St. Therese hires new principal

St. Therese Catholic School is pleased to welcome Nadine Montoya as the new principal for the 2015-16 school year.  Nadine is well known to students, staff and families having served as the Spanish teacher at St. Therese 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 and reading at the middle school level, as well as 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 master’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in science, as well as a master’s 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 listed her first priority is “to get grounded, learning all of the things and meeting all of the people that make St. Therese run smoothly and to meet all of the families of St. Therese to build 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 middle 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.”