Staff

Tyler Jack Principal

Tyler Jack
Principal & School Psychologist

Email: tyler.jack@lcsd2.org
Phone: (307) 885-7134
Bio: It has been my privilege to be the Principal at this fantastic school since the fall of 2016. I love being a "Creeker", and have learned so much from the students and staff hat this school. I was born and raised in Blanding, Utah, then went to too many years of college. After college I worked for 10 years combined as a School Psychologist in Nevada, Utah, and here in Star Valley. My amazing wife Mandy and I had three daughters along the way. Those four people have been the ultimate joy of my life. When I'm not at work, you'll see me spending time with them, working around the house, or fixing or building something. I love to fish for the legendary Lake Trout, I hunt when the weather is good, and I love to eat about anything as long as I can wash it down with a Dr. Pepper.

Julie Skinner
Secretary & District Substitute Coordinator

Email: julie.skinner@lsd2.org
Phone: (307) 885-7139
Bio: I was born in Star Valley, attended K-12 in Lincoln County Schools and then moved to Provo to attend BYU. I was not a true Cougar fan but remained true to the Wyoming Cowboys. I am the Swift Creek Secretary and more than enjoy my job here. I feel a real loyalty to SCHS. Besides coddling Creekers, I have 16 of my own grandkids who I love to spoil. My husband DeLane and I raised food sons who are my pride and joy then inherited four darling daughters. I love people and am interested in psychology. I enjoy watching sports and riding my ORV in the beautiful place I call home.

Drew Hathaway
Science

Email: drew.hathaway@lcsd2.org
Bio: Coming soon!

Don McAdams

Email: donald.mcadams@lcsd2.org
Bio: Coming soon!

Trish Parkinson
Special Education

Email: trish.parkinson@lcsd2.org
Bio: I was born and raised in Star Valley and am thankful to be teaching at Swift Creek High School in LCSD#2. I have a Medical Assisting Degree, Associate of Science degree (Weber State University), and a Bachelors of Science degree in Special Education (Utah State University). When I'm not at Swift Creek High School, you can find me spending time with my family, traveling, or in the mountains riding horses, hunting, snowmobiling, and fishing. I enjoy judging horse shows around the world with my husband as well as watching my children and grandchildren participate in the sport of rodeo. I am happily married and love my husband, children, and grandchildren.

Photo of David Saltzman

David Saltzman
Social Studies & Discovery

Email: david.saltzman@lcsd2.org
Bio:
I have been teaching at Swift Creek High School since 2015 and taught for two years in Dubois, Wyoming prior to my move to Star Valley. Currently, I get to teach social studies and run the Discovery program. Before I became a teacher, I was in the Air Force for 12 years active duty where I was a Crew-Chief on B-1 Bombers and KC-135 Refuelers. I have a great family that I love doing all sorts of things with. We like to boat, camp, hike, and fish to name a few.

Krystal Smith
Math & Economics

Email: kyrstal.smith@lcsd2.org
Bio:
Coming soon!

Laurie Wasem
English

Email: laurie.wasem@lcsd2.org
Bio:
Coming soon!

Megan Cook
Instructional Aide

Email: megan.cook@lcsd2.org
Bio: I was born in Canada and lived there until I began middle school in Utah. I moved to Star Valley when my husband began a new job. I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Education and Masters Degree in Career and Technical Education. I was an FFA advisor and taught middle and high school Agriculture courses. I taught everything from Welding to Woodshop, and Greenhouse to Wildlife Management. After leaving the classroom, I worked as the Executive Director for the Utah FFA Association and got to work with the best students and teachers ever....until I came to Swift Creek of course! My husband and I love to do anything that gets us outside and in the mountains!

Sheila Hunsaker
Special Education Compliance Facilitator

Email: sheila.hunsaker@lcsd2.org
Bio:
I was born in Canada, but grew up in Utah. We moved to Star Valley when my husband (of 31 years) came to help construct the high school. I have a business background, but when my two children left for college, so did I! I am a graduate of the Western Governors University and have a Masters in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Education Leadership. (Yes, I love school!) I have taught 5th grade, 2nd grade, Middle School English, and Special Education at the high school level. I began in Kemmerer, then Cokeville, and I am now the IEP Facilitator for Etna, Osmond, Cokeville, Star Valley Middle School, and Swift Creek High School. I enjoy th people I work with; colleagues, parents, and students alike! I love to learn, organize, analyze, and improve.

Jed Izatt
Custodian

Email: jed.izatt@lcsd2.org
Bio:
I was born and raised in Star Valley and have lived in Bedford for 35 years. I worked at Star Valley High School for 25 years and am in my 5th year at Swift Creek. As a kid, we spent 3 winters living in Rexburg, Idaho and Provo, Utah while my dad was going to school, but we came back to Star Valley for the summers. I spent a lot of summers logging as a kid and love to be in the mountains. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with horses, hunting, fishing, and being outside. I lived in Italy for 2 years and am fluent in Italian. My wife and I have 4 kids and 6 grandkids.

Barb Merritt
Counselor:

Email: barbara.merritt@lcsd2.org
Bio:
I grew up in Colorado and Michigan, completing high school in Midland, Michigan. I graduated from University of Idaho in 1994 and then proceeded to complete a masters degree at Northwest Nazarene University in Napa, Idaho. I enjoy building my house with my husband, hunting, and being with my kids. I also enjoy traveling, and eating new foods. I love counseling students and helping them to feel good about themselves and their goals.