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I am Linda
Montalto and I teach English at Houston Middle School.
grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated
from Brentwood Ross High School. I later graduated with a BA from St. Joseph's
College followed by an MA from SUNY Stony Brook University.
The reason I want to teach is because teaching has always been part of my life. From a very young age, I learned that my dad
never attended school. He grew up in
Europe during WWII and an education was not available to him in his small
village in Croatia. When I was old
enough to speak, I began assisting my mom with teaching my dad to speak
English. This was crucial, so he could
obtain a driver's license and become a US citizen. From this point on, I knew that teaching was
in my soul and I always sought opportunities to teach and educate.
My favorite memory from my own days in school is when I was in the band and we marched in several parades
(Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and St. Patrick's Day Parade) and attended the
Lake Placid Olympics. We also performed during half-time in Miami, and, most
importantly, marched in the inauguration parade for Jimmy Carter..
In my spare time I cook, bake, compete
jigsaw puzzles, exercise and visit with my children and two grandsons.
My favorite book is Les
Miserable. The story is incredible and
portrays an endless love no matter what obstacles enter the characters' paths.