NSD teacher gets national recognition

NSD teacher gets national recognition
Posted on 09/29/2014

A Nampa School District teacher received national recognition for her work with students in the Dental Assisting Program based at Skyview High School.


Lucretia Bollinger received the  Award of Merit for Outstanding HOSA Advisor for 2014 at this year's National HOSA Conference in Orlando, FL in June.  Bollinger was chosen from more than 70 Idaho advisors.   


Bollinger is the lead instructor for the Dental Assisting Program housed at Skyview High School and has been teaching in the district for 12 years.  She has been an active advisor for Future Health Professionals (HOSA) in district since she was hired. 


While helping to write the Fundamentals of Dental Assisting curriculum at the postsecondary level Bollinger thought it would be a great idea to offer this type of program to high school students so they might experience the dental industry before investing into a career path they might not enjoy.  She proposed the idea to the Nampa School District and she has taught the program ever since.


The Dental Assisting Program is available to all high school students in the Nampa School District through its Idaho Center for Education Technology program and is supported through state professional technical school funding. 


The program prepares students to meet the expectations of the dental office environment and provides students the tools they need to be successful in a postsecondary Hygienist or Dental Lab Technician program.  The Dental Assisting program is currently aligned with and offers students dual credit opportunities with College of Southern Idaho.