About Montano...
Subject / Grade CTA 6th Grade
Room: 34
Phone: 480-224-3864
Email: Montano
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
-- Albert Einstein

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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-Erie, my son Jude who is 8 (he is in third grade at Carlson), my daughter, Quinn, who turned 5 in July and is in kindergarten, and my cat Sparky. I graduated from ASU and love to watch Sundevil football. I enjoy traveling, gardening, 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

Teaching Experience:
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.

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