Mrs. Montez

  • I am Karen Montez.  I have been in the Waukesha School District for 30 years! I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 with most of my years in grades 2 and 3. This is my 16th 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 first year Business Teacher at Pewaukee High School. (She also graduated from Whitewater!!)  Kaleena is a Senior at Franciscan University. It is in Ohio! She is an RA at her dorm.  She is studying Theology and  plays the flute at church.  Jenna is a Senior at Waukesha West High School. She plays volleyball and works at Mama Ds Coffee Shop.  They keep us very busy!

    In my free time I enjoy camping and traveling with my family. This past summer we camped in Illinois with many of my family members, and did so much hiking and seeing the beautiful waterfalls.  We also camped in the Dells and rode the Ducks. Relaxing at home on my front porch swing, or watching the stars by the bonfire, are probably my favorite things to do because it feels great to slow down sometimes!  I am looking forward to a wonderful year!!

Contact Me:

  • My email is 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. 

Favorite Book:

  • My favorite book is The Giving Tree. But my favorite series is the Hunger Games.

Karen Montez