Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Posted: March 27, 2017

Note: This news item is more than a year old. Browse for more current news.

News

Teacher of the Month Marc Montaño, Truman Middle School

Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation recognize some of our outstanding teachers.

For years, Marc Montaño worked as a correction officer in Albuquerque seeing the lives of young people affected negatively. It was his time as an officer that inspired him to pursue the role of a teacher. His journey is in its 3rd year at Truman Middle School, and he couldn't be more inspired.

"I really want one day, for one of my students to look back and say that I was the person that had an affect on me, that was the turning point that I knew I wasn't going to get in trouble anymore, " Montaño said. "That was the point where I turned to be successful and that I was the person that pushed me in the right direction."

Marc Montaño is the Pepsi/APS Education Foundation’s Teacher of the Month for March. Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation have partnered for the past seven years to recognize a few of the district’s outstanding teachers for their contributions to the classroom, school, and community.  This year, Flying Star Café is also recognizing our teachers by donating a gift card.

The Foundation randomly selects one APS school each month, and that school’s principal or staff chooses a teacher to be honored. The teacher receives a $100 check from Pepsi, a $50 gift card from Flying Star Café and acknowledgment on the APS website, Facebook page and electronic billboards.

They receive a small token of appreciation but represent the many outstanding teachers in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Meet Marc Montaño:

News
Three APS Students Going to State Spelling Bee
More than 40 students participate in the districtwide bee held on Jan. 17.
Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
While schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in commemoration of MLK Day, students can join the march in Albuquerque, volunteer and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.
Peanut
In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy shares some exciting personal news.
Art & Music Coming to All Elementary Schools
We're hiring 20 music and art teachers each year for the next five so that students will have both subjects every year in elementary school.
Outstanding Employees Announced
The first group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program includes an activities director, leadership instructor, redirector and specialist.
Events
Jan 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
Jan 21
Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting - Jan 21, 2019
Jan 23
San Idelfonso Pueblo Feast Day
Jan 23
Board Members Attend Economic Forum - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
Board of Education District Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
NCAA Information Night — Del Norte HS
Jan 24
Board Members Attend 50th Annual NM Governor's Prayer Breakfast - Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24
Board Members Attend APS Native American Open Community Forum - Jan 24, 2019