Faculty & Staff

 

MARVIN THORMAN
Principal

Contact:
Phone (208) 459-1627 Ext. 124
mthorman@gemstate.org

Life Motto:

Favorite Verse:

 

 


CYNTHIA M. HASTINGS
Vice Principal for Finance

Contact:
(208) 459-1627 Ext. 144
chastings@gemstate.org

Life Motto:

Favorite Verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

 


 

MATTHEW FITTING
Vice Principal for Student Life & Head Dean

Contact:
(208) 459-1627 Ext. 106
mfitting@gemstate.org

Life Motto: 
Make educated decisions

Favorite Verse:
Thessalonians 5:14-18 "And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are
idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is
good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give
thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

Jacquelyn Khoe
Director of Development & Marketing 

Contact:
(269) 967-9667
jkhoe@gemstate.org

Life Motto: 
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others

Favorite Verse:
Micah 6:8
"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God"


KAREN DAVIES, B.S.
Registrar, Librarian, Living Skills

Contact:
(208) 459-1627 Ext. 110
kdavies@gemstate.org


JANE MILLS
Administrative Assistant

Contact:
(208) 459-1627 Ext. 123
jmills@gemstate.org

 

 


 

TONYA ROGERS
Accountant

Contact:
(208) 459-1627 Ext. 120
trogers@gemstate.org

JEFF KLUCHESKY
Maintenance & Practical Mechanics Teacher

Contact:
(208) 899-1054
jkluchesky@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
Vision without action is a daydream

Favorite Verse:
Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."


 

NORMAN TAGALOG
Food Service Director

Contact:
(208) 982-9727
ntagalog@gemstate.org     

Life Motto:
It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness

Favorite Verse:
John 13:34-35  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 


Andrea Starr-Tagalog
Food Service Assistant

Contact:
2084591627 ext:115
astarr-tagalog@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
Pursue joy every day!

Favorite Verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

 


Nehemiah Sitler
Assistant Boys Dean 

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
nsitler@gemstate.org

Kandice Gage
Assistant Girls Dean 

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
kgage@gemstate.org

 


Teachers


 

PATRICIA FITTING, B.S.
World History, U.S. History, Government,
Economics, Computer & Life Literacy, Publications  

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
pfitting@gemstate.org

 

KIMBERLEY MITCHELL, B.F.A., M.A.
English, Speech, Art,
Senior Project

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
kmitchell@gemstate.org

Ever Perez, B.A.
Campus Ministries

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
eperez@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
God will provide.

Favorite Verse:
Revelation 21: 3-4 "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”


 


Jeremy Perkins, B.S., M.S.
Athletic Director

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
jperkins@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
The way to get started is to get talking and begin doing

Favorite Verse:
1 Corinthians 9:24 "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."

 

 

 

Ben Purvis
Music Director

Contact:
bpurvis@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
Look for Jesus in everything!

Favorite Verse:
Philippians 4:6,7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

 

MARTA STONE, B.A.
Spanish

Contact
(208) 455-5637
mstone@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
Express gratitude.

Favorite Verse:
Isaiah 41:13 
"For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you."

 


GLEN WAHLMAN, B.S., M.S. ED
Science Teacher

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
gwahlman@gemstate.org

Life Motto:
Read the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy, Pray to God daily, Obey his Word and leading,
and Love others.

Favorite Verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

MARK WATERHOUSE, B.A.
Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Physics, Calculus,
Pre-Calculus, Worship Leadership

Contact:
(208) 459-1627
mwaterhouse@gemstate.org

Life Motto:

Favorite Verse:


 

 

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