About Bickley...
Subject / Grade Language Arts
Team: 8B
Room: 68
Phone: (480) 883-4668
Email: Bickley
"You may not see it now...but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way."
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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Hello and welcome! My name is Ms. Bickley and I am glad you are here! I began teaching at Santan during the 2016-2017 school year and I have truly found a family here as a Stormer. I find joy in reading, writing, breakfast food, and being outdoors. Looking forward to a productive, meaningful, fantastic year!

My Education and Professional Background

I received my BA in English with a concentration in American Literature and my Masters of Education in Teaching and Teacher Education, both from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). I am highly qualified in the ELA content area for grades 7-12 and am SEI endorsed for grades K-12.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in developing students into lifelong learners. That is, every aspect of a student’s education, down to the last letter penciled into a notebook, should be presented as an opportunity to gain more knowledge of the world than the student had before. I believe that a classroom is first and foremost a community. But most of all, I believe in finding meaning and making learning meaningful. I believe in providing meaningful lessons to students and in turn I believe in searching for meaning in what students have to say. I believe that teachers should have enthusiasm and a profound belief in the importance of their subject, and I hope to exemplify that through my passion for ELA and teaching!

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