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Amy Piazzola

Hello I am Amy Piazzola, Cayuse Prairie's Superintendent. I am going on my sixth year at Cayuse Prairie School.  Over the past five years I have come to realized that not only is Cayuse Prairie a special place, but it has a unique school environment.  This is because the staff and students that attend are each unique in his/her own way and when this comes together we have a wonderful school community! This year we will be focusing on "Learning is FUN!"  We willl continue highlightling scholastic excellence each month.  We have an excellent staff of professionals that do their best to meet the needs of every child, and help parents along the way.   We continue to look forward to harvesting produce from our school garden, using our greenhouse to incorporate science K-8 and plant greens for the fall/winter salad bar. Technology plays an important part of our educational process for all students.  Our middles school has their own chromebook to use while 1st and 4th graders having chormebooks to share between classrooms.  We continue to enjoy our hot lunch program established two years ago in partnership with Kalispell Central Kitchen.   I welcome you to our school. My staff and I are always looking to include our community and parents in the important work we do at Cayuse Prairie.

I was born and raised in SW Montana in the small town of Ennis. I am the oldest of 3 daughters. My family still has the ranch I grew up working on that raises cattle, alfalfa, and certified seed potatoes. I liked growing up on a ranch. It is what has instilled my strong work ethic, I believe. My first teaching job was in Fallon, NV teaching 5th grade at a Year-round school. (I LOVED IT!) After seven years there we decided it was time to head back to good ol' MT! I have lived in Noxon, MT where I taught Kindergarten for 1 year and then 1st grade for the past 11 years. I want you to know I didn't decide to be an administrator because I am tired of teaching. I love to teach. I believe as a school leader I can have a positive impact on students, staff, and the community I serve. I look forward to working with Cayuse Prairie families to make their child's educational experience an exceptional one! I enjoy keeping journals, digital scrap-booking, reading, staying in touch with family/friends, teaching aerobics, being active outdoors, taking vacations; especially cruises, and being with my family. I have a wonderful, supportive husband named Brian and four children: Brandon, Tyler, Maggie, and Morgan whom I adore and can't imagine life without!