About Ms. Marisa Nave...
Team/Department: AP Government, On-Level Government, Honors World History
Welcome to my class!! This is my 5th year at Casteel and 18th year in education. I am so excited to work with my students as we meander through history and government together. Please make sure to check Google Classroom regularly; that is where most of your assignments, notes, resources, etc. will be located. It's going to be a great year!!
My Education and Professional Background
I have been a teacher for almost 20 years! I have taught in both Texas and Arizona, and I have taught every social studies that is offered at the high school level. My first loves are world history and government, though. I graduated in 2004 from Abilene Christian University.
My Educational Philosophy
I firmly believe teaching is about facilitating student growth and exploration while honing critical thinking skills, collaborative skills, problem solving, and other soft skills. Work ethic and drive will take you far in life, and I hope to encourage that in all of my students. I work to make every activity in my classes student centered while they work to gain mastery of the content and build real-life skills.