Phone: 208-585-3251


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science

Mrs. Barbara Groom

Hi, my name is Barb Groom and welcome to my web page! I teach Family & Consumer Sciences here at MHS.  I got my teaching degree from Washington State University, where I also met my husband. I was born and raised in Iowa, where I still have lots of family. After high school, I ended up in the Northwest and love living here. Shortly after graduating from college and getting married, my husband and I moved to Idaho where we have loved raising our two amazing children. We live in the country with a huge garden, many animals, and wide open spaces. We like to spend our time outdoors, watching sports, or just being with our big extended family as much as we can.


I started teaching in 1998. All of teaching experience has been here in Idaho, first in the West Ada School District and now here in Middleton. My teaching philosophy is that every day when students walk out my classroom door, they can take what they’ve learned and use it in their real world. One of my greatest joys in teaching is hearing about what my students have cooked or baked for their families over the weekend or the night before. Being a part of a profession where we get to help shape minds not only in math, language, and history, but where students also get to work together to create a meal  or help out the community, is what inspires me to continue teaching.

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it’

                                                                             -Julia Child