|Subject / Grade:||ELA 10th Grade|
|"Every moment is a fresh beginning."|
|-- T.S Eliot|
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Pamela Ganley and I am excited to join the English Department of Casteel High School. Even though I am new to the Chandler Unified School District, I am a seasoned teacher with 30+ years from a neighboring school district. I've had the privilege to teach in virtually every classroom setting including elementary, secondary, GED, community college undergraduates and continuing education participants from Arizona Universities.
My Education and Professional Background
As a member of the Casteel High School community, I join a committed team of people who believe in the unlimited potential of the human spirit and the power of lifelong learning. As your student’s teacher, I am invested in the welfare and success of this school and its students. I am also committed to fostering growth mindsets that enable students to view themselves as empowered individuals who are resilient and in control of their choices and direction.
My Educational Philosophy
As we adjust to the changes this year, individually, we have the opportunity to practice more kindness, show more empathy and refine our problem solving skills as we work collectively to support our students and help each other navigate the challenges of this new experience. When we share knowledge and work in continuous support of each other, we can rediscover new ways to effectively inspire and unite as a learning community to maintain our focus on the long-term purpose and goals for students. My educational philosophy of teaching, learning and life can be summed up with the words of Maya Angelou, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Amidst the unforeseeable changes of what school looks like, I continue to believe that our best days are ahead and look forward to guiding students through a successful academic year. I can't wait to meet you in person! Sincerely, Ms. Ganley
Click to Report a Website Problem | Email the Teacher