• Fern Bodnar, Youth Development Coordinator

    Email: hawflagship@mcpsmt.org

    Phone: (406) 728 - 2400 ext. 4265

    Fern is the Flagship coordinator at Hawthorne Elementary. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied at Loyola University in Chicago, graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies. She moved to Missoula in 2021 and started working with Flagship. In her free time she loves running, hiking, and crocheting. She loves getting to help students have new experiences, from trying new food to trying hiking for the first time. Contact Fern for more Flagship information.

    Michelle Mathson, CORE teacher

    Email: mmathson@mcpsmt.org

    Michelle is the Flagship CORE Teacher at Hawthorne Elementary. She was raised in Germany, and moved to Montana in 2007. In 2015, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Montana, and then later returned to UM to earn her Master of Education (K-8) with an emphasis in Literacy in 2020.

    She is passionate about equity and inclusion, supporting and promoting student diversity, and applying literacy across all subject areas! In her free time, she can be found throwing clay on her pottery wheel, kayaking, and gardening. She lives in Missoula with her husband and their 3 pets.

    Please reach out to Michelle Mathson at mmathson@mcpsmt.org with any questions related to Flagship CORE.