• Hello and welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies and 6th Grade Health!


    I am very excited about this year, as it will be my 4thyear teaching at HMS - now HJSH. I did my studies at the University of Wyoming where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in 2009. My husband and I moved to Alaska six years ago. I have a strong passion for the outdoors: hiking, rafting, fishing, but my greatest passion is hunting. When I am not in the school teaching or coaching I can be found floating on a river or hunting in the back country with my husband. 

    I am excited to work with each and everyone of you throughout this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the email listed below or call my school extension if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I am looking forward to a superb year and I will do my best to make sure that every student of mine succeeds to their fullest potential!

    In light of the current class schedule and remote learning possibilities that we are now a part of my office hours are as follows:

    Fridays from 12:15 to 1:15 and by appointment. I will do my best to return phone calls and emails within the hour during school hours from 7:15 to 2:45.

    I am also available for Zoom meetings as well. Please email me if you would like to schedule one.

    Thank you and I hope we have a great year!


    Sommer Zavorka

    7th Grade Social Studies/ 6th Grade Health

    6th-8th Grade Remote Learning Social Studies APEX Advisor

    MS Cheer/Jr. and Sr. NYO/ MS Track/ HS Basketball Cheer Coach

    Houston Jr./Sr. High School