School History

In the midst of the late 1800s mining boom in the Medicine Bow Mountains, a single room school house was built for the local children in the Centennial Valley….historical story is to be continued…


Support Staff

Ms. Brown

Administrative Assistant

jbrown2@acsd1.org

Ms. Brown graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and emphasis in Public Administration. After her studies, she volunteered as an AmeriCorps member on the Island of Molokai in Hawaii. The rural environment and small town nature of the island inspired her to continue her studies in Public Administration at the University of Wyoming. In the next year, she anticipates graduating with her Master’s degree, which has focused on Human Resources Management. When she is not studying, Ms. Brown volunteers at the Laramie Animal Shelter and enjoys taking advantage of the town’s proximity to the Medicine Bow National Forest. She feels extremely fortunate to be working in a supporting capacity for the Centennial Valley School.

Name: Ms. Brown

Hometown: Southern California

Siblings: Two brothers

Favorite Type of Food: Mexican

Favorite Desserts: Banana Cream and Lemon Meringue Pie

Favorite Colors: Blue, Red, Yellow…

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Time Travel

Favorite School Subject: History

Favorite Childhood Book: Princess Furball

Favorite Childhood Movie: The Chipmunk Adventure

If I could be any animal, I would be: A horse

Hidden Talent: Played competitive soccer for 15-years

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

Ideal Vacation: Backpacking the Highlands

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A dog groomer

Ms. Dunlavy

Speech Language Pathologist

rdunlavy@acsd1.org

Ms. Dunlavy is a Speech and Language Therapist at Centennial Valley School, Valley View School, and Beitel Elementary within the ACSD #1. She has been supporting students with their acquisition of speech sounds and language skills in the district for over 23 years. Ms. Dunlavy attended the University of Wyoming where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology. She grew up wanting to be either a teacher or a nurse, and at UW, she discovered the field of Speech/Language Pathology that combined both teaching and medical education. In 2017, Ms. Dunlavy received the Teacher of the Year award at Beitel Elementary. She is married and has three children. When she is not teaching, her and her husband work on their family ranch where they breed, raise, and train performance horses. Ms. Dunlavy’s family have been longtime residents of Wyoming. Her great-grandmother and grandfather built a homestead in Rozet where her great-grandmother taught school in the early 1900s. Ms. Dunlavy’s father worked in the state oil fields and upon his retirement became a local church minister. Ms. Dunlavy is highly dedicated to supporting her students in their journey of becoming better communicators.

Name: Ms. Dunlavy

Hometown: Moorcroft, Wyoming

Siblings: Three sisters and one brother

Favorite Type of Food: Old-Fashioned Cheeseburgers

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Brownies

Favorite Color: Purple

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Time Travel

Favorite School Subject: History

Favorite Childhood Book: Old Yeller

Favorite Childhood Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life

If I could be any animal, I would be: A dog

Hidden Talent: Ms. Dunlavy helped the Moorcroft Girls Basketball Team advance in the district tournament as a freshman with a winning shot from the baseline

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Ideal Vacation: Traveling with her husband to various dude ranches, historical sites, and National Parks

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A nurse

Mr. Mellizo

Guidance Counselor

cmellizo@acsd1.org

Mr. Mellizo has worked for the ACSD #1 for the past 15 years as both an educator and an athletic coach. His previous experience included working as a Spanish instructor for 10 years in addition to a brief stint as the high school choir director. Mr. Mellizo has previously coached both the LHS tennis team and the LMS basketball team. He enjoys working within the schools and appreciates the opportunity to support his students at Centennial Valley School by way of teaching and reinforcing the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary to become successful members of our community.

To be continued…

Ms. Ingle

School Nurse

bingle@acsd1.org

Ms. Ingle works as the school nurse for Centennial Valley School. She is a longtime resident of Laramie, Wyoming. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Wyoming and has since enjoyed various nursing positions across the town. However, Ms. Ingle feels most at home in the ACSD #1 working with the students, the parents, and the staff. She has three children, Daniel, Alex, and Noah who are all very active motocross racers. She also has two bulldogs, two cats, and two guinea pigs.

To be continued…

Ms. Tyser

Librarian and Media Specialist

jtyser@acsd1.org

Ms. Libolt

Food Preparation Services

tlibolt@acsd1.org

Ms. Libolt grew up in Roosevelt, Utah in addition to Wyoming, where she has lived in both Jackson and Laramie. After a glass-blower apprenticeship in New York, and a brief fling with a career as a street musician in Dublin, Ireland, Ms. Libolt returned to Laramie to study art at the University of Wyoming. She now lives with her spouse in Centennial, Wyoming where they both make pottery and work on completing their earthship home.

Name: Ms. Libolt

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming

Siblings: One sister

Favorite Type of Food: Anything homemade

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Mousse

Favorite Color: Blue

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Flight

Favorite School Subject: Language Arts

Favorite Childhood Book: No Flying in the House

Favorite Childhood Movie: The Wizard of Oz

If I could be any animal, I would be: A dolphin

Hidden Talent: Ms. Libolt can play Dick Dale’s “Misirlou” on a hammered dulcimer

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Ideal Vacation: Norwegian Fjord Cruise

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A stage magician

Ms. Clay

Custodian

mclay@acsd1.org

Mr. Niswender

Maintenance and Operations

tniswender@acsd1.org


Teachers

Ms. Glos

K, 1st, and 2nd Grade Teacher

mglos@acsd1.org

Ms. Glos has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Literacy Endorsement from the University of Wyoming. She has additionally earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from George Fox University located in Newberg, Oregon. She has been teaching since 2011 during which she has gained valuable experience teaching kindergarten through fifth grade. When she is not teaching, Ms. Glos enjoys reading, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, yoga, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She believes that teaching at Centennial Valley School is an absolutely wonderful experience, and she looks forward to being a part of the rural community for many years to come.

Name: Ms. Glos

Hometown: Medford, Oregon

Siblings: One younger brother

Favorite Type of Foods: Anything fondue and Thai

Favorite Desserts: Doughnuts, Lemon Bars, Cookies, Fudge…

Favorite Colors: Pink and Gray

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Teleportation

Favorite School Subject: Language Arts

Favorite Childhood Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Favorite Childhood Movie: Beauty and the Beast

If I could be any animal, I would be: A cat

Hidden Talent: Ms. Glos was a drum major for her high school marching band for two years

Favorite Holiday: 4th of July

Ideal Vacation: Traveling and spending time in European cities such as Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona…

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A writer or a teacher

Mr. Fagan

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Teacher

hfagan@acsd1.org

Mr. Fagan graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Since then, he has been instructing kindergarten through eighth grade classes. Although, he now teaches at the primary level, the majority of his teaching experience has been working with students in the intermediate grades. Mr. Fagan feels extremely fortunate to be able to teach at the Centennial Valley School in addition to serving its local community.

Name: Mr. Fagan

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida

Siblings: One younger brother

Favorite Type of Foods: Mexican, Cajun, and Seafood

Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake

Favorite Color: Green

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Time Travel

Favorite School Subjects: History and American Studies

Favorite Childhood Books: Anything written by Lewis L’amour or Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Childhood Movie: Lonesome Dove

If I could be any animal, I would be: A grizzly bear

Hidden Talent: Mr. Fagan has some extensive carpentry experience

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Ideal Vacation: Exploring and fishing the Alaskan and Canadian back countries

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A middle-school student

Ms. Otstot

Title I Teacher

kotstot@acsd1.org

Ms. Gustafson

Art Teacher

pgustafson@acsd1.org

Ms. Gustafson has been living in Laramie, Wyoming for eight years and is in her eighth year of teaching art at the Centennial Valley School and Slade Elementary. Prior to working for the school district, Ms. Gustafson received her Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Art from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also has a Master’s degree and is a certified special education teacher. In her free time, Ms. Gustafson likes to create art using graphite, watercolors, and colored pencils. She has recently taken up powerlifting, and in March 2018, she competed in her first competition. It has become her second love outside of teaching art. She also enjoys hanging-out with her 130 pound Rottweiler/Ridgeback mix. Ms. Gustafson is extremely passionate about sharing the enriching world of art with her students. It is her hope that they are all able to takeaway a set of skills, which can translate into all of the other areas of their lives while simultaneously developing a lifelong passion for art.

Name: Ms. Gustafson

Hometown: Fallon, Nevada

Siblings: One older sister and one younger brother

Favorite Type of Food: Thai

Favorite Dessert: Cupcakes

Favorite Colors: Ms. Gustafson loves EVERY color, so it is hard for her to choose just one

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Healing Power

Favorite School Subjects: Art and History

Favorite Childhood Books: The Babysitter’s Club Series

Favorite Childhood Movie: The Little Giants

If I could be any animal, I would be: A dog

Hidden Talent: Competitive Powerlifter

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Ideal Vacation: Sightseeing at any historical site or city

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: An art teacher

Ms. Kozlowski

Music Teacher

bkozlowski@acsd1.org

Ms. Kozlowski was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music and Music Education from Clarke College in Dubuque. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She has 23 years of teaching experience, 12 of which have been at the rural schools in the ACSD #1. She has five children that range in ages from 16 to 28. Her husband, Mr. Kozlowski, is a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. When she is not teaching, Ms. Kozlowski loves to sing, go for walks, be outside, and knit. However, her favorite pastime by far is spending quality time with her children. She feels very fortunate to be teaching music to the amazing students at the Centennial Valley School, Harmony Elementary, and Valley View.

Name: Ms. Kozlowski

Hometown: Vinton, Iowa

Siblings: Five brothers and one sister

Favorite Type of Food: Fried Chicken

Favorite Dessert: Cherry Pie

Favorite Color: Green

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Flying

Favorite School Subject: Physical Education

Favorite Childhood Book: The Big Book of Fairy Tales

Favorite Childhood Movie: The Wizard of Oz

If I could be any animal, I would be: A moose

Hidden Talent: Ms. Kozlowski is a fantastic lawn mower

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Ideal Vacation: Spending time at her farmhouse in Iowa

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A farmer

Mr. Dixon

Physical Education Teacher

jddixon@acsd1.org

Mr. Dixon states that his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Dixon, does an excellent job of keeping him going in the right direction. He has a son and a daughter-in-law, who have a son of their own, that live in Eastern Nebraska. His daughter lives in Northeastern Iowa. Mr. Dixon has worked for the ACSD #1 for 39 years where he has enjoyed his time teaching physical education at both the Centennial Valley School and Valley View. In addition to teaching, Mr. Dixon also works full-time with livestock on a ranch located just south of Laramie.

Name: Mr. Dixon

Hometown: Beaver City, Nevada

Siblings: Two younger sisters and one younger brother

Favorite Type of Food: Angus Beef

Favorite Dessert: German Chocolate Cake

Favorite Color: Blue

If I could have one superpower, it would be: To forecast accurate weather conditions and future beef markets

Favorite School Subject: Physical Education

Favorite Childhood Books: Dr. Seuss Collections 

Favorite Childhood Movies: Anything produced by Disney

If I could be any animal, I would be: A cockroach, because Mr. Dixon claims that they can survive through anything

Hidden Talent: Still thinking…

Favorite Holiday: Any holiday that is centered around food

Ideal Vacation: Exploring the Rocky Mountains

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A train engineer


Our Principal

Ms. Farley

Centennial Principal

farleyb@acsd1.org 

Ms. Farley is just a country girl from Torrington, Wyoming. She grew up with every sort of farm animal you could possibly image. She has five siblings and the very BEST and supportive parents. She continued her higher education in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Northern Arizona University. Once she completed her Master’s, Ms. Farley returned to Wyoming to start her teaching career in Glenrock. She eventually ended up in Laramie, where she married the sweetest man and had four amazing children. She feels extremely fortunate to work alongside the fantastic teachers and support staff at Centennial Valley School. She hopes that all of our families have an outstanding school year!

Name: Ms. Farley

Hometown: Torrington, WY

Siblings: Three sisters and two brothers

Favorite Type of Food: Asian

Favorite Dessert: Plain Cheesecake

Favorite Color: Red

If I could have one superpower, it would be: Flying

Favorite School Subject: Science

Favorite Childhood Book: Fables

Favorite Childhood Movie: Justin Morgan had a Horse

If I could be any animal, I would be: A dolphin

Hidden Talent: Ms. Farley won the award for Best Actress of the Year from the Wyoming Community Theatre

Favorite Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Ideal Vacation: Anything near water!!

When I was in Elementary School, I wanted to be: A marine biologist


Mission & Vision Statement

Our MISSION at Centennial Valley School is to empower our students with lifelong learning skills by way of effective teaching methods.

Centennial Valley School’s VISION is to ensure our students thrive as responsible citizens within our ever-changing world.


Find Us


Centennial School
2771 Highway 130, Centennial, WY 82055
Phone: 307-745-9585 | Fax: 307-721-0105