Racehl Stevens Biography
Rachel Stevens was raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She began her teaching career in 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona and received her Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002. She and her family moved to Montana in 2005 where she continued her teaching career with a local school district. While a teacher, she held many leadership responsibilities and decided to pursue her administrative license which she obtained from the University of Montana in 2016.
Mrs. Stevens was waiting for the right opportunity to lead a school in which her philosophy of education and teaching style would coincide with that of the district. She was able to witness the quality educational experience that was provided to her son by the supportive and caring staff at Creston and knew she had found the right place. She will be bringing two decades of educational knowledge and experience teaching in all grades K – 6 to Creston school. She is looking forward to working with the staff and the community to ensure the continued success of the Creston School District.
She resides in the Creston area with her husband, daughter, son, and two rescue pets, one dog and one cat. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in the garden, taking photographs, and creating paper scrapbooks.
Tammy Bartos Biography
Since 2003 she has been involved at the school in some way – field trips, serving lunch, reading with students. In 2011 she was excited to have the opportunity to work here at Creston as a paraprofessional. In May of 2016, she became the district clerk; her duties also involve working in the library, as well as recess duty and a variety of other miscellaneous responsibilities that make each day an adventure. “I can hardly call what I do a job, because it is truly a joy to be involved in the lives and education of the students here; and the teachers and staff I interact with are amazing!”
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Carlie Nutt Biography
Carlie Nutt was born in Clinton, Montana, and moved to Payette, Idaho in grade school where she graduated from Payette High School in 2012. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon in 2019. After graduating, she moved back to Montana and taught in Clinton for 1 year as an Intervention Specialist. Recently, she took a year off from teaching to travel the Southwest, after which, she moved to Kalispell to teach summer school 5-8th grade at Whitefish and 5th Grade at Creston. This will be her first year as a 5th-grade teacher.
Ms. Nutt loves to travel and has worked all over the country including in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and most recently Arizona. She also loves to be outdoors, hiking, camping, and paddle boarding, all with her dog Otter, who shares her adventures with her.
Janessa Williams Biography
Cindi Siler Biography
Deb Christiansen Biography
Teresa Mumm Biography
Rachel Leighty Biography
Rachel is actively involved in her church with volunteering and welcoming visitors. She previously worked as a certified personal trainer and managed a billing/payment department. Rachel has been a classroom aide at Creston School since 2017 where she has supervised recess, lunch and the crosswalk.
She enjoys working with the staff, parents and fabulous students. She says this is the best place she has ever worked.
Katy Miller Biography
Katy is a certified bookkeeper and has previously worked for non-profit organizations and in office environments.
Katy loves to garden and to be outside. She also loves to travel and experience new things. She and her husband have a heart for mission work and have travelled extensively worldwide.
Katy is excited to be a part of Creston Elementary.
Pam Choco Biography
Pam has worked with children & youth for nearly 30 years in church and public school settings, and loves interacting with “the littles” in kindergarten. “I enjoy watching them discover new things and master new skills.”
She stays busy at home with crafts, crocheting, sewing for her home, and making quilts to donate to her community.
Jeff Hagen Biography
Jeff has been active in his community by volunteering at church and the Fair-Mont-Egan School Board. He previously worked in mechanics as a heavy equipment/diesel mechanic. Jeff has worked as the maintenance supervisor and school bus driver at Creston School since 2017.
Michelle Bilodeau Biography
Her first child, a son, was born in June 1990 which then took her back to Libby Mt. In 1992 she gave birth to her twin girls. In 1996 Michelle and her family moved to the Flathead Valley. At that time, she decided to home school her three children through their 5-6 grades. The next two years they attended a private Christian school, then went on to public school in Bigfork for their 8-9 grades.
While her children attended school, Michelle worked as a water aerobics instructor for the Bigfork Athletic Club and also had a house cleaning business. She is proud to say she has an engineer, a wildlife biologist and a photographer/relationship manager for a merchant services provider.
In 2008 Michelle was trained in the school of reflexology and is actively working as a reflexologist. While at the same time partnered with HTE Americas, an alternative health and wellness company. A passion of hers “To help others feel their best”.
Michelle is actively involved in her church. She enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, boating; but most importantly spending time with her family.
“I am looking forward to working with a positive – friendly staff at the Creston School”.