Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts, University of South Florida
Kristal is a part of our Special Education/Inclusion staff in the English department. She is enjoying her second year as an inclusion teacher at Chalmette High School and spends most of her time in Ms. Roberts' English II class. She has previous teaching experience in Elementary/SED, as well as 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. After moving to Tampa, Florida, she attended the University of South Florida where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree. After 10 years in Florida, she had the opportunity to 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. However, the most important lesson I learned is that there is no place like Louisiana," says Montgomery. So, after returning home 9 years ago, she decided to make a permanent home for herself and her family. She feels very blessed to be able to return to the classroom and plans to become a valuable part of our wonderful community.
Currently, Kristal lives in Metairie with her fiance' and her 2 little girls, ages 8 & 4, the oldest of which is a student in St. Bernard Parish. She is also an active member of her church, Unity of Metairie, and serves as the President on their Board of Trustees. She hopes to teach her daughters the importance of a good education and the values of a strong community.