4th Grade

Mountain Island Charter School

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

We are excited to begin the 2014-2015 school year!

We hope this website will be a great tool to empower both student and parent. Please use this website to check for 4th grade news and learning. If you feel we are missing important information, please let us know!

Mr. Lamonte Hughley

Mrs. Casie Mantooth

My name is Casie Mantooth and I am beyond thrilled to begin my second year at MICS with the best, most outstanding group of 4th graders EVER! :)

I am originally from New Braunfels, Texas (a small town in between Austin and San Antonio). After high school, I went to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music (WOOOOOOOO PIG SOUIEE!!!) and then back home to Texas State University in San Marcos to earn a Masters in Elementary Education. After graduating, I moved up to North Carolina to teach 1st grade at Rockwell Elementary (just outside Salisbury). The following year, I moved to 5th grade for five years and loved every minute of it!! This year will make my eighth year of teaching all together.

My husband, Matt, and I have been married for three years and we have two furry children/cats, Tex and Zip. My parents, identical twin sister, Loren, and her family still live in Texas, but I am working hard to get them all up here sooner or later! :)

Again, I am so looking forward to working with your children this year! If you ever have any questions or need to get ahold of me, please feel free to call or email me. I know we will have a fun, fabulous 4th grade year!

Mrs. Christina Miller

My name is Christina Miller and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. A little about myself, I’m very blessed to have an amazing husband, Brent, and two beautiful daughters, Ava and Addison. Ava will be apart of the MICS family as a second grader and Addi is a big preschooler. Our family has lived in Charlotte for four years and we love this area. We enjoy outdoor activities especially swimming, hiking, biking, boating, and camping.

My desire to be a teacher began when I was a child. Not only did I love attending school, I also convinced my brother and sister to play school at home (occasionally against their will). I went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and my Master of Science degree in Literacy from The Ohio State University. I am a licensed reading specialist. I have eleven years experience in the public school system teaching second through sixth graders. I spent two years teaching my children as a stay-at-home mom.

I am truly honored to join the MICS family. I look forward to getting to know and working with all of the parents and students of my class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

I hope you are as excited about this year as I am. We are going to have a great year!!!

Mrs. Nicole Simonette

I consider myself to be so lucky to be part of this amazing school! I am embarking on both my third year in North Carolina and at MICS. I continue to be extremely excited to be among the priviledged few who get to come to MICS everyday and teach your wonderful children.

I received my Bachelors and teaching certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. This is my seventh year teaching and I have loved every minute of it. I have four fabulous children: Parker, who is 15, attends the upper school here at MICS, a set of twin daughters, Brooke and Aubrey, who are 3 years old, and a little one on the way, due in October of 2014. My wonderful husband is the Caterer for Whole Foods Market in Charlotte.

We are loving the weather here in North Carolina and love the fact that we can actually enjoy the outdoors in August. I am looking forward to another beautiful North Carolina autumn!

I know that this will be a great year for your students! We will have a lot of fun growing together this year. Thank you so much for allowing me to help guide your children down a path of lifetime discovery and learning!

Reading Curriculum

Instruction is set up in a workshop format. A mini-lesson begins each session and then students are given time to delve into books for at least 30 minutes. While they read, teachers conference with them to help strengthen the skills being taught.