Support Staff

Becky Barkell - KG paraprofessional

Becky Barkell

I am a paraprofessional for Kindergarten. I started in March of the 14-15 school year and became full time this year. I was a substitute teacher for three years prior to that. I am married and have three children. I have a 20 year old daughter Katlyn, Alicia is a senior at Marsing High and Dalton is in the fourth grade at Marsing Elementary. We have four dogs, three horses and three cats. Cooking, gardening and taking photos are my favorite things to do. I have lived in Marsing for 10 years and think it the most wonderful place to live. I love Marsing Elementary and hope to be here for many years to come.

Juanita Barrosso - ELD and various grade level paraprofessional

Juanita Barrosso

Patti Garcia - District Migrant Family Liaison

Patti Garcia

I have worked at Marsing School District for 16 years , 10 years as a paraprofessional and the recent 6 years as a Family Liaison. I am from Texas originally, but grew up here in Idaho.Being from a migrant family i received my education in Texas and Idaho. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I enjoy helping families .I have 5 kids that are the joy of my life.

Some of my hobbies are gardening, crocheting and spending time with my kids !

Megan Astorquia - Library

Megan Astorquia

I've been married for 12 years to my husband, Jake. We have 3 kids, Mila, 10, Jaxon, 7, and Maylee, 5. I grew up in Marsing and love the school, community, and everything it has to offer. I enjoy spending my free time running my kids to their activities, spending time with family, and taking care of our little hobby farm. This is my first year working at Marsing Elementary School. I attended college at Idaho State University majoring in Special and Elementary education. As well as being a paraprofessional, I am Co President of the MES PTO.

Gina Mayer - KG paraprofessional

Gina Mayer

I have worked in education for approximately 15 years and have been at Marsing Elementary for the past 5 years working in kindergarten. I have been married to my husband Greg for 25 years,we have one daughter Hanna 14. In my spare time I enjoy, working in my yard,shopping and hanging out with family and friends.

Liz Lacer - Music / Reading Intervention

I have lived my entire life in Idaho, never living more than thirty miles from the house where I was raised. I grew up on the family farm just south of Caldwell with my siblings. There were 12 of us, even-steven, six boys, six girls. Since I was the third from the oldest I spent most of my time looking after the younger ones. I guess that is where my love of children comes from. In 1982 I married my husband Richard. We have managed to stay married for thirty-five years.

We have a daughter, a son, and six grandchildren with another one

due to arrive next March. We are blessed.

I have worked at Marsing Elementary and Sherman Elementary with the Nampa School District. While I enjoyed my five years at Nampa, making new friends and learning new things, I missed Marsing and teaching music. So I am coming back to Marsing to do what I love, teach music and help with interventions. This is home. This is where my heart is.

I love teaching our students because I love what I am doing. Teaching them about music, how to sing and perform, the different genres of music and so many other things is going to be a blast! They are so eager to learn and please, it warms my heart and brings a smile to my face. Plus they laugh at my jokes! What more can you ask for? I have the best job, ever!

Becki Emery - Literacy Paraprofessional

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I am so excited to be a part of the Marsing Elementary staff. I have worked in education for more than 16 years, the last 6 1/2 at Homedale High School. I really enjoy working with the younger students. I am the mother of three: one son, David, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Alyssa. I also have three grandchildren that I adore. My husband, Doug and I just moved to Marsing along with our youngest daughter. In my spare time I like to write, scrapbook, and spend quality time with my family. I also love to travel and hope to see much more of the world.