Nadine Montoya is Named the New Principal at St. Therese
We are pleased to announce that Nadine Montoya has been appointed as the new principal of St. Therese Catholic School. Nadine is well known to students and staff at St. Therese having served as our Spanish teacher last year.
Ms. Montoya has been involved in education since 1985 and school administration since 2005. Her experience includes classroom teaching at the second, third, and fourth grade level, English as a second language, reading at the middle school level, and working with high school students in the Upward Bound Program. She has also served as the Summer School Administrator for Pitts Middle School and completed her administrative internship at Freed Middle School. Nadine retired from Pueblo City Schools in the spring of 2014 and joined the staff of St. Therese last fall.
Ms. Montoya earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Science, as well as a Masters Degree in English as a Second Language. She holds current Colorado principal and teacher licenses and has a variety of experiences in staff development, grant writing, and technology.
Ms. Montoya said her first priority will be “to get grounded, learning all of the things and meeting all of the people that make our school run smoothly and to meet all of the families of St. Therese to begin building the relationships that are so important for the success of our students.” Ms. Montoya also said, “I am excited to the have the opportunity to lead the students and staff of St. Therese Catholic School building upon the foundation and continuing the initiatives Mr. Brainard started.” She went on to say, “I am also happy to be able to work with Mr. Brainard as my mentor and coach for this school year.”
Ms. Montoya will begin her tenure as principal August 1st and is eagerly looking forward to the first day of school, August 19th.