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Junior High/High School Team

  AT WATERSPRINGS SCHOOL

Junior High/High School Office Staff

Mrs. Keshia Titland
Junior High/High School Registrar/Guidance Counselor
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | 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
Junior High/High School Secretary
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | 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!


7TH-12TH GRADE TEACHERS

Mr. Brian Arave
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | barave@watersprings.net


Mr. Aaron Booth - Teacher and Athletic Director
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | abooth@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
8th grade boys’ Bible, 11th English, 12th anatomy and physiology, 8th space and earth science.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love that I can teach from a biblical perspective.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
By showing that God is part of every subject in unique and powerful way.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I think I bring a fun and different atmosphere to my class that helps students want to know more about the subjects I teach.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Watersprings is a Bible believing school that cares about each student’s spiritual life just as much as their physical life.
Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School’s Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School?
By putting in effort to practice love, truth, and discipline I accomplish my role with Watersprings School.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I would like my students to gain a better understanding of how God interacts with them on a daily basis.


Mrs. Derra Davis
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | 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 Junior High 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 junior high 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!


Mrs. Michelle Hewett
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | mhewett@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
9-10th girls Bible, 7th grade math, 7th grade life science, Anatomy and physiology, 8th grade literature, Ceramics
What do you love about Watersprings School?
The staff and kids

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I often remind myself and my students of our purpose- not just in school, but in life. To know God, make Him known, and glorify Him. If we're doing that successfully, school is a breeze.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I really love the written word- the fact that God gave us the Bible means He values the written word and we should too. Also, I see a clear connection between God's word and the physical world. Not just in creation, but the design inherent in natural laws such as the laws of motion and simple diffusion point right back to God and His principles for life. Also, I, like many teachers, am good at adapting- adapting one lesson for 20 learners, adapting on the fly when carefully laid plans go awry and so forth.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Their clear values. They don't just fall into popular trends in thinking and behavior by default, they make their choices being fully informed of truth, consequences, and blessings. Love, truth, and discipline are key components in Watersprings School's Mission Statement. How do you accomplish this in your role at Watersprings School? It's a continual balance that is difficult. I meet weekly for prayer with a small group of supportive teachers and really listen and try to incorporate the practices of those that I admire because of their success in this area. I also try to remember that true success is measured by obedience to God, and true change is accomplished by the Holy Spirit.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I'm fully aware that students aren't super impressed with brilliant lesson plans, they will remember how I treat them as humans and fellow believers for far longer than they remember the lessons I teach, and really that is a lesson in itself. I want them to know that loving God and loving others takes preeminence over everything else. However, a reflection of that love should show up in the integrity of the work we do and the consistency of our ethics and morals. I occasionally will tell my students that I know beyond a doubt that it is God's will for them that they are in my class and at Watersprings School. "How do I know this?" I ask them. "I know because you're here and if the creator of the universe didn't want you right here, right now, then you would not be here." It makes them laugh because in a way, it's circular reasoning. But I really believe it's the truth and having that sense of purpose and conviction shapes me as a teacher.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I like small furry animals and long walks on the beach?... Just kidding!


Mr. Jesse Adams
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | jadams@watersprings.net
What do you teach at Watersprings School?
Bible class for freshman and sophomore boys. Economics for seniors. World History for sophomores. U.S. History for juniors. P.E. classes for junior high and high school.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
The positive atmosphere of the staff and students, the Christian atmosphere, and getting to teach the subjects I greatly enjoy.

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How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes?
I ask probing questions to look into where was God when that event happened, and questions that challenge the students on their faith and morals
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 served missions and traveled to other parts of the world, led Bible Studies in college, and have coached basketball for many years. I have a lot of experience as a leader.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
The freedom to share their faith openly and to not have the hindrance of praying and talking about God that would take place in the public school. These students also seem to show their classmates and teachers more respect than many students in the public schools.
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 show them love by truly wanting them to become better people. I show them truth by leading them back to the Lord on a daily basis while I am teaching. I teach them discipline by showing them that there are consequences for all of their actions, and they need to learn from their mistakes to become better people.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want them to gain confidence in themselves to prove to them that hard work does pay off. I also hope they learn to never give up and persevere through challenges and difficult times.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I am excited to be working at this school as a teacher and coach. It keeps me motivated and eager to always improve myself as a person.


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!


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) 932-0210 | 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.


Mr. Herbert Weil III
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | hweil@watersprings.net


Mr. Jared Young
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | jyoung@watersprings.net


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Junior High/High School

Mrs. Alexis Grimm
Phone: (208) 932-0210
Junior High/High School Cook


Ms. Robyn King
Phone: (208) 932-0210
Head HS Volleyball Coach


Mr. Ross Mangum
Phone: (208) 932-0210
Golf Coach


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