Welcome to Our New WHS CTE Staff Members
We are excited to introduce our new CTE staff members for the 2019-20 school year. These teachers bring a wealth of industry and educational experience to our CTE Team and we are thrilled to have them at WHS! Many of our new teachers have expertise in multiple pathways. This cross-disciplinary background will help support our project-based learning and allows for true collaboration that is reflective of industry.
Malcolm Davis is a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. He also has a Master’s of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Malcolm has taught Science at the Middle School Level for a combined 13 years at two previous Colorado school districts. In addition to his educator experience, he has over 20 years of experience in restaurant management. Malcolm said, “When I heard of the great things that the Westminster High School CTE program was doing to prepare their students, this was the school for me.” Malcolm currently teaches in the Business and Marketing pathways and is the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Adviser.
Valerie Montano is excited to be here at Westminster High School as part of the CTE team! Prior to becoming a teacher she was employed as an professional illustrator, graphic designer, structural designer and started her own interior design business. She is fascinated with how advancements in technology interface with industry and how these shifts are redefining the work world. Valerie is a lifelong learner and looks forward to learning about all of her students and sharing her enthusiasm with them daily. Watching her students grow, succeed and learn about life is forever inspiring and meaningful.
Chris Hill, our new ProStart teacher, has more than 20 years in the food and beverage industry as both a chef and director of dining services. He has always had a passion for working with students and is excited to have the opportunity to work with them in a culinary setting. Chris hopes to ignite a fire in his students that want to work in the hospitality industry and be able to mentor and guide them as they achieve their dreams.
Sue Singh, our new Health Occupation teacher and HOSA adviser, is a licensed nurse and comes to us with 6 years of teaching experience. She is originally from the Fiji Islands and has resided in beautiful Colorado for the last 37 years. She loves traveling, cooking and family time when not teaching. She has already given our Health Occupations classroom a complete makeover and has students actively preparing for their CNA certification exam!