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!
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
Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Heather Miller who is Monte Vista's Educator of the Month for February. Heather is in her 15th year of teaching, ten of those years at Monte Vista. She is loved by her students and our faculty, and is a valuable member of her team. Heather's interests outside the classroom include camping and hiking with her family, including fourteen-year-old twins, a five-year-old, and a four-year-old.
Congratulations go to Diane Edwards, Monte Vista's January Educator of the Month. Mrs. Edwards has been teaching for "about 30 years!" She taught preschool for several years and has been at Monte Vista for 14 years. She loves second graders, saying they are "happy and curious." She especially loves teaching science and integrates language arts into her science lessons.
Crystal Prew received the Educator of the Month award at December’s Leader in Me Assembly on Friday, December 15th. Mrs. Prew has been a teacher at Monte Vista for the past 10 years, her first year being the year most of her students were born! Former students knew her as Ms. Romans, as she got married last year and changed her name. Mrs. Prew went to Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She grew up on the central California coast. We are really happy she chose to teach in Utah. Congratulations, Mrs. Prew, for being December’s Educator of the Month!