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Duane Rawlings, Instructor Business Technology Program

Duane Rawlings

Program Coordinator, Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #272

(208) 282-3190


Professional Work Experience

  • Investment Advisor – 11 years
  • Human Resources Manager – 7 years
  • High School Baseball Coach – 6 years
  • Business Owner – 4 years
  • Adjunct Faculty, Marketing & Management Program – 2 years
  • Career & Employment Retention Specialist – 2 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT Program – 8 year

 Career Highlights

  • Led our program to be recognized as the 2023 Exemplary Program for Idaho Career and Technical Education. To be acknowledged as the top program in the state is a testament to our entire team and everyone who has helped make our program what it is today. 
  • Helping students find that “aha” moment to break through what they had previously thought as a barrier and to go on and find success. I love watching students gain confidence and find their way.

Favorite Professional Experience

My favorite experience is anytime a student or athlete comes up to me and thanks me.  Just to know that somehow, however small or big it might have been, I had a positive impact on that person’s life. There is no better feeling, or reward, than simply knowing I had some small part in a person’s success.  I am humbled and grateful every time someone stops to talk to me that I once mentored, taught, or coached.

A Little About Me…

I’ve been a coach all of my life, coaching almost every sport, from four-years-old up to 18-year-old kids in high school. I think coaching and teaching are very similar; I just want to do all I can to help my athletes and my students achieve success.

Lindsay Allen, Clinical Instructor, Business Technology program

Lindsay Allen

Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #261B

(208) 282-3298


Professional Work Experience

  • Office Management – 20 years
  • Executive Assistant – 4 years
  • Operations Assistant – 4 years
  • Technical Assistant – 4 years
  • Instruction Assistant, College of Technology BT Program – 4 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT Program – 4 years
  • Certified Ergonomic Specialist – 8 years
  • Certified Administrative Professional – 10 years
  • Idaho State University, Master of Human Resource Development; Organizational Learning and Performance

Career Highlights

  • 20+ years, Office Management 
  • 10 years, Certified Administrative Professional
  • 8 years, Certified Ergonomic Specialist
  • Planned, organized, and traveled to exciting places for company events and meetings in: New York City, NY; San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; and Salt Lake City, UT.

Favorite Professional Experience

Organizing special events (i.e. retirement parties, recognition banquets, etc.) that recognized coworkers for their achievements has always been one of my favorite experiences. Seeing the look of appreciation on their faces, and their families faces, when they were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments, is one of the most rewarding experiences to be a part of.  

A little about me….

I too graduated from our BT program many years ago. The education and skills I gained in our program, brought me many wonderful opportunities and experiences throughout my career.  Now I have come full circle to teach in the program I graduated from and love.

Sara Turpin, Clinical Instructor Business Technology Program

Sara Turpin

Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office 261A



Professional Work Experience

  • Corporate training - 13 years
  • Business owner - 10 years
  • Web designer - 5 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT program - 1 Semester

Career Highlights

  • Opening a photography studio and owning my own business
  • Serving as a national officer of Business Professionals of America while in college was definitely a highlight.

One of My Favorite Professional Experience
I led a team that created an employee recognition program that became a company tradition for many years. Watching the employees receive recognition for their positive attitudes, team spirit, and great work was super fulfilling!

 A little about me...
I love spending time with my husband and three kids. We love supporting our kids through sports, music, and other activities that keep us busy as a family. Photography is a hobby of mine that turned into a small business, and I've been running a small photography studio for nearly 5 years. I also love to travel, especially when it involves a road trip or Disney park.