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Teacher in the Spotlight: Caitlin Ginter, Sagle Elementary School

Teacher in the Spotlight: Caitlin Ginter, Sagle Elementary School


Caitlin Ginter, a devoted Title I teacher at Sagle Elementary School, stands out for her passion and commitment to education in the Lake Pend Oreille School District (LPOSD).

Moving to Sagle almost six years ago after graduating from Northern Arizona University, Caitlin found her calling in a community that resonated with her values.

"I fell in love with this small town when I visited with my husband and family back in 2018," she recalled.

With roots now firmly planted in North Idaho, Caitlin has embraced her role at Sagle Elementary, where she's been teaching for all five years of her career in the LPOSD. Her teaching journey was driven by a desire to make a significant impact on her students' lives.

"I initially decided to become a teacher because I knew I wanted to have a job that felt rewarding and had a positive impact," Caitlin stated.

In her first year as a Title I Teacher, Caitlin has found a profound connection with her role, primarily focusing on enhancing her students' reading skills.

"A Title 1 Teacher focuses mostly on reading support and helping students read with accuracy," Caitlin explained. This position allows her to work closely with students, employing strategies to build stronger readers through a variety of engaging, educational activities.

Caitlin credits much of her success and growth as an educator to the influential figures in her life, including her father, Chris Stawney, and her mother-in-law, Rhonda Ginter, who boasts over 30 years of experience in education.

"I am grateful for both of them and their support for helping me continue to grow each and every day," she expressed.

Beyond her professional life, Caitlin enjoys the great outdoors, taking advantage of the scenic beauty North Idaho offers, and spending time with her young family is at the heart of her downtime. "I love going on hikes, camping, and being out on the lake," Caitlin said.

Her favorite aspect of teaching in the LPOSD is the sense of community and collaboration among teachers and staff. "I think it is extremely important to find people you can go to for brainstorming, questions and collaboration within teaching," she noted.

For Caitlin, living in North Idaho is about more than just the breathtaking scenery; it's about the sense of community and the quality of life it offers her family. Caitlin Ginter's dedication to her students and her community makes her an invaluable asset to Sagle Elementary and the wider education community in North Idaho.

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