Mr. Yadon has been a classroom teacher or school administrator for the last twenty-five years. His experience in private, traditional public and charter schools offers a rich perspective for leadership. He is passionate about engaged student learning and empowering teachers to be their best. Please contact him with any questions here.
Mr. Beebe is the networking and computer repair teacher at MTCHS. He loves to work with computer gadgets and help students to develop their interests in networking. He is one of the major grant writers at the school and is always looking for new funding projects that will benefit students. Currently, he is looking for a grant for adding a new repair/classroom to the school, and fitness technology gadgets for the school.
SkillsUSA has benefitted from Mr. Beebe’s assistance as an advisor. He works with competitors for the information technology service, technical computer applications, and job skill demo.
Mr. Beebe loves teaching at MTCHS, it is his dream job and he believes that the students at MTCHS are the best around, and he loves coming to school each day to teach and learn.
Please contact Mr. Beebe with any questions here.
Mr. Bodell has been an instructor with the Meridian Charter School since opening in 1999 and has been part of the Meridian School District for 25 years as a teacher. He earned his BS in Science Education from the University of Idaho and his Masters in Educational Technology from Boise State University.
His hobbies include 80’s music, SciFi Movies and technology.
Mr. Bodell teaches:
Earth Science, Online Biology, Technology Tools, and Physics.
Monday - Friday 7:00 - 3:00
Please contact Mr. Bodell with any questions here.
Mrs. Biggs is in her third year at MTCHS. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education-Mathematics. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, country music, and spending time with her husband and baby boy.
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Ms. Deitchler earned a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences with an Emphasis in Secondary Education at the University of Wyoming. She has a Master of Education in Occupational Training Management from Idaho State University. 28 years of experience includes 12 years teaching employability skills & coordinating the internship program at MTCHS, 7 years at the college level as a career placement and recruitment director and a traditional 9 years teaching at Butte County High School in Arco. Certifications include Secondary Family/Consumer Sciences, Consumer Economics, School Principal K-12, Professional Technical Administrator, and Work Based Learning Coordinator.
Building Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: (208) 288-2928 ext. 129
Please contact Ms. Deitchler with any questions here.
Mr. Erickson is in his tenth year here at MTCHS. He has a Bachelor‘s Degree in Computer Science Education and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Technology, both from Eastern Washington University.
Office Hours: 7:30 - 3:30
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Mr. Taylor graduated from ORU in Tulsa Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an Emphasis in Multimedia Production. He has since worked in the non-profit industry for a decade doing commercial, television, web design/development, motion design, advertising, and training. He regularly uses his free time doing freelance work editing, video production, motion graphics, and web design. Hobbies include app development, writing screenplays, and 3d animation.
Please contact Mr. Taylor with any questions here.
Hi I‘m Mary Helen Green,the counselor.I received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Bellarmine College. I obtained my Master of Arts degree in community counseling in 1995 at Eastern Kentucky University. I received my school counselor certification for the State of Idaho via Northwest Nazerene University in 1996. I have worked as a school counselor since the fall of 1995. I started working at MTCHS in the fall of 1999 when we first opened. I have a daughter named Sierra and my husband’s name is Bart Green. I like the outdoors and enjoy activities such as biking, hiking, reading, running, and visiting with friends. My hours at school are 7:30 to 3:30.
Please contact Mrs. Green with any questions here.
Mrs. Merrell received a BA in Secondary Education-History with a Political Science minor from Boise State University. She has a MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.
Mrs. Merrell spent four years teaching at Kuna High School and is in her fifth year teaching at MTCHS.
Mrs. Merrell also teaches motorcycle training classes for the Idaho STAR program.
She enjoys riding her BMW F800GT with her husband Mike and spending time with their dogs Mr. Barkley & Dusty.
Please contact Mrs. Merrell with any questions here.
Eric received a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics and a M.Ed. in Deaf Education from Utah State University. He spends a lot of time with his wife and two children taking advantage of all that Boise has to offer. He enjoys gardening, reading, playing Irish music and going for long runs in the foothills.
Please contact Mr. Olsen with any questions here.
Welcome to the beginning of a wonderful school year at Meridian Technical Charter High School! I am Andrew Pence, Sr. Pence to my students, and I have the privilege of working with your son or daughter in Spanish 1/2, or Spanish 3/4, As a teacher, I share your concern for your children. Having learned Spanish myself, I remember what it was like to learn the language. Through my experiences abroad as well as in the University, I have discovered some materials and teaching techniques for language learning that I consider especially useful in the Spanish classroom that I hope to implement. In return, I hope you will share with me your thoughts and concerns regarding your daughter or son’s education.
You can reach me by phone at (208) 288-2928 ex. 3211
Please contact Mr. Pence with any questions here.
Mrs. Ray is the Accountant for MTCHS. She graduated from Boise State with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 and a Bachelor of Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting, in 1996. She has been working for the School District since 2007. She is also the Accountant for Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School. Mrs. Ray enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and her part-time business where she helps women across the country to stay safe.
Please contact Mrs. Ray with any questions here.
Hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm
Ms. Richtsmeier attended University of North Dakota where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in math and minors in business education and statistics. She completed her M.ED. in Professional Technical and Technology Education from the University of Idaho and Professional Technical Administrative Certificate in December 2008 and her K-12 Administrative Credential in September 2014. . She has received her i-Net + and Dreamweaver certification along with specialized training in computer science and databases through Oracle. Before coming to MTCHS, she worked on the MTCHS design team and taught at Lowell Scott Middle School for three and a half years. She grew up on a farm in North Dakota with her four brothers. She also enjoys her thirteen nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include playing with her dog, reading, yoga, traveling, and playing the piano. Ms. Richtsmeier is also a SkillsUSA advisor.
Please contact Ms. Richtsmeier with any questions here.
Ms. Riley received her BA in English Education from Northwest Nazarene University and her MS in Educational Technology with an emphasis in online curriculum design from Boise State University. Ms. Riley has taught English and Technology courses for 20 years within Idaho schools. She enjoys combining face-to-face teaching with new technologies to form a blended learning environment. She also enjoys seeing how students become inspired by technology and use it to create new ideas, techniques, and creations. Her personal activities include reading novels of all kinds, writing fictional pieces, and creating chainmaille jewelry, as well as other crafts and design.
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Mrs. Shannon received a BA in Elementary Education from Boise State University and enjoyed teaching at the elementary level for several years before returning to Northwest Nazarene University to earn her Master’s in Exceptional Child. She just completed her Education Specialist Degree, also at Northwest Nazarene University. Mrs. Shannon has been on the staff at MTCHS for the past seven years.
Mrs. Shannon has four children, three of whom graduated from MTCHS. In her spare time, Mrs. Shannon enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and taking numerous walks with her very energetic dog, Atlas.
Please contact Mrs. Shannon with any questions here.
Mr. French has been working here at MTCHS, as the head custodian, since it’s opening back in 1999, and has been a huge help to the staff and students alike. He enjoys spending his free time out with his horses and hunting. He is also a huge fan of John Wayne and his movies.
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Mr. von der Ehe is originally from Springfield, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in English and a Master’s in Teaching and Learning. While in Oregon, Mr. von der Ehe was an athletic director and taught reading/writing. His passions include everything to do with the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Mr. von der Ehe is married to Jenna, and they have four children- Lacyn, Finley, John and Luke.
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Mrs. Claflin is an Idaho native and mother of two Meridian Tech graduates! She is an ardent fan of MTCHS for many reasons, the foremost being the wonderful high school experience and the quality of education her kids received. When the opportunity to work at the school opened up as her son was graduating, she was thrilled to become a part of something that made such a difference in so many lives. She couldn’t enjoy her job more: supporting the staff, meeting the parents, and chatting with any student who wanders into the office to play with her assortment of puzzles. She loves watching the students grow from nervous and somewhat intimidated freshmen to confident and empowered seniors ready to take on the world!
Mrs. Claflin received a Technical Degree in Advanced Illustration and Design from Phoenix Institute of Technology. She operated a daycare while her children were small, worked in retail, and managed the office and learned Photoshop for an illustration company. She enjoys time spent with her husband and kids, gardening, travelling, camping, playing Words With Friends, and cheering on the Boise State Broncos!
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Mrs. Grainger graduated from George Fox University with a Masters to Teach in 2012. She received her undergraduate from Boise State University with a degree in Accounting and Economics. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in finance and business for over 20 years including work at Hewlett-Packard and Cradlepoint. Julie enjoys teaching and has been involved with the education since
her two children were in school. Her favorite hobbies include: hiking, travel, gardening, and spending time with family. Julie will be teaching: Math 2, Math 3, Business Math, Computing Internet Core, and Economics. Her office hours are 7:00 to 3:00 Monday through Friday.
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Mr. Maurer is a 3rd generation Treasure Valley resident. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. degree in Agriculture/Plant Science in 1986 and completed two years of Architectural Engineering at Boise State University before that.
He spent 24 years working for the USDA mostly in executive and customer service roles. After early retirement, he has been developing his electronic and mechanical engineering skills in creating an automated kiosk currently in the testing phase to be located at gas stations. He has work experience as a computer troubleshooter and trainer.
He enjoys teaching and interacting elementary and secondary students. He is looking forward to getting to know the students and sharing his industry related experiences. He has 5 adult children and enjoys the outdoors, gardening, golfing and fixing about anything.
Please contact Mr. Maurer with any questions here.