Phone: (208) 285-1162 ext. 212


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education- University of Idaho

Courtney Scharnhorst

Hello!  I am the Genesee Elementary 2nd grade teacher.  I have been part of the Genesee Elementary staff since 2011 and I have taught 2nd grade since 2015.  I love 2nd graders because of their imaginations, their impressive, learning capabilities, and the incredible energy they possess.  As a life-long learner, I actively seek out information about human development and brain research related to education as frequently as possible.  As a professional, I continually seek ways to make my practices more effective and efficient. 

I currently live in Genesee with my husband, Jake, my two daughters, Kyra and Mia.  Outside of school, I enjoy building and creating in a variety of forms.  I also enjoy taking advantage of the beautiful Northwest by hiking in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and taking long walks with my sister whenever I can.