Woodshop with Mr. Runge
The woodshop is a great source of school pride at Montera, having celebrated over 50 years of teaching children the arts of woodcraft. It is the only remaining woodshop in an Oakland middle school.
Mr. Runge runs the woodshop classes, and he’s proud to keep building a program that he first joined as a student at Montera years ago. His lifelong love for the woodshop and hands-on learning is clear.
“This is where they learn to use their hands and very precise tools. They learn that math has a purpose, it’s real-life experience that they don’t get in other classes.”
- Mr. Runge