Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education M.Ed. Educational Technology
Mrs. Monika Cartee
Why I am a member of the Dream Team?
As a member of the Dream Team at The Traditional Academy at Bellair, I am excited to challenge students to be their best in academics and character by providing an accelerated pace of study and a focus on patriotism and citizenship. I look forward to building a partnership with parents and students as we learn and grow together.
My Educational Background
I have been teaching for fifteen years. I earned both my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University. I began teaching on the Navajo Reservation. I then taught first grade in my hometown of Winslow, AZ, for five years. I have taught kindergarten, third, and fourth grade in the Deer Valley Unified School District. I have been teaching in the district for eight years.
In my spare time I enjoy going on long runs, working in the yard, going to the lake, and pretty much anything that has to do with outdoors. But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my four children and my husband, Gary.
What makes me a favorite teacher?
I bring high expectations and a lot of enthusiasm to the classroom. Through my enthusiasm, students are motivated, engaged, and eager to learn. I relate well with children and am understanding of their needs. Students leave my class with a love of learning.