Welcome to Ms. Ulvi’s Teacher Page!
Hello students and families! I am honored to teach at Timpanogos Middle School in the Special Education department. I moved to Heber City with my husband and three daughters in June 2018. I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska, but have lived in Oregon, Washington and California as well. I was born in Los Angeles, California. Education has always been my passion. My teaching career began over twenty years ago, when I taught preschool at a center for child development. Since then, I have had an eclectic career teaching everything from pre-k, first grade, third grade, sixth grade, middle school English, high school history, a principal internship at a middle and high school, and my most proud achievement; homeschooling my three daughters for three years through grades pre-k, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.
In 2002, I received my Bachelor of Education (K-8) degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2008, I earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with a K-12 Principal Endorsement. My experience in education has been in public, private and charter schools in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. As an educator, my absolute focus is on being a positive influence in the lives of children and helping to guide them toward their “ah-ha” moments. I look forward to working with your child this year.
*Utah Professional Educator License K-8
*Alaska Teaching Certificate K-8
*Alaska Administrative Certificate K-12
*Highly Qualified Middle School English Language Arts
This school year is very different because we are in the middle of a pandemic. Please know that safety is my #1 priority. I have three simple rules in my classroom:
- Be safe
- Be respectful
- Be responsible
This year I teach three classes at TMS:
Basic Math 6 - Canvas Link
Basic Math 7 - Canvas Link
Basic Math 8 - Canvas Link
In Basic Math 6/7/8 we will work toward proficiency on these concepts:
- developing an understanding of the meanings of multiplication and division of whole numbers
- use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
- develop understanding of fractions as numbers
- solve problems involving measurement and estimation
- recognize area and perimeter
- reason with shapes and their attributes.
Math 6 - Canvas Link
In Math 6 we will work toward proficiency on these concepts:
- rates and percentages
- dividing fractions
- arithmetic in base ten
- expressions and equations
- rational numbers
- data sets and distribution
Study Skills 6 - Canvas Link
Study Skills - Canvas Link
In Study Skills we will work on lessons that will make you a stronger student. You will also have ample time in class to complete missing assignments with assistance. The weekly mini-lessons in study skills are in the areas of:
- Goal setting
- Getting help
- Test taking skills
- Main idea
- Note taking
- Reading skills
- Time management and organization
- Developing a growth mindset
PARENTS: I highly recommend you create a Canvas Parent Observer Account so that you can stay aware of your student's progress in class and their grades. Here is the link to instructions on how to create a Canvas Parent Observer Account.
You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (435) 654-0550
ext. 2464. I will reply to emails or voicemail messages within 24 hours, or by the end of the next school day.
I look forward to working with you!
Ms. Dawn Ulvi, M. Ed.
Special Education Teacher
Basic Math 6, 7, 8
Timpanogos Middle School
1415 E 980 S.
Heber City, UT 84032
Main: (435) 654 - 0550 ext. 2464
Fax: (435) 654 - 0622
Everyone at TMS will achieve at high levels and build a culture of learning and respect.
Everyone at TMS will realize and maximize their full potential.