Joel has been a professional educator for 28 years. His first seven years were spent teaching 7th-12th grade students English, Spanish, and Science. He earned a Masters degree in Counseling which gave him the opportunity to work as a high school guidance counselor. After 7 more years he earned his school administrator's license and became a high school administrator and then a junior high school principal. After completing a School Business Management Certificate at the University of Southern California his family moved to Pocatello to become the Principal at the Academy.
This is now his 9th year at the Academy. He is proud of the growth and development of our school and the high professionalism of our staff and looks forward to many more years here.
Jamie was born and raised in Pocatello and graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 2004. She received her Public Charter Administrator Certificate in 2019 and feels it is an honor to be working in Administration at Connor Academy. Her goal is to "Make a Difference in the lives of children!" She was inspired by her 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Crawford, she Made a Difference in her life!
Lórien began her career in education two decades ago. After switching from her first love to math to computers, she worked in collegiate administration and then later at Apple, Inc. She moved to Chubbuck and started working at Connor in 2018. Lórien is the Registrar, HR contact, and on-staff graphic and web designer. She loves working with our amazing staff and getting to know each and every student!
While not at work, you can find Lórien hanging with her kiddos, hiking the beautiful trails here in Pocatello, and trying to convince her husband that they need pet goats.
Sammie joined Connor Academy in 2021. She works as the front office receptionist.