About Jamie Ishino...
Position: English Teacher/Academic Decathlon Coach
My Education and Professional Background
I'm an Arizona native starting my 20th year in education, and I'm so excited to be doing so at Chandler High School. I graduated from Ottawa University and then began teaching in Gilbert, where I taught for 10 years. I subsequently coached an award-winning Academic Decathlon team. Then I spent 10 years in Japan teaching writing and literature to native or near native speakers at international and IB schools. During that time I also got Master's in TESOL from University of Southern California.
My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy focuses on finding the unique strengths of my students and using those to help make education accessible. My goal is to help my students improve their writing through repetition, structure, and feedback.