage them in and out of the classroom as much as I can. I encourage them to live lives of truth and discipline, and when needed, I try to give correction in an encouraging way in which the students know I am doing it out of love and care for them and concern for their personal growth. This is only possible through God’s strength and guidance through prayer. I realize that HE is the one who enables me to live these three things. Without His love and guidance, this is impossible.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want my students to see Christ reflected in me and to gain a greater knowledge of who He is along with a greater desire and ability to follow Him.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I am originally from the East Coast and the Midwest, and I have traveled and lived in many different areas throughout the United States. I love going new places and learning new things and sharing my various travels and experiences.


Ms. Sondra Smith
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | ssmith@watersprings.net

Music Appreciation


Mr. Paul Verhoeven
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | pverhoeven@watersprings.net


Mr. Herbert Weil III
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | hweil@watersprings.net


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