Jean Placko


This will be my 2nd year teaching science at Capital High School.

I grew up outside of Seattle Washington in the constant rain, dense forests, and mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Lured by the wild Rocky Mountains, I moved to Montana after high school to attend the University of Montana and gain a degree in Environmental Science.

I spent the next decade working for various science education organizations in the US and abroad.  During that time I was able to take part in several professional research projects, including observing whales in the Sea of Cortez, monitoring sea turtles and gigantic tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, and collecting grizzly bear hairs in Yellowstone National Park.

In 2013, I earned a Masters in Teaching from Lewis and Clark Graduate school in Portland Oregon and decided to return to Montana to teach science.

When not at work, I love to adventure in the wilds via bike, ski, raft, and my own two feet.  I also enjoy cooking, traveling, drawing, painting, and continuing to learn more about the natural world.

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns that you may have.

For more specific course information, including daily class activities and assignments, pertinent updates and news, and links to additional information visit my classroom website.

Jean Placko's Schedule

  • 1st Period


  • 2nd Period

    Biology I

  • 3rd Period

    Biology I

  • 4th Period

    Biology I

  • 5th Period


  • 6th Period

    Honors Earth Science

  • 7th Period

    Honors Earth Science