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Meet Elaine Goodwin



Elaine Goodwin was born in Provo, Utah but was raised in Idaho Falls most of her life. She is married and has 2 children, a boy and a girl. She is an avid animal lover. She has guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, 2 dogs and a cat. Elaine loves to be outdoors spending time with her family. In the fall they spend their weekends in the mountains taking in every moment of Idaho beauty.

Elaine graduated with an A.A.S in Early Childhood Care and Education in May 2017. She graduated with her B.A in Early Child Education along with a Special education certificate in 2021. 

Elaine began as a paraprofessional at Alturas in 2018 and moved into her own classroom fall 2020. She loves being part of the Alturas family and team. 

Elaine has always dreamed of becoming a teacher, her favorite part of being a teacher is “ The look on her student’s faces when they have their “Ah-ha” moment when they’ve finally mastered a new skill in their learning”. Her passion and love for being a lifelong learner is what drives her in teaching her students. She wants every student in her classroom to develop a love for learning to help set them up for success.