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Mrs. Atwell

Phone: (208) 578-5050 Ext. 2509


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: Sonoma State University, Liberal Studies Masters: Arizona State University - Tempe, Elementary Education

Mrs. Atwell


Hello! The beautiful summers first brought me to Ketchum in 1976 for backpacking and river rafting. After high school I took a "gap year" and was a "ski bum" for a year in Ketchum. Then, I attended Sonoma State University, but still spent my summers in Ketchum. After graduation, I lived in Phoenix for three years (where I lived for the first 13 years of my life). During that time I received my Masters in Education from Arizona State University. In 1988, I moved to Ketchum permanently and I was fortunate to secure a job teaching kindergarten at Hemingway. The next year, I started teaching second grade. After 8 years in second grade, I looped to third grade. Third grade is a wonderful year in the life of a child. Recently, I obtained my Mathematical Consulting Teacher Endorsement from Boise State University. I love Hemingway Elementary School, working with our students, parents, staff and principal has been a pleasure for the past 30 years.