About Donahue...
Position: Honor's Pre-Calculus/12
Room: M-5 (Portable)
Phone: 480-883-5000
Email: Donahue

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Welcome to my classroom. You are an important resource to aid in our learning. I challenge you to give your best each day, and ask you to invite other students to do the same. It will take all of us to move forward and master the topics we will see. Classrooms are a special place that should give encouragement and respect. I enjoy Math, and I enjoy teaching which means I will be excited to help you along the way. My classroom hopes you are willing to join a dedicated team approach.

My Education and Professional Background

Stephanie is a native of Arizona raised in Tempe to be a faithful Sun Devil. Stephanie attended Marcos de Niza High School as a student. She currently is an adjunct faculty for Rio Salado long distance learning and a Dual Enrollment adjunct for Chandler Gilbert Community College for her Hamilton students. Stephanie has two grown daughters who live in the area, and two dogs; Mario and Luigi, who wait for her to come home each day. Stephanie has both her B.A. in Secondary Education/Mathematics and a M.A. degree in Secondary Education from ASU. Stephanie has taught all levels of Algebra, Geometry, Programing , Pre-Calculus and Calculus in our valley. Recent efforts has included development of a course in Math for Elementary Teachers for Rio Salado Distance Learning Students.

My Educational Philosophy

Welcome to our class. I love to come to work each day, and work hard to make sure every student can succeed. It is important to me that classmates work together, along with the instructor, to set goals and create strategies to ensure learning has occurred. Taking the steps to move in a positive direction, to tackle challenging topics and develop strong mathematical skills is always in my classroom’s vision. I strive to give my best, and bring out the best in my students. I look at my classroom as a daily dynamic fun adventure. Each day presents many opportunities to analyze and critique mathematical topics. Each student brings his/her knowledge and is able to leave with a stronger more in depth understanding. This requires a unique blend of questions and answers from all. My hope is that my classroom provides a positive caring environment where each student feels safe to share, and proud to learn. Come to class ready to be part of a team effort.

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