Position: Bio 160 and Anatomy Teacher
School: Boulder Creek High School
School District: Deer Valley Unified School District
City, State: Anthem, Arizona
About the Nominee: Vanessa Montgomery is one of the most interesting people you could ever meet. Her college-level anatomy class can seem intimidating at first, but the hard work is fun and worthwhile.
Her nominator, a student who wishes to remain anonymous, states that Mrs. Montgomery is the first teacher they've had who knows the curriculum she teaches like the back of her hand. Every day, her students are excited and ready to learn. She is modest about her accomplishments and prefers to stay out of the spotlight, but the accomplishments her students have achieved are significant. She makes her students believe that they can do anything they set their mind to. If she senses her students are anxious, she reminds them not to be nervous. The amazing things she teaches and the excitement she instills in her students make her a LifeChanger in the Deer Valley community!