About Samour...
Subject / Grade English 12/Dual Enrollment
Room: C 106
Phone: (480)883-5066
Email: Samour
"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
-- W. Somerset Maugham

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Welcome to my webpage, classroom and Hamilton High School. This is my second year at Hamilton but my 17th year of teaching. My love for reading and writing has remained a constant and I love sharing it with my students.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor’s in Education from New Mexico State University, where I also played tennis on a full-ride scholarship. I earned my Master’s in Education – Curriculum and Instruction – from Arizona State University and my Dual-Enrollment English Certification from Grand Canyon University.

My Educational Philosophy

School was always a refuge for me and a place I found inspiration. I was introduced to concepts, methods, and books that readied me for tackling college, future learning, and life. As a teacher, I want my students to feel the same. To help achieve that I try to make the required curriculum a little more fun by making it relevant, varied, engaging, and collaborative. There is a value in everything we do in the classroom, and as long as both students and teachers put in the effort and the energy, learning and discovery will occur.

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