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Specials Team

Dave Cole 
Mr. Cole was raised only a few miles away in Middleton where he learned to love Idaho, Technology, Games, Camping, Family, and MUSIC! He started his first year teaching at Van Buren in 2002 and feels honored to be able to teach such wonderful students and work with such an awesome staff!

Jodi Wilson
Ms. Wilson started at the VB as a parent volunteer in 2007. She was hired as a VISTA for VB 2009-2011(Volunteer Coordinator/Reading enhancement), Substitiute Teacher for CSD 2011-2012, was Title One Para for VB 2012 -2018, and finally became the VB Computer Science/Technology K-5 Specialist 2018. I am the mother of 2 former VB students. I love spending any time I can get with them now that they are adults. My son works in the IT department at Amazon in Utah. My daughter is an RR para at the VB working towards her teaching degree. I love to read and travel. I am trying to keep on top of current technology so I can pass on the knowledge to my K-5 students. We can learn together if it is needed! That is the best part of teaching, learning and growing together.
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Nikita Fullerton
Mrs. Fullerton started at Van Buren as a parent volunteer in 2013, and was hired on in 2015. She has worked as a Title 1 Para, a Kindergarten Intervention teacher, a Resource Para, and is now our wonderful Librarian. Mrs. Fullerton lives in Caldwell with her husband Greg and two sons, Drake and Connor, who are the lights of her life. In her free time she enjoys chasing sunsets, exploring the outdoors, watching her kids play sports, and reading wonderful books.
Her goal is to help every kid find a book that they will love! 

Giancarlo Torres
Physical Education
I started teaching in 2016 and have been at Van Buren since 2016. I am the oldest of 4 and have 3 younger sisters. My interests are physical education, sports, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family. What I love about teaching is being able to see the process of growth and see how student’s react to achieving their goals.
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