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Mr. Montroy chosen as Marvin Ridge Teacher of the Year for 2014
Nominated by his peers and selected by an interview committee, Social Studies teacher and football coach Matthew Montroy is the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for Marvin Ridge High School.
This is Mr. Montroy’s seventh year of teaching, all of which have been as a Maverick. He is passionate about learning and reaching students on a personal level as well communicating about history. Through the years, he has taught a variety of courses, from Civics to AP US History, but this year he is teaching a course he truly loves and helped establish as a permanent selection here at Marvin Ridge, Cold War History. “The fact that the Cold War sets up our current history makes it extremely relevant. The course allows me to teach students about events that shape our world today in hopes that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past.” No worries, though, he will pick up with AP US History again in the Spring.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Montroy has served as a varsity football coach for seven years, and advises many clubs and student organizations. This year he is working with the Spirit Club, Rho Kappa, and the newest, Patriot Club. Originally from New York state, he moved to North Carolina to begin his teaching career and coach. He attended Hobart College for his Bachelor’s degree and completed his Master of Science in Adolescent Education with a concentration in History at St. John Fisher College. He is an avid board and video game enthusiast and very excited about representing Marvin Ridge in the district competition for UCPS Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Mr. Montroy!
Written by: Lisa Justice
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 by Lisa Justice