6th Grade - Science & Social Studies
Craig Newkirk is a first-year teacher having just graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. He enjoys spending time hiking with his dog (Kaitlyn) and fishing and skiing in Colorado while also visiting family in Hawaii. He is excited to get started and nurture a curiosity in science and math this year at Basalt Middle School. In fostering a passion for science and a dedication to student ownership of their learning, he knows that your child will find success and enjoyment in their 6th-grade experience. Mr. Newkirk believes in hands-on activities and collaborative critical thinking as key components to ensure student success in the sciences. With a strong combination of dedicated educators, parent support, and student engagement, he believes all students are provided opportunities to thrive in their academic endeavors. He looks forward to working with students and families to ensure that every student has a wonderful year in 6th grade.