Team 5-6

Mrs. Parker

Stephanie Parker

Hello, My name is Stephanie Parker. I am a homegrown Rexburg-ite. I love Rexburg!  I love this job!!! I love the students!! I find great satisfaction in helping students who need just a little bit more help!! I have had some of the most rewarding experiences helping students and seeing them do things they never thought they would be able to do. When I am not at school, I love to be with my family. I have a very cute husband and 3 great children. Our youngest lives with us and goes to school in this district. We love to camp, fish, golf, and play sports. We LOVE watching college football, basketball and baseball. I am a DIE HARD BYU, Denver Broncos, and Atlanta Braves fan! I look forward to working with your children!!



Mrs. Downs

Kara Downs



My name is KaraLyn Downs. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Special Education and a minor in Communicative Disorders. I taught in Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah for 3 years. I have been teaching for Madison School District since 2006. I love my job and find it very rewarding. I have been married for 23 years to my husband Jeff and have 3 sons.



Mrs. Muir

Karen Muir



My name is Karen Muir and I love working at Madison Middle School. I have taught here for thirteen years and have enjoyed each and every year.  I love helping students improve in their reading, writing and math.  It is great to be able to work with these amazing young people.  I always learn new things each year and look forward to the opportunity to work with new learners. 

I graduated from Ricks College/Lewis & Clark State College in 2001.  I taught one year in Idaho Falls and have been at Madison Middle School ever since.  I am married and have six children and 2 grandchildren, ( the love of my life).  I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, gardening, traveling, and reading books.  I love working with all the 5th grade teachers, they are amazing.  I am sure you will love this school as much as I do.



Mrs. Batschi

Carrie Batschi


Hello, My name is Carrie Batschi (Gladden). I am originally from Roanoke, Virginia and then moved to Rexburg for BYU-I. I went to school and graduated with a degree in Special Education K-12. My husband, my two girls, and I love Rexburg! I am excited to be part of the Madison County community and even more excited to be at Madison Middle School! I love this job!!! I love the students!! I worked at Madison Middle School year before last as a Title 1 teacher and then last year I worked at Burton Elementary as a Special Education Resource teacher. This year I have my "dream job" of working in extended resource and I am beyond excited to get started and work with these wonderful kiddos.  I couldn't be more grateful and honored to work with these students! I am so excited to get to know these wonderful 5th and 6th graders and their dedicated, wonderful families.  I love to play, dance, and have fun! I have two beautiful girls and a little boy on the way.  Our family loves to go on adventures and enjoys being outside having fun! I look forward to being in Rexburg for a long time and making Madison our family's home for years to come. Thank you so much for letting me be part of this wonderful community! This school year is going to be great!