Emily Winter

Hello My Name is Emily Winter

Welcome to Mesa Middle School all you wonderful 6th grade students and families! I am Mrs. Winter and I hope you are as excited as I am to begin this year at Mesa! We Kodiak teachers can hardly wait to welcome you to our classrooms and get this educational year started.

I began my teaching career many years ago when I discovered I had a passion for education. I was about 11 years old  at the time. That's the same age as most of you. The best part of teaching for me is when students push beyond what they think are their limits and learn something new.  I started teaching in Sunday School and when it came time to start college I quickly found that I had a natural comfort in the classroom.

When I finished my teaching degree I took several years off to raise my children, but as soon as they were all school age, I headed back to the classroom because it is where I love to be.  I have three beautiful children Hannah (17), Morgan Ashley (15), and Nathanael (11), a really cool husband, Jeff and two puppies Kenji (sweet 7 year-old golden doodle) and Jasper (spicy 7 month-old schnoodle).  When I am not at school I love to go for hikes and walks with my family and play card games. My joy comes first from my love for Jesus and second from the people He has placed in my life. Nathanael will join me as a Mesa Bear this year and I am so glad my family gets to be a part of my Career too! 

I have taught 3 years of 2nd Grade, 3 years of 4th Grade, this will be my second year teaching Middle School math and I LOVE IT!

I love to have fun while learning and if you don't think you like math now, I hope I can change your mind!