Elementary Faculty


Mrs. Delamarter

Hi! My name is Jane Delamarter and I am very excited to be a part of the Compass team this year!  I graduated from NNU and spent the past nine years teaching kindergarten and first grade in Nampa. This year I will be working part-time teaching morning kindergarten.  

My husband, Ethan, and I live in Meridian with our daughter, Macey, and dog, Chloe. When I am not teaching I enjoy crocheting, reading, and taking walks to the park with my family.

I am really looking forward to the start of the school year and becoming a part of the Compass family!

Ms. Seid

I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten this year! Although new as a teacher here, I am familiar with Compass because I was paraprofessional in the special education department last year. I am anxious to help students learn their fundamentals and see them progress.

I earned an associate’s degree at Ricks College many years ago. I took a break from school when I got married and had a family. Then later I attended Boise State where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Previously I was an elementary PE instructor but decided to focus on general education.

I have four children, two of whom attend Compass.  When we are not at school we like to go to the park and run and ride bikes. We also enjoy play dough, cooking together, scouts, and getting together with friends.  My hobbies include photography, family history, and volleyball. I am looking forward to this year at Compass. I hope to be able to facilitate a great start at this school and in life for all my kindergartners. 

1st Grade

Ms. Crump

Hello, my name is Monique Crump. This is my 4th year teaching and my 2 nd year at Compass. Before coming to Compass I taught full day Kindergarten in Notus Idaho. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boise State, and I am currently getting my Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy through Lesley University. I enjoy teaching first grade, there is something special about the primary grades and I look forward to being a part of your child’s education

Mrs. Cooper

Hello, my name is Maren Cooper. I am very excited to be teaching 1st Grade at Compass. I have been at compass since 2016. I grew up in Nampa, Idaho and graduated from Columbia High School. I graduated from Northwest Christian University with an Elementary Education degree. I taught 4th grade in Arizona and then moved back home to Idaho to teach at Compass. I have a great husband and family here in Idaho.

My hobbies include, trying new restaurants, playing volleyball, traveling, and spending time with family. I teach because I love it. I am looking forward to having your children in my classroom and working with all of you!

Hi, my name is Rebecca Tomlinson. I started teaching in 2003 and have been at Compass since 2014. I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Boise State and my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from NNU. I love being a part of such an amazing school! Being a teacher is very rewarding for me. I love the energy and excitement about learning that students bring to the classroom. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year!

2nd Grade

Mrs. Cordero

Hello, my name is Debbie Cordero and I am excited to teach Second grade this year! I have been at Compass since 2011. I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education in 1994 and have been teaching for fifteen years. During those years, I have taught Kindergarten, Second, Third and Sixth grades. I am married to Greg Cordero, who also works here, and we have three adopted boys who are here at Compass.

Ms. Hedrick

My name is Erin Hedrick and I will be teaching second grade this year. I started working at Compass in 2015. I primarily grew up in Southern Oregon and have most recently earned my Masters of Teaching from Southern Oregon University. I completed my undergraduate degree at California Lutheran University where I also played volleyball for four years.

I have grown to love Idaho through the six summers I spent working at a youth camp near Ketchum and so I am very excited to be calling it home. My other previous experience includes working at an all-girls boarding school in England for a year where I worked with students K-12. I feel incredibly lucky to wake up everyday and do a job that I love and I am really looking forward to getting to know your students over the upcoming school year. I am sure that we will learn and grow together, as well as having fun in the process.

Mrs. O'Leary

Welcome to second grade!   My name is Tonya O'Leary.  This is my eleventh year of teaching second grade and my third year of teaching at Compass. I grew up in Alabama and moved here with my family after high school graduation to attend Boise State University.  While at BSU, I received my B.A. in Elementary Education and B.S. in Psychology in May 2006.  I obtained my Master's degree in Literacy in 2010.  My husband and I have three daughters: Avriana age 8, Alayna age 5, and Ailise age 2.  They keep us very busy.  This will be an exciting year in second grade.  I look forward to working with you and teaching your child.

3rd Grade

Ms. Fritz

HI! My name is Samantha Fritz and I am very excited to be joining the third grade team at Compass. This will be my second year teaching and my first year at Compass and teaching in Idaho. I spent my first year in Burns, OR. teaching second grade. It was an absolutely wonderful experience but I was anxious to get back to Idaho.
I recieved my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education at University of Idaho. While going to college I studied abroad in Costa Rica where I was able to work on my Spanish and also help teach a second grade English class. My hope is to be able to travel as often as I can.

I just moved to Boise with my dog Zeus and we are currently enjoying exploring the city. I can’t wait to meet all of my third graders this year!

Ms. Gibbs

I am looking forward to a great year in 3rd grade!

A little about me...
I love learning and teaching.
My favorite color is red.
For fun I like to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family.
I look forward to getting to know you this year. See you in class!

Mrs. Gies

Hello! My name is Miss Gies and I am excited to be back for another fabulous year in third grade. 

I have previously taught in Arizona and in Nampa, Idaho. I received my Bachelors of Science from Boise State University in 2009 and my Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2011 from Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy taking my dogs to the dog park, photography, crafting, reading, and traveling.

I look forward to getting to know the students and families of Compass better over the next year!

4th Grade

Mrs. Bowen

Hello! I'm Leslie Bowen and I am one of the 4th grade teachers here at Compass. My husband and I are recent transplants to Idaho from the Midwest, where I taught elementary school for 5 years. I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye's fan as well as a major theatre geek! In my spare time I can be found reading, watching movies, hanging out with my fantastic hubby, and experiencing all the awesome opportunities my new hometown of Boise has to offer. I'm looking forward to getting to know my new city, state, and Compass family! Feel free to drop by my room for a visit, or introduction, any time! 

Mrs. LaBerteaux

Hello! I am Kimberly LaBerteaux (La-bur-toe). It looks way fancier than it really is. I am so excited to be a member of the Compass staff this year teaching fourth grade. 

This will be my 12th year of teaching. I taught my first four years in Caldwell teaching fifth grade, the next four years in Vallivue teaching fourth and fifth grade and then Moved to Heritage Community Charter School being the Title I Reading Coordinator/Federal Programs director/RTI coordinator. After four years of not having my own class, I am so looking forward to being in the classroom again. 

I have a BA in Elementary Education K-8 and a MA in Literacy K-12. I love learning and I am very happy to share my enthusiasm with kiddos. 

I am married to an amazing man named Brian and we have a three-year-old daughter named Harper. She keeps us on our toes and we love spending as much time with her and the rest of our family here in Idaho and in California. We love to travel and play with family and friends. 

I am excited to be a part of this community and get to know everyone. I work hard, and play hard so, hold on for the ride!

Mrs. Walgamott

Welcome to the 4th grade!!!! My name is Karry Walgamott, this is my seventh year teaching at Compass. During the school year you will hear lots of things about my family, but most of the stories come from my two Boston Terriers (who are ALWAYS getting into some kind of trouble), but we love them more because of the funny things they do. 

I have been married for 26 years to my husband Jake who teaches at Parma High School. I have three children, my oldest son Brandon works for Coke a Cola in Meridian, my son Kade is a sophomore at Eastern Oregon University and my daughter, Jeryn is a senior this year at Parma High School. 

I enjoy camping, riding four wheelers, reading and crocheting. I am extremely excited for this school year to start. I have been busy all summer reading and researching awesome activities and fun facts about Idaho History, and I cannot wait to share it all with you!

5th Grade

Mrs. Kern

My name is Jennifer Kern and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade this year. Although new as a teacher here, I am familiar with Compass because I was an educational assistant at this school last year.  My passion is teaching children and witnessing each one discover and reach their potential in learning. 

I am a graduate of BSU and received my B.A. in Elementary Education in 2003.  After graduating, I taught 4th grade for 4 years in Caldwell, ID.  Once my second child was born, I decided to take some time off and I became a stay at home mom.  I am now entering back into the educational world with some new tools as a teacher from a parent’s perspective! 

My husband of 14 years, Jeff, and I have three children who all attend Compass.  As a family, we are very active and love spending time outdoors.  We enjoy camping, biking, swimming, and traveling.  I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life and can’t wait to interact with the students and faculty here at Compass!

Mrs. Maynard

Hello and welcome to 5th grade! This will be my thirteenth year to teach fifth grade. Prior to that, I taught kindergarten and sixth grade. Both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in Elementary Education. This is my 1st year to teach at Compass and in the beautiful state of Idaho. I love to teach and hope to teach your child to love to learn. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! 

I joined the U.S. Navy for 5 years to get more money for college and to see the world. Between the Navy and traveling over the years, I have been able to visit the majority of the United States. I met my husband, Ken, while in the Navy, and we have been married for 22 years now. We have one son, Joey, who graduated from high school in 2014. We moved to Idaho this summer from Alabama. Our other family members include four dogs: Sally, Pepper, Gidget, and Izzy. You will most likely hear a lot about my family this year. We are very much enjoying the great outdoors so far by mountain biking, hiking/backpacking/ camping, and fishing where we can. I am sure many adventures await us here in our new home.

Mrs. Reynolds

This is going to be an exciting year! I get to work with great staff and get to know your precious children. My husband and I have two children at Compass, Emma and Noah. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, baking and hiking.

I began teaching in 2002, and have taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University, and my Masters in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. I look forward to working with you and your child to make this the best fifth grade year experience

6th Grade

Mrs. Hill

Hello, my name is Jessica Hill and I will be teaching 6th grade at Compass Public Charter School. I am overjoyed to be teaching at such a wonderful school! I have been teaching at Compass since the opening in 2005, and love the environment along with the accelerated learning that takes place every day. I earned my Masters in Teaching as well as Bachelors in Music and Theater from the College of Idaho. I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I am very excited to get the opportunity to teach sixth grade this year!

Mrs. Nielsen

Hi! My name is Crista Nielsen and I will be teaching 6th grade this year at Compass. I am so excited to be teaching at this amazing school!  I graduated from Boise State University with both my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and my Master's degree in Education Literacy.  I have spent the last six years teaching 3rd grade as well as being the Reading Intervention teacher for the Kuna School District. 

My Husband and I have 4 amazing children Chase, Caden, Madison, and Reegan along with 2 crazy golden retrievers Bailey and Buttercup.  Spending time together as a family is our favorite past time. We have lived most of our lives here in Idaho (except a 3 year stint in Arizona).  Although we loved our time in Arizona, we were excited to return to Idaho, especially the beautiful outdoors. Others things I enjoy include playing softball, crafting, traveling, and watching my kids sporting and dancing events. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this year and working with your amazing children!

Mr. Shingler

My name is Brad Shingler. This will be my first year teaching at Compass and I am excited to join such an exceptional team of great educators. I have been teaching locally for 7 years in the West Ada School District and am looking forward to many awesome years with the students here at Compass.

Life is a true blessing. My life outside of school is filled with many adventures. Being married to my best friend, for many wonderful years, and raising four children has helped keep my life vibrant and exciting. Our home in Meridian is always alive with activity, between theater, sports, and church. I am a firm believer in the fact that an active life leads to greater success. Whenever we are living a passive existence, we are settling for less than the best. 

Wonderful things lay ahead as we journey through the school year. I look forward to the many victories we will celebrate.