Ms. Pete's Class
"No communication takes place until the other person feels heard" -Garrison Wynn
It is with great pleasure that I want to introduce myself to you. My name is Anne Pete, and I am one of the sixth grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers, as well as the middle school Spanish elective teacher. This is my first year at Idaho Arts Charter School, but it is not my first year teaching. Let me tell you a little bit about my journey. Even though I earned my Master’s degree in Psychology in 1995, teaching was always my true calling and so instead of pursuing a career as a school psychologist, I started my own tutoring business back in Santiago, Chile (where I grew up, though I was born in Michigan), servicing students from multiple private schools. However, when my oldest daughter, Camila, started Kindergarten, I decided to switch to working in a school so I could be home when she was home. I was hired at the International School Nido de Aguilas to develop the resource center for middle school students and provide services in Math and Language Arts. I spent many happy years at this school, but then, in 2006, my family and I moved to Idaho, where I obtained my teaching certificate and worked as a Special Education teacher for 5 years. During those years I worked with students at the elementary and the middle school levels. I then switched to being a regular education teacher, and prior to moving to Idaho Arts Charter School, I was a fifth grade teacher at a dual language school in Caldwell. I was in charge of developing and teaching the Spanish portion of the curriculum, focusing on Spanish Language Arts, and Social Studies (in Spanish). My move to Idaho Arts wasn’t random; I have been an IACS parent for 5 years already. My daughter Daniela graduated in May of 2018 and my son Matias is starting his Junior year. Idaho Arts holds a very special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited to be here!