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Second Grade Team

Kelly Garey
Mrs. Garey has been teaching in Caldwell for 29 years. She has been in the military for 28 years and is a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserve.

Mrs. Goede
Janet Goede
Janet Goede has taught at Van Buren for 25 years.  Before being a teacher, she worked in the health field as a Respiratory Therapist.  She is married and has two grown sons.

Monica Jones
Mrs. Jones (formerly Ms. Higgins) has been a teacher for 14 years. She has taught 1st grade, 3rd grade, and is now teaching 2nd grade. Mrs. Jones enjoys a variety of water related activities including kayaking, rafting, fishing, boating, swimming and relaxing in hot springs.


Alicia Strand
Mrs. Strand has been teaching 2nd grade in Caldwell for 12 years and enjoys seeing her students grow academically throughout the school year. She also enjoys attending the Caldwell High School graduation ceremony to see her former students as they walk across the stage accepting their diplomas. 
On weekends you will find Mrs. Strand camping, hiking, biking or riding her ATV in the mountains. Her favorite vacation spot is anywhere there is a beach. 
Favorite Quote:
"Kindness is free so sprinkle it everywhere."

Jordan Ozuna-Tolmie
Mrs. Tolmie, formerly known as Miss Ozuna, has taught 3rd grade for five years and is excited to now teach 2nd grade. She enjoys running, hiking or just relaxing outdoors.


Sherri Logan

This is Mrs. Logan’s second year teaching 3rd grade at Van Buren. She has taught computer skills in the Vallivue School District for the last 13 years to Kindergarten through 5th grade students. She loves camping, gardening, and spending time with her family including her little dog Bandit.