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President - Debbie Thompson

thompsondebbie99@gmail.com

 

I began dancing as a young girl and carried it on through high school.  I also had the opportunity to cheer while in high school.  I became a high school dance coach in 2002 and coached Madison High School’s dance team for 12 years.  I am the Upper Valley Classic tournament director for the past 6 years.  I started judging dance competitions this past year and have enjoyed the opportunity. I worked in special education for 12 years and now am an administrative assistant at Madison. I became a member of the Idaho Coaches of Dance and Cheer association as the membership coordinator for 2 years and then as the communications specialist for 2 years.  I now serve as the president for the past 2 years.  My husband, Brian Thompson of 38 years has been my greatest cheerleader and support!  We have 5 children and will have our 16th grandchild this summer. It is an honor to serve you and wish you all success in your coaching endeavors.  

 


Vice President Cheer - Connie Condie


Vice President Dance - Heidi Wagoner


Secretary - Jessica Gallup

jessgallup@gmail.com

After graduating from Highland High School, Jessica received a scholarship to attend Idaho State University where she met the love of her life—who also attended the BEST HIGH SCHOOL around! They married a few short months later. They now have 5 amazing children-1 Boy -Morgan who is 19, and 4 girls-Madison 18, McKenna 15, Marissa 14 and Miley 10. They call them their “Little M&M’s”. AND THEY WILL ALL ATTEND HIGHLAND!  Balancing family life, trying to be a great mother, and a great coach has been challenging at times, but it has been such a great experience for her family and herself. She says, “I’d be lost without it!” Jessica has coached both dance and cheer in her past. She has coached at Franklin Jr. High, Century Cheer, and Highland High School. She has been the Highland Cheer coach since 2004. During her time as Head Coach of Highland Cheerleaders she has been the fortunate recipient of 10 State Titles and the Idaho Coaches of Dance and Cheer Coach in 2009. She was also awarded the “Highland High School Hall of Fame Service Award.” In addition, she currently co-owns Cheer Extreme Idaho, “I Love Cheer”, and is the 5th District Board of Control Cheer Representative. Jessica says, “Coaching has its ups and downs. The good has always outweighed the bad. I love what I do. I love the association with the teenagers. I love that they keep me feeling young. I hope I can set a good example for them to follow through my efforts, and in doing that---I hope that they can turn around and make this world better through their experiences.” The advice she would give is, “Never Give Up! Everyone has their own special talents and abilities to share. Figure out what yours are—and share them! Put a smile on your face each day -even if you don’t feel like it. It will in the end-cheer you up! Behind each trial you face there are more opportunities knocking on the door.”


Treasurer - Krista Briggs

For the over 30 years, Krista has been judging Dance/Drill Team, Cheerleading, Studio, and College auditions and competitions. She is certified by the State of Idaho as a Technical and Routine judge for dance and cheer. She serves on the State Dance/Drill Team Committee, as Rules Interpreter for the 6th District, and is the treasurer for the Idaho Coaches of Dance and Cheer Association. She is also one of the founders, and Co-Chairman of the 6th District Drill Team Festival. She was a high school dance/drill team advisor for 11 years, and is presently a high school Cheer coach. Currently she owns her own private dance studio, and choreographs for groups and individuals. 

Krista and her husband Bryan are the parents of 6 children.


Membership - Katie Williams

KatieICDC@hotmail.com

Katie was born and raised a proud rustic Idaho girl. As a young child she was very shy. One day, at the age of 10, she went with a friend and unknowingly tried out for a cheerleading team. That experience changed this shy little girl for the rest of her life. She cheered throughout middle school and high school. After high school she married her school crush and best friend. Together they have been blessed with four spunky kids. Being a mom is her greatest joy and Katie loves the variety of challenges and fun it brings. She also has a deep love for the outdoors and adventure as well as interests in distance running, planners, traveling, piano, crafting and volunteering in church, PTA and DYW programs.  Shortly after graduation she coached a junior high team and assisted at a high school. A year later she was asked to be the head coach of the high school and ran both programs. She continued coaching for the next 10 years. Her time spent coaching was one of the greatest highlights of her life. She treasured sharing her passion with her participants and watching them grow and change both physically and mentally. She enjoyed doing all of the choreography and music editing for all of their routines. She thrived off the challenge of coming up with formations, transitions, motions, wording, tumbling, and especially stunts. Once her children became more demanding, she decided to take a break from full time coaching. She has been a judge for cheer, dance, and a technical judge for many years. Her roots as a participant, coach, and coach’s advocate have given her a deep realization of the importance of trained, qualified judges. It’s a responsibility she doesn’t take lightly. She became a board member of the ICDC in 2014 and loves working with coaches throughout the state to be the voice of their wants and needs.


Communications Director - Angie Smith

angie@teccollc.com

Angie has more than 16 years of experience in and coaching dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading. Hailing from a National winning program in Scottsdale, Arizona, Angie relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2010 and joined the coaching staff at Rocky Mountain HS in Meridian, winning 2 state titles that year. Angie has also coached National winning all-star teams. After 2010, she "retired" from coaching high school cheer to focus on strengthening programs and providing opportunities for cheer all over Idaho. Currently, she owns TecCo, a company dedicated to providing customized cheer services such as clinics, choreography, and competitions at affordable prices. Through TecCo, Angie believes she gets the best of all worlds by being able to work with coaches and cheerleaders of all ages, in multiple locations, of varying strengths, all year long.  Additionally, she judges all-star competitions outside of Idaho. She joined the board of ICDC because she wanted to stay connected to the heart of high school cheer through the awesome network of coaches involved and provide support and education on an on-going basis.


Conference Coordinator - Kylee Clark

kyleekbc@icloud.com

Kylee Clark lives in Menan Idaho. She married her high school sweet heart and they just welcomed their 3rd child into the family. She grew up in Rigby where she has been dancing sense, she was 3 years old. In Jr high she made the dance team for 8thand 9thgrade and served as co-captain and captain. In high school she decided to try out for cheerleading. Kylee cheered for 3 years and served as co-captain her senior year. 

Kylee went on to college at BYU-Idaho getting a degree in Child Development with two minors in marriage and family studies and dance. During her 4 years of collage she studied different genres and styles of dance. She also joined the cheerleading squad for 4 years and the dance team for 1 year.  She had the opportunity to coach the cheer team for 3 years and served as a student coordinate for the spirit squad for 1 year. While going to school Kylee worked three jobs as a nanny, teaching dance at her mom’s dance studio Dance Unlimited of Rigby, and working at the developmental agency Journeys. 

After graduation Kylee went on to continue teaching dance. In 2011 she then got a job Head Coaching the Rigby high school cheerleaders. She took this team on to many local, district, state and national titles and championships. In 2013 she started a youth all-star cheer team at her dance studio. After having her 3rdbaby she decided to step back from coaching high school. She is still coaching the all-star team and is asked to help choreograph, clean and critique many local dance and cheer teams. She also has been routine and tech judging cheer and dance competition for 8 years. She has now become a member of the ICDC board as a conference coordinator and looks forward to meeting and working with coaches around the state! 


Judges Liaison - Sharon Meador

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