​​Staff Recognitions:

​2016-2017---Employees & Rookie of the Year

School Employee of the Year: Shawna Bradshaw

Residential Employee of the year:  Omar Bridges

Rookie of the Year:

Brian Hopkinson 

2015-2016---  Employees & Rookie of the Year

School Employee of the Year:  Leigh Dobbins

Residential Employee of the Year:  Kristi Gordon

Rookie of the Year:  Kali Nuttall

Years of Service:

November 2017

Cindy Mecca, Substitute Teacher

Karen Hubele, Paraeducator & Substitute Teacher

June 2017
Sophie Starkey, Houseparent

15 Years of Service

May 2017
Matt Ivie, Residential Supervisor

10 Years of Service

April 2017
Rebecca Moore, Residential Aide

10 Years of Service

January 2017
Julie Music, Residential Aide,

10 Years of Service

December 2016
Tamy Brazell, Houseparent

5 Years of Service

October 2016
Travis Dobbins, Aide & Janitor

5 Years of Service

September 2016 
Omar Bridges 5 Years of Service

August 2016 WASEA Director of the Year:  Carolyn Conner


PTSB certified/professional staff:special and regular education teachers; APE/health teacher, behavior specialist, school nurse, school social worker, business manager, residential supervisor, and administrative director. 

Licensed staff/consultants: Psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, licensed practical nurse, psychiatric nurse practitioner & pharmacist. 

High Staff to Student Ratio

All staff are certified in MANDT (non-violent crisis intervention method), First Aide & CPR. 

Continued staff training is mandatory. 
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings weekly

Staff use systematic and cooperative communication methods to work with families, school districts, DFS personnel, MDT teams, and IEP teams. 

The educated, caring, & dedicated staff are committed to providing the highest quality programs in an atmosphere that promotes healing and growth.

Our Staff

Employees of the Month

October 2017

Leigh Dobbins, Special Education Teacher

Karl Studt, Substitute Teacher & Aide

September 2017

Sara McMartin, Paraeducator

Haeley Dorman

August 2017

Melissa Racay, Paraeducator

Amber Meier, Houseparent

July 2017
Tony Larson, Maintenance & Transportation Supervisor

Amber Meier, Residential Houseparent

June  2017

Dawn Davis, Nurse Supervisor

Haeley Dorman, Substitute Aide

May 2017

Sara McMartin---Paraeducator

Tamy Brazell---Houseparent

April 2017

Melissa Racay---Paraeducator

Kayla Gano---Residential Aide

March 2017

Melissa Racay---Paraeducator

Shirley Eskelson---Houseparent

Kristi Gordon---Residential Aide & Food        

                       Service Assistant

February 2017

Omar Bridges---Houseparent

Brian Hopkinson---Teacher

January 2017

Shawna Bradshaw---Teacher

Talena Tynsky---Residential Aide

Liz Langelier---Substitute Aide

December 2016

Sara McMartin---Paraeducator

Leigh Dobbins----Teacher

​Wayland Duerschmidt---Residential Aide

November 2016

Melissa Racay---Paraeducator

Crystal Chapel-Schmuck----paraeducator

Rebecca Moore---Residential Aide

October 2016

Dale Smith---Residential Aide

Crystal Chapel-Schmuck, Paraeducator

September 2016

Sara McMartin---Paraeducator

Debbie Coleman---Residential Houseparent

August 2016

Tamy Brazell---Residential Houseparent

Sandy Clouse---Food Service Director

​​Average Years of Service 8/1/2017

Staff Average Length of Employment =9.02 Years of Service

250 E. Arapahoe St., P.O. Box 112 

Thermopolis WY 82443



NW BOCES Educational and Treatment Facility   Learn & Grow

​​​​Carolyn Conner, Administrative Director
 307-864-2171 ext. 15

Kristen Miller, Business Manager
 307-864-2171 ext. 13

Sally Hanson, Administrative Assistant
 307- 864-2171

Tony Larson, Facilities & Transportation Supervisor  

307-864-2171 ext. 17

Dawn Davis, School Nurse

307-864-2171 ext.14

Matt Ivie, Residential Supervisor


Dr. K. Faulkner Psychologist  
Shawna Bradshaw Classroom Teacher  
Leigh Anna Dobbins Classroom Teacher  
Brian Hopkinson PE & Health Teacher

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