Coeur d 'Alene Tribal School ®


Meet our board members, teachers & staff!


Nicole SiJohn-Higgins

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My name is Nicole SiJohn-Higgins. I am a member of the Coeur D' Alene Tribe and proud alumi of Tribal School. I have three A.A degrees; Marketing, General Business and Buisness Management. Currently, I am the School Board Chairman and am honored to be working with four other successful Coeur D' Alene Tribal Women. We are here to serve you and your children.


Jose Lozeau

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Greetings, My name is Josie Lozeau, I am the daughter of Ed Lozeau and Norma Peone. I have three sons, Cody, Tyde and Bryce (all of which have attended the Coeur d' Alene Tribal School). I work in Tribal Gaming and received my bachelors in business in 2021. I have served on the Coeur d' Alene Tribal School Board for the past 5 years as a board member, chairperson, and as the vice chair for the past 2 years. It has been a pleasure to see the change and growth in the school, both from the children and the staff.


Cheyenne Meshell

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Greetings, My name is Cheyenne Michelle. Will be updated soon!


Alyssa Sijohn

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Greetings, My name is Alyssa Sijohn. Will be updated soon!


Michelle Clark

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Greetings, My name is Michelle Clark. Will be updated soon!


Meet the Admin of the school!


Tina Strong

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My Wish for My Students~

Find the place inside themselves where nothing is impossible. Walk a path of love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, and forgiveness. Create a space for themselves to be truly, powerfully authentic-everywhere in their life. Strive to become higher in their thought, higher in their understanding, and higher in love so they may not only grow as an individual but help uplift the world. Have courage and the heart, the centeredness, to follow their own path. See their success as it grows every day. Ask people about their story. Breathe. Ground themselves. Take small steps every day. Know their voice counts. And remember…Every piece of who they are tells a story. Their story.

Lim, Tina


Rosina Carpenter

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My name is Rosina Carpenter and I am the Vice Principal here at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School. I hold an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho and a Master in Teaching Degree from Seattle University.

I have been an educator at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School for 18 years and I have taught grades 3-6. Prior to teaching at the tribal school, I taught on the East Coast (Portland, Maine) and the Southwest (Tucson, Arizona) but Idaho is my home. I am a descendant of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and I grew up in the area. I attended the tribal school and attended high school in Plummer (We were the Plummer Pirates back then).

Some of my hobbies include traveling, short distance hiking, and reading. I have a daughter who will be starting middle school in the fall.


Christopher Luke

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Greetings, My name is Christopher Luke and I am the Buisness Manager for Tribal School!


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Vicki Abraham



Hi! I am Vicki Abraham and I am the Paraprofessional!

Taressa Matt

Maintance Supervisor


Hi! I am Taressa Matt and I am the Maintance Supervisor!

Bobbi Barnowsky

5th Grade Teaching


Mrs. Barnowsky has been teaching at Tribal School for since 2017! She has taught 3rd through 12th grade with a focus in Math and Science since 2001 in various schools!

She also volunteers as an Emergency Medical Tech with the Tekoa Community Ambulance Team. She has had severak other positions within education as a curriculum writer, admin, mentor, adult educator and advisor.

She works with Tribes across the country writing emergency plans and on enviormental projects. She also enjoys photography, gardening, exploring new places, being with family, and her dogs!

Cecelia Lasarte

Teacher Aid


"Pay constant attention to yourself and to your teaching"

- Timothy 4:16

Marsell Colbert



"A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson."

~John Henrik Clarke

Sherry Thomas



"I just love my job for all the "Little" reasons!"

Tanya St.George

Special Education Director


I have 4 children, Tyler and Drew are adults and live in the area. Sean will be attending NIC, and Malynda, will be a Senior at Post Falls High School. We have 2 dogs, Max and Gatsby. I graduated from Montana State University-Billings with a bachelor of science in Elementary Education with a Reading minor. I then obtained my Masters of Special Education from University of Idaho.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

Nick Eldredge

4th Grade Teaching


"Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education."


Carrington Casaus



Carrington Casaus is our school Registrar!

Cory Schulz

Middle School Math


“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”

~Steve Prefontaine

Sharon Bohara


3 Facts!

1. I love watching football, basketball, NASCAR and bull riding!

2. I love to CRAFT!

3. Most importantly, I love my family and friends!:)

Wade McGee

Gifted and Talented Teacher


Wade McGee Husband and father of 3 boys and loves them very much. Read more below

Wade McGee receiving Coeur d’Alene Tribe Chairmans Award of Excellence from Chief Allen.

Rob Little

Middle School Science and Social Studies


"Skipper the Penguin : “Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.”"

3 Facts

1. I have been around the world twice.

2. I have a website for ugly Christmas Sweaters

3. I was in a Cher music video.

Read Rob's Bio!

Stephanie South



"Don't Wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life."

~Joyce Meyer

Anna Morrison


3 Facts

1. I love to cook!

2. I love spending my days in the woods.

3. I love my kids!

Jody Suva

1st/2nd Grade Teaching


"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn."

Jessica Josephson

3rd Grade


"Believe you can and you're already half way there"

- Theodore Roosevelt

Anne Peone

ISS Teacher


Hi! I am Anne Peone and I am the ISS teacher!

Rick Klingensmith

Student Aid


Ah his laglaqht! Hello my friends! I am a Bachelor level Licensed Social Worker(Ohio) and have focused my career on helping children, families, and adults find help and healing for behavior issues, mental health issues, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and other related struggles. I believe that no matter how old we are there is still much to learn, and I try to be guided by the motto, "Listen, Learn, Help". I consider it a privilege to be working here and look forward to continuing to grow and learn with everyone.

Tiana Sijohn

Middle School Reading/L.A


My name is Tiana SiJohn. I am a Coeur d'Alene tribal member. I have been working for the Coeur d'Alene Tribal School for one school year and truly enjoy spending my days with the kids. I am currently attending NIC to obtain my degree in Elementary Education. This school year I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces as well as some new ones.