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 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 has been a paraprofessional at Alturas since 2018 and is thrilled to be teaching her own class fall 2020. Elaine graduated with an A.A.S in Early Childhood Care and Education in May 2017. She is currently finishing her last semester at Idaho State University pursuing her B.A in Early Child Education along with a Special education certificate. 

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.