|Subject / Grade||General Science 7, Accelerated Science 7|
|"So often you find that the students you're trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you."|
|-- Sean Junkins|
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Hello and welcome to my website! I will be teaching your 8th grade children the exciting world of science as it applies to physics, chemistry, life science and health. Please utilize this website to have up-to-date information on curriculum, homework/projects and helpful links for parents and students to ensure your success here at Andersen Jr. High School.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Technology Management with a teaching option. I am certified in Secondary Education (7th-12th) and Career and Technical Education and hold endorsements in General Science, Structured English Immersion and Agriculture. I have been teaching since 2007 and with Andersen Jr. High School since 2011. I have taught both the 7th and 8th grade science curriculum. Previous to Andersen I taught 9th through 12th grade at Queen Creek High School under the Career and Technical Education Department where I led the Agricultural Sciences Program for four years.
My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy incorporates three key areas; rigor, relevance and relationships. Through teaching I find it is very important to provide students with a rigorous science curriculum that incorporates research, inquiry and analysis. I believe it is just as important to provide relevance of the curriculum to students' lives. A student needs to see how science affects their every day life or how it impacts the world around them. Lastly, building a relationship with each and every student provides a foundation for the overall success of every student. My overall classroom goal is to provide every student with a safe place to learn, a chance to be themselves and to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose AJHS?
I personally am a product of the Chandler Unified School District and I am proud to once again call this district and Andersen Jr. High School my home. Andersen Junior High has been recognized THREE times as an A+ School of Excellence. We offer a wide variety of options that help all types of student learners such as outstanding fine arts classes and rigorous athletic programs. The entire faculty and staff here at Andersen Jr. High believe in helping children succeed and strive every day to make a difference in and out of the classroom. I truly hope your son or daughter enjoys being a vital part of the success of Andersen Jr. High. Go Jaguars!
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