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Ms. Joyanna Galan

I love being a 4th-grade teacher at Star Elementary. My family and I live in Star so this community is very important to me. I have 2 adult sons, 2 dogs, and 2 cats (and they are all boys).

In searching for the perfect profession, I have studied history, anthropology, math, business, and finally education. During my search, I spent time at ISU, BSU, and NNU. I feel this gives me a strong background in all the important areas of education. 

I love art and spend a lot of my free time painting with watercolors. I am hoping to learn how to make stained glass soon (if you know where I can take classes please tell me; I have been looking everywhere!). I have played the piano for about 26 years. My favorite composer to play is Chopin. I love traveling, hiking, spending time at our cabin, and playing board games. I am especially good at Boggle even though I am not a great speller. 

In my classroom, we take art seriously and we have fun. I hope to make and fly hot air balloons again this year. We will explore Idaho History, become confident in math, have deep conversations, and learn to have a growth mindset. Get ready to FLY!