• The Dynamo team consists of four core teachers and four related arts teacher. We all share one common counselor, Mrs. Swingley. The Dynamo team's #1 priority is LEARNING! We strive to teach students while understanding the unique attributes of middle schoolers. We welcome any questions that you may have. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. Being a Dynamo means striving for excellence while being considerate, tolerant, kind, and respectful. GO RAMS!!!

    Contact all core teachers at: Dynamoteam@gfps.k12.mt.us
    Mrs. Heintzelman 268-6491
    Miss. Culliton 268-7469
    Mr. Carlson 268-6485
    Mr. Hogan 268-6521
    Heintzelman- Math
    Culliton- English
    Carlson - Science
    Hogan - Social Studies
    Hopkins - Literacy
    Bell - Choir
    J. Volkmar - Art
    Swartz - Financial Literacy

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    Miss Culliton @cullitonG6
    Meet the Core Teachers
    Nicole Heintzelman - Math
    Education: B.A. in Elementary Education K-8 endorsement, with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Great Falls. Master’s degree from Walden University in Mathematics.

    Background: I am from Great Falls, and a product of the Great Falls Public School system. I attended East as a student, did my student teaching practicum here, and I am thrilled to call East my new home. Prior to moving to East I taught at West Elementary for 7 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a Master's degree in Mathematics. I have two boys. They are 4 and 2, and they keep my husband and I very busy!!

    Hobbies: Running, golfing, and quilting when I have time.

    Favorite quote: “Play like a champion today.” - Lou Holtz

    Adrienne Culliton – English
    Education: BA in Elementary Education & Special Education Endorsement from Carroll College; Masters Degree in Curriculum & Assessment from Concordia University Portland.

    Background: Born in Bozeman, (Go Cats Go!) Raised a Great Falls girl. EMS Student Government Facilitator. CMR Cheerleading Head Coach.

    Hobbies: Love traveling, cooking & baking, spending time outdoors, and reading.

    Favorite Quote: “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

    Kent Carlson – Science
    Education: BA University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Certified teaching of Biology and History. Master’s Degree Montana State University Curriculum and Instruction. Graduate of Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Glynco, GA and Montana Highway Patrol Academy, Helena, MT.

    Background: Great Falls has always been his home.

    Hobbies: Outdoors, travel and chasing grandkids.

    Favorite Quote: “No man is an island.” – John Donne, English metaphysical poet