Mrs. Swenke

Phone: 208-578-5050 ext. 2531


Degrees and Certifications:

MA: Elementary Education, Heritage University

Mrs. Swenke


I attended Central Washington University and received a degree in Outdoor Recreation. My desire was to pursue education, however, while studying near the mountains I was drawn to their energy, hence the degree in recreation. In 1994, I moved to Sun Valley to use my new degree. I spent several years working on ski patrol and river guiding in the summer. I treasured those years and learned so much, but my heart longed to teach.  After meeting my now-husband, I had the opportunity to go back to school in elementary education and have been teaching ever since! This is my seventeenth year teaching, my sixth year teaching at Hemingway, and my second year teaching kindergarten.


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