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Posted: March 27, 2017

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: