About Us

Cindy Ries loves to teach. She loves sharing those “Ahh-hah” moments when a student finds the power in new knowledge or skills. She’s spent the last 30+ years teaching her own seven children, children’s choirs in church, cub scouts and girl scouts, private school students and public school students. She’s passionate about finding the key to each learner and helping each student reach his or her highest potential.

Miss Cindy has:

• A bachelor’s in science in Elementary Education from B.Y.U. 1981

• Worked as a swimming teacher and Co-owner in Cathy’s School for Lil Fish from 1998 – present

• Taught 1st – 3rd grade at Challenger School in Orem, UT in 1982

• Been a Den leader for Brownies and Junior scouts from 1986-1989.

• Home schooled her own seven children and ran home school cooperatives between 1985 and 2010. Six of her children have attended college and 5 have graduated with bachelor's degrees.  One of her children is currently attending nursing school at BYU Idaho and another is attending graduate school at ISU to become a Physician's assistant.

• Worked as a substitute teacher in the Meridian School District for kindergarten through fifth grade for 6 years.

• Been the Assistant Commissioner in Meridian Scouting District from 2005 – 2010

• Organized the Cub Scout Day Camp as a committee member on the Ore-Ida Council from 2005-2009.

• Been a teacher at the Aaron Academy instructing children 8 – 12 years old in history and language arts for the 2009/2010 school year.

  Has owned and operated Miss Cindy's Preschool since 2010.