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Mrs. Tammy Mitchell



Dear Families,

 Welcome to third grade at Pioneer School of the Arts! I am so excited to meet you and your child. We are going to have a wonderful year of getting to know each other, growing and learning together. To get third grade off to a positive start, I would like to share with you a little about myself as well as explain some of my expectations and plans for the year.

 I have been teaching for 21 years. I have had the wonderful privilege of being at Pioneer for 17 of those years. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a great staff and community of students and parents. I have been married for 38 years. My husband is in a vocal quartet called Liberty that travels all over the world. I have three children. My son Jeremiah is 33, and is a chef at Redfish Lake Resort in Stanley, Idaho. My daughter Jenna is 31 and works for a non-profit organization based out of Washington D.C. and lives in Boise with her husband Zack. My youngest daughter Julianne is 25 and lives in Columbus Ohio with her husband and my grandchildren Franny and Dominque. I love teaching; it has been my dream to teach since I was in 3rd grade. I also enjoy taking walks, reading, and drinking Starbuck’s coffee.

 It is my desire to provide a positive and nurturing learning environment in which your child feels confident and grows academically, socially, and develops responsibility. It is important to me that all students feel successful and establish a real love for learning. The expectations I have for your child will help our classroom become a community built around kindness and respect. My expectations are that each student will:

Be a responsible and respectful member of our class

Always strive to do her/his best

Be truthful

Come excited to learn!

 This will be a fun-filled year in which we will create some wonderful memories. I will be communicating with you via email and weekly newsletters to inform you of what we are doing in the classroom. This will give you the opportunity to be a part of your child’s third grade experience.

I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Meet and Greet night on Wednesday, August 25th from 4:30-5:30 in room S8.  Please bring your child's supplies and have each item labeled. Our first full day of school is Thursday, August 26th. 

I can't wait to meet you and get acquainted. 

Have a great summer!


   Mrs. Tammy Mitchell

If you have any questions or concerns email me at You can find lots of valuable information like supply lists, newsletters, and calendars at                             

 In effort to save you time and money, students will NOT NEED batteries, or 1 inch 3 ring binders. Although, Clorox wipes are very popular in 3rd grade. If students could bring a box of kleenex and small hand santizer, that would be great! Please make sure all supplies are labeled with your child's name. Thanks ALL!