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Miss Olivia Stands

This will be my first year teaching and I am more than excited for this school year! I did my student teaching at Victory Middle School where I taught the very same subject I will be teaching at Middleton Middle School. I graduated from Boise State University. Prior to that, I attended Toccoa Falls College in Georgia and North Greenville University in South Carolina where I was playing college soccer and pursuing my degree in education. Although many have stated concerns along the lines of "there is a special place in heaven for middle school teachers", I am in love with this age! I am passionate about coming alongisde students to challenge, encourage, and ultimately strengthen them to become successful in and out of the classroom. My goal as a teacher is to instill a love for learning and a desire to grow. As a history teacher, I think it is very important to learn and practice how to effectively and respectfully communicate opinions, thoughts, and ideas to our peers. Through practicing this in the classroom, I believe that students begin to feel more confident sharing their thoughts, being challenged, and ultimately learning!