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Monte Sano Elementary
(256)428-7300   |   
(256)428-7301   |   
1107 Monte Sano Blvd.
Blue Ribbon School

Ms. LaVonda Grant

A bit about me... I love to travel, dance, bake, and read! I'm an outdoor type of person who likes gardening, camping, and swimming. You can find me watching sports or attending football and basketball games. I love my Tuskegee University Golden Tigers, Chicago Bulls, and Seattle Seahawks! I also love spending quality time with my family, friends, and dog.
Education: 
Post Baccalaureate Program, Alabama A&M University, M.Ed.
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Tuskegee University
A Certification, Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama
Certifications: 
ALSDE Class B, Elementary (K-6)
ALSDE Class A, Elementary (K-6)
ALSDE Class A, Instructional Leadership (P-12)
HQT Areas: Reading (K-6), Reading (7-12)
Wide Medication Assistant Certificate, 09/2009-present
Phone: 
256-428-7300
Grade: 
5
Department: 
Math
English
Social Studies
Science
Experience: 
I currently serve as 5th Grade Teacher for Monte Sano Elementary School. I love 5th Graders because they are tasked with understanding what it means to be independent. As a member of the Leadership Team, I take pride in making important decisions for school-improvement initiatives.

My first teaching experience with Huntsville City Schools began at The Academy for Academics and Arts as a 5th Grade Teacher. I held this position from August 2005- May 2011. I later transitioned to a 3rd Grade position at AAA from August 2011- May 2015. During my career I have been privileged to serve as a member of the Capacity Builder Cohort and Standards Based Report Card Team for HCS in 2013. In 2015 I also served as a TOT for the Culturally Responsive Equity Team. From 2015-2019, I served as an ARI Reading Specialist. I attended the ARI Retooling Internship for Reading Specialist in 2017 along with serving on the Teacher Interview Screening Committee for HCS in 2017. After embarking upon a new Literacy Pathway I am more aware of Social Emotional Learning as I attended the Collaborative Classroom training in 2018. I served as a Title 1 Curriculum Specialist from 2019-2021. I enjoyed working with Federal Programs, providing mathematics professional development, and supporting student learning. I also attended Fractional, Multiplicative, and Additive OGAP Training.

As I embark upon my 17th year with HCS I look forward to learning more and growing at Monte Sano where LEARNING is always COOLER on the mountain!

Email:
lavonda.grant@hsv-k12.org