Administration and Office Staff

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Dawnetta Earnest

Principal / Superintendent

Mrs. Earnest began her career in education in 1993. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Colorado State University, and both her Masters and Ed. Specialist degrees in educational administration from the University of Idaho.  She is originally from Colorado but moved to Idaho before moving to Idaho was so cool! She spends her winters with her husband and two sons skiing the high peaks of Idaho and enjoys lake time and hiking in the summer.  

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Carie Staub

CTE Administrator

Mrs. Staub began her career in 1994 as a head athletic trainer, assistant athletic director and credentialed health & PE teacher.  After joining MMACHS in 2007, she taught a variety of Health Science and Rehab Services courses before becoming the CTE Administrator in 2022.  Mrs. Staub earned her Masters of Health Science degree from BSU in 2015.  In her spare time, she loves thrift shopping with her daughter, laughing with her husband, chasing her dog and 6 chickens around the yard, and reading Brene Brown. 

Class Syllabi

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Melissa Bishop

School Counselor

Ms. Bishop has been at MMACHS as the school counselor since the fall of 2014. As the school counselor her focus is supporting students in all aspects of their educational journey at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School. This includes: social emotional learning, academic advising, and college career counseling. She is also the drug and alcohol prevention counselor, the testing coordinator for PSAT/SAT/ISAT, the registrar, the Section 504 Coordinator, the Online class coordinator, and Advanced Opportunities coordinator. On the weekends, she can be found in the mountains and will always stop to pet a dog.

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Sharon Buckner

Business Manager / Accountant

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Stefanie Hofstetter

School Secretary

Mrs. Hofstetter has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2014. Before coming to Idaho, she lived in Arizona for 10 years, where she was the Director of the Goddard School for 5 years. She is our school Secretary, Clerk of the Board, HOSA travel agent, field trip planner and do-er of all things. Stefanie enjoys getting to know the students and their families at MMACHS. If you need a hug or Ibuprofen, come, see her in the office.  She enjoys traveling, being on the beach, watching her kids play sports and relaxing in the pool with her husband Matt, son Barrett and daughter Victoria.  

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Janette Lovell

ASL Interpretor

Mrs. Janette Lovell arrived at MMACHS in 2021. Following an interpreter program in Florida, she was part of a select few to pass the National Interpreter Certification test in 2005. She served on the board of Idaho Registry of interpreters for the Deaf as a representative of southeast Idaho and owned her own interpreting business. She enjoyed interpreting for various needs in the community including the courthouse, Idaho State University, and The College of Eastern Idaho. Following a move to the treasure valley, she enjoyed working at The College of Western Idaho but because her favorite interpreting needs were in medical facilities, such as hospitals and with doctors and surgeons, MMACHS was the perfect fit for her next adventure. She is looking forward to interpreting this year while simultaneously taking courses toward a teaching degree. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Matt and three children, Rendon, Brylee and Jayci.

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Becky Smith

Assistant Secretary - Attendance

Mrs. Smith has been at MMACHS for 17 years and still enjoys every minute of her day.  Mrs. Smith is our Attendance Secretary, in-house substitute, and all-around gopher.  She enjoys putting together a bulletin board each month to spotlight our students and all we do here at MMACHS.  Mrs. Smith can be found in the halls at lunch just hanging out with kids and having a good time. When not at MMACHS, you can find her spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, and getting dirty riding ATV’s.