|Subject / Grade
||CTE - Software Development
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My name is Sam Alexander and I teach software development. I started teaching in 1993 in Peoria, Arizona. Before coming to Chandler I taught in downtown Phoenix at Carl Hayden. I have a wife who teaches early childhood education at Basha High School. We have 6 kids, 2 of which we adopted. There is never a dull moment in my household.
My Education and Professional Background
Bachelor of Science Degree - Biology - Fish and Wildlife Management - Northern Arizona University Post-Bach Secondary Teacher Certification - Ottawa University Associate of Science Degree - Cisco Networking (Including Java, Computer Maintenance, and Networking classes) - Chandler Gilbert Community College Chandler High School - 2005 to Present Computer Science Teacher CHS Robotics Coach
My Educational Philosophy
A successful education will stimulate a student to grow a desire as well as skills to learn independently. As so I see my role as more a facilitator providing resources and activities for students rather than a primary source of information. Students gain a much more long term education when engaging in real life application through experiences they obtain in career and technical education courses such as mine. In order to accomplish this I provide a safe and encouraging environment. In my classroom you are expected to treat others the way you would want to be treated. As a career and technical education class this culminates as employability skills.
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