Get to Know Mrs. McCormack
Hello there! My name is Mrs. McCormack aka Mrs. Mack. I am a second grade teacher at Pine Bluffs Elementary School. The 2015-2016 school year will be my 11th year as an educator. I attended the University of Wyoming earning my Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts degree. I student taught under Mrs. Minerva VanArsdale at Linford Elementary School at ACSD1. I began my teaching cateer in 2005 as a Literacy Interventionist at Pioneer Elementary School at Morgan County RE-3. I also taught second grade at Pioneer Elementary. Missing my homestate of Wyoming, I accepted a second grade teaching opportunity at Beitel Elementary at ACSD1. I taught three years as a second grade teacher at Beitel Elementary and one year as Beitel Elementary's Literacy Instructional Facilitator/ Reading First Coach. The 2015-2016 school-year will be my fifth year teaching at Pine Bluffs Elementary at LCSD2. I have taught fourth grade, third grade, and this year I will be teaching second grade. In 2008 I earned a Master of Science degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University. I am currently in the proccess of trying to earn National Board of Professional Teaching certification. Future educational plans include earning a Master of Science degree in Science Education from the University of Wyoming as well as a Master of Art degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
My husband, Randy McCormack, grew up in Pine Bluffs. Being an ornery child, he is beside himself that he married someone who teaches where he once was inane. Randy and I have two dogs: Bear, a black labradore, and Goose, a yellow labradore. These two pups are in charge; Randy and I just fill the watering dish, give food and treats, and open doors. My parents, Robert and Ruth Stowe, live in Gillette, Wyoming. Since they have retired, they have begun traveling the world both for leasure and to help establish better living conditions for others. I have one sibling, Megan. She lives in Vermont. She is married and has two boys: Galen and Desmond. Randy's parents, Dave and Terri McCormack, live in Firestone, CO. Randy has one sibling, Geoff. Geoff has three children: Brittney, Hannah, and Carson.
I have tons of hobbies! I love to travel. I have been to eight countries outside of the United States: Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Monaco, Canado, Mexico, and the Bahamas. I have visited over half of the states, and no, I am not counting airports. I really enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rafting, archery, fly-fishing, but my favorite outdoor activity is snowboarding. Other hobbies of mine include nature photography, reading, visiting family and friends, and being silly.