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Tahquitz High School Teacher Jonathan Monteith Receives October ‘Teachers are Heroes’ Award

Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, Teachers are Heroes shines a spotlight on one of the most important professions…teaching! On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Azusa Pacific University (APU) and KATY 101.3 The Mix (KATY) recognized Jonathan Monteith as the October Teachers are Heroes winner for his efforts in making a difference in the lives of so many students.

Mr. Monteith has been teaching three years at Tahquitz High School in Hemet. He is excited about his students and enjoys seeing their growth during the school year. Jessika Ellis, one of Monteith’s students, nominated him and said, “He inspired me to continue my schooling and not give up on high school. He inspires me to show up every day and work hard”.

Ms. Candace Boulais, Assistant Principal at Tahquitz High School, said, “Mr. Montieth is an asset to Tahquitz High School and a blessing to all the students that enter his classroom. He teaches with a high degree of passion and the belief that all students can learn. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his students are provided with the support they need in order to be successful. Mr. Monteith is a native to Hemet, and after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he returned to his hometown to give back to the community. We are very proud of Mr. Monteith and grateful for the positive impact he has made on our campus”.

Monteith was presented with the Teachers are Heroes award and some special prizes from The Mix Prize Closet. Following the presentation, Monteith and his class were treated to a pizza party provided by the Temecula Pizza Factory.

The Teachers are Heroes program will run through April 2018. Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, and even other school administrators. All selected teachers and their classes will attend a private celebration at the end of the year at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. For more information go to, keyword: Teachers or go to