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Paraprofessional Team

Rhonda Allen
Resource Para
Rhonda subbed for Caldwell School District for 4 months. Out of all the schools in the district, she wanted to work at Van Buren. Her wish came true when she was hired to work in the Resource Room in January 2014. She has been at Van Buren nearly 6 years and still loves Van Buren and her community. She enjoys the students and love seeing them around town.
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Terri Cochran
Title 1 Para
Terri is new to Van Buren and being a paraprofessional. She is a strong believer in education and she is a student herself, taking online course at BYU-Idaho. She plans to finish  her Bachelor's Degree in Marriage and Family Studies in 2024. She and her husband of 37 years have 3 adopted children and 5 grandchildren, one of whom lives with them. She likes to sew, garden, and walk her dog in her free time. 

Shannon Knight
Title 1 Para
I have been a Para at Van Buren since 2007. I am married and have 2 children and 1 grandchild. I love to go camping with family and friends. I also like to garden and read. I love my job because I enjoy working with kids and helping them to reach their learning goals.
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Kathy Craig
Title 1 Para
I became a Paraprofessional in 2008 in Twin Falls until 2020. I began working at Van Buren in 2020. I taught preschool for 21 years. I enjoy working with students of all ages.
Armazia Miller
Title 1 Para
Mrs. Miller started as a Title 1 Paraprofessional at Van Buren in 2018. Mrs. Miller has 4 kids and is Married. Mrs. Miller loves to spend time with her family and relax when she can. Mrs. Miller is also an animal lover.
Mazie Miller

Shylo Himes
Resource Para
I started working at Van Buren in September of 2021 as a migrant para. Shortly after, I moved positions to a resource room para. I am a former Van Buren Student. Both my mom and I work here together but in different positions. I have an older brother and a little brother. I enjoy drawing, games, and reading in my spare time. What I enjoy about being a para is being able to help students and be there for them. I try to be a person they can depend on. I love seeing that lightbulb moment when they finally understand what you are teaching. I just really enjoy being able to help kids the way that I do.

Emily Kelderman
Building BI
I am the building BI (Behavioral Interventionist) here at Van Buren Elementary and have been with VB since 2021. I moved to Idaho in April of 2020 with my two beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, exploring nature, kayaking, and swimming. I also enjoy traveling and photography during my spare time. The thing that I love most about teaching is that it allows me to build such awesome relationships with the students as we explore solutions to behavior struggles and discover alternative methods of learning that allow them to be successful. I love seeing the kids progress as they discover their potential and gain the skills and self confidence that they are searching for.

Lindsey Aguayo
ERR Para

Katie Delgadillo
ERR Para

Brittany Martinez
ERR Para

Tara Thorsvik

Cassandra Morrison