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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Ivan Montes

Iván Montes, Director of Impact Design, City Year

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Iván Montes serves as the Director of Impact Design with City Year San José/Silicon Valley. In this capacity, he designs the impact models for City Years work in thirteen East San José schools, which has led to the piloting of a year-long science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) program impacting 1,200 students in grades 1 through 8. This standardized STEAM curricula is implemented across twelve schools and provides learning opportunities to enhance content knowledge, and to foster students’ abilities to think critically and creatively. As a San José native and former teacher, Iván is passionate about education and ensuring that all students in Silicon Valley receive access to an education that humanizes them and provides them with the tools to navigate our society and succeed. Iván’s previous experience includes serving as the Curriculum Support Specialist of English for the Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Education Transformation Office, where he advocated for students in 13 high-needs secondary schools. The practice of conducting socio-historical research at the Bahrain Ministry of Culture and completing a US Fulbright Fellowship deepens his impact within our culturally diverse community. Iván earned his Master of Arts from the American University in Cairo and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a double major in Political Science-International Relations and Middle East Studies.

 

 
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