Meet Our Teachers

Mrs. Bonnie Covel is our TK-Second Grade teacher. She is very excited about meeting her students and teaching at Montgomery Elementary. While she is new this year to MES, she is a fourth generation Sonoma County resident and brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge with her. She has a Masters Degree in Teaching, Elementary Education and is also a published children's author. Welcome Mrs. Covel! She can be reached at

Mr. Christopher Sotak is our Third through Fifth Grade teacher who is in his fifth year at Montgomery. He is excited about integrating technology into his curriculum. He is a former soccer player for Chico State and spends his off hours coaching soccer and baseball for his son's and daughter's teams. He can be reached at

Mrs. Judy Mercieca is our Teacher in Charge and teaches Sixth through Eighth grade. Mrs. Mercieca is a resident of the Cazadero community and has been serving in various positions at Montgomery for over 30 years. She finds her greatest inspiration in the ever changing environment of the educational system and is committed to ensuring best practice opportunities for the students and families of Montgomery. Mrs. Mercieca can be found anywhere on campus, come share your ideas and suggestions. She also can be reached at