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B.S., Elementary Education K-8
My name is Kerrianne Burch, and I have been teaching in the Twin Falls area since 2009 after moving here from Arizona. I graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education and promptly took the subsequent 10 years off to bear and raise five children. My husband of 23 years is my MVP, supporting me in all ways when it comes to my teaching. I am thrilled to be back in the classroom, teaching and especially love sharing my experience in technology, music, and movement into my lessons and classes. I have taught 4th grade, Kindergarten, First grade and most recently, I transitioned to teaching K-5 Music in 2019 and have enjoyed it immensely! I love coming to work everyday, and work with a great staff here at Pillar Falls.
I have been an educator for the past 27 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Education with an Elementary Education emphasis, and a Master’s Degree in Education with an Educational Administration Emphasis. I am currently working on my Educational Specialist Degree which will be completed in May of 2021. For the first 20 years of my career, I taught kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades in Idaho, Utah, and South Carolina. I was an instructional coach and assistant principal for one year each before becoming a principal. I have been the principal of Pillar Falls for the past five years. I absolutely love my job and all of the people I work with each day!
Hi, my name is Jenny Shaw and I am the Pillar Falls Counselor. I transitioned from elementary teaching to elementary counseling in 2016 and have loved the move ever since. Working with individual students and whole classes is a wonderful opportunity to help our younger generations with coping skills, self-regulation, and social skills. I truly love working with my Pillar Falls’ students, families, and staff. When I am not at work, I love playing video games, camping, and working in my yard. I love spending time with my family and doing all things families do together. A future goal of mine, is to have a therapy dog that I can work with at school to help young students with calming strategies and relieving stress. One of my favorite quotes is from Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne; “Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
I’ve taught for 22 years (gen ed 6 years, sped 16), 5 schools, 5 principals, 3 school districts, and 700+ students. I’m a lucky human who gets to live my passion for helping kids every single day!