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
Carlson - Science
Hogan - Social Studies
Hopkins - Literacy
Bell - Choir
J. Volkmar - Art
Swartz - Financial Literacy
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