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Kate Varley

Patton and Varley are "Teamed for Success!"

My name is Kate Varley and I have the pleasure of teaching 6th grade this year. I joined the Washington Middle School staff three years ago teaching Spanish. In 2020, I made the switch to 6th grade and it was a blast! I am excited about another year in 6th grade.  I will be teaching ELA, Social Studies and Health on the Patton/Varley team.

Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town in Washington state. I attended Washington State University (GO COUGS!) for my B.A. in Sociology and then returned to complete my Masters in Teaching. I started my teaching career in Denver, Colorado as an elementary bilingual teacher. I taught elementary grades for 9 years and Middle school for 6 years. This is my sixteenth year teaching. I moved to Missoula in 2019 and I have loved exploring this beautiful state!

During my free time, I love to read and hike. I spent this summer exploring Missoula's trails and would love to know where your favorite place is to hike! I love to spend time by the river with my family. My husband and I have two children, a son who is almost 5 years old, and my daughter who will be 7 years old in November. Our dog, Fernie is a 8 year old Pitbull mix who mostly sleeps and snores a lot. 

I LOVE reading and am excited to share my passion of books with you.  We are going to read A LOT this year. I hope you are excited to have time to share your favorite books with me. Our Social Studies and Health units are super interesting and we get to explore a lot of the ancient world right from our classroom. 

The Patton/Varley weekly newsletter will be emailed to you every week. Please make sure your email is updated with the office and complete the yellow communication form you will receive at Open House night on August 29th at 6p.m.  

 Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

(406) 728-2400 ext. 2613