About Varela...
Subject / Grade English 10/11
Room: C118  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2800 EX. 2858
Email: Varela
"If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear."
-- Mark Twain

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My Education and Professional Background

I started teaching in 2001 and joined the Chandler Unified School District in 2005. I graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in History (Go Devils!). Later, I received a M.Ed. in Education from Texas State University.

My Educational Philosophy

The purpose of education is to learn to be satiated with life. I believe that education should bring exceptional experiences that are so full of wonder and connectedness that students learn to live lives that are truly satisfied (Delpit 2006).

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