Centennial High School

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Cassidy Montoya

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About Me
What is your role(s) at Centennial High School.: 

Hi everyone. I am the ACE Coordinator at Centennial High School. I spend my time on campus with the Social Studies Department and teach ACE Economics and ACE Personal Financial Literacy. As the ACE Coordinator, I facilitate the process through which students earn elective credits for paid or volunteer work. I also work within the Integrated Services Department on campus to provide transition support.

How long have you worked at Centennial?: 

I've worked at Centennial since the 2008/2009 school year. My first as an educator was 2001/2002.

What do you love about working at Centennial?: 

Oh, so many things I can say here. Bottom line--the kids. I love our students. Nowhere else will you find a more creative, artistic, self-expressive and genuine crew. And they let us watch them grow up? What a fun ride.

What is a hobby you have outside of school?: 

Living life with my three guys (Rob, Max and Sonny), reading, writing, camping, mountain biking, moto, hanging out on our boat at Horsetooth in summer, rafting, tubing, snowboarding, etc.

I'm also mildly ashamed to admit I love to vegetate in front of the TV. Sad but true. Dystopina Future and Apocalyptic Fiction lover. Vamps and Zombies, too.

What is one piece of advice you have for students of CHS?: 

Compounding interest. Hopefully you roll through ACE PFL and you know what I mean. If you don't, come by sometime and let me nag you about it.

Also, here are some words of wisdom I saw on a bumper sticker once: "Life is like a corndog. I don't know why; it just is."

Finally and most paramount, VOTE.

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 

ACE Economics

ACE Personal Financial Literacy

ACE Work Experience

About My Classroom: 

Popcorn machine, 5-gal water bottle with a spout, snackies, cast-off rolly chairs, big tables, a class quote board, no fluorescent overhead lights ever. Most important is laughter. We want to have a good time while we're learning.