Grace Struiksma currently teaches Humanities/Language & Literature courses at Channing Hall International Baccalaureate School. She has previously taught 6th grade, college-level English and high school social studies. She also served as the K-6 Project Coordinator for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom, facilitated the Food, Land and People graduate online course through Utah State University and conducted workshops for in-service and pre-service teacher programs throughout the state.
Educational opportunities must be provided that would allow all students to master basic skills in order to survive and succeed in a global world. Instruction must engage students and connect to real-world issues. Every student is entitled to a curriculum that respects and celebrates all cultures, perspectives, and abilities.
Pi Gamma Mu member (International Social Science Honor Society) Outstanding Achievement in History at WNMU-- 2000 Teacher of the Year, 2014 -- Utah Agriculture in the Classroom Utah’s Teacher of the Week -- 17 Apr 2012 Bill of Rights Founders Fellowship Awards -- 2015, 2016 Bill of Rights Colloquium -- 2017
AS, Home and Family Development, Brigham Young University, 1988 BS, History, Western New Mexico University, 2000 MAT, Elementary Education, Western New Mexico University, 2002
Grace grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and has also lived in Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah. She enjoys traveling, reading, and playing board games. When she isn't spending time with family, including husband, five children, and six grandchildren, she is exploring English and American History.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Psychology, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, The New Year, For All Subjects