Phone: 208-578-5030 Ext. 2373


Degrees and Certifications:

Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles, CA BA European Studies- Spanish Emphasis - Minor: French MA Secondary Education

Miss Abel


I am a proud Ernest Hemingway Elementary School alumni and was born and raised here in Ketchum, Idaho. I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. My major was European Studies with an emphasis on Spanish and a minor in French. My junior year I studied the first semester in Madrid, Spain, and the second semester in Paris, France. Before returning to LMU to earn my Masters in Secondary Education, I had fantastic enriching vocational experiences in varied industries such as advertising sales and marketing in international tourism.

I lived and worked in Los Angeles, California for over ten years before moving to Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France.  I returned to our valley after living in the South of France for 17 years, where I raised my three boys who are currently bilingual Huskies. We adore our Jack Russell, Nala, who we brought back from France with us. I cherish the time  I spend with my three boys.  My passions are traveling, running, playing tennis, music, dancing, and photography. 

“The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.” -Victor Hugo