Cassie Smouse was raised in Idaho Falls and is a graduate of Skyline High School. She recently moved to Ririe where she lives with her husband, Troy, two dogs, Rooster and Marlow, and cat, Missy. She loves to read, travel, and be outdoors.

Mrs. Smouse attended Idaho State University where she received an Honors Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. During her undergrad she had the opportunity to co-facilitate a freshman class where she helped incoming students learn to thrive in college and contribute to the local community. After graduating, she moved to Central America for a year where she taught English in after school programs. She then attended University of Colorado Denver where she completed a MBA in Health Administration. While in Denver, Mrs. Smouse worked for Kaiser Permanente where one of her primary responsibilities was facilitating trainings for medical professionals. 
Through these various opportunities, Mrs. Smouse learned what a passion she has for teaching. She is thrilled to be a part of the Alturas family and is honored to be influencing young students as they start their own personal learning journeys.