Miss Luebke and Zoot

    A litte bit about Miss Luebke...

    In my spare time I love doing anything that involves being outdoors- hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, floating the river, stand up paddleboarding and golfing. In the winter I enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing on the weekends.  I spend a lot of my time with my golden retriever, Zoot, enjoying all the things a dog loves doing.


    Name: Justine Luebke

    Phone: (406) 626-2620

    Email: justineluebke@ftsd.org


    My education background...

    I grew up in the small community of Evaro and attended elementary and high school in Frenchtown, Montana. I have always had a huge passion for children and education so following my high school graduation I enrolled at the University of Montana Western to pursue my teaching career. My time at Western provided many diverse educational opportunities ending with my student-teaching experience in a kindergarten classroom in Dillon, Montana. After my student-teaching experience, I worked as an assistant preschool teacher at the Children’s Center in Missoula. Next I taught for three years at Potomac. This will be my sixth year teaching kindergarten and I couldn’t be more excited, I love this age group and this school! I love that I have been able to return to my roots and teach in a school that I grew up in.

    My teaching philosophy...

    My teaching philosophy is centered on progressivism, which emphasizes democracy, student needs, practical activities, and school community relationships. These relationships are what make the small school setting, like Frenchtown, so rich as it allows for a deep bond to be created among students, parents, and community. In the classroom your child will quickly discover a teacher who is very hands-on, engaging, creative, caring, and fun. For most children kindergarten is their first public school experience and there is nothing as rewarding as seeing these little ones so motivated and excited to learn!