• Hello! My name is Margo Swanson and I teach 8th grade Language Arts here at Lakes Middle School. I grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho and love all North Idaho has to offer. I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and have my masters in Education and Curriculum. I taught high school English in Denver, Colorado for five years before moving back to North Idaho to teach middle school here at Lakes. This is my fourth year teaching at Lakes. 

    I love teaching Language Arts because I love to read and write, but most importantly, I LOVE to develop relationships with my students. They are what make teaching so rewarding and fun. I can't wait to see the amazing growth that my students make this year and all the hard work they demonstrate in reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

    My husband and I are both teachers and in our free time we love to travel, hike, spend time with family, play with our golden retriever, Charlie, and learn how to cook. We have a two year old son named Cooper and are expecting our second child in mid-March.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email! 

    I can't wait to have a great year here at Lakes!



    1st Period- 8th grade ELA (co-teacher is Mrs. Butcher)

    2nd Period- 8th grade ALP ELA

    3rd period- 8th grade ALP ELA

    5th Period- 8th grade ELA

    6th Period- 8th grade ELA

    7th Period- prep

    8th Period- 8th grade ELA/Social Studies Academic Enrichment