Please join me in welcoming our new 5th grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year, Mr. Vincent Vannah! We are very excited to have him joining our staff. He has written a message so you can all get to know him a little bit before the start of the school year.
“Hello families and friends, I am Mr. Vincent Vannah the new fifth grade teacher at the Mount View Elementary School. I am a very positive, energetic, dedicated, out-going, and supportive educator and coach. I started to realize my ambition for becoming a teacher in my sophomore year of high school. I helped my fellow classmates in my geometry class and from there I knew I wanted to continue helping others learn.
I graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 2013 as a three sport athlete (playing soccer, basketball, and track & field) and the President of my class for four years. After that, I attended the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated in 2017, studying Elementary Education with a math concentration. At college, I continued to help and support students and people while taking classes. I worked with students at nearby Elementary Schools either reading to them or helping them with their classwork, I worked at an after school program at the local fitness center working with children from birth to 12 years of age, and I traveled to New Orleans twice to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity.
I began my teaching career at one of the RSU#3 outlying schools in Brooks: Morse Memorial School. I taught a 4th/5th grade combo, 5th grade, 4th grade, and 3rd grade at the school in my four years being there. Additionally, I coached various sports while at college and at the Brooks school. I have coached Pee Wee Soccer in Farmington, Pee Wee Soccer in Brooks, Pee Wee Softball for Waldo County, and I currently coach the Mount View High School Unified Basketball Team and the Mount View Middle School Girls 6th, 7th, and 8th grade soccer team as well as the 6th and 7th grade girls basketball team.
My joy comes from coaching and teaching students and players but I also have other hobbies outside of that. Besides my amazing jobs of being a teacher and coach, I love working at my summer job at Moose Crossing Garden Center and enjoy working with my family at our Christmas Tree Farm. Furthermore, I like to listen to music of any kind: country, pop, and 80’s music. Additionally, I love watching sports, especially the New England teams. Last but not least, I enjoy spending time with friends and family either camping, hiking, or traveling and sightseeing.”