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Welcome to Patton Junior High School! I am super excited to be part of the Fort Leavenworth School District! This is my 23rd year as an educator and I still find the start of school a thrilling time! This year I will teach 9th grade biology, IFA and Design and Modeling. IFA is Intervention For All which will focus mainly on helping students improve math skills. Design & Modeling is a pre-engineering class for 7th graders with numerous hands-on design projects.
I come from a family of educators: my mom was a science teacher in the St. Joseph School District; my sister, Amy Foley, is a Highland Community College instructor; another sister, Teresa Juhl, currently works in the St. Joseph School District as an ESOL teacher; and my husband, Israel Elder, is a social studies teacher at Riverside School District. I really do LOVE school and hope to transfer the "love of learning" along to my students. For the few hours a week when I'm not wrapped up in school-related work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, going to the library and traveling. My husband and I have three children: Elizabeth, Anneliese and Elijah. Our oldest is grown and married; our younger two are students at Leavenworth High School.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a fabulous year at Patton Junior High!