Linda Montalto

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I am Linda Montalto and I teach English at Houston Middle School.


I 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.


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