About Mrs. Ivi Montano...
Position: 7th Grade Math
Phone: (480) 883-4690
Welcome to Santan Junior High. I am so proud to be part of CUSD. I was born in Phoenix, but lived near Philadelphia, PA most of my childhood. I moved to Arizona when I was in seventh grade and have lived here since. I now live in Chandler with my husband Rob, a math teacher at ACP High School, my son Jude who is a sophomore at ACP High School, my daughter, Quinn, who is in 7th grade at Santan Junior High, 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
- SEI 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)
- 2012-2023 Carlson Elementary CTA
- 2023 to present Santan Junior High
My Educational Philosophy
The mission of Santan Junior High is to provide the opportunity for all to succeed through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that actively engages students and professional educators through research-based teaching practices and character development.