About Ms. Evelyn Anderson...
Position: World History, American/AZ History
Phone: (480) 424-8160
Welcome to Casteel. I am excited to be a part of your student’s educational journey and I am looking forward to this school year. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
My Education and Professional Background
Hello! My name is Ms. Anderson. My family is from Mexico and I moved to Arizona when I was in elementary school. I attended high school here in the valley and graduated from Red Mountain High School. I received my B.A. in Psychology from NAU and after graduation I had the opportunity to work as a social worker where I mainly focused on working with teens in the mental/behavioral health system. That experience taught me a lot, and because of it, I feel like some of my strengths are compassion, patience, empathy, and flexibility. I always try to incorporate these characteristics into my classroom and aim to create a comfortable and welcoming space for learning. After working as a social worker for a few years, I shifted careers and went on to complete my M.Ed. in Secondary Education at GCU. I completed my student teaching in CUSD and started in the district in 2021. In addition to teaching at Casteel, I also teach at Chandler Online Academy (COA).
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all students have the capability to succeed. I aim to create a safe and comfortable space in my classroom where students will feel respected and where they can have the opportunity to be a part of their own learning. I value communication and ask students to communicate when they have questions or concerns. My classroom is a judgement free environment where students will be able to individually learn, collaborate with peers, gain an in-depth understanding through different activities, and overall enjoy learning about history.