Phone: (208) 585-3251
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary and Special Education M.A. Literacy
My name is Tonya Dobbs, I have taught Special Education for the past 9 years at Middleton Middle School. I have a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, and a M.A. in Literacy all from Boise State University. I am currently teaching Language Arts for grades 6-8. I am currently a member of the Idaho Coaching Network Returning Teacher Program. I am learning new strategies to implement in my classroom. I am passionate about teaching students with disabilities. I believe that everyone can learn, but everyone is different in how and when they learn.
Not only do I bleed blue and orange, GO BRONCOS! but I have also considered myself a Viking for the past 40 years (shhh, don't let the kids know how old I am). I am proud to say that I attended the Middleton School District for grades K-12, and grew up by Hawthorne Park. I have enjoyed raising my kids in Middleton and love this great comunity that I call home. I have four children that are my life. Luke is 20 and entering the workforce. Ethen is a senior and Taiva and Lexia are both juniors this year.
In my free time (what free time?), I enjoy attending crossfit, kayaking, reading, and learning to fix broken things around the house. I make it my goal in life to be constantly improving. I set goals and aim to achieve them and when I do, I set a new goal and work on it. My current goal is to engage students in the learning process by providing authentic, real life learning experiences. I am also always learning new things from my students, to me they are the true teachers.
I root for the Vikes, Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants, students enjoy giving me a hard time about these last two teams, but I enjoy the banter back and forth about who's team is better. The students at Middleton Middle School are the best!
“Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t!”