Hello, I am Mr. Montijo and I’ve been a teacher for 6 years. I started my teaching career at Saint John’s Episcopal School in Chula Vista. This year at St. Rita’s, I will be teaching junior high Social Studies and Religion. Before getting my start at Saint John’s, I attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Single Subject Teaching.
While at SDSU, I worked part-time at a YMCA and at Mater Dei coaching football. I learned a lot from those jobs and I adopted these four character values that are a part of my everyday life: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. These values are something I do not verbalize, but I try to show by example. I sincerely care for all of my students and want all of them to excel. In return, I expect them to put forth effort in the classroom. I want my students to demonstrate that they are dependable and trustworthy. I demand that my students treat others as they would want to be treated and to value the worth of every person. Lastly, my students should always try to do what is right and to be accountable.
I am a proud product of a Catholic education. My parents sacrificed to send me to St. Rita’s and Marian Catholic High School. Seeing them sacrifice drove me to be a better student and an even better person. I am excited to return to St. Rita’s School!