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Crystal Prew and StudentsCrystal 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!

Kristen HeltonNovember’s Educator of the Month is Kristen Helton. According to Heather Miller, fourth grade teacher, “Kristen joined our faculty this year and has been such an asset to our school. She loves music, and she has shared this with our students. She is creative, prepared and always has a smile on her face. When you enter her classroom, you can feel the love she has for her students. She is organized and is good to collaborate with teachers to help plan music lessons that will go along with the core curriculum for each grade. It is wonderful to hear music in the hallways of Monte Vista. Thanks for all you do Kristen!”

Cami AndersonCami Anderson is Educator of the Month for October. Mrs. Anderson is a member of the dual language team for 4th grade, supporting the English side of student instruction. Her teammate, Dermot Kendal, wrote, “She is always super positive and well-prepared. She is very supportive and helpful to the new members of her team. She is a great teacher and colleague.” Congratulations Cami for being selected as Educator of the Month! Thanks for all you do!

Vaske's ClassAmber Vaske is September Educator of the Month. Her teammate, Julie Culverwell, wrote this about Amber: “Amber is a very happy person. She smiles a lot and makes everyone around her feel special. Her students love her for all of her great ideas and she is super flexible! She organizes the grade level’s many events and is always willing to share her great ideas. When asked, a student described her as a ‘teacher who is funny and nice. She always listens to me.’ You definitely deserve this award! Congratulations, Amber!”