Name: Justine Luebke
About Miss Luebke...
In my spare time I love doing anything that involves being outdoors- hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, floating the river, and golfing. My newest activity I enjoy doing in the summer is stand up paddleboarding. In the winter I enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing on the weekends. My love for being active encouraged me to get certified in P90X and GRIT. I teach at The Peak a couple nights a week and absolutely love it! I spend a lot of my time with my golden retriever, Zoot, enjoying all the things a dog loves doing. I enjoy sharing all of these adventures with my significant other, Pat.
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 seventh 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!