About Shelley Weight...
Position: English 9/English 11
Room: M 112
Welcome to Chandler High School! I am excited to be your teacher and look forward to an amazing year in English 9 and English 11. I am originally from San Diego, California, but have also lived in Utah, upstate New York and Madrid, Spain. I am married and have four kids of my own. In my spare time, I love reading and all things pop culture, especially Disney, Harry Potter, and Marvel.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Utah, a teaching certificate from Rio Salado with an SEI endorsement, and a graduate degree in English Education from Arizona State University. For the last 7 years, I have been teaching English in Chandler Unified School District and feel proud to now call myself a Chandler Wolf.
My Educational Philosophy
I am committed to every child's success. I believe that every student matters and their voices should be heard. By incorporating movement, activities, and discussion in the classroom, students experience academic rigor, develop a passion for learning, and feel a sense of community where everyone belongs. I have an open-door policy. That means that every question is important because if it matters to you, it matters to me.
"That is the part of beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you are not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Chandler High?
Why choose Chandler High School? Three words sum it up: legacy, diversity, and excellence. With over 100 years of dreams becoming a reality, a caring community that fosters global achievement, and a culture of respect that builds character--all this is uniquely Chandler High. Be a part of something amazing!