Phone: 208-578-5050 ext. 2531


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Outdoor Recreation MA Elementary Education

Mrs. Julie Swenke


My name is Julie Swenke. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Washington. I attended Central Washington University to earn a degree in Outdoor Recreation and later an MA in Elementary Education.  (Side note: my parents are still questioning if the degree in outdoor recreation was indeed necessary?) After college, in 1994, I moved to Sun Valley, Idaho to fulfill a dream of skiing for the season. I soon found that this would be the story of many who still live here.  A year later I met my husband Dave, working together on the Sun Valley Ski Patrol. For several years I patrolled in the winter and guided rivers in the summer, thanks to that degree I got in outdoor recreation ;). Later, I went back to school to earn an MA in Elementary Education. I began teaching at Big Wood School, here in the valley and transferred to Hemingway STEAM School several years ago.  Dave and I have two fantastic boys named Jackson and Bo. Jackson is starting his third year in college and Bo is beginning his senior year at WRHS. When I’m not teaching, I love spending time with family and friends~enjoying life!  

 "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you found out why." Mark Twain