Ms. Kerie Kushlan

                       Welcome to                        Elementary PE 
                 and Title 1
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I am Kerie Kushlan and I am excited to teach Physical Education for my 5th year at Cascade Elementary! This is my 1st year as the Title 1 Teacher and I am looking forward to teaching children to read and love reading! 

I did my student teaching here, and have fallen in love with the town. I have many new activities and equipment for Elementary PE including snowshoes and target activities, and am excited to continue implementing them into my curriculum!

When I'm not teaching your kids, I enjoy golfing, floating the river, paddleboarding, snow activities, reading, Harry Potter marathons, crocheting, and hanging out with my husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I also coach Junior Varsity Girl's Volleyball, assist JV and Varsity Girl's Basketball, and assist with Jr. High Volleyball.  

# of Years in Education: 8

Why Does Mrs. Kushlan teach?

“Let us find something that may be important to us all” that was our slogan in Cambodia (we read it on a T-shirt and liked it) I realized then how important education is to the success of children, and how it is taken for granted here. I felt then that I could really make a difference in the life of children, and that I made the right decision of going into education.



University of Idaho- 2010
Bachelors of Science- Physical Education
Minor- Health Education
Minor- History

Idaho Teaching Certifications

  • K-12 Physical Education
  • 6-12 Health Education

State and National Standards for Physical Education:


Students without proper shoes will lose points (1 point for every day, out of 10 points) and will not participate in activities in class.

Wish List:

2 liter bottles to make targets/bowling pins.
Homemade Bean Bags. Any shape, size, color(s). 
Jog Trampolines
Step Aerobics Steps
Thank you for your support!!!

Thank You CapEd for the grant for new PE Supplies! 

HOLY COW! That's a lot of bikes! 
Photo of many bikes in front of the school

A Little more about Mrs. Kushlan:

I grew up in the small farming community of Homedale, ID. I spent much of my time up until High school helping on the farm, playing golf, softball, and basketball. In HS I played Varsity golf for 4 years and helped my team win 4 state championships and received 2 individual silver medals. I was also the tall girl who played post for the girl's basketball team. I graduated from Homedale HS in 2004 and then attended college at the University of Idaho.

College brought me out of my shell and presented me with several leadership opportunities. I was an RA and an AA in the residence halls. I was in charge of organizing large scale programming involving university students and community members of Moscow and surrounding towns. I also participated in 2 Alternative Service Breaks. One sent me to Pearlington, MS for Hurricane Katrina relief, and the other sent me to Siem Reap, Cambodia to build classrooms and teach English.

I did my student teaching in Cascade Fall of 2010. I fell in love with the community and have been here ever since. My husband and I have been together for over 7 years and celebrated our first year of marriage during spring break. We are the proud parents of 2 dogs, (Zeba and Freeway), 2 Cats (Allie and Lola) and 3 guinea pigs (Steve French, Samsquanch, and Charlie).

During my free time I enjoy golfing, swimming, paddleboarding, walking, basketball, pickleball, reading, and Netflix marathons. I love keeping busy and coach basketball and volleyball, and regularly volunteer in the community and am an active member of the Cascade Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.

Contact Information

Cascade Schools
209 N. School St.
Cascade, ID 83611
Fitness Logs
September Fitness Log is due Tuesday October 3rd


2014 Holiday Board
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2014 New Year Bulletin Board
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New Equipment!!!! 
Thanks to generous donors from the American Legion, we have purchased over 600 dollars worth of new equipment! I love it, the kids love it! Thank you so much!!! 

photo of studnts encircling colorful parachute  3rd Grade playing with the new parachute

Students sitting in dome created by colorful parachute
Students love the new parachute! 

Photo of students playing with stepping stones in gym
Stepping Stones! 

Photo of students doing cooperative learning exercise with foam flotation noodles
Cooperative Learning
Photo of students doing cooperative learning exercise with foam flotation noodles