Teacher Profile

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     Chris Jacaruso
    Chris Jacaruso

    cjacaruso@mcps.k12.mt.us
    728-2400  ext. 8658
    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 31st year teaching.  I have taught many different subjects in the area of Industrial Technology.  Presently, I teach Welding 1, Introduction to Technical Design (Drafting 1), Applied Technology 1, Engineering Challenges, and Robotics/CNC Machining.  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 12 and 17.  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 Schedule

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     BLUE DAY SCHEDULE
     
    Period 1 Introduction to Technical Design
    Period 2 Introduction to Technical Design
    LUNCH  
    Period 3 CAD/CAM Systems 1
    Period 4 Teacher Preparation
     
     
    GOLD DAY SCHEDULE
     
    Period 5 Welding Technology 1
    Period 6 Teacher Preparation
    LUNCH  
    Period 7 Welding Technology 1
    Period 8 Engineering Design

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 staying in forest service cabins, mountain biking, backpacking in the Bitterroot Mountains, and a river trip down the Big Hole River.

    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!!