SRA Teachers & Aides
We seek out highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals who are ready to partner with you in educating your children.
About Mrs. Shelly Donner
Mrs. Shelly Donner has been teaching at Snowy Range Academy since it opened in 2002. She has taught in kindergarten and second grade here in Wyoming and in Colorado. Shelly graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor degree in civil engineering, which is where she got her love of spreadsheets and schedules. After working for an engineering firm she went back to school at University of Colorado at Denver to get her masters in education. If you have time to stop in kindergarten, Mrs. Donner would love to have you visit or volunteer.
About Ms. Anna Skonieczny
Ms. Anna Skonieczny graduated from Front Range Community College with a associate’s degree in early childhood education. She recently moved from Denver, Colorado and enjoys exploring the Laramie area. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, exploring the outdoors, watching football, and reading.
About Mr. Gilbert Lowrey
Mr. Lowrey is enjoying his second year at Snowy Range Academy and loves teaching first grade. He also coaches the high school hockey team and enjoys playing hockey. With his free time Mr. Lowrey enjoys walking his dog, working on his house, and exploring Laramie.
About Ms. Stefani Yarger
Stefani Yarger was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2016 and is excited to be able to stay in Laramie, a city she has grown to love. The 2017-2018 school year will be Stefani's first year of teaching. She's thrilled to be spending her days doing what she loves and helping children unveil their limitless potential.
About Mrs. Megan Smerud
Megan has been teaching second grade at SRA since 2011. She earned her B.A in elementary education from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. in education with an emphasis in elementary math from Walden University. When not at school Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and being at her family cabin.
About Ms. Bobbi Huston
Bobbi Huston graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She worked in the Albany County School District #1 as a paraprofessional and a substitute teacher prior to teaching pre-kindergarten for two years at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic School. Upon the closing of St. Laurence, Ms. Huston joined the Snowy Range Academy staff as a paraprofessional. In 2017 she accepted a 2nd grade teaching position at Snowy Range and is looking forward to a great school year! In her spare time Bobbi enjoys attending UW events and spending time with her children.
About Mrs. Jenny Stevens
Jenny has a degree in German studies from the University of Manchester, England. She moved to Laramie in 2000 and has been a paraprofessional at SRA since 2015. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, hot power yoga, swimming, and trying new recipes.
About Ms. Megan Switzer
Ms. Megan Switzer is the third grade teacher at Snowy Range Academy. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and an emphasis on cultural diversity. This will be Megan’s fourth year teaching and third year here at Snowy Range Academy. If you ever find yourself in the market for an exotic pet, Megan and her hedgehog Hammy would love to educate you on the ins and outs of hedgehog care.
About Ms. MacKenzie Iczkowski
This is Mackenzie’s first year at SRA and first full year of teaching. Previously, she taught 1st/2nd grade at the UW Lab School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, with a minor in early childhood special education, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is a Wisconsin native, having recently moved to Wyoming in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her dog, cat, and bearded dragon.
About Mrs. Meghan Siebigteroth
Meghan Siebigteroth is a 4th-grade teacher at Snowy Range Academy. Meghan is a Wyoming native, and she is passionate about learning, the outdoors, and the value of hard work. She attended the University of Wyoming to earn a B.S. in marketing in 2009, and then returned to UW to earn her teaching certificate in 2013.
About Ms. Kristy Palmer
Ms. Palmer teaches 5th grade math, 5th grade science, math 8/7, and pre-algebra. She has been a science and math teacher at Snowy Range Academy since 2012. Before becoming a teacher, she was a wildlife biologist. She is a Laramie native with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Furman University in Greenville, SC. She studied pikas (Ochotona princeps) for her master’s degree in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming. She is currently finishing her second master’s degree in teaching middle level math and working toward becoming a national board certified teacher. Ms. Palmer holds Wyoming teaching certifications in middle level math, middle level science, secondary biology, and health.
About Mrs. Alyson Bossert
Ali grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from California Baptist University with her bachelor’s degree in English in 2015. She also went on to earn her secondary language arts teaching credential from CBU in 2016. Ali moved to Laramie in August 2017. She has previously worked as a tutor, swim coach, substitute teacher, and paraprofessional. Ali joined the SRA staff on February 1, 2018. She hopes to help students foster a love for reading and writing. In her free time Ali loves to read, exercise, and cheer on her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels.
About Ms. Samantha Cripps
Samantha Cripps has been a teacher at Snowy Range Academy since 2009. A Wyoming native, she attended college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota where she received degrees in business education and math education. She currently teaches technology, Algebra I, and geometry. In her free time, she enjoys going to the mountains, quilting, and reading.
About Mrs. Kadria Drake
Kadria graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2010 with her degree in chemistry education. She has been teaching for five years and is looking forward to helping our students grow in their science education. When not in the classroom, Kadria enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family.
About Mr. Karsten Hiser
Mr. Hiser has worked at Snowy Range Academy (SRA) for many years. Mr. Hiser has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming in secondary education with an emphasis in history. Mr. Hiser is also the school's Lego robotics team coach, which competes annually in the state competition. Outside of SRA, Mr. Hiser coaches basketball at Laramie Middle School.
About Mrs. Jessica Arnold
Señora Arnold has been working as Snowy Range Academy’s elementary Spanish teacher since they opened their doors in the fall of 2002. She also teaches 3rd through 5th-grade character education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish at the University of Wyoming, a K-6 M.Ed from Western New Mexico University, and a K-12 M.Ed from Montana State University. Señora Arnold specializes in making the second language learning a success.
About Mr. Reynold Candelaria
Reynold Candelaria is a life-long Wyomingite who grew up in Laramie, Wyoming before attending the University of Wyoming. Mr. Candelaria graduated in 2004 with a BS through the UW kinesiology physical education teacher education program. “Mr. C” has been working at Snowy Range Academy since 2005. In his free time, Mr. C spends time with his wife, Megan, and two year-old son Maxx, as well as the family’s two dogs and a crazy cat affectionately nicknamed ‘the Monster.’ Mr. C loves sports (both watching and playing), reading, and spending time outdoors.
About Ms. Anne Hedderman
Ms. Hedderman teaches middle school Spanish and ESL (English as a second language) at Snowy Range Academy (SRA). She developed a passion for Spanish and Spanish speaking cultures while living in Patagonia, Chile teaching English and conducting tours for English speaking visitors. After returning to the United States, Ms. Hedderman completed the Spanish MA program, the ESL endorsement program, and post baccalaureate certification program in modern language and social studies education at UW. When she is not teaching Spanish and ESL at SRA, Ms. Hedderman loves to explore new places and spend time outside with family and friends.
About Mrs. Patricia Jacobsen
Mrs. Jacobsen is a Wyoming native and graduate of the University of Wyoming. She holds a bachelor of arts in elementary education and has completed graduate courses and training in reading instruction and intervention. She has a passion for teaching literacy and is currently working toward a school library media specialist endorsement from Montana State University. Mrs. Jacobsen joined SRA in 2010 as the literacy interventionist, then taught first grade for six years before becoming our school librarian. Her three favorite things are children, books, and coffee!
About Mrs. Marilyn Specht
Marilyn Specht is the literacy specialist and instructional facilitator for Snowy Range Academy. She is originally from Aurora, Colorado but has lived in Laramie for the past eleven years. She has a masters in elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Specht enjoys reading and playing music and is always ready to learn new things!
About Mrs. Haley Stebbins
Haley Stebbins grew up in Northern Colorado spending much of her time at her families solar-powered home in the mountains. After moving to Wyoming, Haley graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2016 with a BA in k-12 art education and minors in Spanish and art history. In 2018, Haley accepted her first teaching position at Snowy Range Academy as the art teacher. When not teaching, Haley enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and soon to come second child! They enjoy camping, climbing, and visiting nearby family in Wyoming and Colorado.
About Mrs. Roxane Todd
Mrs. Todd has been the special education teacher at Snowy Range Academy for four years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Western Governors University. Recently, she earned her master’s degree as a special education generalist. Mrs. Todd is married and has three adult children.
About Mrs. Amy Wright
Amy Wright has taught general music, choir, and orchestra at Snowy Range Academy for the past 12 years. Amy received her bachelor of music education degree from the University of Wyoming in 2005. She earned her master of music education degree from the University of Wyoming in 2015. Amy is an active member of the Wyoming Music Educator's Association as well as the American String Teacher's Association. She is also a cellist and performs regularly with the Wyoming and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras. She also enjoys spending time with her family participating in numerous Wyoming outdoor activities.