About Ms. Shandel Roberts...
Position: Gifted Social Studies Teacher
Team/Department: STEAM Academy for Gifted and Talented
Welcome! History is the path to understanding our heritage and bridging it our future. It is filled with drama, heroism, and luck. This class will focus on critical thinking skills in relation to historical context. I am looking forward to a great year!
My Education and Professional Background
I started my teaching career in 1995. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1994 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; and I have my master's degree from Northern Arizona University in Curriculum and Instruction. I am highly qualified in Middle School Language Arts and Middle School Social Studies. I also have my Gifted Endorsement. In 2023, I was nominated for the Patricia Behring National History Teacher of the year.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe it is important to challenge and support all students. It is my job to help students find their strengths to harness their potential. I try and give students many avenues to find themselves so they can make goals. This in turn will make them strong citizens of our community. My goal is to give all students the foundation that allows them to be successful in whatever path they choose.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Willis Junior High?
Willis is a special place! The Willis STEAM Academy is a strong program that works on critical thinking for the gifted child. Our students excel in all endeavors and the community at Willis is one of a kind!