Teacher Information

Phone: 406-728-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Petrini


I am so thrilled to be teaching your children this school year.  I have worked at Rattlesnake School for the last eight years in a variety of different positions.  I started as a substitute teacher and then quickly fell into a para-educator position where I worked one on one with a student.  After that I worked as a Behavior Specialist within the school.  I have also had an after-school yoga class which is currently on hold.  I have been teaching first grade at Rattlesnake for the last five and a half years. Prior to that I took a few years off with my formerly small children when we moved to Missoula 11 years ago. I taught in Santa Barbara, CA prior to teaching at Rattlesnake School where I taught K-2 for over 12 years.  I feel fortunate that my path has led me back into the classroom and am so thankful for all of these different experiences.  I am particularly happy to be teaching first grade as it is my favorite grade and the one where I have the most experience.

I am married, and we have 3 children.  This year I have 1 child in middle school and 2 high schoolers.  As a family we enjoy the outdoors, rafting, exploring, cooking, and card/board games together.  We also have a 5 year old dog who keeps us busy.

I look forward to getting to know you and your child.  Our first week we will work on building community, reviewing school rules and procedures, as well as setting expectations in our class for an ideal learning environment.  On Wednesday I will be sending home a few forms needed by myself and the school.  Please complete and return as soon as you are able.

Please come and say hello on Tuesday night during Back to School Night from 5:00-6:00.  Please use this time to find your child’s cubby, bring their supplies, and acquaint yourself with a few other things in our classroom.

I will have extra supplies if needed for the first days of school, so no worries if you don’t have everything.