Position:

Physical Education Instructor

Grades:

K-6

Subjects:

Physical Education

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

Administrative Assistant

About Mia Bartkus

I have had the pleasure of being part of Foothills Academy since 2011, as an Administrative Assistant and as the Physical Education Teacher at the Elementary Campus. I have been married for 21 years and have 3 beautiful daughters. I enjoy all things outdoors and being active in volunteer work within the community.

Education

Mission College Junior College

The best thing about teaching: The best thing about teaching is when I get that special note from a student or a parent letting me know I am making a difference in the life of their child and how much they appreciate me.

The best thing about being an Administrative Assistant is, I not only get to know the students, I have the opportunity to get to know the parents. Being at the front desk gives me the opportunity to know them on a more personal level and build lasting relationships within the school.

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Lavender, White
  • Food: Tiramisu
  • Book: The Shack
  • Hobby: Playing softball, camping
  • Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: going on many mission trips and helping out at the homeless schools downtown.

Why did you choose to become a teacher: When my girls started school I wanted to continue to be a part of their world. The best way to do that was to get involved within the school, since that is where they would be spending the majority of their time.