• Mr. Connelly Holding a Striped Bass Brian Connelly


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    I had a long and difficult journey to arrive here at Hellgate, teaching freshmen Earth Science and IB Biology.  To start with I was mistakenly born in the non-mountainous state of Connecticut.  It took me 18 years to gather my things together and travel to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I earn an undergraduate degree in Biology.  Then I left Boulder with only a twelve hour leg of the journey remaining, but I was waylaid in Jackson, Wyoming, where I substitute taught and skied for a few years until I was able to make the final push to Missoula.  Arriving in 2007, and beginning graduate school in 2010 where I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and simultaneously my teaching certificate in Broadfield Science.