Hello, my name is Monica Powell and I am so excited to be returning to Sterling Elementary for my fifth year as an EL Teacher! I have the pleasure of working with first grade. I have taught special education, sixth grade, and preschool. I received my bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in Special Education and my master’s degree from California State University, Bakersfield in Curriculum and Instruction. My husband retired from the Air Force after 22 years and we have lived in Texas, Oklahoma, California, Germany, and Maryland. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and travelling.