Warriors You Should Know – Sierra DiMonte

We want to welcome another new member to the Waubonsie Valley teaching staff for 2018-19. Sierra DiMonte is a 2nd year teacher in IPSD 204 and we were fortunate enough to steal her from our “friends” to the north where she taught last year. Sierra is full of energy and in addition to teaching is also coaching Girls Tennis this year at WV. If you see Sierra around, be sure to say hello and welcome her to WV.

What do you teach here at WV?
I teach World Geography and United States History (next semester I will also teach ELO Gov.)

Do you coach or oversee any clubs/activities here at WV?
I coach Girls Tennis

How many years of experience in education do you have? Where have you taught before WV?
I have been teaching for two years now and am looking forward to many more wonderful memories teaching. Before teaching at Waubonsie, I taught at Metea Valley High School (eek!)

Why did you get into education?
I have always been a “people” person. I love helping students work through setbacks and celebrate their success. I had many amazing teachers who helped me grow as both a student and a person, and I hope to pay it forward with my own students.

Where did you go to high school?
Naperville North High School

Where did you go to college?
Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)

Where do you get inspiration from?
My students and the intelligent colleagues I work with. I am so inspired by all of the creative energy I am surrounded with in and out of the classroom.

Do you have a favorite Warrior Memory?
Matches with my tennis girls. They are the sweetest, goofiest, kindest girls and they always makes me smile, even if I had a difficult day.

Is there a student that you will never forget? Tell us why they were so memorable.
Alexia. She taught me that you never know the positive impact you could be making on a student, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

Favorite Food/Beverage?
Popcorn

Favorite childhood teacher and why?
Mrs. Dehmlow. Aside from being a confident, intelligent, driven female role model, she taught me the impact actually caring about students beyond the classroom can have within the classroom.

When not at school, where do you like to spend your time or what do you like to do? Do you have any special talents?
I love to go on walks with my friends, craft, and go into Chicago to explore new activities

What are your future goals?
I see myself in the school for the rest of my career. One day I would love to be a Department Chair because I think it would be awesome to help other teachers grow in addition to my students.

If your department had to vote you, “most likely to…”, what would they vote you?
Most likely to not understand sarcasm

What did you do this summer?
Vegas baby! My first time visiting and I came home a winner!

What is your goal for this school year?
Form meaningful connections with my students and contribute positively to my PLCs.

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