Hello my name is Montell Pinkston and I am the new 5th grade teacher. Ms. Soni and I are very excited to work with your awesome 5th grade student. I came to Ryder in December of 2013, so I have been here for about 9 years. I have been teaching for 13 years. I am also a product of CPS, attending High School at Simeon Career Academy. I have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Networking and Telecommunications from DeVry University. I also have Master in Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University. I am current working on another Master in Educational Leadership. As the new 5th grade teacher, I plan on delivering a very rigorous curriculum that will challenge that mind of all students and help them reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.