Co-Directors of Learning Center and Developmental Studies:
Assistant Professor of Developmental Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Rm 2051
M.A. in Adult/Post-Secondary Education, University of Wyoming
B.S. in Public/Corporate Communications, minor in Business Administration, Butler University
I have been an instructor in one capacity or another for thirty years. I have taught both
juveniles and adults and I am currently the co-director of the Learning Center and an
instructor at WWCC in Rock Springs where I teach the ASE/ABE/ELA programs and classes in
addition to Option III which is a high school credit recovery program for at risk students. I
have taught at WWCC for the past sixteen years and I love my job. Before teaching at WWCC, I
worked for ten years teaching individuals with developmental disabilities practical work
skills on the job. I have also taught water aerobics classes at the Green River Recreation
Center for the past 17 years.
My teaching philosophy can be summed up in a proverb that states: Give a man a fish and you
feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Adult education
should enable students to problem solve and use critical thinking to improve their lives. The
information should be shared in a way that the student is an integral part of the learning
process and as a result they are better equipped to solve their own problems in life.
In matters outside of work, my family loves animals and the great outdoors. We have three
horses, three dogs, and three cats. We practically live outdoors and are constantly on the go
from sun-up to sundown. We golf, hunt, fish, boat, hike, ski, water ski, ride horses, four
wheelers, bicycles and street motorcycles. Our life philosophy is to work hard so we can play
Stacie Lynch Newberg, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Developmental Education email@example.com
Ed.D. University of Wyoming
M.S. University of Wyoming
B.S. University of Idaho
I am originally from Idaho; I grew up in McCall and Sweet Idaho and became an avid skier and
whitewater rafter with my parents. My husband, Chuck and I now take our two boys skiing and
boating whenever we can. I worked for the Payette National Forest fighting fires before moving
to Rock Springs and joining the WWCC teaching staff. When I was a part time instructor I
taught downhill skiing, snow shoeing, Cultural Anthropology and North American Indians. Now as
a full-time instructor, I teach developmental mathematics for Adult Basic Education and
I am the chair of the Building Student Connections (B-Team) and co-advisor to the Association
for Non-Traditional Students plus serve on three community boards: YWCA Big Brother Big
Sister, YWCA Safe House and Rock Springs Swim Club.
Adult Basic Education Instructor /ELA Instructor, Pinedale Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A. English and Spanish, Utah State University
I teach High School Equivalency and English Language Acquisition in the Pinedale Learning
Center. I've worked for the WWCC Learning Center for 3 years, with previous experience
teaching middle school English and Spanish. I treasure the lessons learned from my adult
students and love my job! In summer I can be found in my huge vegetable garden, fishing our
lakes and rivers, or hiking in the Wind River Range. In winter I'm usually skiing some
backcountry trail when I'm not teaching. I also volunteer my free time to a non-profit
organization based in Pinedale.
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Star Valley Outreach email@example.com
B.A. Elementary Education Western Governors University
I was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. I attended Ball State University for two years
majoring in Political Science and Natural Resources. While there, I worked for the Ball State
University Police Department. Then I moved across the nation to Provo, Utah and attended BYU,
majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and worked for their police department. I
met and married my husband of (now) 34 years there, and began working for the Orem City Police
Department. I later moved to Wyoming with my husband and 4 children. I worked for the school
district in the Special Ed department, then at the age of 43, I finished my Bachelor's degree
in Education with a teaching certificate. I have worked for WWCC for 10 years as an Outreach
ABE/ESL/HSEC instructor. I love shooting and participate in about 80 hours of tactical handgun
training a year. I also enjoy dancing, old movies and watching local high school sports. I
have 5 beautiful grandchildren with one more currently on the way. I live in Star Valley.
ELA Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org
ESL Endorsement, University of Utah
B.S. Elementary Education, Brigham Young University
I've taught elementary school for nine years in Utah. I've also worked several years teaching
literacy as a volunteer/private tutor. Teaching energizes me! It is amazing to see students
learn something new. I love being a part of the WWCC staff because the students are so great!
They are energetic, fun, and hard working. I enjoy watching them progress; knowing that this
knowledge will bless their lives. My family and I came from Utah about a year ago. Becoming
acquainted with the people from Wyoming has been a great experience. I love to read, cook,
travel and spend time with my family.
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Green River Center email@example.com
Green River Center, Room 110
B.A. Psychology, Humboldt State University
I have enjoyed working with high school equivalency students in our open lab setting since
2006. My goals include fostering a growth mindset in all students and assisting them in
discovering strategies that will help them succeed in our program and beyond.
English as a Second Language Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Room 1307
B.A. University of Rochester
CELTA University of Cambridge
I have been an ELA (English Language Acquisition)/ABE (Adult Basic Education)/HiSet (High
School Equivalency) instructor for the Learning Center at Western since 2002, however, in
summer 2016, I was promoted to full-time faculty position of Instructor of Developmental
Studies. As such, I continue to instruct adults in college in the college credit and
non-credit classes which are offered through the Learning Center.
My philosophy of teaching adults begins first and foremost with the idea that education is
critically important for everyone. Education leads to having more options and making better
choices in life. One very important role for me as an instructor is to explain this philosophy
to learners through real life experiences, both theirs and mine, and to regularly relate the
how and why of learning new information and skills in the classroom to real world situations.
A second crucial instructional role for me is to foster a learning environment where students
feel relaxed yet challenged, and where it is understood that the responsibility for learning
belongs to them. Adults will work hard and persevere through difficult topics especially when
they have ownership in their educational processes. My goals as an instructor are to encourage
my students to be autonomous life-long learners and critical disseminators of knowledge and to
provide these students with the tools necessary to achieve these ideals.
My husband and I were lifelong residents of the east coast until we moved to Rock Springs in
2001 when my husband, Bud, accepted a full-time faculty position in the Biology department at
Western. We enjoy living in the west, and our hobbies include hiking with our dogs, playing
golf, and traveling in our RV.
Instructor of Civics and History email@example.com
307-362-1829 or cell 307-371-1633
BSEd. Recreation Administration/Therapeutic Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
MAEd. Adult and Secondary Education, University of Wyoming
Arts Management Certificate, North Carolina State University
Rocky Mountain Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificate. University of Colorado at Denver
My fifty years of professional experience has been in education, therapeutic recreation, human
services, the arts and politics. I have been with western for a little over ten years,
teaching high school equivalency at the Sweetwater County Detention Center and for four years,
I led the Empowering Parents Program, as well. The people I serve have always been the passion
of my life.
I moved to Wyoming in i1980 from Omaha, Nebraska, living first in Cheyenne, Lander and Jackson
and then I relocated to Rock Springs in 200 to be near children. I retired from St. John's
Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming in 2003 where I was the Therapeutic Recreation
Being a public servant is very important to me and I have served on the Rock Springs City
Council and the Sweetwater County School District #1 Board of Directors, as well as boards of
many organizations in Rock Springs: YWCA, Community Fine Arts Association, BOCES Region #5,
Child Development Center, Young at Heart Senior Center, Sweetwater Juvenile Services Board and
the Sweetwater Economic Development Association. In Lander, I served as a city council member
and was the mayor of the City of Lander. Family and reading are my major pastimes and loving
my poodle, Chiquito.
"One person can gently shake the world." - Gandhi
Lecturer of Developmental Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Ashland University
B.S. English, Ball State University
Teaching Reading and Critical Thinking to Post-Secondary Students Certificate, Cal-State Fullerton
I have been a teacher for over thirty years. I started out teaching English to junior high
students in Fruita, Colorado; then, I taught English to high school students in Gillette,
Wyoming. I landed my current job here at Western Wyoming Community College in 2000. I teach a
variety of classes at WWCC: Writing Skills, Grammar Skills, College Vocabulary, Reading
Skills, Speed Reading, Spelling Skills, First Year Success, Internship: Tutor Training,
Critical Reading/Critical Thinking, Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Writing and ASE Reading. I
have also taught evening English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes, ELA Writing, ELA
Conversation, ELA Listening, Basic English I, Basic English II, College Summer Institute,
English 1010, and English 1020. In addition, I assist any student (or employee) on writing
assignments. I love the variety of students and the variety of classes I teach!
Lifelong learning is a central part of my life. While I have many favorite quotes about
teaching, my current favorite is by Oprah Winfrey: "The greatest discovery of all time is that
a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." Many students hate to read
and/or hate to write. I believe that changing students' attitudes regarding these two
important life skills can absolutely change their futures for the better.
When not teaching, I enjoy reading, writing, camping, shopping, and traveling. Stop in the
Learning Center or in my office to say hi!
Adult Basic Education Instructor email@example.com
(307) 382-1829 and (307) 872-1319
B.A. Philosophy, University of Utah
I enjoy teaching algebra and have a keen interest in conservation issues.
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Sweetwater County Detention Center firstname.lastname@example.org
B.S. Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Science with Emphasis in Nutrition, Science
Endorsement, Eastern New Mexico University
M.A. Elementary Education with emphasis in Reading, New Mexico Highlands University
Administration Certificate, Multicultural Counseling
Also attended University of Utah and Mississippi State College for Women
This is my fourth-year teaching for WWCC. Teaching elementary education for 10 years in New
Mexico was very rewarding. I worked as a Reading Specialist for 5 years before we moved to
Wyoming. Watching children progress and succeed in reading was amazing. Teaching English as a
second Language was a new experience but I enjoyed all of my wonderful students from several
countries. Currently I'm teaching high school equivalency at the Detention Center. My students
are very diligent as they work to improve their future. Helping my students reach their goals
is so rewarding. All students deserve a caring, compassionate, well prepared teacher who is
considerate of their learning styles while helping them reach their potential.
I have been a speaker for Christian Women's Club for several years. 21 Keys for Renewing Your
Health is my first published book and I also have written several children's books. Spending
time basking and working in my greenhouse has been my favorite pastime. Kayaking on any
mountain lake or river gives me great joy. I also enjoy reading, writing and hiking.
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Bridger Valley Learning
M.Ed Educational Technology, Lesley University
B.S. Deaf Education and Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University
I teach Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency preparation in the evenings in
Bridger Valley. During the daytime, I teach in the Mountain View School District where I am a
Teacher of the Deaf and Title I Reading teacher aat the Middle School and High School levels.
During my 37 years teaching in Mountain View, I have taught every age level of students from
preschool through adult. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan
University where I majored in Deaf Education and Elementary Education with minors in English
Language and Literature and Mathematics. I received a Master's Degree from Lesley University
in Eduational Technology. I also earned K-12 Reading Certification through the National Board
for Professional Teaching Standards. When not teaching, I enjoy reading, family time and
working with young people.
Eva "Noel" Jerningan
Adult Basic Education and ELA Instructor at Kemmerer Learning Center email@example.com
B.A. Secondary Education with a Major in Spanish and minor in English as a Second Language,
Weber State University
I am the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) Instructor for
Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) at the BOCES Kemmerer Outreach Site. My focus is to
work with students who want to learn or improve their English Communication skills and help
students who are working toward High School Equivalency certification. I am dedicated to
providing students with a comfortable, safe environment in which they can reach their
potential and achieve their goals. I love helping students and I am convinced I have the BEST
job! I have lived in Northern Utah for the majority of my life and now I live in Kemmerer with
my husband and our kids. We are a football, hunting, and fishing family so Kemmerer is the
perfect fit for us! We travel often to see family and friends in Utah. We love to go to
sporting events to support the Kemmerer Rangers and the WWCC Mustangs!
Adult Basic Education and ELA Instructor at Bridger Valley Learning Center firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A. Northern Arizona University
I teach High School Equivalency and English Language Acquisition at the Valley Learning
Center. I also teach English Composition 1010 and 1020 for WWCC. I've worked in the adult
education field for over 10 years. I love working with adults, and I love seeing how a little
encouragement can motivate and make a huge difference in what they can accomplish. I have been
married to my husband Jon for 26 years. Our wonderful 9 children have been guinea pigs for
lessons and ideas throughout the years, and I have learned a lot about teaching to different
learning types from working with them. I love running and train for 1/2 marathons and
High School Recovery and ELA Instructor email@example.com
M.A. Education, University of San Francisco
Teaching Credential, University of San Francisco
B.A. California State University, Long Beach
This is my 2nd year teaching English Language Acquisition in the Learning Center. I also work
with the high school recovery program helping students earn their High School Equivalency and
also help high school students who need extra credit to graduate. I have worked in the
education field for over almost 15 years. I taught elementary school before I had my first
child. I worked part time in special education and then worked with teachers when I worked for
McGraw-Hill. I have taught in two different states, California and now Wyoming.
I grew up in Northern California and went California State University Long Beach in Southern
California. I now live in Rock Springs with my husband of ten years and our 3 incredible
daughters, all of whom have been born in different states, California, North Carolina, and
Wyoming. I love to travel and explore new places with my family!
Lecturer of Developmental Education firstname.lastname@example.org
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana
B.S. Finance, University of Montana
Teaching Certification in Business and Information Technology Education, University of Montana
CELTA University of Cambridge
The Learning Center at Western is an amazing place to work! Through this center, I am able to
empower my students to better their lives by earning a high school equivalency certificate,
learning English, or developing college and career skills. I wear many hats at Western. Aside
from my primary position as an ABE/ELA and Developmental Studies instructor, I have taken on
several other WWCC responsibilities:
teaching a variety of classes to international college students and assisting with
leading students and community members to Europe, Central America and Australia (several
other travel opportunities in the works).
educating community members about personal finance.
sharing my love for baking and cake decorating through WWCC's Community Education courses
(800 students so far and counting!).
In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping and skiing. I also enjoy spending time with
my family and making DIY YouTube videos about baking and cake decorating.
High School Recovery Program Instructor email@example.com
M.A. Reading, Barry University
B.S. in Special Education, Barry University
I have been a part time ABE instructor since January 2015. I have been a Special Education
teacher for 10 years. I am going on my eighth year in Sweetwater County School District #1. I
taught two years in Florida before moving to Wyoming. Teaching is my second career. After
working for Publix Super Markets in Florida I decided to retire and become a teacher.
English as a Second Language Instructor Program Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
A.A Office Information Systems, Western Wyoming Community College
English as a Second Language Certificate
Digital Graphic Design Technology Certificate
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Clerk Typist Certificate
I am originally from Venezuela in South America, but now I am a US citizen. I started working
in the Learning Center in 2000 and am bilingual in English and Spanish. I work with ELA, ABE
and ASE students. My primary duties are grading, testing language levels, tracking attendance,
translating, administering language computer programs, calculating Test Mate scores, and more.
When I am not working, I enjoy: listening to music, cooking, Zumba, and walk.
Adult Basic Education Instructor, Big Piney
B.S. Degree in Elementary Education K-8, Reading Endorsement K-12 from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
A.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Ricks College, Rexburg, ID
Clerk/Typist/Receptionist certificate from LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, UT
I teach Title 1 Reading K-2, 6-8 (day classes) and Adult Basic Education (night classes). I
have worked for the Learning Center for 5+ years. My other teaching experiences include
Five-County Detention Center (Grades 5-12) and Jefferson Jr. High School
(Alternative/Behavioral classroom grades 7-8). I enjoy helping others learn and get excited
I was born in Rock Springs, but only stayed 3 days before I went home to Big Piney, Wyoming,
where I was raised! I have 1 sister and 2 brothers. I love to read, sew, tole paint, and
crochet dishrags with "scrubbies" in one corner. I inherited my mother's interest in
genealogy. I would like to see more of the world. Thus far, I have made it to England twice to
meet distant cousins, Scotland (but not where my ancestors are from), and parts of France. I
tried the "big" city route by working in downtown Los Angeles, California, but after 10 years
moved back to the Rocky Mountains and eventually back where I began in Big Piney!
Adult Basic Education Instructor email@example.com
M.A. currently working towards at University of Wyoming
B.S. Biology Education, Brigham Young University
I love working at The Learning Center (TLC)! The faculty and staff are amazing coworkers. We
strive hard to provide an individual plan for each student so that each one can be successful.
I love teaching in a positive environment which encourages students to add the word "yet" at
the end of each "I can't do that" sentence. Teaching and helping people achieve their goals is
a very rewarding career.
I teach reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. My reading and writing classes
are combined ELA/ABE to provide the basics in language, fluency, and grammar. My ABE math
class is structured to provide a strong math foundation for students to progress into the ASE
math course provided at TLC. Social studies and science are outlined to review main points in
these subjects to prepare students to be successful on the Hi-Set test. My goal as a teacher
is to continue learning and improving so that I can help each student reach his/her goals.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. In the past year
I have traveled to Idaho, Washington, Utah, Arizona, and Italy. I hope this year will bring
many exciting and challenging adventures.