White Pine Charter School

Fax: 208-522-4452

STEM Academy:
208-715-WPSA (9772)
Fax: 208-522-3207


2959 John Adams Parkway
Ammon, ID 83406

STEM Academy:
2664 1st Street
Ammon, ID 83401

Mon. 8-10 Tues. 11-1 Wed. 4-6 Thurs. 3-5 Fri. 2-4

Barbara Nelson

Barbara Nelson, High School Science and Math

I grew up mostly in western Washington State. I attended the University of Washington, where I received my B.S. in biology and began a PhD program in genetics. As part of that program, I taught genetics at the University of Washington and discovered that I love teaching. Rather than finish my PhD, I chose to take a M.S. in genetics. I ended up in Idaho, where I took my education courses from Idaho State University. I have taught at South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho Falls High School, and as an adjunct faculty member at Idaho State University.

Tell us something about yourself (NOT school related!):

I have two adopted kids, who are pretty much grown up. One attends BYU Idaho and the other Idaho State University.

One word to describe you:


A food you could eat every day:

I would love to each Cheetos every day, but since they are not so healthy, maybe I would rather each strawberries every day.

If you could take ONE book on vacation, what would it be?:

I would take John Grisham’s newest book.

Why did you choose White Pine?:

I came to White Pine because I think that we are the best school to be at!