• Meet Mrs. Swanner

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  • I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was 8 years old.  I was inspired by my 3rd grade teacher's way of making every student feel valuable and successful.  I have been teaching 8th grade math for 15 years, 13 of those at Hal Peterson Middle School.  I have been married 21 years and have 4 children.  I am bold in my Christianity and active in my church.  I love coffee and corny jokes!

    "Children don't hate math.  What they hate is being confused, intimidated, and embarrassed by math.  With understanding comes passion, and with passion comes growth - a treasure is unlocked." Larry Martinek

    My goal is to unlock the treasure of understanding, passion, and growth in every student.