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
I am the new Adult Basic Education Instructor. Working with people and helping others to achieve goals and progress in life is something I really enjoy doing. I love teaching and watching people learn! I am excited to work at BOCES so I can help others meet their educational goals. I am Wyoming born and raised and I love it here! I grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming. After graduating high school I attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Science Education. Shortly after that I married my husband and we moved to Casper. We hopped over to Rock Springs and then landed in Kemmerer. We have lived here for 8 years. I love living in Kemmerer because it is a small town and it’s close to family and all the outdoor activities that I love to do with my husband and kids. I am pursuing my own educational goals by working on my master’s degree. If I had all the time and money, I would travel the world, but since the stars don’t align with those two things very often, I explore the world by escaping into a good book.
Technology Center Facilitator
Hello! My name is Katie Schulthess and I am the Technology Center Facilitator at Kemmerer Junior Senior High School. In this role I assist, motivate, and provide an educational atmosphere that strives to help every individual grow and succeed. I graduated from Western Wyoming Community College in 2016 with an Associate’s of Arts in Social Sciences. I have a passion for helping others and love being able to watch others achieve their goals.
In my spare time I enjoy various outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. I am also an avid swimmer and runner. When I am not outdoors I can be found spending quality time with my family and friends.