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About Patti Copple


Personal Statement

Patti Copple began lecturing at The College of Idaho in 1998. She is the current field placement director for the Education Department. Her scholarly interests include foundational reading and literature for children and adolescents. What Professor Copple appreciates about teaching at The College of Idaho is the opportunity to know students on a personal level, to work with them as they make the transformation from student to teacher.

Professional Experience

Gresham School District, English teacher Parkridge School District, English teacher Boise State University, adjunct The College of Idaho, visiting assistant professor.


  • M. A., English Education, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, 1977
  • B.A., English, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, 1974