Advantages for Partner Districts

BYU-Idaho Advantages 

  • Partner districts have committed to place at 3 to 5 BYU-Idaho students each semester.
  • Each partner district is selected because it is committed to improving their practice, innovate, and providing the highest quality experience to their students and ours.
  • Working with other BYU-Idaho Student Teachers to collaborate in daily and weekly cohort seminars.
  • Some additional training or collaboration opportunities will be provided (SIOP, REACH, Covey, Center for Educational Excellence).
  • Regular contact and collaboration between site faculty and our campus faculty.
  • Clinical faculty selected who match the culture and climate of the school where they supervise.
  • Matched mentor teachers to the student's demographic information and desires.
  • BYU-Idaho hopes to share research and experiences that will improve schools' practices. 
  • Student Teachers can be involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Ideas can be shared with mentor teachers based on best practices learned on campus.

Partner District Advantages 

  • District officials interview and select which students come to their districts.
  • Students can be selected to match the culture and climate of the district, to fulfill current or anticipated needs of the district (employment), and to address other concerns the district might have. The district will be able to plan on the arrival and resources these students provide.
  • The district will benefit from the infusion of energy and training on current best practices our students will bring.
  • The collaboration will influence what and how BYU-Idaho teaches.
  • The idea for partner districts has been discussed with various partner districts over the last several years.
  • School districts help to produce future employees that are specifically prepared to teach students within the climate and culture of their specific district.
  • Student Teacher ratios can be reduced.
  • New insights can cause reflection on improving current practices.
  • The Partner Districts program is focused on collaboration between BYU-Idaho and the individual districts. 

Partnership Highlights by Area

Partner School Locations (South East Idaho - available only upon request and approval)

Local Schools

School Phone Address Principal
Bonneville High School

(208) 525-4406

3165 E. Iona Road
Idaho Falls, ID, 83401

Jackson, Heath
Burton Elementary School (208) 359-3332

2211 W 1000 S
Rexburg, ID 83440

LeFevre, Landon
Discovery Elementary School (208) 552-7711

2935 N Goldenrod Dr
Idaho Falls, ID, 83401

Marlowe, K
Hillcrest High School (208) 525-4429

2800 Owen St
Ammon, ID, 83406

McLaren, Doug
Madison Middle School (208) 359-3320

575 W 7th S.
Rexburg, ID 83440

Bone, Michael
Madison High School (208) 359-3305

2300 University Blvd.
Rexburg, ID 83440

Bennett, Michael
Mountain Valley Elementary School (208) 552-0866

2601 S. Princess Dr.
Ammon, ID, 83401

Keller, Lanie
Rigby Middle School (208) 745-6674

290 N 3800 E
Rigby, ID 83442 

Simmons, Sherry
Rigby High School (208) 745-7704

3850 E 300 N #2
Rigby, ID 83442

Lords, Bryan
Rocky Mountain Middle School (208) 525-4403

3443 N Ammon Rd.
Idaho Falls, ID, 83401

Lords, Jason
Summit Hills Elementary School (208) 552-8500

2853 N. Lucina Ave
Idaho Falls, ID, 83401

Gauchay, Tom
Thunder Ridge High School  (208) 523-4739

4941 1st Street

Idaho Falls, ID  83401

McLaren, Doug

Caldwell, ID Schools (available only upon request and approval)

District Phone Address Superintendent
Caldwell SD (208) 455-3300
1502 Fillmore St
Caldwell, id  83605
Dr. N. Shalene French

Las Vegas, NV Schools (available only upon request and approval)

District Phone Address Superintendent
Clark County SD 702-799-CCSD
5100 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89146
Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Mesa, AZ Schools

School Phone Address Principal
Ishikawa Elementary (480) 472-7700

2635 N 32nd Street

Mesa, AZ  85213-1662

David Shill
Keller Elementary (408) 472-6200

1445 East Hilton Ave

Brian Hay
Madison Elementary (480) 472-8800

849 South Sunnyvale

Mesa, AZ  85206-2921

Sharon Webster
Mesa High School (480) 472-5900

1630 East Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ, 85204

Thomas, Kirk
Summit Academy K-6 (480) 472-3500

1560 West Summit Place
Chandler, AZ, 85224

Andrews, Mark
Summit Academy 7-8 (480) 472-3500 1560 West Summit Place
Chandler, AZ, 85224
Andrews, Mark
Zaharis Elementary School (480) 308-7200

9410 East McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ, 85207

Oliver, Mike

Odgen, UT Schools

School Phone Address Principal
Fremont High School (801) 452-4000

1900 N 4700 W
Ogden, Utah 84404

Parry, Michelle
Pioneer Elementary School (801) 452-4560

250 N 1600 W
Ogden, UT, 84404

Anderson, Brian

Plain City Elementary

(801) 452-4220

2335 North 3600 West
Plain City, UT 84404

Neilson, Heather
Wahlquist Jr. High School (801) 452-4640

2656 North 2400 West
Farr West, UT, 84404

Elliott, Scott
Weber High School (801) 476-3700

430 West Weber High Drive
Pleasant View, UT 84414

Earnest, C.
West Weber Elementary School (801) 452-4280

4178 W 900 S
Ogden, UT, 84404

Fazzio, Michael

Salt Lake City, UT Schools

School Phone Address Principal
Crestview Elementary School (385) 646-4804

2100 E Lincoln Lane

Holladay, UT  84124

Cooper, Teri
Silver Crest Elementary School (801) 253-1034

12937 S 5300 W
Herriman, UT, 84096

Pessetto, Ann
West Kearns Elementary School (385) 646-5073

4900 South 4620 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84118

Timothy, Kathleen

Secondary and Special Education, UT Schools

District Phone Address Superintendent
Jordan School District (801) 567-8100
7387 S Campus View Dr.
West Jordan, UT  84084
Dr. Anthony Godfrey