Degrees and Certifications:
BS Biology(major) & Chemistry(minor), University of Colorado MS Environmental Science, City University of New York Secondary (7-12) Science Teaching Certification
Mr. Shane Montoya
I am excited to be teaching at Lewis-Palmer Middle School and to share my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm of Science. My goal is to provide students with a practical view of the subjects I will be teaching to best relate to the world around us and “wake-up” the scientist in each of us.
I have previously taught both middle school and high school science classes and have coached basketball. Before starting my teaching career, I served in the Coast Guard for 25 years as a Maritime Safety and Security officer. I have been stationed on all coasts of the U.S. with 11 years in Alaska and overseas assignments throughout Asia; my work focused on pollution response, inspecting commercial ships/port facilities, enforcing environmental regulations, investigating accidents and criminal activities, responding to both natural and manmade disasters, and preparing for expanse of maritime activity into the Arctic. My wife and I both grew up in Colorado, so when I retired this is where we chose to settle down and call home. I enjoy outdoor activities, both summer and winter, and am an avid fly-fisherman.