Mr. Kirby's 4th Grade Classroom
Hello - My name is Paul Kirby. I am in my 16th year in Elementary Education - 15 of those years here at C.E. Jacobson Elementary. 6th grade is where I started and stayed from 2001 to just last year. And then my career took an unexpected turn.
Last school year I lived 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the Inupiaq Village of Kivalina, Alaska. While there I taught a combined class of 4th/5th grade and coached Varsity Volleyball and Basketball. It was a challenging year to be away from my family and my old familiar comfort zone of Rush City/Pine City. But the experiences and stories I came away with have made me a better father, husband and teacher. I'm grateful for my time away and excited to be back at Rush City Schools.