July 2022: ABC10 Teacher of the Month is Sarah Montenegro


Ms. Montenegro is a 7th/8th grade teacher at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, Calif. – ABC10, in partnership with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Sacramento State College of Education, is proud to announce that Martin Luther King Jr. Grade 7-8 teacher Sarah Montenegro. Technology Academy, is Teacher of the Month for July 2022. In place For 20 years, Teacher of the Month has been one of ABC10’s signature community enrichment initiatives designed to highlight local teachers who are making a difference in lives. of their students and their families. After being recently interviewed by ABC10’s Mark S. Allen, seven-time Emmy Award-winning press crew member, an uplifting story about Ms. Montenegro will air multiple times throughout July. The first time the story will air is Tuesday, July 12 during ABC10’s morning news between 5 and 7 a.m. and again the same evening on ABC10 News at 5 p.m.

A middle school teacher for six years at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy in Sacramento, Ms. Montenegro teaches English to 7th and 8th graders. Recently voted “Teacher of the Year” at the school located in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, Ms. Montenegro is respected and held in high esteem by her colleagues and students. She is known for her compassion, professionalism, willingness to help, and “brave” attitude, while navigating and overcoming the unexpected challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When asked why teachers are important, she highlighted many compelling impact points and concluded with this: “The most important thing, in my opinion, is that in addition to being teachers committed to our students, we are also a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on. , and a cheerleader in their corner, and in this way, we have the ability and the privilege to significantly change the lives of students.

As part of her recognition as Teacher of the Month, Ms. Montenegro will receive $1,000 from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and will be eligible for the Esquire IMAX ABC10 Teacher of the Year Award – which includes a $5,000 prize – which will be announced at a special awards program later in the year.

Nominate a local teacher in the greater Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto area for an upcoming Teacher of the Month!

Thanks to our sponsors ABC10 Teacher of the Month:

SchoolsFirst Credit Union

California State University, Sacramento


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