Teachers & Staff
Our caring staff members make themselves available to our students to help support learning both during the school day and on selected days before and after school. The years of experience our teachers bring to the classroom is a testament to the excellent instruction your child receives every day at Dubois School. Meet our faculty and staff below.
A complete list of our district and Dubois K-12 staff is available for your reference.
About Brandon Farris
Dr. Brandon Farris earned a BS in psychology, an MA in special education, and an EdD in educational administration at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He has taught special education and has served as a K–12 principal, activities director, SPED director, title I coordinator, and superintendent over the past 17 years. Brandon, his wife, Nicole, and their three children love working, attending school, and living in Dubois. Brandon is passionate about all students reaching their potential and becoming prepared for the future.
About Diana Shaw
Diana Shaw has a BA in elementary education, having majored in K–12 reading and minored in early childhood education. She has been teaching in our district's 21CCLC after school program, Lights On, and is currently the director/coordinator. Ms. Shaw has been teaching prekindergarten students for four years and currently is the morning prekindergarten teacher. She loves both of her positions with FCSD#2.
In her spare time, Diana loves to fish, hunt, hike, and camp with her family.
About Elisabeth White
Hi! My name is Elisabeth White. This is my sixth year as the fourth grade teacher at Dubois K–12. I love teaching and inspiring students to have a lifelong love of learning. I work hard to engage students in active learning and hands-on activities to help them reach their full potential. I have a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in Spanish from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I also have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. We love being outside horseback riding, hiking, hunting, camping, and enjoying nature.
About Lori Sincavage
Lori was born and raised in Massachusetts, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education at Bridgewater State University in 1989. She taught for 26 years in the same school system where she was educated from kindergarten through high school graduation. During these years, she taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, finishing up her career as a math specialist for K–5.
After retirement, Lori and her husband, Bill, felt a strong desire to spend more time in the west and in 2015, moved to Dubois. Lori began substituting at the Dubois Elementary School and was appointed to a 5th grade position in 2016. Lori enjoys reading, horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, as well as gardening and home improvements.
About Rosey Graff
Rosey Graff has been teaching in Dubois for a very long time! She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming and her master's through Lesley University. She helps middle school students find books they love to read during language arts classes and to produce coherent, logical written pieces. In her social studies classes, students learn about ancient civilizations, geography, and American history.
One of Rosey’s favorite programs is National History Day because it employs the skills of researching, analyzing, and writing, about a topic of the students' own choosing. She has also carried on the tradition of taking middle school students to Expedition! Yellowstone, where they spend five days learning about the geology, ecology, and history of the park. Rosey especially loves to watch students discover and be excited about learning.
Rosey and her husband, Darrell, own Wind River Meats, so in the fall they are especially busy during hunting season. They enjoy kayaking, cross-country skiing, and exploring the beautiful areas around Dubois in their UTV. They also love being grandparents and spend as much time as possible with their two daughters and their families.
About Katie Barngrover
Katie holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Westminster College and a master's degree in education from Western Governors University. She worked in the insurance industry after her bachelor's program, selling both personal and commercial insurance for eight years before returning to school to get her master's degree and teaching certificate. Katie has been teaching grades 6 through 12 for four years. When she isn't teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son playing outdoors with their two dogs.
About David Trembly
Mr. Trembly graduated from Cheyenne East in 1984. He attended and played football for Tabor College from 1985 to 1988, he remained in Kansas where he taught math and P.E. and also coached for 10 years at the high school level. Coach Trembly moved back to WY in 1999 and has been with Dubois High School since then teaching mathematics, physical education, and technology. He also enjoys coaching the football, wrestling and track teams.
About Jessica Bressler
Jessica earned her Bachelor's of Elementary Education from the College of Charleston and her Master's of Special Education from Western Carolina University. She has worked with Fremont County 2 since 2005 as a special education teacher, Instructional Facilitator and coach. Prior to joining the team at FCSD 2, Jessica worked as Director of Special Education and as a wilderness instructor for SOAR, a wilderness school for students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Jessica is happily married to fellow special educator, Jon Bressler. Together they have two sons. The family prefers to spend as much time as possible recreating outdoors. Jessica is a long time runner and gardener. She loves sharing her passion for running as a middle school track coach.
About Leeanna Horn
Leeanna earned her bachelor’s degree in K-12 physical and health education at the University of Wyoming. She also has three coaching endorsements. In addition to working for both the elementary and middle school after school programs, Leeanna has been a substitute teacher for the district and has taught health through the district’s online course offerings. Currently, she teaches K-2nd PE, is the head high school girls basketball coach, the assistant coach for high school volleyball, and an assistant coach for middle school track. Coaching is her passion! Leeanna teaches a variety of summer classes through CWC Outreach, and she is involved in numerous organizations. She and her husband, Jason, have been married for 10 years and have three kids (Koi, Kaige, Shelby). She loves being involved and staying busy, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
About Pat Ballinger
Following a 31-year career as an educator, Pat Ballinger discovered that driving the activity bus is a great way to continue to learn with and support students. He earned his bachelors degree from Black Hills State University and instructed Dubois students in grades 7-12 from 1977-2008. Along with teaching vocational education and PE/health classes, Pat was the high school wrestling and football coach.
When not driving, Pat enjoys reading, completing crossword puzzles, rock hunting, exploring on his ATV, camping, and visiting his children in Colorado and Alaska. He serves on the boards of the Kiwanis Club and Boys and Girls Club of Dubois, and also chairs the committee to maintain the two Kiwanis-sponsored children’s parks.
He and his wife Jennet are Wyoming natives and have lived in Dubois for 39 years, 25 of those at Lava Creek Ranch west of town.
About Virginia Collins
Virginia (Dede) Collins earned an MS in k-12 school counseling from Capella University, an MEd in special education from Keene State College, and a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She worked as a special educator in New Hampshire before moving to Wyoming where she and her husband ranched and raised their five children. Once the children finished high school, Dede went back to college for a school counseling degree. She has been the k-12 school counselor at Dubois Schools since 2013, and is the treasurer of the Wyoming School Counselor Association. Outside of school counseling Dede enjoys walking, reading, gardening, hiking, and camping in the mountains with her family and dogs.
About Jamie Houck
I joined Fremont County School District #2 in August 2015 as the school nurse and the food service director. Prior to that, I worked as a registered nurse at Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, Kansas. I have bachelor's degrees in business and nursing. My husband, Brandon, and I have 2 children, Hunter and Reese, and we moved to Dubois in August of 2014. We enjoy exploring this beautiful place we are blessed to call home.
About JoEllen McCabe
Jo Ellen has worked as an administrative assistant in Dubois Schools since June 2000. She has been married for 26 years, shares four grown children, and six grandchildren with her husband, Bob. Jo Ellen graduated from Dubois High School, attended Sheridan College, and then lived in Washington State for 15 years. She returned to the beautiful town of Dubois to raise their two youngest children to lead an outdoor lifestyle and take advantage of some of the wonderful opportunities this amazing community has to offer.
Jo enjoys spending her time off in the great outdoors throughout the seasons.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak & strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”
~ George Washington Carver
About Cheryl O'Brien
Cheryl O’Brien is a paraprofessional who enjoys working with K-5 students to help them develop their math and reading skills. Cheryl has a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Wyoming. In addition, she has an extensive background in environmental education and public outreach. Prior to moving to Wyoming, Cheryl worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as the supervisor of the Pollution Prevention Education and Outreach team. Cheryl enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.