Molly Lansing has lived in the Wood River Valley since 2008.  Since then, she has served the Blaine County School District in a variety of roles, including Coordinator of the Dual Language Immersion program and English Language Development programs, Latino Outreach Coordinator, Dual Language and Biliteracy Specialist, and English/Spanish Language Development Teacher.  Molly’s work there included a three-year strategic planning process for the creation of the dual language magnet school at Alturas Elementary, wherein she led the development of the school’s language model, vision, and mission. She also developed the dual immersion program into the secondary levels to create the first K-12 program in Idaho and initiated the districtwide co-teaching support model to better serve language learners. She was a districtwide teacher trainer for a number of different initiatives and programs and worked to develop and align curriculum and standards for the programs in which she worked.

Originally from Ohio, Molly completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish at the University of Michigan.  She was then accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows program, where she taught in high-needs schools and completed her master’s degree in Bilingual Education at the City College of New York. While working in administration at BCSD, she completed an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.  She has lived, studied, and worked abroad in Spain and Argentina.  She has completed three modules of training on Montessori Leadership.  She lives in Hailey with her husband, Kurt, and two daughters, Magnolia, 6, and Louisa, 3, who are both in attendance at Pioneer Montessori School.