Welcome to the new educators of Phillips County
August 26, 2020
Name: Tricia LaBrie
Hometown: Whitewater, MT
Position and school: K-12 Music Teacher
High School & Grad Year: Whitewater High School 2002.
University or College and year of graduation: Rocky Mountain College, MSU Bozeman, Western Governors University, MSU Billings.
Last teaching job, where, when and what position: This is my first teaching position.
Hobbies: Singing, writing music, reading, and watching sports.
Favorite Food: Oriental Chicken Salad.
What I did this summer: I spent most of my time at the Slik Puppy grooming dogs, at the lake with my family, and getting ready for my first year teaching.
Favorite song (and by whom): That's kind of a tough question. My favorite song to cheer me up is Runaround Sue by Dion DiMucci.
Name - Dwain "Fritz" Prellwitz
Hometown - Ripon, Wisconsin. Local community was Rush Lake, WI.
Position - 6th and 8th Grades Science Teacher, Malta Middle School.
High School & Grad Year: Ripon (WI) Senior High School, 1970.
University and year of graduation: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
B.S. 1974, M.S. 1976.
Previous Position: Substitute at MHS and MMS for the last six years.
Hobbies: Traditional Archery Bowhunting, Decoy Carving.
Favorite Food: Sheboygan Bratwurst.
What I did this summer: Baled hay on our farms, and worked on a Biologist Contract on Nelson Reservoir.
Favorite song: Anything played by the Malta High School Band.
Name: Dwight Freeman
Position and school: Technology Education (shop) - Saco.
High School & Grad Year: Billings West High in 1971.
University or College and year of graduation: Northern Montana College 1973,1977.
Last teaching job, where, when and what position: Saco High School 1980-2016, Technology.
Hobbies: Fishing. Golfing.
Favorite Food: Fruit, Steak or Pizza!
What I did this summer: Stayed at home and worked.
Favorite song (and by whom): Nights in White Satin by Moody Blues.
Name - Rawnie Crasco
Hometown - I grew up in Dodson and live near Zortman now.
Position - Middle School Reading and High School English Teacher at Malta Public Schools.
High School & Grad Year: Havre High School 1985.
University or College and year of graduation: MSU 1989.
Previous Position: 9-12 English, Hays/Lodgepole HS
Hobbies - Gardening, home DIY projects.
Favorite Food - Coffee.
Favorite Song - It's a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong.
Name: Joana Marie V. Dizon
Hometown: Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, 3100.
Position and school: 4th and 5th grade teacher, Whitewater High School.
High School & Grad Year: Wesleyan University-Philippines, 2001
University or College and year of graduation: Wesleyan University-Philippines, 2005.
Last teaching job, where, when and what position: Turner High School, 2019-2020, 3rd and 4th grade teacher
Hobbies: Cooking, watching movies.
Favorite Food: Mixed chicken and pork adobo (Filipino dish).
What I did this summer: Spent time with friends in cabin, reviewed and took Praxis Test.
Favorite song (and by whom): I Have You by Carpenters.
Name: Kaitlyn Smith
Position and school: Home Ec/Foreign Language - Whitewater.
High School & Grad Year: Malta High School 2016.
University or College and year of graduation: North Dakota State University - December 2019.
Last teaching job, where, when and what position: This is my first teaching job!
Hobbies: Anything outdoors, sports.
Favorite Food: Fruit, Steak or Pizza!
What I did this summer: Worked at the Lucky Bullet & Boys and Girls Club along with spending time in the mountains and at the lake.
Favorite song (and by whom): Any song by Morgan Wallen.
Name - Mary Berg
Hometown - Grew up in Saco area and just moved back this summer from Maryland.
Position: Title 1 - Saco.
High School & Grad Year: Attended Saco High School and graduated in 1973.
University or College and year of graduation: Attended Concordia College in Morehead.
Previous Position - Frederick County Public Schools. Worked in Inclusion Pre-K, Instructional Assistant, Special Education Instructional Assistant and my last job in FCPS was Program Assistant for Special Education.
Hobbies- Reading, Hiking need some new ones.
Foods - A great salad.
This summer - Moved and spent much time with grandchildren!
Favorite Song - Hard to pick, so current one maybe You Say by Lauren Daigle.