I am Karen Montez. I have been in the Waukesha School District for 27 years! I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 with most of my years in grades 2 and 3. This is my 14th year here at Banting. Before coming here I taught at Summit View and at Rose Glen. I have been teaching here so long that I have now taught several children of former students!! That is always very exciting!! I graduated from UW Whitewater with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in December of 1991.My husband is the Dean of Students at Butler Middle School and the Head Baseball Coach at Waukesha West High School. We have 3 daughters. Ally is a Junior at UW Whitewater. (I love that she is going there!!) She is very involved in church activities there. She is studying to be a Business Education teacher. Kaleena is a Freshman at Franciscan University. It is in Ohio! She will be studying Theology and hopefully playing the flute at church or with their small band. Jenna is a Freshman at Waukesha West High School. She plays volleyball and also plays the clarinet in band. They keep us very busy!
In my free time I enjoy camping and traveling with my family. This past summer we camped in the Dells. We camp every year at Wyalusing State Park or Devil's Lake, with many of my family members. Relaxing at home on my front porch swing is probably my favorite thing to do because it feels great to slow down sometimes!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and this is the best way to get in contact with me. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question, concern, or just want to touch base.
My favorite book is The Giving Tree. But my favorite series is the Hunger Games.