About Mrs. Ivi Montano...
Team/Department: Sixth Grade
Welcome to Carlson, 6th grade. I am so proud to be part of CUSD. I was born in Phoenix, but lived near Philadelphia, PA most of my childhood. I now live in Chandler with my husband Rob, a math teacher at ACP High School, my son Jude who is a freshman at ACP High School, my daughter, Quinn, who is in 6th grade at Carlson, and my kitties, Sunny and Luna. I graduated from ASU and love the Beatles. I enjoy traveling, the outdoors, being creative, and spending time with my family.
My Education and Professional Background
BA in Elementary Education (Arizona State University)
Masters Degree in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction (Northern Arizona University)
Early Childhood Endorsement
Middle School Math Certified
1997-2002 Thomas J. Pappas Elementary (5th Grade)
2002-2003 Madison Simis Elementary (4th Grade)
2003-2012 Erie Elementary (1st Grade and 5th Grade)
2012-Present Carlson Elementary CTA
My Educational Philosophy
The mission of Carlson Elementary is to prepare a community of life-long learners to be productive and empowered citizens capable of successfully participating in society, by providing high quality instruction in an environment that is challenging, safe, and fun.