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Linda Carter is Educator of the Month

Linda Carter is Monte Vista’s Educator of the Month for April.  It’s a special time for Linda, as she is retiring at the end of this school year. Linda was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii.  She has been teaching for 30 years, and has been part of Monte Vista, teaching second grade for 18 of those years!  She has a long resume of awards and endorsements, and has been a district leader in science and writing.  Congratulations, Linda, on this award as well as your upcoming retirement.  We will miss you!

April was a great month to receive a PRIDE award at Monte Vista!  Students were chosen for exemplifying the  7 Leader in Me habits, as well as following the PRIDE code, which includes being Prepared, Respecting people and property, beingInvolved in learning, following Directions the first time, and Encouraging others.  Awards were presented by Mrs. Doleac, Monte the Mustang, and Educator of the Month, Linda Carter.  The following students received awards:  Brielle Horton, Alexander Evershed, Avonlea Swenson, Bridger Dalton, Gabriel Liddard, Noah Strang, Tosh Poole, Hunter Scharrer, Tariah Horton, Carson Edmunds, Kenzee Wardle, Capri Jenkins, Oliver Thorne, Laney Casoria, Alyssa Soares, Briton Wessoman, Christopher Thompson, Andrew Carr, Kallie Soares, Lane Linnell, Jackson Burton, Marti Zobell, Kiera Callejo, Charles Wahlquist, Ethan Jenkins, Beckett Coates, Spencer Smith, Tytus Mauchley, Autumn Hurst, Kade Davis, Brielle Malstrom, Samuel Sipos, Addi Campbell, Kaydee Stanley, Kimmie Huntsman, Megan Sorenson, and Noah Martin.

March Leader in Me Awards

Students recognized for leadership in the month of March received certificates and medals at an assembly on Friday, March 30. Monte the Mustang helped present the awards. Congratulations go to Jacob Sorenson, Halle Demill, Mekhi Hilton, Bodhi Coy, Evelyn Waite, Ariana Swenson, Dawson Luce, Anthony Miranda, Tyson Dunn, Ruby Anderson, Jacob Stirling, Lily Jensen, Zach Benson, Layla Lonteen, Corbin Christensen, Avery Li, Abrielle Okada, William Harris, William Robbins, Ashlynn Newbold, Brynnly Clark, Jace Kelly, Lily Holmgren, Sean Borcsani, Kasey Jacobsen, Kaitlin Carroll, Caden Ellison, Koa Griffiths, Chelsea Hansen, Payton Richins, Sophie Gilbert, and Jimmy Cota.

 

Janet Barbiero

Congratulations, Mrs. Barbiero, Educator of the Month for March! Janet Barbiero has been teaching for 15 years, and 14 of those years have been at Monte Vista. She spent 10 of those years in fifth grade and four years in fourth. When asked why she teaches fifth grade, Mrs. Barbiero responded with, “I love the curriculum and the age of the students. They are independent, still nice and are not just learning about themselves but about the world around them. They get humor and are fun to engage in conversations.”  Mrs. Barbiero says she really loves teaching 5th grade!

Do you want to know a little more about Mrs. Barbiero?  She says that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays and she loves anything spooky. She is married and has a beautiful, 7-year-old daughter named Marena who she says, “is my everything.” When you see her, congratulate Mrs. Barbiero as Monte Vista’s Educator of the Month