About Amy Steele...
Welcome to ACP! I am so pleased to be able to work with your student to make sure that they are on track and ready for graduation! I know that may seem a far away goal, but it will come sooner than you expect. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education in 1996 and began teaching in the Tempe Elementary School District. In 2000, I went back to ASU and earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading. After teaching both special education classes and ELA in Tempe for ten years, I came to the Chandler Unified School District and worked at Andersen Junior High School for twelve years as an 8th grade ELA teacher. In 2017, I moved to Casteel High School and taught 8th grade ELA. During that time, I earned my second Master's degree in School Counseling. This is my second year as a school counselor and my second year at ACP! I am very excited and looking forward to a great year!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that ALL students can learn! It is important to teach students to think for themselves and to grow as learners to become the best they can be. Helping students build confidence and self esteem is as important as teaching curriculum so that they will continue to grow and be lifelong learners.