Meet Our Faculty and Staff


Ashley Hunt

My Bio

My Name is Ashley Hunt and I am the Lead Advisor here at ICON. I have always enjoyed working with kids and I am so excited to be working here! I moved to Idaho from California 7 years ago and love it. I am married and have a daughter named Serenity and two dogs, Marston and Scully. Martson was named after a cowboy in a game called Red Dead Redemption and Scully was named after Dana Scully from The X-Files. I love being outside, camping, hiking, fishing, going to the dog park or even to the playground. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (my favorite books are, Where the Red Fern Grows, Black Beauty, and the whole Harry Potter series) and going to as many concerts as I can! Summer is my favorite time of year (unless you count football season as a season). I love playing and watching sports and my favorite NFL team is the Seattle Seahawks! Go Hawks!

My Schedule

HoursMonday 8am-4pm MT
Phone:(208) 800-7400

Brooke Jones

My Bio

My name is Brooke Jones and I am an Advisor here at ICON! This is my third year working at ICON and I love it! I am married and have a little boy named Jhett. I love spending all my free time with my family in the outdoors. We love being outside and going on adventures. Summer is my favorite season but March is my favorite time of the year because of March Madness, which means watching basketball EVERYDAY(can't pass that up)! I love to help people and being able serve others and hope to be able to do that for the rest of my life.

My Schedule

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00 pm MT
Office number: 208-346-1042

Chad Ritzer

My Bio

My journey into the world of art began, oddly enough, with cars. I spent years working as a mechanic turning wrenches on cars. When I went to college, my experience as a mechanic lead me to study something related to science; I chose Chemistry. But when I stumbled into a Pottery class, I knew that I had found my true passion. I enjoy very much the relationship that art has with science and mathematics, and use both on a daily basis in my life as an art teacher.

My Schedule

Hours: Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 4:30
Live Office: Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Phone: 208.409.8552
Connie Johnson

Connie Johnston

My Bio

Hello and welcome! I am excited to begin my 9th year at ICON teaching Algebra, Geometry and Math Essentials. I'm looking forward to helping you succeed! In my "other" life, you'll find me traveling, backpacking, taking classes to learn new things or creating imaginative things for my children and grandchildren!


Connie Johnston
ICON Idaho Connects Online School
Mathematics Instructor
E-Mail/IM: [email protected]
Phone: (208) 409-4831
Live Class:
Office Hours: M-F 8-4 Mountain Time
Online Office: Monday and Thursday 1 PM Mountain Time (noon Pacific) at tiny,cc/johnstonclass


Ian A. Fitzpatrick 

My Bio

My love for Science began when I was young. It seemed as though I couldn't get enough information about the natural world around me. This fascination led me to pursue a degree in geology and eventually a Masters in Geoscience. I love teaching students about the Earth and the processes that shape our planet. When I am not working I spend as much time as possible outside pursuing outdoor recreation. I like to snowboard, ski, kayak, rock climb, and mountain bike.

My Schedule

Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm
Live Office: Wed. 11-Noon
Phone: 208-830-3578

Jacob Sanders

My Bio

A little background information about myself. I grew up in Alaska and lived there for 25 years, I moved to Boise about 8 years ago and finished my Physical Education degree from Boise State. Along with being your teacher, I am also a football coach at Eagle High School. I also coach other sports from time to time at other schools.

My Schedule

Jacob Sanders
Physical Education/ Health Teacher-ICON School
Phone: 208-908-2649
Office Hours: Office Hours: Monday: 8-10,Tuesday: 8-12, Wednesday: 10-2/6-9,
Thursday: 8-2, Friday 10-3
Live Office Thursday 10:00-11:00 am


Jon Gould

My Bio

I am a mathematics teacher at ICON. I teach Math 600 A and B, Math 700 A and B, Pre-Algebra A and B, and Personal Finance Literacy. I have always enjoyed math. I get great satisfaction from sharing my love for math with students. I am a native Idahoan. When not teaching, I enjoy all the outdoor activities this State provides. Mountain biking in the Boise foothills is one of my favorite activities.

My Schedule

Hours: 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Daily
Live Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM.
You are always free to contact me by email at [email protected], IM, telephone, or text at (208) 863-7939 or OW message at your convenience. I am available by appointment if you would like to meet in a live classroom but at a time other than my scheduled times.

Kristy Estrada

My Bio

My name is Kristy Estrada, and I teach English 6-12 Special Populations. I am an outdoorsy Idahoan who loves to travel and also just be at home with family. I love almost all music and singing. I am very passionate about reading and writing of all kinds. While I respect and enjoy the classics, my favorite genre is young adult fiction. I especially love dystopian novels! I am a married mother of three (my oldest daughter just started kindergarten, a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy-- so we are fun and busy!). I love that I get to teach all sorts of kids at every age range, including my own!

My Schedule

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 pm
Live Office: Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm

Julie Schindler

My Bio

Hello, my name is Julie Schindler. I am excited to teach Career Management and Music Appreciation at ICON this year! In my community, I also teach middle school and high school orchestra as well as elementary general music.  I live with my family in beautiful Teton Valley, in the house my great-grandparents built over 100 years ago. I love gardening, cooking, sewing, crafting, and have traveled to 27 countries around the world. My husband and I have 6 sons and 2 new daughters-in-law.

Contact Info:

Julie Schindler, Careers & Music Instructor ICON

Email/IM Address: [email protected]

Phone #:  (989) 327-4942

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:00-7:00 am MT & 4:30-7:30 pm MT

Live Office Hours: Every Monday from 4:30-5:30


Kristin Houle

My Bio

My name is Kristin Houle (rhymes with pool), and I teach 6th and 7th grade English and History, as well as High School French. I love the French culture and language. I have been to France three times in my life, one time living there with a family for a semester in college. That was the best way of learning French, and made me fluent in the language. While French is one passion, my other is a love for kids of all ages. I enjoy helping others discover the power of learning inside themselves! At home, I like to bake, do paper crafting, camp with my family, and to travel. The photo was taken at the northern California coast. If you have ANY questions or concerns, DO communicate! I love to hear from my students, so keep in touch!

My Schedule

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mountain Time
Phone: 208-949-6941 OR 208-392-9527 (try BOTH, please!) 

Laura Hazelip

My Bio

Hello Everyone! I'm Mrs. Laura, one of the ICON Advisors. This is my third year with ICON and I love it more and more each year! I have been involved with education in some form or another for over 20 years. I have taught a variety of subjects, Biology being my favorite, and also been an Administrator and Director of several educational institutions. I love to learn, discover new things, and to help others find joy in learning, especially when it's out side the box! I also love most sports, books, traveling, hiking, movies, and live rock concerts (the louder the better!) but my favorite thing of all is spending time with my husband and four children – who are all amazing people! If you need help or want to chat give me a call, I look forward to meeting you and I'm glad your here - after all -

My Schedule:
Office Hours:  Monday,Thursday,and Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm (MST) Tuesday and Wednesday – 1:30pm to 4:30pm (MST)
Phone: 208.971.4415 

Pat Donaldson-Lehne

My Bio

Hi! So excited to be starting another fun year to work in ICON! I teach Biology, Science 600, and the Medical Careers classes. I do love science and hope to help you to love it too - there are some absolutely amazing things to find out about! I also love to read and hike and of course, doing things with my family and grandchildren. Had fun with my family in Park City, Utah this year...riding the ski lift up the mountain and then coming down on the coaster was awesome - hope you will have the chance to do it!  I am also an R.N. and as you might imagine, medicine is a fantastic area of life for learning and doing very interesting things while helping others. I am very much looking forward to now getting to know YOU and working with you! 

My Schedule

Phone: (208)300-0464
Email: [email protected] (Contact me to add to IM list)
Available Monday - Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 (MT).  Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:00 to 12:00 (MT).

Emiko Quintana

My Bio

I am Dr. Quintana! I have 3 college degrees! Two of them are in mathematics and one in education. I teach full time at the College of Western Idaho, and also for ICON. I have been a math teacher for 11 years now. I am married and have 2 kids. My son is 16 and my daughter is 10. My son is a really good guitarist and plays all over the western states. My daughter is in her 8th year of ballet. I love to teach math! I love to be outdoors as well as play music and reading.

My Schedule

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 208-252-5269 (no texting)

Office hours: (all are mountain time)

Monday:         9:00 am - 11:00 am 

Tuesday:       8:30 am - 4:30 pm              

Wednesday:   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Thursday:       9:00 am - 11:00 am

                       2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday:           12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop-In Math Help

Thursdays at 6:00 pm mountain time

Use this link:


Lindy Hatten

My Bio

Hi, my name is Lindy Hatten. I teach English 9 and English 11. I have been an English teacher for 26 years at both the secondary and the university level. In addition to teaching, I love to travel and hope to (someday) own property in Kauai, Hawaii. I, also, enjoy many outdoor activities such as golf, swimming, creating memory quilts, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends. I am here to help you any way I can, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

My Schedule

Email/IM Address: [email protected]
Phone: 510-915-6268
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM-12 PM (MT)
Live Office: Monday and Tuesday 10-11 AM (MT)

Kate Milburn

My Bio

Hello and welcome! I teach a bevy of history courses for ICON including World History, 20th Century, Civil War, Vietnam, and 8th Grade Social Studies. I am a James Madison Senior Fellow and I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in American History and Political Science. When I'm not teaching or studying I chase my 3 year old daughter around and plan epic adventures to embark on. I am a prolific reader and published writer. I enjoy trips to the coast, drinking coffee, golfing, baking, training for a half-marathon that will happen sometime in the vague near-distant future, and working in my garden, where an excellent raspberry bush overproduces.

My Schedule

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8-4 MST  
Phone: 208-421-9597
Live office: W/F 10-11am Mountain Time

Tori Moroney

My Bio

Hi I am a Spanish Teacher here at ICON. I love teaching language and working with students. I have lived in Spain, Honduras and Nicaragua. This is my 20th year teaching and second year at ICON. I am available during my office hours and by appointment if those times don't work for you.

My Schedule

Office hours: Mon-Weds. 7PM-10PM and Thursday 4-5PM
Live Office: Wednesday 8PM-9PM, Other times available by appointment I do not have formal hours on Fridays, I do monitor emails and OW these days as well.
Phone: 208-870-7595
Google Hangout:

Tara Tolzin

My Bio

Hi everyone! Welcome to ICON school. I'm so glad you're here. I teach 9th & 10th grade English as well as speech (essentials of communication) here at ICON. I was born in Alaska and grew up in Gooding, Idaho at the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. I learned to sign before I learned to talk and was blessed with a deaf son. I have three children and two grandchildren!!! I lived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for twelve years before I relocated back to Idaho a few years ago. I’m currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Literacy. In what little spare time I do have, I enjoy reading, exercising, participating in fun runs like The Dirty Dash, Tater Dash, and Color me Rad, camping & fishing, planting my garden, spending time with my family, and being outside (when it's not too cold!)

My Schedule

Email/IM[email protected]

Phone: 208-861-7209 primary, or 208-329-6966

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm MST

Open Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm MST

My Virtual Classroom Link

Rosemary Miller

My Bio

Hello! I teach US History Foundations to Present, Government, and Economics. I have studied history and social studies for years and love teaching them as much as I love studying them. I grew up in California, but did all of my college and graduate work in Georgia. I ended up loving the South. I moved to Idaho almost six years ago and love this state. I have three little girls, a sweet hubby, two troublesome dogs, and an old cat. When I'm not busy teaching, I'm busy with them.

My Schedule

Email/IM Address[email protected]
Phone: 208-412-1321
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm MT
Live Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm MT

Shirley Williamson

My Bio

I am the Director of Student Services at ICON. I grew up in a small town in Washington state. I attended Central Washington University and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, then earned my Master's Degree in Special Education at the University of Idaho.  I taught in the Boise School District for 13 years, in Virginia for 2 years, and this is my 9th year with ICON School. I teach Personal and Family Living and Psychology, and wear many other "hats" as the Director of Student Services. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and live music.

My Schedule

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 208-559-0122. 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 Mountain Time
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

My Bio

Hello! I teach English, as well as various elective courses. I graduated with a degree in English Education, and I have taught in the states of Idaho, Arizona, and Missouri (I must say I am biased towards Idaho). I grew up in Arizona, but never really loved the heat, so moved out of there as fast as possible! I love living in Idaho with my husband and two little boys (soon to be two boys and one girl). When I am not teaching, you can find my nose in a good book, or being outdoors with my family.

My Schedule

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 208 991-3182 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00pm MST
Open Office Hours: Thursday’s 1:15pm-2:15pm MST
Tessa Oshea

Tessa O'Shea

My Bio

My name is Tessa O’Shea and I am a new Advisor to Icon. I am so excited to be with you and look forward to the new school year! My husband and I have a 15 year-old who is starting his new adventure maneuvering high school! We are a cycling, soccer, hiking, camping, dog loving family and really enjoy Idaho life. My greatest joys are my family, young people and animals. As long as I have all three, I am so happy!

My Schedule

Email: tessa.o’[email protected]
Phone: 208-571-7245
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 pm MT


ICON Office Staff

Vickie McCullough - Head of School: [email protected]

Maggie Brosz - Administrative Assistant: [email protected]

Natalie Raass - Special Education Coordinator: [email protected]

Kendra Pettit - School Counselor  [email protected]