Whitney Crapo became a member of the Sugar-Salem School District Board of Trustees on July 5, 2017. Whitney is a proud 1990 graduate of Sugar-Salem High School. She is grateful for the opportunity she had to attend Sugar-Salem schools from grades 1-12. She feels the district is doing an excellent job in providing a quality education for the students and hopes to contribute to the level of excellence already established by the administration, educators, student’s and other district employees.
Whitney was born and raised on the potato farm she and her husband Conn currently own and operate located near Canyon Creek just outside the town of Newdale. They have five children, three of whom are currently attending Sugar-Salem schools. Whitney earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Ricks College in 1993 and recently graduated in July of 2016 from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. She worked at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Targhee Women’s Clinic prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom. She has served on the Parent Advisory Committee for the Sugar-Salem School District since 2014 and has also served in a variety of other school and church related organizations and activities.
Being raised on a farm taught Whitney the value of hard work and she continues to appreciate the opportunity their farm provides her children to work. Whitney’s favorite job on the farm is driving potato truck and she suggests there is nothing like the smell of good old Idaho potato dirt. She enjoys the outdoors and especially camping, fishing, horse riding, running, and downhill and cross-country skiing. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. Her greatest joys come from being a mother and associating with the many good people in this area. She believes in being a life-long learner and looks forward to the challenge of learning her role as a board member. She hopes to make a positive contribution to the quality education of the students of the Sugar-Salem School District by working in unity with the patrons and educators throughout the district.