Phone: 728-2400 ext. 4621


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Ms. Briner


My name is Melissa Briner and I will be teaching 7th Grade Math and Social Studies.  I am thrilled to spend my third year as a teacher here at CS Porter.  I recently completed my K-8 Certification as well as a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction at The University of Montana.  Prior to this I earned a B.A. in Theatre from St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vermont.  

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and found my way to Missoula in 2008 when I began touring with Missoula Children's Theatre.  To this day I am an active part of the MCT family and you may even spot me on stage every now and then! 

During this school year I look forward to growing along with the 7th grade students.  My aim is to have a fun, creative and collaborative classroom environment where the students feel safe, respected, loved and confident enough to take chances.  

Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail or phone with any questions or concerns regarding your student! I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


Melissa Briner                                                                      

7th Grade Teacher                                                                     



  • 2020-2021 School Year

    Posted by Melissa Briner on 8/31/2020


    Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

    This year is going to look a bit different than any other year.  I hope as we all learn and face new challenges that we can all face this year with flexibility and grace.  

    An important reminder for this school year will be that while we are in the Hybrid model, your student will need to login to their teacher's Google Classroom every week during their "At-Home" days.  In Classroom your student will have assignments to work on while they are at home!  

    If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.  You can also login to on Tuesday or Thursday from 2:00 - 2:30 if you would like to chat with me "Face-to-Face."  The code is: CSPBriner

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you and work with you this year!

    Ms. Briner

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  • Remote Learning

    Posted by Melissa Briner on 3/25/2020


    All of your students should be connected to the classes they have with me through Google Classroom.  Please have them login to Google Classroom and make sure they can access everything and if not reach out via e-mail!  They can also check their school gmail for information I have sent out!

    Thank you for your flexibility.

    Melissa Briner

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  • Math Update 9/25/19

    Posted by Melissa Briner on 9/25/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Starting Tomorrow 9/26:

    Tomorrow in Math Class all of my classes will be moving on to Module 1, Topic 2 in the Carnegie Materials.  The new topic deals with Fractional Rates.  We will be reviewing operations with fractions and moving into learning about complex fractions, unit rates and ratios.  

    Tomorrow, ask your students for the Family Guide that they shoud have for you at the beginning of every new topic! 

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