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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 accepted the position as the Distance Learning Assistant, and am thrilled to be working at Western.


Kaye GoicoleaKaye Goicolea
Distance Learning Specialist

A.A. - Western Wyoming Community College

I was born and raised in Idaho, attended Idaho State University, married and moved to Rock Springs. I have worked at WWCC since 1997, starting in Registration and then moved into the Student Learning Office for 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

A.O.S. - Technical Trades Institute
A.A.S. - Colorado Northwestern Community College
B.S. - Franklin University
M.S. - University of Wyoming

While a native of Colorado, I have lived in Rock Springs since 2008 and consider Wyoming home. I joined the Distance Learning Department in 2011 after three years of working in the Registration and Records Department. This is the third community college that I have worked for; I totally believe we make a major contribution to both traditional and nontraditional studentís educational needs. I have an AOS in Accounting, an AAS in Criminal Justice, a BS in Public Safety Management and a MS in Instructional Technology. I am also an adjunct instructor for Western, teaching Intro to Online Learning. The online learning format has allowed me to reach not only my educational goals, but career aspirations as well. My experience as an online learner allows me to assist faculty in the implementation of effective strategies and activities within their courses.


Kasey StraubeKasey Straube
Distance Learning Specialist

A.A. - Western Wyoming Community College
B.S. - University of Wyoming
M.S. - University of Wyoming (enrolled)

I was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming and it is definitely home to me. My family and I enjoy the outdoors and everything Wyoming has to offer. I began working at Western Wyoming Community College in 2011 and started my career in Distance Learning in 2012. I am also employed as an adjunct faculty member and teach Introduction to Online Learning. This provides a great opportunity for me to share my knowledge and experience of successfully learning at a distance. I earned my bachelorís degree in Business Administration through their online program and I have been an advocate for online learning ever since. I am very passionate about empowering students to succeed in a distance learning environment, which is what led me to my graduate studies in Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming. Thank you for visiting.


John FreemanJohn Freeman
High School Transitions Coordinator

A.A. - Western Wyoming Community College
B.S. - University of Wyoming

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 since 2011 as the High School Transition Coordinator. Throughout 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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