Teacher Profile

     Chris Jacaruso
    Chris Jacaruso

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         I was born and raised in the Washington DC area.  I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985 with a degree in Industrial Arts Education.  I began teaching in 1986 in southern Virginia.  In 1989 I accepted a job in Prince Georges County Maryland teaching just outside of the city of Washington DC.  In 1998 my wife and I moved to Missoula, Montana.  I taught for five years at Sentinel High School and eight years at Hellgate High School.  In 2011 I transferred to Big Sky High School.  This is my 34th year teaching.  I have taught many different subjects in the area of Industrial Technology.  Presently, I teach Introduction to Technical Design, Digital Fabrication, Applied Technology 1, Engineering Design and Development, and Advance Problems in Engineering.  In 2002, I received my masters degree from the University of Montana in Educational Leadership.
         I have a wonderful wife, Jen, and two boys, Cyrus and Devin, age 16 and 21.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, and basically anything outdoors.  I also love to travel and try to explore some new place every year with my family.


Teacher Welcome

  • Welcome back students!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break.  I was fortunate to have a fantastic summer doing all sorts of fun stuff.  Some of the fun stuff included lots of running, mountain biking, and hiking.  I also travelled out of state to Oregon for some recreation.  One of the highlights of my summer was running the Headwaters Relay with a few other teachers from Big Sky.  This race is a running race which covers about 215 miles over 3 days.  If you are curious about that, ask me.

    I look forward to meeting everyone and hearing about your summer experiences, hopes and dreams.  My classes are very project-based and student centered.  I like to get my students involved in doing projects and activities designed to stimulate learning.  Most students really enjoy my classes.  I eagerly anticipate meeting all my students and getting to know them in the next few weeks!!