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Ms. Van Slyke

Phone: (208) 578-5030 Ext. 2319

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA: St Lawrence University, Sociology MA: Boise State University, Bilingual Education Masters: Saint Michael's College, Education

Ms. Van Slyke

It seems I have spent most of my life in school either being a student or a teacher. I was born into a family of educators. My mother was an elementary teacher and my father was a math teacher and then an administrator. Perhaps the writing was on the wall. I love school and teaching.

I graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY with a B.A. in Sociology. I later attended St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont and earned a Master’s in Education. Many years later I attended Boise State University in Boise, Idaho and earned another Masters in Bilingual Education. To help communicate more effectively with my students, I have also taken Spanish classes and have traveled abroad to learn more Spanish language and to learn about my students native cultures.

I have taught several different grade levels in an elementary setting for 9 years.  I have taught several subjects in the middle school setting. I have taught physical education,  math and Newcommer classes.  As an ENL Specialist, I have been Co-Teaching with 6th grade Language Arts and Math classes to assist with Academic Language acquisition for all. Currently, I am one of the 6th grade Mathematics teachers.

I love living in Idaho. I enjoy the winters even more than the summers. I ski, play hockey and snowshoe. In the summer I enjoy hiking, swimming and spending time in the mountains. My husband and I have two dogs and two cats to keep us company and entertained.

Education:
B.A., St. Lawrence University, New York. (Sociology)
M.Ed., St. Michael's College, Vermont. (General Education)
M.BLED, Boise State University, Idaho. (Bilingual Education)
Elementary Teaching Experience:
New York: Six years, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 3rd/4th grade gifted multi-age.
Colorado: One year, 2nd/3rd grade gifted multi-age.
Middle School Teaching Experience:
Hailey, ID: Two years, 4th Grade Dual Immersion.
Hailey, ID: 3 years part time Middle School Physical Education.
Hailey, ID: Eight years, 7th and 8th grade Middle School Mathematics.
Hailey, ID: Eleven years, Middle School English as a New Language Teacher.

Hailey, ID: Four Years, Co-Teaching as an ENL co-teacher with math and ELA at WRMS.

Hailey, ID: Currently, 6th Grade Mathematics at WRMS.