Ms. Blakely L. Edgington
World Language: Spanish, Room 206
Office Hours: 7th period, lunch, before/after school
I am greatly looking forward to my second year teaching Spanish levels 1-4 at Beaverhead County High School! I moved to Dillon in 2014 and taught 8th grade Spanish at Dillon Middle School and served as the District Language Liaison for Spanish-Speaking Families for three years. Prior to that, I taught K-8 Spanish at a small independent school in Missoula for three years.
Originally from Helena, I earned my undergraduate degrees at the University of Montana (Missoula) in Business Management (BS) and Spanish (BA) in 2006, as well as a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a certification to teach K-12 Spanish in 2011. I currently serve as the President-Elect for the Montana Association of Language Teachers (MALT), helping to support best practices in language learning, language teacher development and collaboration among language teachers across our state. I have lived in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, and Mexico, and traveled throughout the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, and New Zealand. I love the challenge that comes with expanding one's comfort zone through travel and new experiences, meeting new people, and learning about new places.
Before pursuing a teaching career I worked in many different capacities and jobs, including guiding horseback trail rides, baking, managing financial service offices, I was a bank teller, ranch hand, private Spanish tutor, barista, drywall worker, and server. I love teaching and I love the path that led me here.
In my free time, my favorite thing to do is fish and float the rivers of Montana with my husband, Chris. I also enjoy yoga, hiking, baking, running, working in my garden, reading with Cinco the Cat curled up next to me, making and eating good food with friends and family, skiing, traveling, and spending time with my big extended family around the state.
This year I am teaching two sections of Spanish 1, two sections of Spanish 2, and one section of Spanish 3 and 4. You can learn more about each of these classes in the class pages.
Please call or email me if you have any questions!