Teacher Profile

     Chris Jacaruso
    Chris Jacaruso

    728-2400  ext. 8628
         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, 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 35th year teaching.  I have taught many different subjects in the area of Industrial Trades and Technology.  Presently, I teach two foundational courses:  Introduction to Technical Design and  Applied Technology.  I am also teaching two advanced courses:  Digital Fabrication and Architectural Design.   Other advanced courses I teach every other year or so (but not this year) are  Advanced Problems in Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and Robotics Engineering.  In 2002, I received my masters degree from the University of Montana in Educational Leadership.
         I have two boys, Cyrus and Devin, ages 17 and 22.  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 friends and family.


Teacher Welcome

  • Welcome back, students!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break.  I was fortunate to have a fantastic summer filled with adventure and travel!!

    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!!