About Mrs. Tiegs

I am so excited to be back for my 6th year at Surprise Lake Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. I studied Music Education at Western Washington University and graduated in 2003. I finished my Masters in Special Education from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2011. Additionally during the 2016-2018 school years, I will be working towards my program administrator certificate through the University of Washington Bothell's ECSEL program.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. 253-517-1300 x23103. You can reach me by email at mtiegs@fifeschools.comI want your student to be as successful as possible and I know we are going to have great year!

My husband Steve is also a teacher at SLMS. We live in Tacoma, and we have two miniature pinschers named Mango and Salto. 

In our free time we love to go to live music concerts, travel, hike and eat great food. 

In my free time I enjoy knitting, yoga, and playing the clarinet in the Tacoma Concert Band. I'd love to see you at one of my concerts this year!