Meet Mrs. Black


    Reading at Barnes and Noble  


    Hello, I am Mrs. Black, formally known as Ms. Dahl. I am so excited to start another year at Target Range School and be part a great Kindergarten team. I am thrilled to be your child’s kindergarten teacher and cannot wait to meet everyone. It’s going to be a fun year for a place of growing knowledge and new adventures.  As most of you know I will not be joining you on the first few months of school. I will be home with my new born baby boy Zane until Thanksgiving. I look forward to getting to know each one of you upon my return. I want to know all about you, but first here are a few things about me.    

    I was born in WA State and moved around a couple times before I landed in Missoula, MT, this is where I call home. This will be my fourth year teaching kindergarten and my fifth year at Target Range, where I taught third grade previously. I have a passion to teach young children and help them experience new ways to learn. In the past I enjoyed working at Spirit at Play Preschool and I love to bring my preschool background expreience into my kindergarten classroom. I have my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana, with an Early Childhood concentration. I also have my Masters Degree from the University of Montana where I receved an Intergrated Arts & Education degree. Go GRIZ!  

    I love the outdoors regardless of the weather conditions. I have my new baby Zane, three crazy dogs, and a wonderful wife who take up a lot of my spare time. You can often find all of us happily hiking a local mountain in the evenings, or at the dog park, we love to swim! I am excited to get to know you and your children and find out what you all like to do with your spare time.

    This year will definitely be a fun year, but as in every school year, things can and will come up. Even while I am gone for the first couple of months, please let my sub replacement know if you would like to contact me. I believe that a successful year starts with an open communication line between parents and teachers. Please feel free to call (406) 549-9239, ext: 260 or email me anytime you have a questions or concern.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer vacation and are as eager as I am for the start of a wonderful new year. I know our class will be an environment where we all will learn grow and succeed daily. We will share new ideas and adventures daily, learn to care about our school, classroom, and all our new friends. See you soon!


    Mrs. Black

     Family in the snow
    Casey Black
    ext. 260