About Coombs...
Subject / Grade Science
Team: 7D
Room: 92
Phone: (480) 883-4692
Email: Coombs
"Most people say it is intellect that makes the great scientist. They are wrong. It is character."
-- Albert Einstein

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Welcome to 7th grade science! I am honored to be a member of the "Storm!" I have taught junior high and high school science, and I have also served as a middle school and high school principal for several years! I have also been a high school soccer coach and look forward to helping our Storm athletes in that area as well! I am proud of all my students who are now teachers, coaches and professionals in all areas! It is a privilege to be your science teacher. Let's make it a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

BA DePaul University, Chicago
MEd Loyola University, Chicago

Principal, Desert Ridge High School 2002-2015
Principal, Desert Mountain HS 2000-2002
Principal, Mountainside MS 1999-2000
Assistant Principal, Chaparral HS, 1996-1999 Biology & Gen Sci teacher, Gilbert HS 1995-1996
Biology & Chemistry teacher, Loyola Academy, Chicago 1988-1995
Biology & gen Sci teacher, Mt. Carmel HS, Chicago 1985-1988
7th grade Science teacher, St. Christina Elementary 1978-1985

My Educational Philosophy

All learning is a process of discovery. Each student has individual skills and abilities that need to be nurtured and developed. As people of all ages we must respect and learn from our individual personalities and needs. All real and authentic learning is symbiotic. Relationships based on trust and rapport will lead naturally to the process of trying new things, accepting challenges and growing to be more than we thought we could be.

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