About Mrs. Linda Faria...
Position: Honors English 9 and Honors 10/AP Seminar
I have been teaching since 2000 and teaching at Hamilton since 2006. I love teaching English and I am excited about helping every student be successful in both reading and writing.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a master's degree in education, extensive training in the six traits and curriculum design, and a great amount of excitement about the art of reading and writing. I would love for all of my students to share in my excitement and look forward to a successful year. I grew up in Thousand Oaks, California and became an Arizona transplant when I decided to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. After receiving a BA in Journalism, I worked in dealer relations with American auto companies. I enjoyed training employees so much that I thought I would try my hand at teaching, so I enrolled in a teacher certificate program at the University of Phoenix. In 2002, I received my Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University while teaching.
My Educational Philosophy
Education is a process that must start with high expectations and flexibility in order for students to reach their highest potential. High standards, clear expectations, and positive classroom management play integral parts in the educational journey. My own personal expectations as an educator provide a model for my students. I believe that when we challenge students, they reach heights in their learning they never believed they were capable of reaching. Education needs to be a well-thought-out process. This journey is so important in a child's life; that planning is essential. Having teacher and student expectations, creating an innovative curriculum, and a safe, positive classroom allows for extraordinary opportunities for the future to become a brighter place.