Arlie Hunt, M. Ed.
Mr. Hunt standing in front of the actual Rosetta Stone!
I am passionate about history & geography and I love working with
students and helping them to catch the passion!
My goal is to get students to think. Specifically I want them to think
like a historian. This means reading critically, questioning sources,
making a decision based on the evidence, and effectively
communicating that conclusion. I am convinced that thinking skills
are more important than having students memorize facts that can
be found instantaneously on their smartphones.
Education - I received a Bachelor of Arts with a dual-major in History
and Geography from the University of Arizona. I received my Secondary
Certification from the University of Phoenix from which I also received
a Masters of Arts in Education Administration.
Teaching Experience - This is my twenty-fourth year as a teacher. All my
teaching has been in the Chandler Unified School District. The first twelve
years were spent at Andersen Junior High School. (God bless the Junior
Family - I have managed to stay married to the same amazing woman
for 31 years. She is a speech-pathologist. We have two
Shi-Poos (Shih-tzu, Poodle mix), Finn and Marshall. They are the sweetest
boys. They hate it when school starts because they get used to spending
all their time with me.
Summer of 2021 aka AVOIDING THE HEAT
Hiking in San Pedro Parks Wilderness, NM
Two friends and I spent a 5 days and 4 nights in the San Pedro Parks
Wilderness in New Mexico backpacking and camping. It was lovely! The
highs during the days were 68 and the lows were 35 at night. In New
Mexico, they call meadows, parks. We hiked from meadow to meadow along
meandering streams. It is such a beautiful area. Pines, aspens, and flower
covered meadows. It is a wonderful place to be as Valley temperatures
reach into 100 and death degrees.
My brother, his wife, and my nephew came to visit as soon as I got
back from New Mexico. They came for a short visit (and the requisit)
game of Dungeons and Dragons. We drove around and looked at
all of the old sights and talked about how things have changed.
Chandler is where my brother and I grew up. Then my brother and
his family drove to the Grand Canyon.
TV, Air Conditioning, and Avoiding Work
I spent about three weeks hanging out with my TV, my dogs, and
the air conditioning in my house. There are always projects to be
accomplished over summer break. I did as few of these as possible
and enjoyed a lot of binge watching Hulu in the coolness of my
4th of July in Colorado Springs
My wife and I drove to Colorado Springs on the 4th of July. We
watched the fireworks from our car. I was kind of cool. It looked like
the whole city of Pueblo was exploding. We then spent a week with
our family, relaxing and hanging out. My nephew Aaron and I went
for a beautiful day hike to Mr. Herman (which is just about 30
minutes outside of Colorado Springs). It was cool up on the
mountain amongst the pines. The views from the mountain were
gorgeous and I got to see the state flower of Colorado for the first
time. It is called the Columbine. It is so pretty with a two tone flower.
On our way down the mountain we drove through the Garden of the
Gods. This is big tourist attraction of red rock formations similar