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Mrs. Julie Summers

Welcome to Heritage and 6th grade math!  Even though I have taught a looooong time, I am just as excited as ever to get to teach another group of amazing students.  This is going to be a great and memorable year!  As 6th graders, it will definitely be an exciting year as you navigate the whole new world of middle school.  I taught elementary school for 26 years, so I know how fun it is to make that middle school transition.  Middle school is THE BEST! 

I am one of those rare Idaho natives.  I attended Boise schools and graduated from Borah High School.  I received my degree in education from Boise State University.  I have taught  for 31 years in the West Ada School District, with most of my time spent in elementary school, teaching 2nd, 4th and 5th grade.   However, 4 years ago I left Paramount Elementary and moved to Heritage. I feel like I am exactly where I am supposed to be.  No matter what level I taught, my favorite subject to teach was always math.  Therefore, it seemed like a great idea to move to middle school and teach my favorite subject all day every day.  I know that math can be an intimidating subject for a lot of students.  It is my goal to give all students skills and problem solving strategies to navigate through the math curriculum, and to apply those skills to their real lives.  I might be just a little biased, but math is THE BEST! :)

 

A few random facts about me:

-My husband, Jock Summers, also teaches here at Heritage.  He teaches World Civilizations across the hallway.  I feel blessed to be able to work to with my husband and share our love and passion for teaching.

-We have three girls - Kara, Kendal and Kristen - all of whom attended Heritage Middle. 

-We are Disneyland fanatics.  We take a vacation to "The Happiest Place on Earth" every summer.  Even though we had to miss last year, we made it back this year and had a fabulous time.   

-My husband and I coordinate Rendezvous, a 4th grade history field trip, for the West Ada School District.  We put over 3,000 students through 40+ hands-on history stations.  We have done this for over 25 years and will be turning over the reigns to others after this year.  

-In my spare time I enjoy reading, shopping at thrift stores and hanging out at coffee shops with friends.

 

You will quickly discover that I love to chat, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at summers.julie@westada.org.  I would love to communicate with you!