Last spring we had an incredible math teacher leave Potosi Schools when Mr. Green moved on. Throughout the summer we were looking for a teacher to replace the math teacher. In July of 2019 Mrs. Cohen applied and became the new high school math teacher.
With her 26 years of teaching, decorating her classroom was not hard, but figuring out seating arrangements was the hardest part. The classroom was not the only thing that needed to be decorated, as the Cohens were in the process of moving to Potosi.
When Mrs.Cohen came to Potosi, she had a game plan to build relationships with her students. Her plan was to go to the students extracurricular activities. Also, she wants to provide the building blocks to her students to be as successful as they can. She wanted her students to keep an open line of communication and make herself available to students. Not only did Cohen have a game plan, but she also had a goal set. The goal was to prepare presentations for all the lessons, so she can refine them next summer and next year.
Teaching is not all Cohen does; she likes to watch the Milwaukee Brewers, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Potosi not only lost a math teacher, but we also lost our Spanish teacher, Mrs. Hartline. We then had to find a new Spanish teacher; lucky for us Ms. Montgomery applied. Montgomery had to get to work to prepare for the year very quickly, as she was hired a week before school started. “I had a few decorations I had been saving for my classroom and I also got a few from Amazon,” stated Miss Montgomery. Her main focus was to get to know the students and what they knew.
Montgomery would like to include more technology in her classroom. One goal she shared with me is that she would like to take her students to a Spanish-speaking country one day. Another thing she would like to do is becoming a track and field coach because she wants to get more involved with the school.
Before coming to Potosi Montgomery, student-taught in Cuba City, taught English as a Second Language at Darlington, and was a part of an international student program at UWP. Miss Montgomery likes to hang out with friends, and read in English, Spanish, and French in her free time.
While Potosi may have lost some incredible teachers, in return we got two more incredible teachers. These two teachers are going to do amazing things for Potosi.