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Distance Learning


Distance Learning Staff

Nancy JohnsonNancy Johnson
Director of Distance Learning

A.A., Western Wyoming Community College
B.S., AIU Online
M.S., AIU Online

A transplant from Utah, I have lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming for over 20 years. I have worked at Western Wyoming Community College in various positions within the Distance Learning area. I began working at Western at the Video Conference Scheduler in the summer of 1997.  As I continued with my education, I was able to move into different positions with the Distance Learning area. Most recently, I worked as the Instructional Designer at Western for two years before being hired as the Director of Distance Learning in the Spring of 2010.  I am very passionate about Distance Learning, it is afforded me the opportunity to complete my education while still maintaining my work , family and community responsibilities.

Megan GabolMegan Gabol
Distance Learning Office Assistant

I was born and raised right here in Rock Springs, Wyoming however spent five years in Colorado where I went to cosmetology school and took classes at Trinidad State Junior College.   After earning my license in cosmetology, I practiced in Cherry Creek and continued taking classes at Arapahoe Community College.  In 2009 I moved back to Rock Springs to be closer to my family.   In the Fall of 2012, I enrolled in classes at WWCC.  This November I was offered the position as the Distance Learning Assistant, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at Western Wyoming Community College and continue my education.


Kaye GoicoleaKaye Goicolea
Distance Learning Specalist

I was born and raised in Idaho, attended Idaho State University for a year, married and moved to Rock Springs.  I have worked at WWCC since 1997, started in Registration and moved into the Student Learning Office for the past 12 years.  I moved into the Distance Learning Department in 2011 and have the privilege of working with a great team.  I have earned an AA in Spanish here at Western and continue taking classes for enrichment.




Brenna ReynoldsBrenna Reynolds
Instructional Designer

I am a native of Colorado and joined the Distance Learning Department in 2011, before that I was in the Registration and Records Department for three years.  This is the third community college that I have worked for so totally believe we make a major contribution to both traditional and nontraditional student’s educational needs.  I have an AAS in Criminal Justice, a BS in Public Safety Management and am currently working on my Masters in Instructional Technology.  My husband Rick, who is WWCC’s Head Volleyball Coach and I have three daughters, Keylee, Kaysen, and Kyndal.  Go Mustangs!


Kasey StraubeKasey Straube
Distance Learning Specalist

I was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming and it’s definitely home to me. My family and I love the outdoors and everything Wyoming has offer. I started working at Western Wyoming Community College in 2011, after graduating from University of Wyoming with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration through their outreach program. I began my career in the Physical Resources department and in 2012, as an advocate for distance education; I was overjoyed at the opportunity to work in Distance Learning.  I am continuing my education online through the University of Wyoming to earn my master’s degree. Thanks for visiting!


John FreemanJohn Freeman
High School Transitions Coordinator

I was born in Idaho, migrated to California for six years before moving to Wyoming to complete my senior year at Rock Springs High School. I enrolled at Western and became active in student government, drama and the TND Club. I graduated from Western in 1975 and transferred to University of Wyoming graduating in 1978 with a BA in History. I taught history and government at Rock Springs Alternative HS for 23 years before I taught US History at Rock Springs HS for nine years. I have worked for WWCC for the last two years as the High School Transition Coordinator. Through out my professional career I have been an advocate for non-traditional students and alternative learning environments. I'm married to Theresa and have three adult sons - Michael, Matthew and Sean.


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