Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education SEI Endorsement Provisional Gifted Endorsement

Mr. Helmick

Welcome Knights!

I am Mr. Helmick and I will be your 5th Grade Math teacher for this upcoming school year!

This will be my 11th year of teaching and my first year at Inspiration Mountain, just like all of you. I am very excited to have the opportunity to open this brand new school with all of you! I consider myself fortunate to be among the professional faculty here at Inspiration Mountain School. I graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in December of 2012 with my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. As an Arizona native, I grew up right in the north Phoenix area. I attended Constitution Elementary until 6th grade and then my family moved out of the Deer Valley School District. I attended Mountain Sky Junior High and Thunderbird High School. I was very involved in theatre in high school and I have had both on stage and back stage experience. I prefer the back stage experience more! I will be the Medieval Times Drama Club Sponsor at Inspiration Mountain as well. Teaching math is my passion, and I am excited to share that with all of the students that come into my classroom. 

I am sure that this school year will prove to be exciting, challenging, and very educational. It is my belief and goal that students in my classroom will become life-long learners. In order to achieve this, the students will engage in a variety of educational experiences including cooperative learning, self-discovery, project-based learning, and individual instruction. 

I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. I take very seriously the influence I will have on your child and will make every effort to build a solid foundation that will ensure continued success in the years to come. However, I cannot do this alone: I need your help. We both need to be partners in the learning process. I need each of you to encourage your child at home by helping to ensure that they have completed their assignments. 

I am looking forward to a great year with your child in my classroom. If there is anything that I can do to help your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Some of my favorite things:

Color - Green; Drink - Diet Mr. Dew or Diet Dr. Pepper; Season - Fall; Store - Target; Restaurant - Valle Luna; Fast Food - Chipotle; Candy Bar - Milky Way; Subject - Math