Phone: (406) 728-2403 Ext. 7667
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree Anthropology Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction Class 1 Teaching Certificate: K-8 Elementary & PK-12 Special Education
Erin Rose Bloom
As a fourth generation Montanan and third generation teacher, it may seem strange that my first career choice was not teaching. I traveled widely as an undergrad and chose to study anthropology and linguistics instead. These were subjects that interested me and the teachers in my life encouraged me to study the things that I was interested in.
It was not until I started substitute teaching during the off season of packing horses or backpacking through the back country for fire, trails, ecology, & wilderness program work that I started to change my mind. It was the meaningful connection to the community, to literature, and to writing that I found within Missoula County Public Schools that led me to return to school to pursue a teaching license and masters' degree while also working and raising a family.
I have had the opportunity to get to know many incredible students, families, and educators and to continue to grow and learn in this profession. Most recently, I am happy to return to M.C.P.S. as a resource room teacher and case manager for students at Sentinel. My favorite part of teaching is when a student has that "aha" moment that transforms their thinking and brings them to a new level of understanding about a previously held belief.
When not at work, I greatly enjoy any time spent above tree line in the mountains or on the water with friends and family. I also love to travel and regularly find myself cheering on our incredible local musicians, athletes, and artists at various events around the state and country.
by Walter Dean Meyers Year Published: 1999 English 3, Class Chosen Novel
Our English 3 students have previewed many novels as a group and individually before voting on a novel to read as a class. The vote is in and students have voted as a class to read Monster by Walter Dean Meyers.
We will build background knowledge to understand our justice and legal system using various online and print-based resources. Please reach out to me and/or see our Google Classroom website for more information on these resources.
Please contact me if you would like your student to opt out of reading this novel with their class and instead, read an alternate novel.
by Elie Wiesel Year Published: 2006 English 2, Class Chosen Novel
Our English 2 students have previewed many novels as a group and individually before voting on a novel to read as a class. The vote is in and students have voted as a class to read Night by Elie Wiesel. This novel is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
We will build background knowledge before reading this novel with the movie, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindersport before beginning this novel.
Please contact me if you would like your student to opt out of watching this video or reading this novel with their class and instead, read an alternate novel.