About Teacher

  • Welcome to Kindergarten! pic 1

    My name is Clarke McGibben (Ms. McGibben or Ms. M) and this is my second year at Paxson and my 9th year teaching! I love kindergarten because it sets the foundation for a love of learning and success for the future! Plus, we spend a lot of time making friends and learning how to be a safe, responsible, respectful, and kind members of our community. 

    I grew up in the Bitterroot Valley before attending Portland State University and earning a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. After starting a job teaching in an early preschool back in Missoula, I decided to return to school. I earned a dual M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education at The University of Montana. I currently live in Missoula with my dog, Milo, and enjoy fishing, hiking, golfing, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss


    Contact Information:


    (406) 721-2400 ext. 4561

    1st day of kindergarten

    Ms. M on her first day of Kindergarten!