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    Shane Jensen 
    Email:  sjensen@sidney.k12.mt.us
    Phone:  (406)433-7567
    Homeroom:  West Side Rm. 407
     
     
      
     
     
    My family and I feel privileged to be a part of the Sidney community. Over the past four years, I have taken on the role of Title I Coordinator for the district.  I do believe many good things came out of my time in that position, and I do hope for the district's commitment to progress in its capability to support the academic outcomes of our students and maintain a high standard of compliance. In the past year, my role within the district has changed from Title I to our district's Alternative Education program for our High School.  I am commited to bring my many experiences, my educational training and background, and my heart to this new position and of course to the students and staff I work with.
     
     
    Personal Bio:
    *Little known fact:  I was born on the island of Guam. My parents were teachers there, yet within no more than 9 months, Montana became my home.
    * Grew up in Cut Bank, Montana, graduated in 1991, and participated in many extra-curricular and community activities.
    * Went to college at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where I studied (vocal) Music and was a member of the various choirs there (more notably I was privileged to be a member of the '93-'94 Concert Choir under the direction of Rene Clausen)
    * Spent several years working as a Youth Ministry Director, Camp Counselor, and Adult Mentor/Supervisor here in Montana and in Washington
    * Began my teaching career in Montana in 2007, having graduated from the University of Montana - Western in Dillon, Montana
    * Completed a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013 (from the University of Montana - Missoula, Go Griz!)
    * Began as Title I Coordinator here in Sidney in the 2015-16 school year
    * Have moved to the position of Alternative Education Teacher and Coordinator under the supervision of the High School Admin and RtI Team
     
    Marla & I
     
    * Married to my wife, Marla, since 2009 - she is also a teacher, lived in Italy as a little girl, then Michigan, southeastern Wisconsin, going to college in Indiana (Grace College) before moving to Montana.
    * We are blessed to have two children:
    • Gunnar, our 6-year old son (July b-day)
    • Kiersta, our wonderful 2-year old daughter
    * My mother lives in Missoula, Montana (in Hellgate Canyon). My father still works and lives in Helena, Montana. And, finally, my brother and his family live basically in Denver, Colorado where he has a high level position as an engineer in a high-speed tech communications company.