Mrs. Youngblood Room 126
Hello, my name is Maritt Youngblood and I am so proud to be part of the Houston Jr/Sr High Team. My first name is pronounced |ˈmerət|, or as I generally tell people, “like a badge in the boy scouts.”
I graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast. I have been working in the Mat-Su Borough School District in many different capacities since 2008. I am working to be more involved in the Houston community.
I work to bring other educators and community members into my classroom to open up the world to my students to the possibilities that are available to them. I have in the past years, with the help of the Houston Mayor, Virgie Thompson, brought in the Fire Department. We have also been able to have a representative of the Marines and Wasilla Police in our classroom.
I am currently leading the teletharapy for speech in our building; this means that the back office of the classroom is reserved for students working with our SLP (speech language pathologist), Mrs. Hollie Fleming. She joins them in a virtual classroom where they interact with her and have supervision from a building staff member in order to ensure fidelity.
I grew up in Southern Oregon and California, was an exchange student in the late 80's, and I have lived in more than half of the lower forty-eight states. I moved to Alaska with my family in 2006 from Houston, Texas and love it here! Since moving to Alaska I have become involved with Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Matsu Ski Club, CASA, and the Mat-Su Animal Shelter. I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, canoeing, gardening, and any other way I can hang out with my family.
If at anytime you have questions regarding the classroom procedures or activities please don't hesitate to call or email me.