Renie Gibson

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Renie Gibson

Hello!  My name is Renie Gibson and I am the general music teacher for all the students at Rattlesnake Elementary.  In my thirty-one years of teaching in public schools in Montana and Idaho, I have taught middle school and high school band and choir as well as general music classes.  Teaching at Rattlesnake has been a joyful and rewarding experience.The best part of my job is giving students creative tasks and seeing the result of their musical and imaginative work.  Professionally, I also enjoy keeping myself involved adjudicating high school solo and large group festivals and mentoring students in collegiate internships.

Outside of school, I like to be......well....outside!  Hiking, biking, fly fishing, skiing and playing competitive tennis.  I also love to read historical fiction, play a variety of instruments (currently learning the ukulele), and officiate college tennis.

Assuredly, this is the most interesting and challenging year of them all.  However, as a glass half full kind of gal, I'm finding the silver linings.  Although, I don't have my beautiful music room available to me this year, I have the opportunity to push into each classroom and glean new ideas and best practices from the rest of our talented staff.  I've got to know each student a little better on a personal level and am much more tech savvy than I would have been otherwise.  This has been a year to plan, dive into lots of professional development and grow as a teacher.