Mountain Vista Students and Faculty Members List Their Favorite Teachers

Katy McVey, 9Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.25.22 AM

“My favorite teacher was Mr. Goody because he always helped us figure out a new way to see the world.”

Photo credits: Hannah Tucker and Melisa Acar



Julie Sturgeon, Social WorkerScreen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.25.54 AM

“My favorite teacher was Mr. Rossel, I believe that was his name. He was from Germany and he taught math. He was inspiring and always brought humor to the math even though it was my worst and least favorite class.”

Photo credits: Bree Dunn and Rose Fackrell



Rachel Matthews, English TeacherScreen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.26.16 AM

“My favorite teacher was Ms. Mckee. She was my ninth grade English teacher and taught me to love writing. I feel like she really cared about me. I felt like she did a good job individualizing things. You felt like she really gave you the attention. We created a whole portfolio and we got to write about what we wanted to write about.”

Photo credits: Madeline Eilert and Haley Kolseth


Pat McCabe, AdministratorScreen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.27.56 AM

“My favorite teacher was Mr. Barnard. Not only did he teach my fifth grade science class, but he also coached a lot of the sports at my junior high and high school. He was a good guy, he was fun, he loved the kids and he took care of us. He was a great one.”

Photo credits: Madeline Eilert and Haley Kolseth


Kat Borras, 9Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.28.16 AM

“Mr. Modert is the coolest teacher ever because he is relatable and acts just like a student. You can get along with him pretty easily.”

Photo credits: Bree Dunn and Rose Fackrell



Chandler Patterson, 10Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.28.31 AM

“My favorite teacher would have to be Ms. Schwendey. She teaches astronomy and biology for all grades. I like her because she [is] enthusiastic, energetic, open minded, laid back and funny.”

Photo credits: Madeline Eilert and Haley Kolseth


Gabe Ybarra, 10Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.28.52 AM

“Mr. McGuire is a fun teacher. We were able to talk sports in class and he also let us watch movies.”

Photo credits: Gabe Barnard and Ryan Sabin




Jake Sabot, English TeacherScreen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.29.11 AM

“My favorite teacher was Steve Irwin. [He] was my mentor as I was going to school to become a teacher. It was my last year of college and I was a tutor the first year I worked with him. The year after college I worked with him as a student teacher. He really helped me understand teaching isn’t really about teaching the subject but rather teaching the students.”

Photo credits: Brady Mckenna


Kendall Hovater, 10Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.29.34 AM

“My favorite teacher is probably Mr. Davis from middle school because he was able to teach us things without making it seem boring.”

Photo credits: Natalie Kinnear and Charlie Penvari,



Dani Mills, 9Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.29.42 AM

“Mr. Keirns is my favorite teacher. He is extremely interesting and has a good teaching style.”

Photo credits: Jack Lindauer



James Flanigan, History TeacherScreen Shot 2015-05-07 at 10.29.49 AM

“My 7th grade teacher was Mr. Damey. He taught about life, not just classroom stuff. Damey was the kind of teacher that cared more about the kids than most teachers and wanted to teach the kids more than just about the material that needed to be learned.”

Photo credits: Staci Prevato and Peyton Elliott

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