I have been teaching at West Central High School for 9 years. I graduated from SDSU with a B.S. in biology. I finished my master's degree in Technology for Education and Training from USD in August 2008. In addition to my position as the physical science teacher, I serve as the 6-12th grade technology integrationist--helping other teachers make use of technology in their classrooms. I coach the high school oral interp team, I serve on the NCA committee, and I am the president of our local education association. I like to be involved!!

My husband, Steve, is a programmer for LodgeNet. Ruby is 11 years old and in the 5th grade. She loves soccer, reading, and all things art! Tristan is 7 years old and is in 2nd grade. He also loves soccer, is discovering the joys of football, and enjoys pretending he is a dinosaur!! Amelia is our newest addition; she was born in November last year, and has been a delightful adventure!


If you need to contact me during school hours, I can be reached by calling the High School Office at 528-6236, ext. 1127. My email address is paula.hawks@k12.sd.us; I check that email address several times a day.
My daily schedule gives me an open period from 8:30 to 9:55 every day (1st period). You can reach me during that time by calling the number above and dialing my extension: 1127.