Teachers at Waterville

Meet Luann Dodge and Darlene Driver

By Suzanne Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Luann Dodge teaches first grade at Waterville Elementary School. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

Luann Dodge?is in her second year of teaching first grade at Waterville Elementary School.?Dodge comes to Waterville after four years of teaching both kindergarten and first grade in Brewster. She grew up in Spokane Valley and also taught?primary and Title 1 education?in Worley, Idaho.

Dodge currently lives in Wenatchee with her husband and they have a son and a daughter, who are twins. Their daughter lives with her husband in Bozeman, Mont., and their son just got married last month and lives in Wenatchee.

Dodge has a?Bachelor of Arts?degree in elementary education with an endorsement in early childhood education, and a master?s degree in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages?(TESOL).

In her spare time, Dodge enjoys gardening, swimming and spending time in Idaho with her parents, and with her father-in-law in Spokane.



Darlene Driver is a special education para-educator at Waterville school. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

Darlene Driver?is new to the Waterville staff this school year as a special education para-educator. She graduated from Eastmont High School in 2011 and is engaged to be married next month. Her fiance works for North Central Educational Service District as?an information technology specialist?for Waterville and Soap Lake schools. They plan to live in Waterville and are excited about being a part of the community.

Driver has Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration with leadership and management, and information technology with administrative management. She received these degrees from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.?Driver?eventually hopes to get her?Bachelor of Arts degree in education to become a certified teacher.

In her spare time,?she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and being with family.?Driver also enjoys photography, and doing arts and crafts.


This is?another in?a series of?interviews?with teachers in Waterville.