Faculty

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Arn Allemand

Science

Mr. Allemand has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2004. His classes include College Chemistry (NNU), College Anatomy & Physiology (NNU), Biology, and CrossFit elective. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Allemand serves as a mentor for our school's HOSA: Future Health Professionals chapter with interests in research methods and design. Arn taught sciences previously at Meridian High School and served as head volleyball, and hurdles coach of the track team. At home he fills time with his wife Nikki, his sons RJ, and Nathan, and three big dogs Duke, Emery, & Yuki while enjoying everything and almost anything outdoors.

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Cindy Ascuena

Health Science / HOSA Advisor

Ms. Ascuena has been teaching since 1986, with a career spanning from the elementary to the high school and collegiate level, and a curriculum list that includes the entirety of the health-science course catalogue. She also spent time as an athletic trainer as well as a track and volleyball coach at Centennial High School. After a brief retirement to care for her husband she has returned to MMACHS to teach Freshmen Health Occupations. Ms. Ascuena led the way in building the MMACHS HOSA program as the lead advisor for ten years, and continues to help our chapter as well as the Idaho State HOSA organization. She has raised two sons, Tyler and Tanner, and enjoys spending time with her grandsons Theodore and Thomas. Her comfort dogs Sadie and Levi are frequent visitors to the building. 

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Lindley Ballen

Science

Ms. Ballen has been at MMACHS since 2019. Her classes include Biology, College Biology I (ISU), and College Biology II (ISU). Ms. Ballen also serves as an advisor for Student Council and is on the school’s Unofficial Party Planning and Joy Spreading Committee. Ms. Ballen lived in several different states before coming to Idaho and received her bachelor's degree from CSU Monterey Bay and master’s from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In her free time, she participates in AKC shows and field trials with her Vizsla pup.

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Blake Gaudet

Social Studies / HOSA Advisor

Mr. Gaudet has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2014. His classes include College Economics (NNU), Honors American Government, Medical Law and Ethics (ISU), Global Perspectives, and Freshman Cornerstone. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Gaudet serves as an advisor for our school's HOSA: Future Health Professionals chapter. Before coming to MMACHS, he taught in the Kuna School District, and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at the College of Idaho. At home he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dana, his daughter, Ellie, and his dogs Isla and Dottie.

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Nathan Green

English / Key Club Advisor

Mr. Green has taught English Language Arts at MMACHS since 2014. He teaches 10th-grade Honors American Literature and 12th-grade College Composition. He also serves as the advisor for the yearbook, the senior project, The Knightly News, Key Club, and Tea Club. Prior to MMACHS, Mr. Green taught at Boise State University, the College of Western Idaho, La Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca (Mexico) and The Mazapan School (Honduras). He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana and his master's in English from Boise State. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and snowboarding.

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Margo Hollingsworth

Math / NHS Advisor

Ms. Hollingsworth has taught mathematics at MMACHS since 2015.  Her classes include Math 1, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics.  She is the Schoology coordinator for our school and serves as National Technical Honor Society advisor.  She has previously worked in the West Ada School District with homebound students and with online students at Virtual School House.  In her spare time, she enjoys refurbishing items so they don't end up in landfills and other DIY projects.  

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Sarah Hurst, RN

CNA

Mrs. Hurst came to MMACHS in 2022 after a career as a compassionate Registered Nurse.  Her nursing experience covers many areas including in-patient hospital stays, emergency medicine, primary care, and patient education. Her goal in teaching the Nursing Assistant program at MMACHS is to help students recognize each patient/resident as individuals during all phases of their healthcare journey.  Prior to MMACHS she took care of her mother during her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She cites her mom as her hero and role model for teaching.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband J., daughter, Izzy, and dog, Hero, They enjoy traveling, going to the movies, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.

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Jessica Kerns

Health Science / HOSA Advisor

Mrs. Kerns has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2022 and teaching in the Health Sciences since 2016. Previously she has taught Health Professions & Medical terminology at Borah High School. Mrs. Kerns is a proud Idaho State University graduate for both her Bachelors in Sports Management & Master of Science in Athletic Training. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Timberline High School & the West Ada School District High Schools. Ms. Kerns teaches Health Professions, Health Applications, and Medical Terminology. When Kerns is not in her classroom or Training Room, you will find her exploring with her husband- Cris, Twins- Keelan & Collins, & their pup-Penelope.

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Pete Kinnaman

Social Studies

Mr. Kinnaman has taught at MMACHS since the fall of 2003. He teaches 10th grade U.S. History, 9th grade Cornerstone, and 11th grade Psychology, for concurrent credit, through NNU. Prior to teaching at MMACHS, he taught History at Les Bois Jr. High in Boise and at Eagle High School. Mr. Kinnaman came to Idaho from Oregon to attend Northwest Nazarene College, where he earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees. Outside of the classroom Mr. Kinnaman has helped mentor MMACHS HOSA students in multiple events, and coaches both club and middle school basketball. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jamie and his children Ryan, Will, and Abby. 

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Elena Luaces-Dryer

Spanish

Mrs. Luaces-Dryer has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2014. Her classes include College Elementary Spanish 1 (NNU), College Intermediate Spanish 2 (NNU), College Intermediate Spanish 3 (NNU) and College Intermediate Spanish 4 (NNU). Before coming to MMACHS, she taught in the Clark County School District in Nevada, and completed  both her undergraduate and graduate studies in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine. She also earned a master's degree at Sierra Nevada College in Education. At home she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son,  as well as her horse and Golden Retrievers.

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Justin Marion

Health Science

Mr. Marion has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2022.  He will be teaching Health & Wellness to freshman and sophomores.  Before coming to MMACHS, he taught at Lowell Scott (7 years) and Heritage (15 years) middle schools in the West Ada School District.  He earned his bachelor's degree from Northwest Nazarene University and master's degree from Idaho State University.  Away from work he enjoys fly fishing, running, hiking, reading, Boise State Football, LA Dodgers, Seattle Seahawks, college basketball, and spending time with his wife, Brandi, and kids, Jenna and Jace.

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Season McClelland

EMT

Ms. Mac has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2015. The classes she teaches include Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She has over 20 years of experience in Emergency Services from EMS to Firefighting to Dispatching. Prior to coming to MMACHS she spent eight years at the State of Idaho Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness in a regulatory capacity. Ms. Mac earned her degree in EMS Management from Idaho State University. In her free time, Ms. Mac enjoys traveling around the country to play softball, playing league volleyball, and learning how to remodel her “new-to-her” home and camper.

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Christa McClure

English / Student Council Advisor

Mrs. McClure has been at MMACHS since 2019.  Her classes include English 9, English 11 (English 1175: Literature and Ideas with ISU) and Drawing and Painting. Before coming to MMACHS, she taught in the West Ada School District.  She earned her bachelor's in English with a minor in art from the College of Idaho. She obtained a master's in Education, Reading from Boise State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.  At home, she enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with her family and her two goldendoodles.

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Stephanie Wheeler

Technology

Mrs. Wheeler has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2022. Her classes include Personal Finance (BSU), Computer Applications (BSU), and Technology Life and Careers. Before coming to MMACHS, she taught at Meridian High School, and she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Idaho. At home she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 

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David Winkelman

Math

Mr. Winkelman has been at MMACHS since the fall of 2017. His classes include Math 2, Math 3 and Calculus (NNU). Before coming to MMACHS he taught for many years at Vallivue High School, then one year at the new school Ridgevue. He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 1993. Outside of school he enjoys time with his wife and visiting his grandchildren, 2 in Idaho, 2 in Salem, Oregon, and 3 in Jacksonville, Florida. He spends his summers living like a retired pirate on his sailboat in Mississippi.

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