Hi!

My name is Kaitlin Montgomery and this is my third year teaching, here, at Al-Iman. I am the 6th and 8th grade social studies and ELA teacher along with Sr. Mubeen and Sr. Farea.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication-Media, with minors in journalism and Middle Eastern Studies at North Carolina State University in 2016 as well as my Master’s of Arts in Teaching in 2018. I am certified to teach both middle school social studies and ELA.

I was born in New York but raised in North Carolina. Joining the Al-Iman School has been one of my best decisions since graduating from university. I am beyond excited to come and learn with your child every day.

I look forward to getting to know both you and your child and am always here to help however I can. History and language arts are incredibly important topics; they help us understand the things happening around us and teaches us how to be better versions of ourselves.

Communication is key so if you ever have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can email me at kaitlin.montgomery@alimancrescent.org and I will respond within 24-hours.

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Teaching Philosophy

I believe that every child has the right to a good education. As a teacher at an Islamic School, I believe it is important that Islamic values be incorporated into the history I am teaching. My goal is to not only teach the curriculum completely, so student’s are academically competitive when they graduate, but teach them a side of history and literature few actually learn. While incorporating Islamic teaching and values into instruction, students will be learning a history that is not only inclusive but rich.

It is important to me that each student learns in the way that best suits them. I frequently change the way material is taught to engage in all types of learning styles. Not only do I help them understand the mandated curriculum but I engage them in discussions that sharpen their skills as independent thinkers, problem solvers and global citizens.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.         — Aristotle