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    Jeanne Schmidt

    Jeanne Schmidt


    Rusty Kreider

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  • New Year, New Teachers

    Written by:

    Katelynn Dean


    Jeanne Schmidt has been teaching for 33 years. She teaches math and environmental science at Newport, and she also teaches at the Pend Oreille River School.

    She grew up in Grangeville Idaho, and graduated from the University of Idaho.

    She previously taught life skills at Sandpoint High School, and she was on the girls basketball coaching staff.

    Mrs. Schmidt was influenced to become a teacher because of one that had a significant impact on her life. She also loved the school atmosphere and helping kids.

    Jeanne has taught in 3 corners of the United states.


    Cathy Johnson was a teachers-aid for 7 years and has been teaching for 17 years.

    She grew up in Seattle and graduated from Shoreline High School.

    Cathy got her Bachelor's Degree from Western Governors University and she got her Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University.

    She currently teaches special education, health, life skills, and math at Newport High School. She previously taught at Stratton Elementary to first graders, and before that she worked at Farris.

    She was encouraged to become a teacher because she enjoyed working with students and couldn't imagine not working with kids.

    Outside of school, Mrs. Johnson enjoys quilting.


    Rusti Kreider has been teaching for over 15 years.

    She grew up in north Idaho, and graduated from Coeur D’Alene High School, before getting her Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University.

    She teaches biology, geometry, algebra, physics, and math intervention.

    She previously taught chemistry and biology at Riverside high school.

    Teaching just fell into her lap; she originally wanted to become a wildlife biologist.

    Mrs. Kreider is an all-around winter girl, as she loves snowboarding and anything else that involves snow.


    This year is Serena Carlson’s first year teaching.

    She graduated from Eastern Washington University.

    She grew up in Inchelium and graduated from Inchelium High School.

    She always viewed herself as a leader in her community. She teaches “Food and Fitness” and P.E.

    Ms. Carlson says she dislikes coconut so much, sometimes she says she is allergic to it!


    Welcome to all of our new teachers at Newport High School.