About Mr. Brent Powers ...
Position: 7th Grade Honors Social Studies and 8th Grade On Level Social Studies Teacher.
History is a passion of mine; I especially enjoy learning about the Civil War, WWII and The Civil Rights Movement. I am excited to teach Social Studies this year, I look forward to working with all my new students and their families. My personal hobbies include spending time with my family and collecting history memorabilia.
My Education and Professional Background
I am in my seventh year of teaching. This is my fifth year at Casteel High School. I am originally from Arizona and have lived here all my life. I attended Arizona State University and received my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Education. I received my Masters in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. I am certified to teach History, Middle School Social Studies, and I am also SEI endorsed.
My Educational Philosophy
As a student of History, I have learned to recognize the patterns that our past has experienced. As an educator of History, it is my goal to teach those patterns so that future generations can learn whether to allow history to repeat itself. I believe every student should be equipped with the necessary tools and ideals to become lifelong learners. I will provide an atmosphere where there is trust, respect and comfort so students feel motivated to engage in their learning.