While this is my 12th year as the RSIS Library Media Specialist, I have actually served this district, in some capacity, since 1989. From my early college years of classroom participation, working with Adventure Club, student teaching, paraprofessional service, teaching GTC Basic Skills/IS computer class, 6th grade math, 6th grade communication arts, and here I am now, still genuinely devoted to the kids in our community.
I've been married to Tony Chastain for 28 years, and we have two girls. Grace turns 9 in July and enjoys softball, swimming, and training to be a future Ninja Warrior!
Christy is 24, working at a local resort, and recently graduated from MSU with her secondary education degree.
We have always lived in this area and feel lucky to call it home!
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I believe modern classroom technology has the potential to be a highly effective tool for all students to explore and master curricular concepts according to their individual learning needs.
It will be my privilege to design and facilitate lessons for students that will enable them to develop 21st century skills and make connections with their own lives and global futures. I will support and collaborate with instructors as we all strive to provide students with the most current and effective learning resources, timely and specific feedback, and engaging, yet closely monitored, learning environments.
Students will succeed in their academic goals by learning to acquire and evaluate new information critically and by employing the feedback from their peers and instructors. They will communicate, collaborate, and showcase new understandings that demonstrate not only a mastery of curricular objectives, but also a comfort with pushing themselves beyond any current level of skill.