Abigail Peterson is a secondary school teacher at Wyoming Connections Academy (WYCA). She graduated from the University of Great Falls with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history. Ms. Peterson now teaches social studies, history, economics, psychology, geography, and American government. She shares her story below.
“I became a teacher because I come from a family of teachers: my dad, sister, aunts, and uncles were teachers, and my mom currently teaches elementary school. Personally, I like learning and asking big questions. I also like being around kids and helping them understand the world around them.
Students at WYCA have so many options for flexibility, not only in when and where they learn, but also in what they learn. There are many course level and elective options for them as well. At WYCA, students learn to take responsibility for their own learning.”
Aside from teaching, Ms. Peterson loves traveling to the west with her husband. They enjoy discovering interesting places like ghost towns, national parks, and small towns. She also loves to read, sew, and draw.
At WYCA, there are many course level and elective options. Students learn to take responsibility for their own learning.