JH/HS Teacher Feature: Kelly Rumney


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Kelly Rumney teaches 7th and 8th grade math and science at Cascade School.

Chase LeVeque, Staff Writer

Kelly Rumney is the seventh- and eighth-grade teacher who teaches math and science.

Mrs. Rumney didn’t originally want to be a teacher; instead, she went to school for accounting. She later figured out that she liked teaching her classmates the math.  She then switched her major to become a teacher and find her passion.

As we all know already, Mrs. Rumney teaches middle school math and science. She enjoys teaching junior high students because they are so fun. The students are old enough to be independent but still need a little bit of guidance. She also said that they have developed a good sense of humor.  Now that’s funny!

She attended many schools during her childhood, starting first at Fairfield Elementary. She then moved to North Middle School in Great Falls.  She finished and graduated high school here in Cascade.

Mrs. Rumney was born in Helena, Montana in June of 1984. When she was younger, she loved to just curl up with a good book for hours, but as an adult, she finds that much harder to do! She also loved ice skating for hours on her grandparents’ pond, which now results in foot cramps after about three minutes!

Mrs. Rumney attended Montana State University in Bozeman and earned a Bachelor’s degree in education in 2008.  In 2010, she earned a Master’s degree in learning development from Montana State University-Northern in Havre.

She married her high school sweetheart, John Rumney, who works on the family cattle ranch. They have two children, Audrey (11) and Bobby (9), both of whom attend school here in Cascade.

This will be her fifth year teaching, and like any job, “teaching junior high has its challenges and its rewards.” The biggest challenge has probably been combating the apathy middle schoolers can sometimes have about school.

One of her favorite things is seeing the learning and maturing that occurs from the start of 7th grade to the end of 8th grade.