About Mrs. Monica Samour...
Position: English 12 Teacher
Welcome to my webpage, classroom, and Hamilton High School. This is my 4th year at Hamilton but my 21st 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 Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University and my Dual Enrollment 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.