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Posted January 6, 2012

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Retirement: Rose M. Montoya, occupational therapist and teacher at Apache Elementary

Rose M. Montoya, an occupational therapist and teacher, will retire in January 2012.  She has been with APS since 1979, serving in more than 16 schools and centers in the district including a final stint at Apache Elementary.

Before going into education, Montoya served during the Vietnam War in the Army Medical Specialist Corp as an occupational therapist office. She worked at St. Joseph's and Presbyterian hospitals, home health care and long-term nursing homes. She also taught at New Futures Young Parent Center

Montoya is a master certified health care provider/home economist and community educator for primary and secondary grade levels. 

Her students and co-workers say that her heart radiates love and they will miss her caring touch. 

She will begin her retirement enjoying her grandchildren, restoring her health, and sharing her experiences with others.  You may reach her at

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