Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor in Elementary Education Masters in Literacy
Ms. Becky Sparks
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by my Galileo Teacher Page. I am very excited to be a first grade teacher at Galileo STEM Academy. This is my tenth year teaching. I have taught seven years of kindergarten and this is my third year in first grade. I'd like to take a minute of your time for you to get to know a little about me.
I moved to Idaho from California way back in 1990, a pretty long time ago. I have three children, Zoe, Geoff, and Hayden, and one granddaughter, Presley. Presley's mom, Keyanna, is also like a daughter to me. We have four dogs. Kyree is a very sweet Pitbull, Piper is a curious Lab/Weimeriner, Moxie, our puppy, is a Mini Pin/Chihuahua, and Montag is a Pomeranian/Poodle. Montag is the oldest at 7 years and can get a little grumpy with the younger dogs. I've got a pretty crazy household, but I love every bit of it!
I went to college at Boise State University. In 1996 I got my Bachelors in Elementary Education and in 2011 I got a Masters in Literacy. I love helping children find joy in reading! When I have free time, I like to relax, work around the house and my yard, go to yoga, and play with Presley. I've never enjoyed cooking and am thinking it's time to try again. I tell my students you don't have to like everything we do in school, but you need to try it. Try your best and you just might find you like it. I'm practicing what I preach and trying out cooking again.
Is there something you'd like to do now or be better at? You can do anything you put your mind too, including having an awesome year in first grade!