Phone: 208-855-4200 x 1105
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My name is Dirk Myers and I would like to welcome you to my classroom. This is my 5th year teaching 6th grade math at Sawtooth Middle School and I love what I do. As a team, I want us to maximize your child's potential. With commitment and hard work every child will be successful. I was born and raised in Idaho and currently live in Meridian. My children: AJ, 19 attends the University of Utah and my daughter Sydnee 17, attends Mountain View High School. My hobbies and interests include softball, football, coaching, and racing. Chances are you will see me out and about supporting my family, Sawtooth events, or flagging at Meridian Speedway.
I believe that teaching is a relationship business. Your child needs to know that their teacher is interested in them as an individual. This approach encourages children to push themselves without fear of failure. Mistakes are a part of life and should be treated as a learning opportunity. My teaching style mirrors my coaching style: high expectations, corrective feedback, encouragement, self reflection, and accountability. I have found that my voice and excitement for the subject can intimidate some of my students to start but after a few weeks, they generally realize that I want what is best for them and I am here to help.
I believe that all students can learn and I promise to give the needed effort to help accomplish this goal. I pride myself on helping children maximize their academic potential. I have high expectations academically and behaviorally and I will continually push your child to maximize their potential.
We are a team working together to help your child. Please feel free to contact me early and often if you have concerns.