Phone: (406) 728-2400 ext. 4638


Degrees and Certifications:

English Language Arts and Social Studies



A Day Schedule

Period 1 7:50-8:42 Social Studies

Period 3 8:45-10:15 Social Studies

Period 5 10:18-11:48 ELA


WIN 12:36-1:12

Exploratories, periods 6-7, 1:15-2:45

B Day Schedule

Period 1 7: 50-8:42 Social Studies

Period 2 8:45-10:15 Social Studies

Period 4 10:18-11:48 ELA (Co-teach with Mrs. Vesledahl 

Lunch 11:48-12:33

WIN 12:36-1:12

Exploratories, periods 6-7, 1:15-2:45


Snacks and water bottle

Students are allowed to bring snacks to my class.  Snacks should be healthy and something that is easy to access and not a distraction to others. If your child would like to bring a water bottle they can.  Keep in mind that soda pop, energy drinks, and coffees are not allowed.  

English Language Arts:

Daily journals continue everyday as part of the student's participation grade.

Our district adopted the Engage New York curriculum which focuses on novels.  We will be studying the following novels:  Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief, Bud, Not Buddy, Sweetgrass Basket, and Frightful's Mountain.

Through thsi students will learn inferencing, vocabulary, citing text evidence, and forming arguments.  This is our third year using the curriculum.  Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding any questions you may have.


A novel may be checked out to your student.  It is due back at the end of the unit.  A replacement cost of $16.00 will be in place if the book is lost or damaged.  I am not assigning late fees but ask that it is returned quickly so that it isn't lost and forgotten.

Social Studies:

Social Studies Journals will be required everyday that we have class.  This is a participation grade but generally enhance or are part of our regular assignments.

 Our Social Studies will focus on the following ancient units/civilizations:  Early Man and migration to the Americas, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Greece and Rome.  We will explore these topics with group projects, individual efforts, Socratic Seminars, and hands on projects.


I am excited for a wonderful year!