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Ibe Cole

First Grade Teacher
(208) 883-3195 ext 109 (Direct Dial)

         Hello and thank you for visiting our website.  I teach first grade at Moscow Charter School and have been teaching here since 2001. When I started here the school was still in the small basement rooms of the Paradise Hills Church of God.  At that time, there were just seventy or so students; and now we are almost double that many.
         Before coming to teach at the MCS, I had been teaching at the Pierce and Weippe Elementary schools as their kindergarten teacher.  I drove from Orofino where I lived, and taught ˝ day kindergarten programs in each school. I did this 80 mile routine for 16 years.  That kindergarten position was my first teaching job with primary aged kids.  Previously I taught sixth grade in Orofino, but then due to a reduction in force because of a drop in enrollment, I was out of a job, unless I accepted the kindergarten position. It was through this accident of fate that I found my way to teaching primary kids… WHAT LUCK!
         Studies show that a positive beginning in school pays great dividends for the rest of a child’s school life. It is a great honor to be the teacher in your first grader’s life.  I believe that kids this age need to have a good belly laugh at least once a day.  Above all else, kids in their primary years must experience the joy of learning.  Feel free to visit Moscow Charter School first grade and laugh along with us.

Moscow Charter School · 1723 East F. Street · Moscow, ID 83843 · (208) 883-3195 · fax (208) 892-3855 · Attendance (208) 596-ILLS