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Mrs. Katie Mortimer
I am a local "Boise Girl" born and raised!! I graduated from Capital High School and then ventured all over the world (well, as much as possible!) and eventually went to College in Canada. From there, I worked with Wildland Firefighters in North Idaho and eventually came home to complete a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and I have been teaching ever since.
This is my 10th year at Pathways and I love it! As a little girl, I always told people "I want to be a wife, a mommy, and a teacher" And, I AM...All THREE! I am so thankful!! If I were to talk about my "Mission Statement" for to help students become the best version of themselves as they learn and grow. I cannot wait for another year full of learning!
In my time here, I have taught 8th, 7th, and 6th Grades in the areas of English, Study Skills, Life Skills, and Music. I am currently really enjoying working with our 6th Graders as they learn to navigate Middle School. I enjoy watching them discover who they want to be as we read books, have conversations, and do some hard thinking in Literature. I also have a lot of fun exploring music with them in the General Music Class as we all discover the importance of music for our whole-person health and growth.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy being with my husband, two daughters (Ella, 10; and Lilly, 5), and our extended family as often as possible. We like to camp, go on Jeep drives, swim, and bike ride. Additionally, I grew up snow skiing and am excited to get my girls started with it - hopefully, this winter! I have also recently begun crocheting, but it's a new skill, so I'm just learning. But I like it that way; it's good to be a life-long learner, reader, and person-in-progress!
If you CANNOT access TEAMS or you missed class...
1. EMAIL ME! firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Go to Power School and look at any "Missing" assignments, as that will indicated anything that is either not submitted or that is still "In Progress" (IP).
3. Additionally, you can view my "Weekly Overview" of each class in the Course Description on Power School.
4. DON'T STRESS!!