Degrees and Certifications:

Justina Montano, Academic Specialist

Degrees/Credentials: BA in English from The College of Wooster, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential through Chico State University, Language Development Specialist Certificate (now known as CLAD-Crosscultural Language Development Certificate)

Experience: began teaching in 1988 and taught or worked in other education-related positions ever since, including Educational Consultant for Creative Publications and McGraw-Hill and Director of Educational Programs for a Sonoma Valley non-profit; have been working at Flowery since 2007

Special Interests: spending time with my family, reading, decorating my home and rearranging the furniture, being outdoors, knitting, taking pictures and making photo books

What does the Academic Specialist do?

  • Teaches 4th and 5th grade ELD classes
  • Oversees process of reclassification of ELL students
  • Supports teachers with materials, curriculum and instructional strategies
  • Provides professional development for teachers
  • Coordinates testing
  • Collects and tracks data on student achievement
  • Coordinates intervention/extended learning
  • Assists with implementation of school-wide discipline plan
  • Is a member of the Leadership and Family Support Teams
  • Serves as Teacher-In-Charge when principal is away
  • Assists with school website updates
  • Organizes Dual Immersion Kindergarten Information Night
  • Coordinates Annual Senior Recognition Event
  • Organizes and facilitates Kindergarten Parent Orientation meetings
  • Writes press releases
  • Serves on District committees
  • Researches and implements new technologies and resources that support student learning 


Additional Resources / Recursos Adicionales 

Reading Rockets

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