Meet the BOCES Staff
Hello Everyone! My name is Bridget Stewart and I am the Executive Director for Oyster Ridge Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), which is also known as the Western Wyoming Community College Kemmerer Outreach. Our focus is to work with students in the high schools and the college and help them achieve their educational goals. The BOCES is dedicated to providing the community with services and opportunities for continuing education and enrichment in the following areas: vocational, technical and professional education, broadly based education in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities for degree seeking and non-degree seeking students, personal growth, recreation and leisure, along with mental and physical fitness. We love helping students and the community! In December 2006, I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Human Resource Management. In March 2015, I graduated from Walden University with a Masters in Higher Education. I have lived in southwest Wyoming for the majority of my life and now I live in Kemmerer with my husband and our kids. We love to be outside and we have so much fun on my family’s ranch. When we are not helping out on the ranch we travel a lot to go see family and friends. We love to go to basketball and football games and support the Kemmerer Rangers and the University of Wyoming! GO POKES!
Everyone has a purpose and the strengths and abilities to achieve success. I am new to BOCES, but not new to growth. My goal is to help every person I work with launch an exciting and enriching path to success. As the Assistant Director, I have the opportunity to sit down with each student and advise him or her on career and class choices. I took this position to make a difference in student’s lives. I love people and enjoy being a part of each student’s life path through encouragement and guidance.
Originally from Missouri, I have lived in Wyoming since 2004. The scenery and sunshine as well as the slower pace of the West is what keeps us here. I am a life-long learner and love a good challenge. My family is most important and all my free time is spent with them or at Yoga ;)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) Instructor
Hi! My name is Noel Jernigan and I am the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) Instructor for Western Wyoming Community College 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! In December 2010, I graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Secondary Education with a Major in Spanish and a Minor in English as a Second Language. 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! #WeAreKR
Technology Center Facilitator
Hello, my name is Denise Sargent. I am the Technology Center Facilitator in the Kemmerer Junior Senior High School. I monitor students who are taking concurrent college classes through Western Wyoming Community College BOCES Outreach. It is very fun and rewarding to help students who are taking classes while in high school to start their higher educational academic life. My family and I have lived in the Kemmerer area since 1999. We lived here in the 1980’s and chose to come back to this community. I have been involved in several great volunteering opportunities since we moved back. I was able to go into the elementary school and help with 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade reading groups for seven years which was a great experience for me. I have also volunteered my time tying balloons as a clown for the Fossil Fest Family fun night since moving here in 1999. My Husband and I and my two children have volunteered many hours in the past 15 years for the Oyster Ridge Music Festival. My husband and I enjoy going to Moab Utah to rock climb in our Jeep that we modified together. I have two grown children, a boy and a girl, who enjoy joining us in Moab when their schedules allow. We also enjoy going Las Vegas to watch NASCAR races.