Phone: (406) 728 - 2400 ext. 8692


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology: Ecology & Organismal Biology Broadfield Science Teaching Certification Biology Teaching Certification

Ms. Sydney Pasternak


This is my second year teaching at Big Sky High School, and I am beyond excited to be starting this educational journey with you! 

I am proud to say that Missoula is my home and has been for the past 16 years. I graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Organsimal Biology, and a minor in Spanish. My love for science and education led me to the Teacher Education Program where I received my teaching credentials in both Biology and Broadfield Science. My overall goal is for students to develop skills in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and to spark curiosity. This year I will be teaching four sections of HSA Integrated Science 2 and one section of Integrated Science 1. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you this year; now let's do some science!

When I am not in the classroom, I spend my free time fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, watching movies, and camping! 


  • Wild Lupine       Glacial Ice

    Marine Life       Lake Trout