The PTA involvement and teachers really make Montgomery feel like a true community school. The teachers and administration really care for the students. When needed, the PTA and parents really step up to get things done. I have 2 children at Montgomery and they both love learning and feel very nurtured.
We are extremely grateful to Ms. Soldan. She is the best 2nd grade teacher on the planet. She is thoughtful, kind, patient and was just a joy to have as my daughter's teacher this year. We moved from Florida to Georgia and it was a bit traumatic on my daughter initially. Ms. Soldan helped her with the transition and helped me with all my fears about what my daughter was going through emotionally because of the move. She is the absolute best!
This was my daughter's first year at Montgomery Elementary, previously she attended charter school in Florida. Her second grade teacher was Ms. Soldan and she was the best. She is very patient, kind, understanding, thoughtful and firm when she needs to be. My daughter loved having her and I loved knowing that my daughter was in great hands. I am very grateful to have experienced my first year at Montgomery Elementary School with Ms. Soldan as my daughter's teacher.
I think the teachers at Montgomery do a phenomenal job educating the kids. I feel as if the school lacks diversity and there is minimal education about other cultures. They don't have a black history program but if my child went to another dekalb county school on the south end, they have them. I feel like the current principal, although African American does not engage with the African American parents and students the same way she does with the white students and parents. We're merely tolerated.
Montgomery is a great community school filled with strong families. Many of the teachers are loving and care about the success of your child. Unfortunately there are "bad apples" teaching there. If your child gets one of these teachers, it will be a difficult and challenging year for your child. The administration continues to do nothing with the information they have on these teachers and they continue to "teach."