Monts, Sonya - Distance Learning

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Ms. Monts

 Ms. Monts 2021-2022

My email is:  sonya.monts@bcsemail.org
My room number is: 508


Hello!  After teaching dance in the private sector for over 20 years, this academic year I will be serving as the Distance Learning Assistant at NBHS.  I have previously owned and directed my own studio, The Dancer's Extension, and was the dance teaching artist for Polk County Schools.  Most recently, I was the Dance Educator at Owen High School.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College (SC), my Certificate in Dance Education in 2015 from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and my K-12 Dance Certificate from UNCG.  I am also a Registered Dance Educator (RDE) with the NDEO.  For the NDEO, I contribute to online member forums and webinars, serve on the editorial board for the Dance Education in Practice journal, served on the strategic planning committee, and served as a chapter sponsor for the National Honor Society of Dance Arts.  I've been honored to present my work at state and national levels.  In 2016, I was named NDEO's Outstanding Dance Educator in the Private Sector.  Currently, I serve as a Member-At-Large for the NCDEO and I am working towards my Master of Arts Dance Education through UNCG.

As the Distance Learning Assistant, I will help students to succeed in their chosen online course through AB-Tech or NCVPS.  Distance Learning students have a variety of choices and opportunities to earn college credits while staying on the NBHS campus.  Qualified students enjoy taking courses online that are not typically available in a conventional classroom while adding to their high school transcript and boosting their GPA. The material and skills gained through Distance Learning classes will be valuable to students as they transition to the community college or university of their choice.

I'm glad to be at NBHS this year, where my daughter is a junior.  I'm also excited to help lead the NBHS Cheer Team as their Liaison, and to help with the Performing Arts Club.  I can't leave out my son, who is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  When I'm not dancing or busy with my kids, you might find me paper crafting, cooking, or gardening.  I'm happy to call North Buncombe my home!