Five Minutes With … Carmen Montgomery |

Five Minutes With … Carmen Montgomery

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Carmen Montgomery E-mail address: Age: 40 School, grade and subject: Roaring Fork High School, ELL 9-12Family information: Carmen is married to Robert Montgomery, who teaches K-1 at the Montessori school at Carbondale Elementary.Teaching experience: This is Carmen’s third year at RFHS.Why are you a teacher? If you worked in another profession before teaching, why did you change? There is no short answer to that question.What do you like most about teaching? The students!What do you do in your free time? Read, travel, visit art galleries, go to the theater and anything that will help me become a more effective teacher.What’s your favorite lesson to teach? Healthy skepticism and the spirit of inquiry.What was your favorite teacher like? He was a brilliant math teacher who loved teenagers and had an ardent sense of humor. He believed that we could succeed in math, and we did.If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would you take with you? I would have a Sunday dinner in Lincolnton, Ga., with my mother, grandmother, aunts, sister, nephew and Lewis Grizzard.What do you most miss about being a kid? The ability to suspend disbelief.What do you most miss about being a kid? The ability to suspend disbelief.

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