Welcome to Miss Clute's webpage! I am thrilled to be part of the Franklin staff teaching and growing along our wonderful first graders. Born and raised in Chicago, I moved out to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in 2006 and have never looked back. After working as a social worker for the Missoula YouthHomes for 5 years, I decided to pursue my passion as an educator. I moved to China and ended up teaching overseas for nearly 2 years! When I returned to Missoula, I went back to earn my Masters in Education with a focus on the International Baccalaureate curriculum. I finished my Masters program teaching 5th grade in India before returning back to my beloved home. I am passionate about an inclusive education focusing on exploration, acceptance, and tolerance. My first graders often come home with models of plants, pictures showing empathy, and lots and lots of books! I look forward to a learning along with my students and growing as a teacher everyday!