Shelley Potter

Faculty - Adjunct

I received my B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in biochemistry and zoology from the University of Wyoming.  I also received a B.A. in Secondary Education Science from the University of Wyoming.  I decided to move to Idaho and teach science at a high school. I loved it so much that I have taught for over 20 years.  I have gotten to experience various research opportunities. I participated in DNA research on a migrating gene in the mitochondria at the University of Wyoming.  I received a Partner in Science Murdoch grant and worked in an organometallics lab creating new molecules at the University of Idaho with Dr. Bitterwolf.  After my science research, I received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Idaho while teaching. I have taught biology, chemistry, forensic science, zoology, and microbiology at the high school level.  I look forward to biology and anatomy and physiology at the college level.

After several years of teaching, I took a year off and studied enology and viticulture (wine making and grape growing).  While I found it fascinating,  teaching was calling my name so I went back to teaching in southern Idaho at Nampa High School.  I have had the privilege of being hired as an adjunct professor for CWI.  I have a deep passion for science and find everything that is involved with science, fascinating.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and mountain biking the backcountry of Idaho, especially the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return.