Shurtz, Melanie

ELA 7 & Creative Writing

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Classroom number: 203

Background: Ms. Shurtz is from Wyoming. She and her husband are excited to move to beautiful Utah and do lots of exploring around the state. They got married October 2016 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

Education: Black Hills State University- Bachelors of Science Elementary Education with Middle School Science, Social Science and Language Arts endorsements. Black Hills State University- Secondary English Certification. Montana State University- Graduate Certificate School Library Media Specialist.

Experience: Ms. Shurtz has a variety of experiences. She taught 11th grade English at Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho. She also taught 10th and 11th grade English at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. While achieving her dream of living overseas Ms. Shurtz taught 7-10 English and 8th grade World History in Kuantan, Malaysia at the International School of Kuantan. After that she taught 7-10 Middle Years Program and 11 Diploma Program in Surabaya, Indonesia at Sekolah Ciputra an International Baccalaureate school. The last four years she has taught 7th and 8th grade Cambridge Language Arts at White Cliffs Middle School in Kingman, Arizona. 

Hobbies: Reading, writing poetry, making bead jewelry, hiking, white water rafting, painting, cross country skiing, disc golf, traveling, & photography.