First Name

Hailey

Last Name

Selch

Bio

Hailey Selch has been a Business and Technology teacher for seven years. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Idaho State University in Secondary Education with certificates in Business Education and History and a credential in Economics. She then continued her education at Boise State University where she received her Master's in Education, Educational Technology, with a Technology Integration Specialist Certificate. Hailey taught at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho for five years where she mostly taught Adobe Photoshop, as a required course to tenth graders. Next, Hailey had the opportunity to move to Helena, Montana two years ago, where she now teaches at Capital High School in the Business Department. Since moving to Helena, Hailey has also been able to teach either online classes or night class as an adjunct for Helena College. John Locke's philosophical concept of "tabula rasa," meaning "the blank slate" drives Hailey in how she teaches and how she interacts with her students. She is in the classroom to help students fill that slate with knowledge; built through experience using technology, creativity, and ingenuity. Malcolm Forbes sums it up best: "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."