Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts, University of South Florida
Kristal teaches Special Education-English 1 and is enjoying her first year as a teacher at Chalmette High School. She has 3 years of previous teaching experience in Elementary/SED, as well as a year of Middle School Math. Her experience in language arts, as well as her creative classroom management style and ability to build positive relationships with her students, makes her a welcome addition to our faculty.
Born and raised in south Louisiana, Kristal always dreamed of traveling and living the "big city" life. Not long after graduating high school, she moved from her small hometown to live in other areas of the country. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she lived for 10 years. Later, she also had the opportunity to live and teach in other large, urban cities, including Los Angeles and New York City. The journey through each of these amazing life experiences helped shape the type of educator and person she has become.
"Having the chance to travel and live in the amazing cities of my childhood dreams has taught me so much in so many ways. But the one thing I learned the most is that there truly is no place like Louisiana," says Montgomery. So, after returning home 7 years ago, she has decided to make a permanent home for herself and her family. She has become an active member of her church, Unity of Metairie, and serves as the Vice President on their Board of Directors. She is also the mother of 2 little girls, whom she hopes to teach the values of a small town. She is very excited to finally return to the classroom and plans to become a valuable part of our wonderful community.