Phone: (208) 585-3251
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Secondary Education (English major/Spanish minor) from University of Idaho MA Educational Administration from Northwest Nazarene University
Mr. Rick Gibbs
Welcome to my class. I have been a part of the Vikes family for more than fifteen years, and I love working as an educator at Middleton Middle School. I started my educational career teaching at Vallivue Middle School from 1995-2001. For several years, I had administrative experience as a principal at Marsing Middle School (from 2001-2004) and as a vice principal at Middleton Middle School (from 2004-2010).
For the this school year 2019-2020, I'm currently teaching 8th grade Language Arts (ELA) periods 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. My prep is period 7 - at the end of the day. Vikes class is period 1 (8:10 - 8:30). Vikes is a time for students to work on missing work, and get extra assistance from myself or other peers. It is also a time for emphasis on our VIKES character traits.
Throughout the year, I enjoy coaching middle school athletics including girls volleyball, girls basketball, and boys basketball. Personally, I enjoy all things athletic, especially watching my own children dance or play football, basketball, and baseball. My wife and I enjoy our summers in the sun, attending community events, and of course traveling.
"Greatful for where I am at. Excited about where I'm going"
And as for students ~ "You'll know they're special when no matter what kind of mood you're in, they can always manage to make you smile."