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
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
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.