Welcome to Coach Windler's classroom! I am new to Casteel High School for the 20-21 school year, and I'm excited to be a Colt! I'm looking forward to working with our students, faculty, administration, athletic programs and coaches, and the Casteel community. Please feel free to reach out by email with any questions or concerns. Despite the obstacles we are all facing, let's make it a great year and go Colts!
My Education and Professional Background
I have a master's degree from Arizona State University in secondary education, curriculum and instruction. I have a undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! I have 11 years of teaching experience, primarily in social studies and career and technical education, but I've been away from the teaching since 2013. Most recently, I worked as the COO for a small medical device manufacturing company. However, I was very interested in coaching basketball again at the high school level and couldn't turn down the opportunity here at Casteel. During my time in education, I have worked in the Roosevelt school district, Scottsdale school district, and the Tempe Union school district. I have also worked as a junior college assistant coach and have been the varsity head coach at Coronado High School, Chaparral High School, and Mountain Pointe High School.
My Educational Philosophy
"Tell me and I forget. teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" Ben Franklin. I believe that active engagement is the key to success in the classroom. Students should have opportunities to lead, collaborate, model, and create.
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