About Mrs. Montoya

 Mrs. Tracy Montoya

 

Let me first say that I am so glad that you are here! My name is Tracy Montoya and I am teaching 8th grade Language Arts. This will be my 21st year teaching and I couldn’t be more excited.  Before teaching 8th grade Language Arts last year, I spent the past seven years teaching beginners English to students new to our country, as well as Reading Intervention classes, here at the Trail. Prior to that, my experience was teaching elementary school. (Nine of those years in RRISD.)

Growing up as an Army brat I traveled a lot!  I’ve lived in Texas, Maryland, Alabama, Nebraska, California, and the majority of my youth  was spent in Germany. I’ve always loved the excitement that change brings and this year will be no different.

The University of Texas at El Paso, better known as UTEP, is where I earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading.  Go Miners! It’s the home of the Sun Bowl.  El Paso is also where I developed my love of anything and everything spicy!

Family is very important to me. My kids are my pride and joy! I have three sons and 3 step kids.

Ryan, my oldest, has his undergraduate degree from A&M and his masters from the University of Florida. He is a lover of all things science related and lives in Bryan, Texas.

My middle son, Taylor, has an engineering degree from A&M and works in Houston. This past January he married Ashley, she is a practicing Physician’s Assistant.

My youngest, Clayton, just graduated from Texas State, with a communications degree and a minor in Art. (He has my gypsy genes, is very creative and has a servant’s heart.) I can’t wait to see what he does with his degree.

kristy and joe

My beautiful step-daughter Kristy got her degree from UT. She just had a fairy tale wedding in New Orleans this June. Her husband, Joe we all love, they live in McKinney, Texas.

Josh, my oldest stepson, got his degree from UT Arlington, and is almost done with the M.B.A. program at A&M. This summer he worked for Johnson & Johnson in Philadelphia.

Anthony chose to go to Chef School and is living in Bryan, Texas. So as you can see, we definitely have a house divided!

When I’m not spending time with my family you will find me reading, gardening, cooking, supervising Buck and Maggie, or if I’m lucky, traveling. 

I try to treat my students as I would want someone to treat my kids, with respect, kindness and patience. I will challenge them to think for themselves and foster a love of learning, reading and writing.
 
I love my job, I believe in kids and I look forward to meeting you!

My wonderful parents, BJ & Retired CW4 Herb Posner. (Married 60 years in Dec.)

My sons, Clay, Taylor, and Ryan.

My sons, Clay, Taylor, and Ryan.

My husband Oscar and I support the youth of Texas through volunteer work . Each year we help with the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo BBQ Cook-off .

Oscar with my stepkids, Josh, Kristy, her fiance Joe, and Anthony.

Oscar with my step kids, Josh, Anthony,Kristy, and her husband Joe.

My best buddy, Buck.

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Last summer I took the trip of a lifetime with my best friend. We went to Europe for 3 1/2 weeks. We visited Germany, Amsterdam, and Italy.

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Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy, August 2014

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Amsterdam

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Wiesbaden, Germany

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My favorite snack in Germany, a pretzel!

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