Essential Teachers

Mountain View prides itself by including four 'essential content areas' which work in collaboration with each other, as well as the classroom teachers.  

Our four content areas include:  Visual Arts, Music & Movement, Physical Education and World Cultures and Russian Language.

Technology & Computer Science is also very important at Mountain View, as we believe that teachers and students should have access to technology at any time, therefore there is a 1:1 iPad to student ratio for Kindies and First Graders and a 1:1 Chromebook ratio for Second Graders.  Additionally, Mountain View provides STEAM classes embedded in the student's week to enhance their education and to assist classroom teachers, which allows technology use to soar in their classrooms.

Visual Arts & STEAM

Taught by Ms. Lindsey Ott, Visual Arts at Mountain View isn't just a class it is a new adventure! When students come into art it is another day to grow, think, learn, explore, discuss, write and create. Your child will gain knowledge of different mediums and techniques (paint, clay, ink, printmaking and more). It is always an exciting experience to watch the children express themselves through the visual arts!! Ms. Ott looks forward working with Mountain View students and watch them develop new skills! 

On art days Ms. Ott expects students to do their best! Please remind students not to wear their favorite outfits on art days. Ms. Ott reminds all students to put on paint-shirts, but accidents may, and sometimes do happen!


Music and Movement


Taught by Kayla Smith, Music and Movement encompasses all music has to offer.  Students practice music skills thought singing, playing instruments and purposeful movement.  Students are not only learning music concepts but also how to listen thoughtfully, solve problems collaboratively and share and value each individual's ideas. 

Physical Education


Taught by Dan McCarter, Physical Education at Mountain View teaches competence in movement, emotional and social wellness, physical and personal wellness, prevention and risk management, and of course fun and sport!  Students in all grade levels learn a plethora of sports and games throughout the year, emphasizing teamwork, rule-following and sportsmanship.