White Pine Charter School


STEM Academy:
208-715-WPSA (9772)


2959 John Adams Parkway
Ammon, ID 83406

STEM Academy:
2664 1st Street
Ammon, ID 83401

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday to Friday

Diana Hawes

Diana Hawes,3rd Grade

Diana Hawes,3rd Grade


I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. I speak English and Afrikaans fluently.

I spent my 20s traveling to different countries and gaining work experience abroad. In 2013, I returned to the USA and spent time in Florida and California before settling down in Idaho Falls in 2015. Prior to teaching, I worked mostly in mental health care (i.e. behavioral counseling and case management).

This is my fourth year teaching third grade at WPCS. I am absolutely grateful to be able to do something I love every day!

A little bit about me:

I could eat chicken fajitas with avocado everyday. Yummy!

One word that describes me: energetic… definitely!

If I could be any animal for a day, I would be an owl.

I have many favorite quotes but I absolutely love this one:

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

~ Albert Einstein 

See you at school!